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Mrs. Marino from Bronx NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pop Dogs

My students need a popcorn machine that will help us make the popcorn. The hot dog maker to help add to our goal. We will be selling this popcorn and hot dogs.

  • $313 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with over 100% of our students receiving free lunch. Our school is located in the Bronx.

My students need to experience a what it is to run a business.

We need to create a reality for these students. This will help make their goals realistic to see the work in a tangible way. We need assistance with our trade needs, and we are hoping that you may be that person who believes in us and helps us achieve our goals.

My Project

The popcorn machine will help us make the popcorn. The shaker will help us pour the seasoning onto the popcorn. We will be selling this popcorn and hot dogs to the other students at our school. We will be selling to students during school events. The money raised will fund our program as resources are limited. However, even more important than the money is the fact that we will learn how to work together to advertise our business, make the popcorn, and hot dogs, collect cash, count out money, and sell the product.

All of the donations will make a difference because the students will learn a lot.

Specifically, they will learn how to interact with customers. Having two way conversations can be hard for some students. Now they will be able to market their product by making signs, process an order, make change, give them the popcorn or hot dog.

Mrs. Marino
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 450 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cuisinart CPM-28 Classic-Style Popcorn Maker, Red • Amazon Business $72.01 1 $72.01
Cuizen CST-1412B Retro Hot Dog Steamer, Red • Amazon Business $53.95 1 $53.95
Great Northern Popcorn Company 1-1/2-Ounce Duro Bag Popcorn Bags, Case of 500 • Amazon Business $35.95 1 $35.95
Kernel Season's COMPLETE SEASONING KIT (Variety Pack Bundle of ALL 12 Flavors) • Amazon Business $28.20 1 $28.20
Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn Kernels, Original Yellow, 8 lb • Amazon Business $21.46 1 $21.46
Daily Chef Fluted Hot Dog Tray (8in., 500ct.) • Amazon Business $16.72 1 $16.72
Winware Stainless Steel Dredges 10-Ounce with Handle • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00

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