Weighted blankets have had plenty of buzz in social media, but for students dealing with anxiety, autism and other conditions, they're more than a trendy item. They can be a lifeline in school where they help kids to keep calm.
Materials and sheet supplier Spartech Corp. has donated enough resin pellets to fill 1,800 weighted blankets for special school district (SSD) classrooms in the St. Louis area as part of Project Hug.
"This program ... allows us to donate these plastic pellets where they can make a positive difference, keeps them out of landfills and complements our commitment to sustainability and the environment," Spartech CEO John Inks said in a news release. "We are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we live and work and we are always looking for opportunities to support worthy causes."