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Sticks of deodorant for both boys and girls in need of personal hygiene products. 

Student Supplies Needed for Life Skills Class

Straight pins

Hand sewing needles

Fat quarters of fabric (fun prints)

White all purpose thread - Coats & Clark brand

Items can be found at Walmart and most craft stores.


Gas cards to help family with transportation to/from school. No amount too small.

Stools for small group school counseling

School Counselor in need of seating for small groups of students.


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Ohio Sponsors

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Donations of bags of small, individually wrapped candy for school community Easter egg hunt. 

School Community Egg Hunt

Donations of standard-size plastic eggs used for Easter Egg Hunt. Trying to reach 2000 eggs in total. 

Family in need of Christmas gifts for children

2 special needs children in Atwater are in need of gifts this Christmas.

4 year old girl loves art dancing and playing outside. Loves Minnie and Mickey Mouse, Bluey, unicorns. Her favorite color is pink. She also needs bins to organize her toys in her room (preferably that can be labeled).

11 year old boy who loves science and animals, fishing, electronics. His favorite color is blue and he is in need of clothes. He wears MEN size 1XL-2XL for shirts and 46 size for jeans.

Please consider helping if you can!

Family with 3 children in Need of Help for Christmas

10 Year old Wishlist for Santa:

Shoes (Size 9 mens), Clothing (Men's small), gaming computer, anything Roblox, anything Minecraft, anything Fortnite, Legos, Squishmallows, Bike, Hoverboard, Henna art set, Switch game set, Hot Wheels roller bike, pop its, Nightlight (Minecraft or Fortnite), wireless ear buds, air hockey/ pool table

9 Year old Wishlist for Santa: 

Shoes (Kids size 4), anything Goku/ Dragon Ball Z, wireless earbuds, computer, anything Roblox, a real bird, Hot Wheels roller bike, Bike, punching bag set, anything Five Nights at Freddy's, Beyblades, Henna art set, Switch console, Legos, hoverboard

5 Year old Wishlist for Santa:

Shoes (Size 11 kids), Clothing (size 8), Switch games, anything Roblox, Bike, Mario, anything Five Nights at Freddy's, anything PawPatrol, hoverboard, tablet, Ninja obstacle course, Hot Wheels roller bike


Special education classroom in need of a washer for life skills instruction to replace theirs that is no longer working. 

Gift Wrapping Supplies

We are providing Christmas gifts for many families so that our students can enjoy a special holiday. We are requesting donations of (new) Christmas wrap and Scotch tape for parents/guardians to wrap these gifts. Gift tags and bows could even be included. ***Gifts have already been purchased.

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Our Steering Committee

Thora Green - Atwater Trustee

Ben Wolford - The Portager

Mary Rodenbucher - Randolph Trustee Fiscal Officer

Emily Hegner - Randolph Library

Jennifer White - Education Outreach Manager, Portage Parks District

Kyle Kalail - Teacher, Waterloo Local Schools/Resident

Tina Gallaher - Pastor at Atwater United Methodist Church

Laurie Warner - Randolph Home Furnishings

Adam Brown - Assistant Principal, Waterloo Local Schools/Resident

John Vennetti - Superintendent, Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Amy Papatoukakis, Portage County Sheriff's Office

Jay Brock, Fire Chief, Atwater Fire Department

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