Cat "CLAWSet"

The Cat “CLAWSet” - Wildcats Helping Wildcats!

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As staff of Green Bay West High School, we frequently witness firsthand that not all students have equal opportunity. Things such as backpacks, pencils, folders, etc. are often taken for granted by most students entering school on any given day. We know there are families within West High School, as well as many other schools within our district, who can’t afford the basic school supplies, clothing, or personal hygiene products. Recognizing this need, the Green Bay West High School Cat “CLAWSet” recently expanded.

The Cat “CLAWSet” is in a safe, secure environment. Our mission is simple; to serve students who are in need of a little extra help. We provide assistance to those students who are striving to do well academically, but struggle to keep their focus on their education. Many of these students are instead worrying about meeting some of their very basic needs. The Cat “CLAWSet” is a non-profit organization, and operates entirely on donations. Our Cat “CLAWSet” Team will be the staff responsible for escorting students in need to the Cat “CLAWSet.”

Students who utilize the services of the Cat “CLAWSet” may be identified as an unaccompanied youth, a student who is homeless, or someone whose family hasn’t been able to provide the necessary items for him/ her. Once a student is identified, a team member will take the student to the Cat “CLAWSet” and allow this young person to shop for necessary items.

Every child should have access to the basic needs of life so their focus can remain on education. The cycles of poverty can be a very complex issue that is not easily understood unless you are experiencing it. At West High, 64% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch. This means that well over half of our student body struggles to overcome many of the basic things that are often taken for granted. As members of the Green Bay West community, we believe in the equalizing power of education. We feel the responsibility and possess the drive to assist those students around us in recognizing that given the proper resources and opportunities to be successful, ALL students will experience the power and freedom that results from a sound education.

If you have any questions or would like more information about donating to the Cat “CLAWSet,” please contact us at (920) 492-2600.

Team Members:

Jim Kampa (West High Social Worker)
Sarah Schultz (West High Social Worker)
Mary Aguilar (IMC Coordinator/Asst. AD)
April Martin (Attendance Office Secretary)


Cat "CLAWSet" Wish List 

School Supplies​:
3-Ring Binders, Calculators, Colored Pencils, Flash Drives, Folders, Goggles, Highlighters, Loose Leaf Paper, Markers, Mechanical Pencils, Notebooks, Pens, Planners, School Locks

Hygiene Products:
Body/Hand Lotion, Body Spray (female), Body Wash (male & female), Conditioner, Deodorant (male & female), Hair Brushes, Hairspray, Make-Up, Sanitary Pads, Shampoo, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste

Clothing (New/Gently Used):
Bras, Graduation Gowns, Gym Clothes (shorts), Hats & Mittens, Hoodies, Jeans, Shoes (gym & everyday), School age-appropriate clothing, Socks (male & female, new), Sweaters, Sweatpants, Undershirts (male), Underwear (male & female, new), Winter Jackets.


 

Students, staff, parents, businesses and community members are invited to donate any new or like-new products that will be used to make the “Cat CLAWSet” a respected resource for our school community.

If you wish to donate items, please bring them to the IMC or attendance office. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to “West High School Cat CLAWSet.” All money will be used to purchase needed items in the “Cat CLAWSet.”

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