It is May already and that means that soon enough, the school year will be wrapping up! The end of year is always a great time to thank teachers for all that they do for our children throughout the year. In celebration of Teacher Appreciation in May, I am happy to partner with SONIC Drive-In to share their annual Limeades for Learning campaign, a philanthropic initiative that donates $3 million per year in support of public school teachers all over the country! Pretty cool.
What is Limeades For Learning?
Limeades for Learning is a year-round national initiative of SONIC® Drive-In® to support public school teachers. In partnership with DonorsChoose.org, SONIC provides essential funds for learning materials needed to inspire creativity and learning and support public school teachers in local communities throughout the U.S. To date, SONIC has donated more than $11.9 million to public school teachers, funding more than 27,407 classroom projects and supporting more than 822,210 students.
Many public school teachers spend hundreds of their own dollars to buy supplies they need for their classrooms. SONIC saw this need and created Limeades for Learning as a way to help offset some of the teachers’ expenses by providing funding for the supplies and resources they need. Limeades for Learning is successful with the help of DonorsChoose.org, an organization dedicated to making it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need.
Limeades For Learning $1 Million Donation Match For May
Starting Wednesday, May 8, SONIC is launching a $1 million donation match with DonorsChoose.org to help public school teachers get the supplies they need. Donating to support teachers is easy- just visit the Limeades for Learning projects page to browse all projects posted by SONIC teachers, select a project in need of support, and click Donate. Then, SONIC will match your donation dollar for dollar.
I previewed some of the teacher projects in my area and they range from art supplies to Kindles for individualized learning, to basic school supplies. I chose to support a project to help provide students with organizational materials. You can pick the school project that catches your heart at the school of your choice and you support will be doubled with the SONIC Limeades For Learning donation match!
SONIC Free Offer
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, everyone is eligible to snag a free Route 44 Drink or Slush when they use Order Ahead in the SONIC app! Simply download the SONIC app and use the code TEACHERS for a free Route 44 Drink or Slush with purchase when ordering ahead. Each guest can redeem this offer once May 7 through Friday, May 31. Please see app for details.
So go ahead and enjoy a visit to SONIC. My kids like to stop by as a treat after school sometimes and it is a fun time to chat with them about how school is going.
Did you know about the Limeades For Learning program? I hope you take advantage of the donation match to support a school of your choice as well as the free offer to celebrate Teacher Appreciation this May. If you stop by your local SONIC, share a picture on social media and tag us #familyfocusblog and #limeadesforlearning to help spread the word!