OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SONIC® Drive-In announced a donation of $350,000 to public classroom projects through Limeades for Learning to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week. Through this donation, SONIC and its longtime nonprofit partner, DonorsChoose, are helping public school teachers obtain the supplies they need in the following teacher project categories: STEM, Music and Arts, Health and Wellness and Special Needs.
“Empowering teachers and giving back to communities is a core commitment for SONIC, and Random Acts of Kindness Week is a great opportunity to surprise and delight amazing teachers and help fulfill their diverse classroom needs,” said Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations for SONIC. “We’re grateful for the impact teachers make in their classrooms every day and are proud to support teachers who continue changing the lives of their students.”
As a part of the total donation, SONIC is also surprising a select group of teachers at random across their markets, by gifting them a $50 DonorsChoose gift card. Additionally, SONIC is thanking a random selection of DonorsChoose supporters with a special promo code for them to apply toward their favorite teacher projects.
SONIC provides important funds for public school teachers and their students year-round through a variety of funding opportunities. Since the launch of Limeades for Learning in 2009, SONIC has donated $15,287,317 to public school teachers, impacting more than 19,887 teachers and 4,452,401 students across the country. To learn more about Limeades for Learning, visit LimeadesforLearning.com.
Sonic, founded in 1953, is the largest drive-in restaurant brand in the United States with more than 3,500 restaurants. Sonic is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit SonicDriveIn.com and InspireBrands.com.
DonorsChoose is the leading platform for giving to public schools. Teachers across America use the site to create projects requesting resources their students need, and donors give to the projects that inspire them. Since its founding by a Bronx teacher in 2000, 4.2 million people and partners have given $939 million to projects reaching 39 million students. Unique among education funding platforms, the DonorsChoose team vets each project request and ships resources directly to the school, ensuring full transparency. Every donor receives photos of their project in action, thank-yous from the classroom, and a cost report showing how every dollar was spent. DonorsChoose was the first charity to make the top 10 on Fast Company’s list of the Most Innovative Companies in the World. Visit www.donorschoose.org to learn more.