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.

Menu
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. Richards from Hayden CO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Say Cheese!

Help me give my students a digital camera to capture priceless kindergarten memories!

  • $517 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a rural community of about 2,000 residents. They may not realize it, yet, but they are growing and learning in a very supportive and tight-knit community that cares about each of them.

In my classroom, I have 20 kindergartners of varying social, emotional, and academic needs.

They are creative, clever, and spontaneous! They have so much excitement for school and learning; it makes my job so enjoyable! My students are unique individuals with unlimited potential. It is my job to ignite their excitement for learning so they can reach their full potential!

My Project

We need a new digital camera for our classroom. The camera we have right now is outdated and takes blurry pictures.

We need a reliable camera to capture our kindergarten memories.

I take pictures of the kids on different holidays and special events throughout the year. I also take pictures of them working every day on things like reading, writing, math, science, and even financial literacy. I know this is a special way to share student growth with families at the end of the year.

At the end of each school year, we make memory books with pictures and work from throughout the school year. This is one of my favorite projects, it is placed in a time capsule for the kids to open at high school graduation.

Thank you for helping us capture our kindergarten memories with a new digital camera. We appreciate your support!

Mrs. Richards
Grades PreK-2
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

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. Richards is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon PowerShot SX730 Digital Camera w/40x Optical Zoom & 3 Inch Tilt LCD - Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth Enabled (Black) • Amazon Business $379.00 1 $379.00

Materials cost

$379.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$438.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.46

Total project goal

$516.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$516.40

8 Donors

-$274.40

Donations toward project cost

-$234.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.66

Matching donations from our partners

-$240.24

Match offers toward project cost

-$204.20

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Hayden","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1915768],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4511685,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/say-cheese/4511685/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Richards","authorIds":{"1915768":{"owner":"Mrs. Richards","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4511685],"proposalHash":"-1639633595","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp1915768_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1534715258395","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20550454,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzY2MDE0NA==","NjA2MDQxMQ==","MjIzMTExNw==","NjczOTY4Mg==","NTIzOTkxMg==","MTkxNTc2OA==","Njg2MTk5Nw==","NjkwMzQzOQ==","NjkxNTIwOQ==","MzQxNTM0OQ=="],"teacherId":1915768,"schoolCounty":"Routt","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CO","name":"Colorado"}}