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Mr. Linderman from Sandy UT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Weighted Blankets

My students need 3-15lb, 3-20lb, and 3-25lb weighted blankets for their special care needs.

  • $2,299 goal

This project expired on May 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The mission at BSTA is to help students achieve academic and personal excellence in a challenging, diverse, and innovative environment. The special education department for BTSA largely consists of mild to moderate students that suffer from a variety of behavioral, mental health, and academic issues. Usually these issues come in the form of ADD, ADHD, and the whole spectrum of Autism.

These students live in a society that is constantly demanding of their attention and this social pressure often causes great distress and poor results academically.

They want to succeed, but often need constant support and guidance in knowing which direction to approach a problem.

My Project

Studies have shown that deep pressure through weighted blankets increases the release of serotonin to the body to relieve symptoms of stress related to autism along with those with depression, anxiety, aggression, ODC, PTSD, and bipolar disorder.

Gently applying pressure through these techniques of the weighted blankets helps to increase relaxation and reduce overall stress of the students.

Further studies show that weighted blankets help reduce distressed symptoms in psychiatric patients when they experience symptoms of anxiety and increased levels of depression. My class uses many forms of meditation and allowing students to have these blankets will give them ample opportunity to collect their minds in a proper environment in an already secure and safe setting. These blankets will allow for a developmental opportunity for students to learn in a warming meditative environment to get away from worldly cares and to center their minds while completing their academic pursuits.

Mr. Linderman
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
25lb Weighted Blanket for Autism & Anxiety - Great for Sensory Processing Disorder - Perfect for those who weigh 200+lbs - The First Blanket with Cotton and PolyPellets • Amazon Business $279.99 3 $839.97
Premium Adult Weighted Blanket and Cover By aWeightedBlanket - 20 lbs - Grey Navy Blue - Suitable for a person Between 150-200 lb • Amazon Business $209.70 3 $629.10
New Version Weighted Blanket With Cover(Blue) by Hypnoser for Child and Adults,Diamond,41"x60"-15 lbs for 100-1500 lbs,Providing Calm and Comforting Sleep, • Amazon Business $142.00 3 $426.00

Materials cost

$1,895.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$28.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,953.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$344.74

Total project goal

$2,298.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,298.24

4 Donors

-$2,288.24

Donations toward project cost

-$1,945.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$343.24

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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