Sewell teacher request garnered the most votes by SONIC fans, resulting in funds for classroom supplies through SONIC's Limeades for Learning Fall Voting Campaign
(OKLAHOMA CITY) Dec. 18, 2020 For the twelfth year in a row and during an especially urgent time of need, SONIC® Drive-In donated an all-time high of $1.3 million to fund public school teacher requests across the country as part of its annual Limeades for Learning Fall Voting Campaign. In partnership with nonprofit teacher crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose and with the help of SONIC fans, a teacher from Sewell, New Jersey was among the community heroes up-voted to receive $168 for essential materials to create an engaging learning environment.
"Celebrating public school teachers through our Fall Voting Campaign feels special every year, but especially this year, as our incredible public school teachers are going the extra mile to keep their students inspired, regardless of where their classroom may be," said Christi Woodworth, vice president for public relations for SONIC. "From cleaning supplies to humidifiers and technology needs, we were able to fulfill thousands of teachers' wish lists for necessary teaching materials to keep their students safe and learning."
From Monday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 25, SONIC fans voted for teacher requests that moved them at Limeades for Learning, and the requests with the most votes nationwide received funding, totaling $1.3 million at the close of the campaign.
The following exceptional teacher earned funding as part of the annual Fall Voting Campaign.
- Jennifer Hansbury at Bankbridge Elementary School for the project "Deaf Students Working Together While 6ft Apart"
To view the full list of public school teacher projects funded through Limeades for Learning, visit LimeadesforLearning.com.
Since 2009, SONIC has donated $17.9 million, supported more than 26,500 classrooms, and provided necessary learning materials and teaching resources requested by teachers to impact more than 5.6 million students in partnership with DonorsChoose.
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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, 4.5 million people and partners have given $1 billion to 1.7 million teacher requests. 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.