To honor the creative efforts teachers have made to maneuver their ever-shifting learning environments and keep students engaged this past year, SONIC Drive-In donated $1.5 million to teacher requests on national education nonprofit site Donors Choose on Teacher Appreciation Day, May 4. 

As part of SONIC’s ongoing Limeades for Learning initiative, the $1.5 million donation helped fund more than 7,000 teacher requests across the country in need of critical resources. 

On Teacher Appreciation Day, the brand matched 50 percent of each donation made to all teacher requests on DonorsChoose. The following exceptional teachers received funding: 

• In Dillwyn, one teacher received a total donation of $45: Mrs. Ruffner at Buckingham County Elementary School for the project 3, 2, 1, Lift Off!

• In Amherst, one teacher received a total donation of $583: Ms. B at Temperance Elementary School for the project Studio Stools and Building Supplies.

“Teachers took this past year head-on, engineering a variety of innovative methods to keep their students learning in both in-person and virtual classrooms,” said Lori Abou Habib, chief marketing officer for SONIC. “We express our gratitude to these teachers, who create inspirational learning environments for students during a challenging time. With SONIC’s $1.5 million donation match, we were able to help teachers access much-need supplies to successfully complete this school year.”

SONIC is committed to helping teachers now in this time of need, and all year long. Through Limeades for Learning, SONIC has donated more than $19 million to public school teachers, helping more than 36,000 teachers and impacting nearly 7.4 million students in public schools nationwide since 2009. 

Visit LimeadesforLearning.com to learn about future funding opportunities and explore public school teacher requests in your community in need of support.

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