Sonic Drive-In donates to local teachers this Teacher Appreciation Month

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 27, 2021

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America’s Drive-In thanked public school teachers by donating $1.5 million to requests for learning supplies across the country

OKLAHOMA CITY — To honor the creative efforts teachers have made to maneuver their ever-shifting learning environments and keep students engaged this past year, Sonic Drive-In donated $1.5 million to teacher requests on national education nonprofit site DonorsChoose on Teacher Appreciation Day, May 4. As part of Sonic’s ongoing Limeades for Learning initiative, the $1.5 million donation helped fund more than 7,000 teacher requests across the country in need of critical resources.

On Teacher Appreciation Day, the brand matched 50% of each donation made to all teacher requests on DonorsChoose. The following exceptional teachers received funding:

• In Pinnacle, North Carolina, Mrs. Ramey at Pinnacle Elementary School received a total donation of $69 for the project Color My World

• In Salisbury, Mrs. Coble at Summit K-8 Virtual Academy received a total donation of $53 for the project Boom! Boom Cards for Learning & Playing

• In Clemmons, Mr. Cook at West Forsyth High School received a total donation of $675 for the project Technology Enhancing the Chorus Classroom

“Teachers took this past year head-on, engineering a variety of innovative methods to keep their students learning in both in-person and virtual classrooms,” said Lori Abou Habib, chief marketing officer for Sonic. “We express our gratitude to these teachers, who create inspirational learning environments for students during a challenging time. With Sonic’s $1.5 million donation match, we were able to help teachers access much-need supplies to successfully complete this school year.”

Sonic is committed to helping teachers now in this time of need, and all year long. Through Limeades for Learning, Sonic has donated more than $19 million to public school teachers, helping more than 36,000 teachers and impacting nearly 7.4 million students in public schools nationwide since 2009. Visit to learn about future funding opportunities and explore public school teacher requests in your community in need of support.