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Mr. Levy from Camden NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Wilson Cafe is in Need of Supplies!

My students need mop and bucket, oven pans, pots and pans and mitts, napkins, metal signs, mixing bowls and drying rack for a school cafe.

  • $519 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Remember reading that first book that helped you develop a love of reading? Do you remember those integrated art lessons during math or history class?

My students are from one of the poorest and most violent cities in the country.

Every day they strive to broaden their horizons and reach for the stars. For many, school is the only safe haven they know. I work to teach them that there is a bigger world out there than the one they see every day, that they matter, and that they will always have a safe place to explore the world around them in our classroom.

My Project

We just opened up a life skills program here at WW for our most needy students. Many of these kids have Cognitive Disabilities, Autism and Physical Disabilities that prevent them from being able to function independently within the greater community.

Our program intends to teach these kids the adaptive and functional skills to integrate into the larger community and to lead productive and fulfilling lives where they are contributing to society.

Our life skills program is brand new. We have established a community based instructional program where students work outside in the community developing adaptive skills so that they can function independently within the community. They learn how to take public transportation, budget their money, juniors and seniors go out to work twice a week and receive pay checks. The program is promotes inclusion regardless of the students’ disability.

Our goal is to open a room, which has already be designated, as a life skills room where our students with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities will run and operate a cafe for the staff. The long term goal is to prepare our kids for independent lives outside of the school. After we arm them with the adaptive and functional skills to participate as productive citizens within the community, we have several local agencies that help support our kids transition to adulthood by working with the students and their families to provide housing, and work as well as providing these students with job training opportunities. Thats why the drying rack, pots and pans, oven mitts, cutting boards, baking pan, mixing bowls, signs for decoration, napkins, and an organizer is important. It is needed for the food for our student run cafe.

Mr. Levy
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 900 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rubbermaid Professional Plus Commercial Wringer Mop Bucket, 28 qt. (FG728100YEL) • Amazon Business $52.96 1 $52.96
Baking Sheets Set of 2, HKJ Chef Cookie Sheets 2 Pieces & Stainless Steel Baking Pans & Toaster Oven Tray Pans, Rectangle Size 12Lx10Wx1H inch & Non Toxic & Healthy & Easy Clean • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Bey Berk Coffee Metal Sign, LED-Lighted • Amazon Business $43.89 1 $43.89
AmazonBasics 8-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
ARTSTORE Retro Metal Industrial Bar LED Sign,American Style Creative Loft Iron Cafe Wall Décor,Coffee Cup • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Perfect Stix White Napkins -500ct Beverage Napkins, Paper White, 1-Ply (Pack of 500) • Amazon Business $8.95 4 $35.80
Color Coded Cutting Boards Set of four Chopping boards NEW IN USA. Front load Storage Stand Holder & Food Icon Index Tabs Ensure Food Safety Dishwasher Safe BPA-Free FDA appr material Recyclable • Amazon Business $32.75 1 $32.75
2-Tier Dish Rack and DrainBoard, 20.2" x15" x10" Kitchen Chrome Cup Dish Drying Rack Tray Cultery Dish Drainer • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls by Finedine (Set of 6) Polished Mirror Finish Nesting Bowls, ¾ - 1.5 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 8 Quart - Cooking Supplies • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
DEIK Oven Mitts and Potholders Set 4 Pieces, Heat Resistant Kitchen Mitts with Cotton Lining, Non-slip Silicone Potholder for Cooking, Baking, Grilling, Holding Pot, Black • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Crystalware, Plastic Stirrer, Sip Stirrer, For Coffee and Cocktail, 5 Inches, 1000/Box, Black • Amazon Business $5.89 3 $17.67
Rubbermaid Commercial Invader Side Gate Wet Mop Handle, 54-Inch, FGH145000000 • Amazon Business $17.53 1 $17.53
Rubbermaid Commercial Universal Headband Blend Mop, Blue, FG23800BL00 • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00

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