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!

Sonic's Limeades for Learning & Theresa's Reviews Giveaway! $200 to DonorsChoose and $50 to Sonic

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. 

There are now three periods in which SONIC makes $1 million donations to public schools:

    1. During the Fall Voting Campaign, which typically runs from late September through October
    2. 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
    3. 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!

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Disclosure: I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion.

61 Responses

  1. Kelly D

    I would use the DonorsChoose gift card for a local school project, such as the Special Tablets for Special Students project I found on their site.

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  2. HS

    I would use the DonorsChoose gift card for Ms. Davidson
    Grades PreK-2 Math Time Is A Fun Time project.

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  3. Tim

    I narrowed it down by zip code and there are about 30 projects in my area seeking funding. I would explore all of those and donate to one, or a few of those those.

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  4. Michele C.

    I would definitely use the Sonic’s Limeades for Learning towards a local school project. Im going to enter the giveaway right now. Thanks for bringing this great initiative to everyone’s attention.

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  5. Kayley

    I’d use it to fund First Grade Engineers for Castle Heights Elementary School (chipping in the extra $11 myself.) It seems like a good cause and it’s nice to know the gift card could help them reach their goal and start the program!

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  6. MJ

    I would use the giftcard to build an outdoor learning area for my kindergarten students.

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  7. Eric

    As a long time donor with DonorsChoose I know how to turn that $200 into $400 (or more)! The education community is by far the best investment today. Teachers are the best communicators on the planet and with social media they consistently help each other fund critical projects. Special thanks to DonorsChoose and Sonic for partnering with you to raise awareness! #ItMatters

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  8. shelly peterson

    I would use it for the Wiggle While You Work project through the DonorsChoose.org.

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  9. Natalie

    I would donate to Lincoln Elementary school in Bemidji MN to help buy school supplies.

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  10. CourtneyLynne

    Ooooo Sonic Drive-In’s Limeades for Learning sounds like one fantastic program!!!! I love it when large companies give back!

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  11. Mary Beth Elderton

    I found a kindergarten program in my area in need of quality books. Ours is a neighborhood in need of good programs.

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  12. Linda G.

    I would give it to a school our church donates to and helps in our area. The teachers are always in need of different supplies.

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  13. Karley Moore

    I would donate it to a school in my hometown. I know a lot of teachers that could use the help. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Ruth Ann McIver

    I would donate supplies like tablets. Especially for children that have mental health challenges. Obviously due to circumstances beyond their control, they need extra attention and guidance.

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  15. ellen beck

    I would use the DonorsChoose gift card for Mrs Tanneys need for vibe reminders in her special needs classroom to help kids stay on task. This is at Lincoln Elementary in my hometown.

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    • ellen beck

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  16. Kelly Brown

    I would use this card to jump start a project in memory of a former student and teacher at my school. This would be an awesome way to remember them with a book project because they both loved to read!

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  17. Wendy R.

    Our junior high has a project for drones on the donor site, I would donate to something local. 🙂

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  18. Olivia

    I would use this donation to get my students the material they deserve to have the best possible learning environment.

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  19. Shakeia Rieux

    I would use it to donate to the Learning to Read by Listening here in Bakersfield, CA

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  20. Gina Ferrell

    I would use the DonorsChoose gift card for Mrs. Halls class at our elementary school.

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  21. Carolsue

    I would donate to Academic Independence Through Flexible Seating in San Jose, CA

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  22. Nicole Lancaster

    I would use my Donors Choose gift card to fund field trips for local students.

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  23. Tabathia B

    I would use the donor card to help one of the local teachers at my daughter’s school who needs money for science

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