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Mrs. Lusquinos from Monroe TWP NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Lunch Cafe- Fueling for Purpose

Help me give my students the kitchen equipment needed to open a Cafe at their school that will service students and staff.

  • $934 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are young adults ages 18-21 with autism. This group of young adults have amazing personalities and skills. They enjoy cooking, helping the community and learning new and exciting jobs.

My students have a variety of intellectual, physical, and sensory impairments.

My students are focusing their time in school on preparing for life after high school; that looks different for every student. We work with each student individually to help them communicate what their personal goals and visions for their futures are.

I have learned and seen by challenging my students and providing purposeful opportunities for them, they thrive! My students volunteer at soup kitchens, work in the local library and do many in school jobs. I

want to provide them with a new and exciting job opportunity that will allow them to thrive!

My Project

With these cooking appliances, my students will open the very first lunch cafe at their school. My students thrive when they are participating in activities with purpose. They will be responsible for preparing and cooking the lunch menu. They will then set the tables, take orders and serve lunch to staff members. This will be part of their vocational training.

Through using new and good appliances, my students will learn the skills necessary to work in a restaurant environment.

This cafe will provide my students with a purposeful and meaningful opportunity that will highlight their skills and abilities. Learning these skills will open up new opportunities for them.

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This project will reach 9 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 65-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Silverware Set with Pearled Edge, Service for 12 • Amazon Business $40.82 2 $81.64
BLACK+DECKER TO3240XSBD 8-Slice Extra Wide Convection Countertop Toaster Oven, Includes Bake Pan, Broil Rack & Toasting Rack, Stainless Steel/Black Convection Toaster Oven • Amazon Business $76.68 1 $76.68
E-TEX 60 x 102-Inch Rectangular Tablecloth, 100% Polyester Washable Table Cloth for 6Ft. Rectangle Table, White • Amazon Business $11.99 6 $71.94
STORi Clear Plastic 64-ounce Pitcher with Lid • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
BESTONZON 4PCS Heat Resistant Oven Mitts and Pot Holders, Soft Cotton Lining with Non-Slip Surface for Safe BBQ Cooking Baking Grilling • Amazon Business $18.49 2 $36.98
AmazonBasics 8-Piece Non-Stick Kitchen Cookware Set, Pots and Pans • Amazon Business $36.19 1 $36.19
Cuisinart 655-35 Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 13-Inch by 20-Inch Double Burner Griddle • Amazon Business $30.80 1 $30.80
Kitchen Utensil Set - 40 Nylon Cooking Utensils - Kitchen Utensils with Spatula - Kitchen Gadgets Cookware Set - Best Kitchen Tool(BPA Free NON Toxic-40pcs Black) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
HOMWE Kitchen Cutting Board (3-Piece Set) | Juice Grooves w/Easy-Grip Handles | BPA-Free, Non-Porous, Dishwasher Safe | Multiple Sizes (Set of Three, Gray) • Amazon Business $14.97 2 $29.94
Utopia Kitchen Cloth Napkins (18 inches x 18 inches) - 12 Pack Soft and Comfortable Cotton Dinner Napkins • Amazon Business $13.94 2 $27.88
Hamilton Beach Stack and Press Glass Bowl Food and Vegetable Chopper, 3 Cup, Black and Silver (72860), • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Premium Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls (Set of 6) Brushed Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set - Easy To Clean, Nesting Bowls for Space Saving Storage, Great for Cooking, Baking, Prepping • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Hamilton Beach Beach Extra-Wide 2 Slice Slot Toaster, Black (22633) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
AmazonBasics 6-Piece Nonstick Oven Bakeware Baking Set • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Pyrex 4-Piece Glass Measuring Cup Set • Amazon Business $23.94 1 $23.94
Serving Spoons x 3, Slotted Spoons x 3, AOOSY 8.7 inches Utility Advanced Performance Skimmer Perforated, Stainless Steel Serving Spoons for Buffet Can Banquet Cooking Kitchen Basics • Amazon Business $20.98 1 $20.98
BELLA 14606 Copper Titanium Coated Non-Stick electric-griddles, 10.5 x 20 INCH, • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
BELLA (13591) Classic Rotating Non-Stick Belgian Waffle Maker with Removeable Drip Tray & Folding Handle, Pro Black • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Qimh Collapsible Colander Set of 3 Round Silicone Kitchen Strainer Set - 2 pcs 4 Quart and 1 pcs 2 Quart- Perfect for Draining Pasta, Vegetable and fruit (green,blue, purple) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
AmazonBasics Glass Oblong Oven Baking Dishes, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
AmazonBasics 12-Piece Colored Kitchen Knife Set - 0183-12PACK • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Black + & decker electric can opener - white • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Cuisinart CTG-00-BG Boxed Grater • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Prepworks by Progressive Ultimate 19-Piece Measuring Cups & Spoon Set • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79

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