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.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Leffel from Jersey City NJ is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Swimnation Uniform Swim Team T Shirt

Help me give my students a swim team uniform! Their t shirt, which they designed themselves, will represent to them a uniform that they can be proud of.

  • $334 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in two schools and have created a swim league from the two Jersey City schools. This school is in transition, with new students coming in and rising scores.

The students here involve themselves in after-school programs, academic and athletic, funded by student-led donations.

Swim team operates during after-school, two hours per week. They are charging ahead in scholarship.

I would describe the atmosphere as a school with a heart. They are very much a family. They run drives for coatless students, create food donation baskets at holiday time, and have run fundraisers for a student's family when the student was battling a terminal disease. When a teacher contracted cancer, they had pep rallies for her.

My Project

Our swim team, is a unique, community-led program. The students at our school are enthusiastic participants in our swim league, but do not have the finances available to be able to pay the extremely expensive weekly fees to the private age-group swim leagues in the city . They charge upwards of $400.00 per month for each enrolee. Our team is partially funded by the JCPS, who pay for the teacher to be present - that is all!

Our team is 3 years old.

We have won our first meet this year, and our students want some kind of recognition. A T Shirt would help.

Mrs. Leffel
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters 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. Leffel is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Swimnation PS 27 swim Team T Shirt • Orsini Custom T Shirts $5.00 50 $250.00

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


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":"Jersey City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4399542],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NJ","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3939146,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Leffel","authorIds":{"4399542":{"owner":"Mrs. Leffel","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3939146],"proposalHash":"169459865","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",smart&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1580934915982","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20923431,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTcxNzE1Mg==","NTI1ODA4Mg==","NDM5OTU0Mg==","NjgzNTQ4","NTI4MjM0Nw=="],"teacherId":4399542,"schoolCounty":"Hudson","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NJ","name":"New Jersey"}}