Sonic Drive-In, the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, announced the return of Limeades for Learning. In partnership with DonorsChoose.org, the national award-winning, voter-driven cause marketing campaign funds essential funds learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning in today’s youth.
From September 28 through October 18, Sonic guests and fans can make a difference in their local communities by voting for public school teacher projects they’d like funded through the Limeades for Learning website, LimeadesforLearning.com. Throughout the voting period, projects with the most votes each week receive funding, while remaining projects get a chance at funding for the next week.
“Recognizing the need for resources and innovative teaching techniques in the classroom, Sonic is proud to celebrate teachers across the country by putting more than half a million dollars in our customers’ hands to make a real difference in the local communities we serve,” says Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations for Sonic. “So many amazing teachers recognize the special talents in each and every child they teach, and they are on a mission to develop those talents. We created Limeades for Learning as a one-of-a-kind platform and opportunity for our guests to join us in giving back by identifying teacher’s projects they find inspirational and supporting them with the simple click of a button at LimeadesforLearning.com.”
Every year, teachers spend more than $1 billion of their own money on school supplies; that’s more than $500 per teacher. In the last six years, Sonic and its franchise partners have donated $4.2 million to public school classrooms in local communities to help alleviate this burden. By the close of this year’s campaign, Sonic will have invested more than $5 million in students and teachers nationwide.
“The impact of this program has been astounding. Sonic’s Limeades for Learning has funded nearly 7,500 teacher projects since the program launched in 2009, improving education experiences for hundreds of thousands of teachers and students across the country,” says Charles Best, founder and chief executive officer at DonorsChoose.org. “This year, teachers are submitting more innovative classroom projects than ever. Sonic’s fans consistently deliver strong participation and support, and we are excited to deliver more meaningful supplies to classrooms all across the country as we continue to build on the success of Limeades for Learning.”