Are you looking to make a difference in your community? Sonic Drive-In can help! With the Limeades for Learning campaign, they are funding public school classrooms nationwide to help improve education. Today on Theresa’s Reviews, I’m sharing my personal experience donating to a teacher project in need on DonorsChoose.org and I’m explaining how you can do the same. To get involved in the Limeades for Learning donation fun, keep reading to see how you can enter to win a $200 DonorsChoose gift card and a $50 Sonic gift card of your own!
Donating To A DonorsChoose Teacher
When looking for a DonorsChoose campaign to fund, I had two things in mind. First, I wanted to donate to a program for children who really need help. Next, I wanted my donation to support a local program to improve our community. The project I funded was a Pre-K program that offers early intervention services for students with special needs while it also supports children who come from disadvantaged economic backgrounds, homelessness, and foster care. Since early childhood is a time that helps shape a child’s future, giving to this classroom meant a lot to me.
Limeades For Learning Campaign
If you check out the Projects currently featured on Limeades for Learning, you can get an idea of the different classroom needs to fund. From Pre-K to high school, subject areas include health and sports, literacy and language, history and civics, math and science, special needs, and applied learning. The resources the classrooms are requesting includes books, technology, supplies, trips, visitors, and more.
Teachers play a critical role in shaping the future of local communities all across the country. Yet every year, teachers spend about $500 of their own money on basic school supplies to help improve classroom experiences for their students.
Recognizing that public school teachers needed more support, SONIC Drive-In partnered with DonorsChoose.org ten years ago to come up with a solution. In 2009 SONIC launched Limeades for Learning.
Limeades for Learning® is a national award-winning initiative to support U.S. public school teachers in local communities.
Since the launch of SONIC’s Limeades for Learning philanthropic campaign in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, SONIC has donated $9.5 million to public school teachers nationwide to fund essential learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning in today’s youth.
- During the Fall Voting Campaign, which typically runs from late September through October
- Throughout the months of January through April during a series of surprise funding events in cities across the country – as an example, SONIC funded 75 teacher projects from across the country in honor of National Handwriting Day
- Throughout the month of May during #ThanksTeach, a social media campaign encouraging consumers to thank their favorite teachers during Teacher Appreciation Month
With the help and support of Sonic fans, by 2021 the total contribution to local public school classrooms will exceed $20 million.
$200 DonorsChoose & $50 Sonic Gift Card Giveaway
To help you get in on the fundraising fun, Theresa’s Reviews is giving away a $200 DonorsChoose gift card and a $50 Sonic gift card!
Disclosure: I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion.