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Mrs. Randolph from Nampa ID is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Students with Special Needs Learning Car Detailing as a Vocation

Help me give my students spray bottles, cleaner and the cleaning tools needed for car detailing!

  • $773 goal

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My Students

Students in our class have special needs. They are 18-21 years old (students with special needs can attend school until age 21). They are a hand selected group of students from across our district. They have been selected because they are eager to learn vocational and life skills, which may afford them the ability to be independent in the future. We work on shopping skills, household tasks, personal hygiene, interpersonal interactions, time management, emergency response situations, navigation (how to ride the city bus) and employment skills. Students learn through hands-on experiences in the community and daily living instruction in a natural setting. Students get excited about classroom activities.

They want our community to focus on their abilities, not disabilities.

My Project

After much research, our student began a auto detail business which allows them to learn important vocational skills. Every Tuesday and Thursday students detail cars of teachers and staff in our school district. This is our way of thanking teachers for their hard work. It typically takes us 2 hours to detail a car.

Detailing includes:

EXTERIOR (Car rinsed, outside of car scrubbed with cleanser, front grill & bumper scrubbed and cleaned, doors, trunk, hood & engine jams cleaned, clean outside mirrors, and hand-drying car completely).

INTERIOR (Remove floor mats, Clean inside windows and mirrors, Doors, trunk, hood & engine jams cleaned, Vacuum car floor and seats, Scent spray inside car).

TIRES (Rinse tires, Scrub tires and rinse, Clean rims of tires, Dry rims & tires). We will use the materials requested (cleaner, shop vac, rags, sponges, etc.) to supply our car detail program. Right now we do not have enough material for each of our students to participate.

PREP is an innovative program which provides students the necessary skills to transition from school into adult life.

Students learn through hands-on experiences in the community and daily living instruction in a natural setting. Since beginning the car detail program, we have detailed over 170 cars for teachers, and have had three students find gainful employment in a similar field. This program is teaching students the necessary skills to be productive citizens after graduation.

Mrs. Randolph
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chemical Guys CLD_104 Grime Reaper Extremely Strong Degreaser (1 Gal) • Amazon Business $25.96 2 $51.92
TABOR TOOLS N-50, 1.3 Gallon Lawn and Garden Pump Pressure Sprayer for Herbicides, Pesticides, Fertilizers, Mild Cleaning Solutions and Bleach, includes Shoulder Strap. • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Folding Step Stool - The Lightweight Step Stool is Sturdy Enough to Support Adults and Safe Enough for Kids. Opens Easy with One Flip. Great for Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom, Kids or Adults. • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Armor All Original Protectant Refill (1 gallon), 18137 • Amazon Business $38.97 1 $38.97
MiracleWipes Car Cleaning Supplies Wipes (90-Count) Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner and Detailing | Hand Cleaner - Removes Grease, Lubricants, Sticky Adhesives, Grime | Made in The USA • Amazon Business $12.97 3 $38.91
Teknor Apex Neverkink, 8844-100, PRO Water Hose, 5/8-in x 100-feet • Amazon Business $38.17 1 $38.17
Formula 409 00636 Antibacterial Kitchen All Purpose Cleaner Disinfectant, Regular, 64oz Refill • Amazon Business $11.46 3 $34.38
TAKAVU Master Wheel Brush, Easy Reach Wheel and Rim Detailing Brush 18’’ Long Soft Bristle, Car Wheel Brush, Rim Tire Detail Brush,Multipurpose use for Wheels,Rims,Exhaust Tips,Motorcycles • Amazon Business $15.87 2 $31.74
Pinnacle Mercantile Plastic Spray Bottles Leak Proof Technology Empty 16 oz Value Pack of 4 Made In USA • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
Pledge Dust & Allergen Multisurface Cleaner, Lemon, 9.7 oz, 3 ct • Amazon Business $12.69 2 $25.38
Chemical Guys ACC_117 Full Function Power Atomizer and Pump Sprayer (50 oz) • Amazon Business $23.19 1 $23.19
Little Trees Caribbean Colada Air Freshener, (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $19.41 1 $19.41
Little Trees® Assorted Air Freshener Classic Scents (24 Pack) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Little Trees Bayside Breeze Air Freshener, (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $17.85 1 $17.85
Simple Green 19128 Crystal Industrial Cleaner/Degreaser, 1 Gallon Bottle • Amazon Business $17.37 1 $17.37
Relentless Drive Ultimate Car Wash Mitt - 2 pack Extra Large Size - Premium Chenille Microfiber Wash Mitt - Wash Glove - Lint Free - Scratch Free • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Carcarez 7'' Long Toothbrush Style Car Auto Detailing & Seam Brush for Car Interior Cleaning, Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Little Trees Home and Car Air Fresheners 12 Pack Vacation Pack Ultra Rare Scents • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
S & T Bulk Microfiber Kitchen, House, Car Cleaning Cloths - 50 Pack, 11.5" x 11.5" • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Evriholder FURemover Broom with Squeegee made from Natural Rubber, Multi-Surface and Pet Hair Removal, Telescoping Handle that Extends from 3 ft to 6 ft • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Best Car & Auto Detailing Brush for Pet Hair Removal and Car Upholstery Cleaner - Best Pet Hair Remover for Dog And Cat Hair - Great On Furniture (Bedding, Carpets, Blankets) – Use As A Lint Remover f • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
COCODE 11Pcs Auto Detailing Brush Set for Cleaning Wheels, Interior, Exterior, Leather, Including 6pcs Natural Boar Hair Detail Brush, 2pcs Automotive Air Conditioner Cleaner Brush and 3pcs Wire Brush • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Chapin 20000 1-Gallon Poly Lawn, Garden, And Multi-Purpose Or Home Project Sprayer Great For Fertilizers, Weed Killers, And Common Household Cleaners, 1-Gallon (1 Sprayer/Package) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Mothers Wheel & Wheel Well Long Handled Brush • Amazon Business $9.63 1 $9.63
Mothers Detail Brush Set - 2 Pack • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98

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