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 »
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.

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Horton
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Computer Ate My Paper

My students need 24 flash drives so they can save their assignments on them. We are also trying to go green by saving paper.

My Students

Have you ever worked on a paper and all of sudden you hit a button and it was gone? You then opened every file to find out that you never saved it. Well,this has been a constant battle with my students. When asked what happened to their work, I tend to get the same response,"The computer ate my paper."

My students are Freshman Seminar students.

This is a Career and Life prep class. One of the many reasons why this class was adopted and required for all of our Freshmen is because our school district is battling a low graduation rate amongst seniors and a high drop out rate or failing rate amongst 9th graders. Also, many of our students do not know how to successfully get into a college. Therefore, this class is the beginning of their discovery of what they want to do in life and how to get there. The majority of my students are considered to live in poverty. However, they are rich in spirit and determination and desire to be successful and better than where they come from.

My Project

The flash drives will save my students from the constant frustration of loosing their work. Although before each assignment I tell them to save their work, some forget. Also, since all of our students have to share the same computer labs with the entire student body, when my students do save their assignments on the computers sometimes they get erased by other students from different classes. If I can have a class set of flash drives then I can take care of their saved assignments and make sure that no other classes are erasing my students assignments. The flash drives will allow my students to work on the step-by-step projects that take time to complete. For example, my students will be developing a business plan and business cards in the future. This project tends to take a couple of weeks to complete. My students would hate to loose this project because it takes a lot of time and effort to work on. Having flash drives will help to remind them better to save their work as they go.

Good work and proud work does not need to be deleted or lost.

It needs to be saved, published, and seen. The flash drives will allow all the reasons just mentioned to happen. They will also eliminate the excuse that I get all the time, "the computer ate my paper."

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SanDisk Cruzer USB flash drive - 2 GB • Best Buy $11.99 24 $287.76

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


7 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

8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Gap Inc. and 7 other donors.

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Nashville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[549689],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":539410,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Horton","authorIds":{"549689":{"owner":"Mrs. Horton","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[539410],"proposalHash":"743744339","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":87418,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":549689,"schoolCounty":"Davidson","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TN","name":"Tennessee"}}