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Mrs. Ward from Houston TX is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Providing a Calm and Safe Place!

Help me give my students a weighted blanket, fidget toys, an oil diffuser, essential oils, stress balls, and a cooling pillow.

  • $296 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school is over 80% low-income. We have a very large population of English language learners. These students understand what it means to be resilient. They do not allow any obstacles to get in their way.

My students come from low-income homes where many times basic supplies are not always the easiest to come across.

They come from all backgrounds and cultures with a common factor being a thirst for knowledge. These students deserve the same opportunities afforded to students at any other campus!

My Project

Our children come to school with all types of social and emotional needs that are not being met. Some of them have experienced death in their family, violence, neglect, poverty, and so much more. I want to provide an area where they can take a moment to feel safe and stress free. I have requested weighted blankets which have been proven to reduce anxiety. I would like them to have a cooling pillow to take their stress away.

Imagine sitting in class trying to learn your math skills but you just lost a love one and need a hug or safe place.

I want my students to have an area where they can just get up walk over and pick up a stress ball or fidget toy and let go of their worries. These items help with anxiety, stress, and hyper active children. They could grab a cool pillow and wrap up in a blanket while using aromatherapy (an oil diffuser with essential oils) to adjust their mood. If you want to get in their heads you first have to be able to get in their hearts. Help me gain that access.

Mrs. Ward
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 25 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weighted Idea Cooling Weighted Blanket 15 lbs Queen Size (60''x80'', 100% Natural Cotton, Grey) • Amazon Business $68.90 1 $68.90
Isilila Glass Weighted Blanket 60" x 80" 15 lbs/ 20 lbs - Queen Size Cotton Provide Comfortable Sleep Quality for Kids & Adults (Gray, 60"x80", 15 lbs) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Memory Foam Bed Pillow for Sleeping - Shredded Bamboo Cooling Hypoallergenic Pillow with Adjustable Loft for Side and Back Sleepers Washable Removable Derived Rayon Cover Queen Size (1-Pack) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Lagunamoon Premium Essential Oils Set,Top 20 Pure Natural Aromatherapy Oils Lavender Frankincense Peppermint Rose Rosemary Sandalwood • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
Sensory Fidget Toys Bundle-DNA Stress Relief Balls with Fidget Hand Toys for Anxiety Kids & Adults-Calming Toys for ADHD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $18.90 1 $18.90
VicTsing 150ml Essential Oil Diffuser, 3rd Version Aromatherapy Diffusers Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with Sleep Mode, Waterless Auto-Off & 8-Color LED Light for Home Office Room Baby-White • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Teach Peach Assorted Motivational Stress Balls, Fun Fidget Toys for Kids, Teenagers, and Adults, Perfect Unique Gift Idea, Green 3 Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
BUNMO Stress Relief Toys for Special Needs Children - Stretchy Sensory Toys for Autistic Children / ADHD / Fidgets & Anxiety Toys for Adults - 6 Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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