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Mrs. Mathis from Warner Robins GA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Weight For Me

My students need weighted blankets to help with their sensory needs. We need the supplies to make these blankets-towels, zipper duvets, sand and ziploc bags.

  • $600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is a self-contained class for young students with Autism. My school has one other Autism classroom as well as a Special Education Pre-K program and a Kindergarten class for students with significant developmental delays. These classes often serve students with Autism as well.

Students with Autism frequently have developmental delays, anxiety, and sensory processing difficulties.

These students tend to have trouble coping and regulating their behavior. They need opportunities for sensory breaks from learning where they can calm and de-stress.

My Project

My project idea is to have a Make and Take session for special education teachers in my school. The supplies are enough for 5 teachers to make a project. Each teacher would make a weighted blanket to take back to their classroom to use for their students with Autism and sensory processing difficulties. The bags, duct tape and towels will secure the weight (sand) and prevent punctures. The high quality of the zippered cover will allow for frequent washing and a long-life so that the blankets will safely meet the students' sensory needs in the classroom for years to come.

Students with Autism often become over-stimulated.

Deep pressure or applied weight can have a calming effect that decreases anxiety and enables them to better focus their attention.

Mrs. Mathis
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Premium 100% Cotton White Bath Towel Set (6 Pack, 24 x 48 Inch) Lightweight High Absorbency Multipurpose Quick Drying Pool Gym White Towel Set by Utopia Towels • Amazon Business $32.99 7 $230.93
Duvet Cover Set with Zipper Closure-Wrinkled Vintage Style Washed Blue,Twin (68"x90")-2 Piece (1 Duvet Cover + 1 Pillow Sham) Ultra Soft Hypoallergenic Microfiber by Bedsure • Amazon Business $19.49 2 $38.98
Duvet Cover Set with Zipper Closure-Wrinkled Vintage Style Grey,Twin (68"x90")-2 Piece (1 Duvet Cover + 1 Pillow Sham) Ultra Soft Hypoallergenic Microfiber by Bedsure • Amazon Business $19.49 2 $38.98
Activa Play Sand, 25-Pound, White • Amazon Business $37.45 1 $37.45
Activa Play Sand, 25-Pound, White • Amazon Business $37.45 1 $37.45
Duck Brand 394468 All-Purpose Duct Tape, 1.88 Inches by 45 Yards, Silver, Single Roll • Amazon Business $8.30 3 $24.90
Duvet Cover Set with Zipper Closure-Wrinkled Vintage Style Pink,Twin (68"x90")-2 Piece (1 Duvet Cover + 1 Pillow Sham) Ultra Soft Hypoallergenic Microfiber by Bedsure • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
Ziploc Sandwich Bags (150 bags x 2 = 300 bags) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$442.17

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$509.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.88

Total project goal

$599.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$599.19

2 Donors

-$599.19

Donations toward project cost

-$509.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.88

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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