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    Sonic Donates $1M to Classrooms Nationwide

  • Industry News October 2, 2018

    Sonic Drive-In, the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, kicked off the 10th annual Limeades for Learning Fall Voting campaign in support of public school teachers. Sonic fans can make a big impact on the nation’s teachers and students by directing Sonic’s $1 million donation to classrooms across the country. In partnership with DonorsChoose.org, this national consumer-driven philanthropic campaign gives teachers the opportunity to request the learning materials they need, and asks Sonic fans to get involved by voting daily for the teachers they want to support.

    “With Limeades for Learning, you don’t have to be a parent or friend of a teacher to help teachers fill their classrooms with materials that inspire the students’ creativity and learning. By searching teachers’ projects at LimeadesForLearning.com, we can all be inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and creative problem-solving teachers use every day to make sure their students learn and join together by voting each day,” says Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations for Sonic. “As we celebrate Limeades for Learning’s 10th anniversary, we are proud to have donated $10 million in books, instruments, science equipment, technology and more to classrooms nationwide through our partnership with DonorsChoose.org. We continue to support public school teachers financially and cheer them on every day as they bring learning to life for their students.”

    During the voting period, Monday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 28, Sonic encourages everyone to visit LimeadesForLearning.com and vote daily on specific teacher projects that inspire them. There are four ways to earn votes for teacher projects throughout the Fall Voting campaign:

    • Vote once daily after signing up with a valid email address
    • Visit a Sonic Drive-In to get a bag sticker code worth two votes
    • Vote ten times to receive two extra votes via email
    • Share on social media to earn two extra votes

    “For the past 10 years, we've teamed up with Sonic for Limeades for Learning, which has impacted the lives of more than 600,000 students, donated to over 20,000 classrooms, and made it possible for public school teachers to bring learning to life for their students,” said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. “Sonic Drive-In helps us further our mission of ensuring students in every community have tools and experiences they need for a great education.”

    In addition to the $1 million donation for Fall Voting, Sonic also makes large-scale donations at other times of the year. To date, Sonic has donated a total of $10.4 million since Limeades for Learning launched in 2009, which has impacted over 600,000 students.

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