Teachers taught you to read, and if you were listening during math, they probably also taught you that $1 BILLION – the amount spent annually by public school teachers on classroom supplies from their own pockets – is A LOT of money!
From basic classroom essentials like chairs to technology-related items like Chromebooks, public school teachers across the nation continuously (and selflessly) pour their own resources into creating engaging learning environments.
Classroom materials are needed year-round, and passionate teachers have endless ideas to inspire creativity and learning in classrooms, but where can teachers go to get help funding these resources?
Enter SONIC’s Limeades for Learning initiative with philanthropic partner, DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding platform created to assist teachers who need funding for classroom enrichment projects. Since the launch of DonorsChoose.org in 2003, more than 1.4 million classroom projects have been funded. SONIC’s Limeades for Learning initiative launched in 2009, putting philanthropic dollars in the hands of guests to help fund public school teacher projects. Through this partnership, SONIC has donated more than $13 million, supported more than 33,000 projects, and provided necessary learning materials and teaching resources requested by teachers to impact over 1 million students.
From September 30 to October 27, your viewers can help determine how the brand should donate $1 million to teachers by visiting Limeades for Learning and voting daily for the teachers they want to support.
“This is SONIC’s way to give back to the community and we wanted to find all the way we could help the communities where SONIC operates,” said Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations at SONIC. “Teachers understand what their students need to learn and it is a pleasure for us to support them and fund the projects that they have.”
“Teachers today want to go beyond the chalkboard to bring the subject content to life,” said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. “Teachers love when their projects are funded. You can vote from September 30 to October 27 SONIC is going to give away over $1 million dollars in classroom funding.”
To VOTE visit: www.limeadesforlearning.com