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SONIC Drive-In donates to Niagara Falls-area schools this Teacher Appreciation Month


Wed, May 24th 2023 08:55 pm

In May, SONIC donated $1.5 million to support local education across the country

In honor of May's Teacher Appreciation Month, SONIC Drive-In's SONIC Foundation donated $1.5 million to match all public contributions made to requests on DonorsChoose, a national nonprofit that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom requests submitted by teachers.

A press release stated, “As part of SONIC's ongoing ‘Limeades for Learning’ initiative, the $1.5 million donation matched 50% of each donation made to all teacher requests. SONIC helped fully fund nearly 15,300 projects from teachers and schools across the country, including four exceptional teachers in Niagara Falls, who received a combined donation of $378 from SONIC.”

The following teachers received funding:

Mrs. Brown at Gaskill Preparatory School for the project "Flexible Seating For Enthusiastic Learners" for grades 6-8

√ Mrs. Frommert at Gaskill Preparatory School for the project "Orff-Tastic Mallets" for grades 6-8

√ Ms. Churakos at Gaskill Preparatory School for the project "Sculpture Art Club" for grades 6-8

√ Ms. Neveu at Gaskill Preparatory School for the project "Help Get Cozy and Fun Seating Options in My Classroom!" for grades 6-8

"SONIC is invested in supporting the local communities served by our more than 3,500 locations, and we're proud of the impact we've made over the past 14 years through ‘Limeades for Learning,’ " said Lori Abou Habib, chief marketing officer of SONIC. "We're grateful to all the SONIC guests who joined us in celebrating teachers this month by donating to a classroom request on DonorsChoose, and those who continue to help us support public education by grabbing their favorite SONIC drink and having a portion of the purchase go towards helping a nearby public school."

Through the SONIC “Limeades for Learning” initiative, the brand donates a portion of proceeds from every drink, slush and shake purchase to the SONIC Foundation, which is used to support local public education. Since 2009, SONIC has donated more than $26 million to funding local classrooms, becoming one of the largest programs to support public education in the U.S.

Visit www.DonorsChoose.org and donate to one or more of the thousands of public school teacher requests seeking support to provide students with educational resources.

SONIC, founded in 1953, is the largest drive-in restaurant brand in the U.S., with more than 3,500 restaurants in 47 states. SONIC is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit www.sonicdrivein.com and www.inspirebrands.com.

SONIC donates a portion of every drink, slush and shake purchase to the SONIC Foundation, which is used to support local schools across the communities SONIC serves through partners like DonorsChoose. The SONIC Foundation is a division of the Inspire Brands Foundation. For more information about the SONIC Foundation, visit foundation.sonicdrivein.com.

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