You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mr. Schmitt from San Mateo CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindfulness Matters

Help me give my students the ability to be mindful, happy, and healthy with the addition of yoga mats to build our mindful, daily practice.

  • $470 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my physical education classes are kind, hardworking and understand the importance of sportsmanship. They create an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for each other. Students know the importance of physical activity and enjoy the opportunity to learn new activities while accomplishing their fitness goals in a dynamic class setting.

Through a variety of activities, our physical education program helps develop students' confidence, social skills and gives students opportunities to be young leaders in and out of the classroom.

Students transfer the skills they learn in our physical education program to create an enjoyable school climate for all students. They enjoy new challenges and look forward to learning new activities this school year.

My Project

Have you ever started your morning with some mindfulness, breathing, and yoga? It can be very calming as well as a great form of exercise. My students start each day with yoga and stretching. We need yoga mats and additional books on yoga & mindfulness to further our skills.

In today's fast-paced world, my students need additional support to deal with the challenges they face, such as stress and peer pressure.

By donating to this project you will be helping students build mindfulness and yoga skills that will help them for their entire lives.

Using the yoga mats will give students additional pride in their work because they will be practicing as adults do outside the classroom. The mindfulness strategies will help further their understanding of themselves in order to calm and center their thoughts when they are faced with a challenge. They can even perform better on exams by having the skills to settle their nerves and allow them to focus on the project at hand.

Social and emotional learning is just as important as academic learning. Students must have these skills so they can use them throughout their lives. The use of yoga mats and mindfulness books will help my class as they prepare to live in our modern society as well as build a love of healthy exercise and living.

Mr. Schmitt
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Schmitt is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MAT YOGA/PILATES IRIS GREEN 1/4 X 24 X 72 INCHES • School Specialty $23.35 10 $233.50
CARDS YOGA STATION 2 SET OF 12 • School Specialty $36.16 1 $36.16
CARDS YOGA STATION 1 SET OF 12 • School Specialty $36.16 1 $36.16

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"San Mateo","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6950444],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4618322,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":999,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Schmitt","authorIds":{"6950444":{"owner":"Mr. Schmitt","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4618322],"proposalHash":"869286155","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21526133,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzAxMzU="],"teacherId":6950444,"schoolCounty":"San Mateo","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}