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Ms. May from Salem MA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tea-Witched: A Student Run Small Business

Help me give my students the tools they need to get their small business off the ground

  • $267 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a group of six amazing students in a program called Post High. Post High is meant to help my students transition from High School to adulthood by arming them with the skills they need to be independent at home, in the community, and in a job. My students rage from ages 18-21 and all have moderate to severe special needs.

I believe that my students will be able to lead amazing and rewarding lives.

They currently hold jobs during the school day in a restaurant, the YMCA, and a hospital. I know that with time and practice all of my students will be able to hold jobs that they love as they enter into adulthood. My students are some of the funniest and kindest young adults I have ever met. It is truly a privilege to have the opportunity to help them grow into more independent and self-sufficient adults.

My Project

It is my goal to start a small student run coffee/ gift shop at our High School. My students will gain vocational experience advertising the shop, greeting customers, taking orders, making food, tea, and coffee, taking inventory, making deliveries, budgeting, cleaning, using a cash register, and setting up/ managing a storefront. This will also provide significant social learning experiences. My students will work alongside their typical peers from departments such as culinary they learn how to make goods that can be sold at the store.

The creation of this student-led business will provide my students with a vast range of social and vocational learning opportunities that they can carry with them into the next phase of their lives.

All of the money that we make from this business will go directly to the students so that they can go on community trips and gain more experience accessing their own community. For this project we will need a variety of items such as a register, cooking supplies, and office supplies that the students can use to gain real life experience. We can't do it without your help!

Ms. May
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Casio PCR-T273 Electronic Cash Register - works on 120 V, 50/60Hz supply & needs memory backup batteries • Amazon Business $81.34 1 $81.34
Dixie To Go Hot Beverage Cups & Lids, 12 Oz, 156 count, Assorted Designs, 6 Packs of 26 Count, Disposable Paper Coffee Cups & Lids • Amazon Business $28.14 1 $28.14
NESTLE COFFEE-MATE Coffee Creamer, Original, liquid creamer singles, Pack of 360 • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Bigelow Herbal Tea Variety Pack 118 Bags Caffeine-Free Individual Herbal Tisane Bags, for Hot Tea or Iced Tea, Drink Plain or Sweetened with Honey or Sugar • Amazon Business $20.94 1 $20.94
Premium Felt Letter Board | Quality American Oak Frame | 596 Letters, Numbers, Symbols and Emojis | Easily Wall Mounted | Drawstring Bag | Perfect for Quotes, Messages and Announcements | 10" x 10" • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Domino Pure Cane NON-GMO Granulated Sugar, 0.10 Ounce (2.83 Gram) Packets, Pack of 500 in Dispenser Box • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Royal Paper - Wood Coffee Stirrers, 5 1/2" Long, Woodgrain, 1000 Stirrers/Box R810BX (DMi BX • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$193.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$226.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.92

Total project goal

$266.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$266.16

6 Donors

-$241.16

Donations toward project cost

-$204.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.17

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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