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.


Mrs. Schwerin from Paterson NJ is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Seeing Is Believing

I need a laptop with working webcam to do professional development with my fellow staff.

  • $715 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are located in one of the elementary schools in our district. The students are in pre-K through 8th grade. Every spring I get to work with all the students in the building with technology integration and fun programs. In the spring we focus on building the school community, starting around Read Across America Week.

This year we are a little different since we are separated but still trying to do school wide fun.

My students light up, laugh and enjoy themselves with our assemblies and school wide activities. We all need to laugh and light up a little more with the current state of the world.

My Project

This is a crazy time for the world and an even crazier time for teaching. Since we have been taking a pause from brick and mortar schools, I have been working on professional development for new ways of teaching old concepts. Fellow teachers and I want to work with Google Meet or another video chat program to continue our PLCs while we are away from each other. All the challenges of video chatting at home are compounded by not having a computer with a working web camera at home.

I want to take this time and indulge in webinars and face-to-face virtual meetings to prepare me for teaching online.

I believe I have a lot to share with other educators but I am looking to learn from them also. This is all foreign territory to us all and since we are all in our own houses it is a great time to learn from each other.

Mrs. Schwerin
Grades PreK-2
More than half 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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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 Mrs. Schwerin is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
New ! Dell Inspiron i3583 15.6" HD Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel i5-8265U - 8GB DDR4-256GB SSD - Windows 10 - Wireless-AC - Bluetooth, SD Card Reader, HDMI & USB 3.1 -Waves MaxxAudio Pro- Black • Amazon Business $568.85 1 $568.85

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


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer 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":"Paterson","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2890450],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NJ","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4867591,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":750,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Schwerin","authorIds":{"2890450":{"owner":"Mrs. Schwerin","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4867591],"proposalHash":"-330092590","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20573170,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDkxMjE0Nw==","NTk0NTIyOA==","NzAyOTM3OQ==","NzIwNTM3Mw==","Mjg5MDQ1MA=="],"teacherId":2890450,"schoolCounty":"Passaic","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NJ","name":"New Jersey"}}