In a time where I feel teachers are so undervalued and under-supported and underpaid, Sonic is doing something to support them and I love it. We’re happy to be partnering with Sonic and DonorsChoose. I strongly believe that teachers are the backbone of society. They play a critical role in shaping the future of local communities all across the country. And every year they have more out of pocket expenses than they should. They spend about $500 of their own money on basic school supplies to help improve classroom experiences for their students.
SONIC Drive-In partnered with DonorsChoose.org ten years ago to come up with a solution. In 2009 SONIC launched Limeades for Learning. Limeades for learning is a national award-winning initiative to support U.S. public school teachers in local communities.
Since the beginning of this program and partnership with DonorsChoose.org, SONIC has donated $9.5 million to public school teachers nationwide to fund essential learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning in today’s youth. With the help of Sonic Drive In fans, they believe by 2021 the total contributions will be over $20 million.
There are three periods to help SONIC make $1 million donations to public schools:
- During the Fall Voting Campaign, which typically runs from late September through October
- Throughout the months of January through April during a series of surprise funding events in cities across the country – as an example, today SONIC funded 75 teacher projects from across the country in honor of National Handwriting Day
- Throughout the month of May during #ThanksTeach, a social media campaign encouraging consumers to thank their favorite teachers during Teacher Appreciation Month
Enter to win:
$50 Sonic Drive In Gift Card
$200 DonorsChoose gift card to gift to a cause you choose.
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