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Mrs. Bacon from Hopkinton MA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies: Vocational Training for Students With Disabilities

My students need items to begin a coffee shop business. We are seeking a coffee maker, k-cups, and other items to get our shop up and running.

  • $748 goal

This project expired on February 28, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day my students work hard to be the best learners they can be. My goal is for each student in my program to learn new skills to allow them to become as self-sufficient as possible and to be prepared for life after high school. "The quality of life is more important than life itself."

Students in the Life Skills program are learners with disabilities, such as Down Syndrome and Autism.

These students are the hardest working group of kids I've ever met. They work on academic skills, such a writing and money skills, as well as life skills and vocational skills that will prepare them for adulthood. I am fortunate enough to run the Life Skills program in a school that's culture is incredibly inclusive and accepting. It amazes me everyday to see the opportunities that are provided to my students to allow them to have a deep connection with the school environment and their typical peers.

My Project

We are looking to enhance the vocational component of the Life Skills program. The students will be opening up a coffee shop for teachers and staff as a component of our math class, as well as run a gift wrapping service for our high school staff. The goal of this program is to allow the students to gain authentic vocational skills within the school environment. The coffee shop with provide a students with an opportunity to gain interpersonal skills through communication with customers, money management through the purchasing and banking component of the coffee shop, as well as learn to share a work space and the responsibilities of running a business. An inventory and purchasing component of the business will be taught, as well.

Being provided with donations to get our coffee shop up and running with improve the vocational component of the Life Skills program and allow students a hands-on opportunity to gain workplace knowledge that will benefit them, long term.

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keurig VUE V1200 Commercial Brewing System and BONUS K2V-Cup 2 in 1 Single Serve Coffee Adapter - Use Any K-Cup or Coffee Grounds! • Amazon Business $167.49 1 $167.49
16 Oz. Paper Coffee Cup with Black Dome Lid appx. 100 sets • Amazon Business $22.99 3 $68.97
Donut House Collection Coffee, Keurig K-Cups, 72 Count • Amazon Business $43.92 1 $43.92
Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend, Keurig K-Cups, 72 Count • Amazon Business $39.96 1 $39.96
Eight O'Clock Coffee The Original, Keurig K-Cups, 72 Count • Amazon Business $38.97 1 $38.97
Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix - 10 oz • Amazon Business $7.94 4 $31.76
48 PIECE DELUXE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY GIFT BAG SET - 4 Large, 6 Medium and 2 Small Paper Bags, 24 Sheets Tissue Paper Wrap and 12 Peel and Stick Gift Tags • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Rubbermaid Commercial FG315488BLA Deluxe Carry Caddy, Black • Amazon Business $12.97 2 $25.94
16 Oz. Paper Coffee Cup with Black Dome Lid appx. 100 sets • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Bigelow Green Tea, 40-Count Boxes (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $19.78 1 $19.78
JAM Paper® Design Wrapping Paper Christmas Sets - Simple Black, Red, Stripe & Silver Pack - 4 Rolls (75 Sq Ft Total) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
American Greetings Christmas Wrapping Paper, Colorful Stripes, Dots & Trees, 3-Roll Pack (068981161660) • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
StixToGo Stir & Plug Swirl Splash Sticks, 4.75 in., Green, 500 Count • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Domino Sugar Packets, 500 count, Restaurant Quality • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, 400 Count Packets, 14.1 Ounce • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
20pc 1" Metallic Mini Star Confetti Bows Christmas Gift Wrap Bows (Christmas ... • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Lipton Black Tea, 312 ct • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Coffee-mate Coffee Creamer, Original Liquid Singles, 0.375-Ounce Creamers (Pack of 180) • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
36 Peel N Stick Gift Tags • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
1 X White Tissue Paper 15" X 20" - 100 Sheet Pack • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85

Materials cost

$596.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$635.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.14

Total project goal

$747.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$747.59

1 Donor

-$747.59

Donations toward project cost

-$635.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.14

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$0.00

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