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Ms. Huler from Greenville SC is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Feeling Together Even When We're Apart

Help me give my students tools to self regulate, feel safe and calm down. Weighted blankets, squishy animals to squeeze and fidget toys will all help my students keep their minds occupied, active and focused.

  • $670 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When we left school on Friday March, 13th none of us knew it would be for the rest of the school year. We didn't get to say goodbye to each other, give an extra hug or send home materials to help students deal with the weeks of quarantine and eLearning.

My school is a high poverty school.

Many of our students don't have what they need at home. School was a safe place, and that has been taken away. My students are scared, worried, unsure and they miss their friends and teachers. Many of my students are home alone all day. This makes their worry and fear even greater.

My Project

My students have been away from our classroom for a month and a half. With the use of school laptops I am able to provide online learning activities and opportunities for them. What I am unable to do is hug them, make them feel safe and provide daily praise and attention.

Many of my students spend the majority of their days home alone.

They are scared, unsure, nervous, angry, sad and full of anxiety. Weighted blankets and toys can help alleviate some of that. These tools can help to neutralize an overly excited or withdrawn child. Pressure on the body can increase the release of serotonin in the brain. This neurotransmitter is sometimes called the “happy” chemical because it creates a sense of calm and well-being. Their gentle pull on the muscles and pressure through the skin send just the right input to the nervous system to help it organize.

My students can't learn if they don't feel safe, are unfocused or anxious. I need to help them calm their bodies and minds.

Ms. Huler
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
YnM Kids Weighted Blanket — Heavy 100% Oeko-Tex Certified Cotton Material with Premium Glass Beads (Terrazzo , 41''x60'' 10lbs), Suit for One Person(~90lb) Use on Twin Bed $61.00 1 $61.00
YnM Kids Weighted Blanket — Heavy 100% Oeko-Tex Certified Cotton Material with Premium Glass Beads (Super Lightning , 41''x60'' 7lbs), Suit for One Person(~60lb) Use on Twin Bed $45.00 1 $45.00
SENSORY4U Weighted Lap Blanket Pad for Kids Dog Puppy Weighted Blanket 4 Lbs - Washable - Perfect for Sensory Disorders Such as Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Stress and Poor Concentration $39.95 1 $39.95
Weighted Lap Blanket Pad for Kids by SENSORY4U – Panda Bear 4 lbs Weighted Blanket - Washable - Perfect for Sensory Disorders Such as Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Stress and Poor Concentration $39.95 1 $39.95
Weighted Lap Pad for Kids - Portable 5 lbs. Lap Blanket - Calming Tool for Kids and Adults with Sensory Processing Disorder - Perfect for Classrooms, Travel, Home, Office $38.99 1 $38.99
Stuffed Weighted Animals 5lbs, Microwavable Animals, Weighted Lap Pad for Kids 20''x15'', Hot Cold Pouch for Cramps, Gifts for Kids and Adults $38.05 1 $38.05
Huggaroo Weighted Lap Pad for Kids - Lamb Lap Blanket - Calming Tool for Children and Adults with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder - Ideal for The Classroom, Home, Office, Travel $29.99 1 $29.99
Huggaroo Weighted Lap Pad for Kids - Puppy Lap Blanket - Calming Tool for Children and Adults with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder - Ideal for The Classroom, Home, Office, Travel $29.99 1 $29.99
Squishmallow Kellytoy 12" Veronica The Octopus Super Soft Plush Toy Pillow Pet Animal Pillow Pal Buddy $25.99 1 $25.99
Abilitations Teacher's Pet Weighted Lap Dog, Dot, 3-1/2 Pounds - 1267921 $19.58 1 $19.58
Sensory Fidget Toys Set, 25 Pcs., Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety Tools Bundle for Kids and Adults, Marble and Mesh, Pack of Squeeze Balls, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More $18.95 1 $18.95
Squishmallow New Kellytoy 8" Stacy The Squid- Super Soft Plush Toy Animal Pillow Pal Pillow Buddy Stuffed Animal Birthday Gift Holiday $17.83 1 $17.83
Bundle Sensory Fidget Toys Set-Liquid Motion Timer/Grape Ball/Soft Egg Slime/Flippy Chain/Stretchy String/Ultralight clay/Mesh & Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze/Mochi Squishy,Stretch Toys Children/Adult $14.99 1 $14.99
Squishmallow Kellytoy 8 Inch Sabrina The Pink Rainbow Tabby Cat Caticorn- Super Soft Plush Toy Animal Pillow Pal Pillow Buddy Stuffed Animal Birthday Gift Holiday $14.99 1 $14.99
Squishmallows 8” Blue-Green Dragon $13.99 1 $13.99
Squishmallow Kellytoy 8" Mila The Elephant Super Soft Squishy Plush Toy Pillow Pet $13.84 1 $13.84
Squishmallow Kellytoy 8 Inch Miles The Dragon (White Ears & Nose) - Super Soft Plush Toy Animal Pillow Pal Pillow Buddy Stuffed Animal Birthday Gift Holiday $13.50 1 $13.50
30 Pieces Spiky Sensory Finger Rings, Silent Fidget Toys Set Acupressure Ring, Spiky Finger Ring Soothing Marble Fidget Toy for Teens, Adults, Silent Stress Reducer and Massager $11.99 1 $11.99
ENTHUR Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys Easter Egg Filler Build Resistance Squeeze Pull - Good for Kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms 12 Pack (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$496.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$569.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.42

Total project goal

$669.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$669.44

7 Donors

-$644.44

Donations toward project cost

-$547.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$96.67

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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