Teachers Receive $1 Million for School Projects

Sonic donates $1 million to public schoole

We all know teachers spend plenty of their own money in their classrooms for supplies.  SONIC Drive-In has just donated $1 Million to public schools across the country to specific classroom projects that SONIC customers voted on through their annual Limeades for Learning® campaign.

We often travel to Amish Country for the beautiful scenery, delicious food, shopping for creative gifts, and to enjoy the charm of Amish living.

For teachers in Winesburg, Ohio, the heart of Amish country, students have limited access to electricity as well as technology.  One teacher requested two chromebooks to be used in the classroom to help bring technology to the classroom to allow students to explore the world beyond Amish country.

These chromebooks will help teach reading concepts, work on projects, and aid students with learning struggles the ability to hear text aloud. SONIC funded this project at 73% through Limeades for Learning®.

During the annual Limeades for Learning® voting campaign, people had the chance to vote on the projects like the one above that they felt most deserved funds.

The winning projects range from musical instruments, books, field trips, classroom seating, tablets, and even simple things like Post-its.  Each project was thoughtfully proposed by teachers and parents to help teachers create a fun and creative learning environment for their students.

This year’s campaign will impact 978 teachers across 288 cities including San Antonio, Texas., Memphis, Tenn., Oklahoma City, Okla., and Fayetteville, N.C. You can check out the winning projects here.

My daughter’s teacher has a really nice rug in their classroom that they gather on for various parts of the day. I know the teacher bought it herself. This is just what teachers do to make their teacher environments more comfortable for students. A school in Missouri submitted a project for a class rug for their classroom and they have their project 72% funded through this project.

SONIC has funded a total of $9.5 million for 17,895 classroom projects, impacting more than 536,850 students in 1,701 cities since the campaign’s inception in 2009.

This philanthropic initiative by SONIC is just another reason why I love SONIC! The food is amazing for family dinner out too!

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