The week-long campaign consists of a variety of surprise funding moments for public school teachers and SONIC guests
OKLAHOMA CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SONIC® Drive-In is recognizing public school teachers during Random Acts of Kindness Week by donating up to $200,000 to hand-selected learning requests as part of Limeades for Learning, the brand’s ongoing philanthropic initiative. From Feb. 16 through 19, 2021, SONIC is helping public school teachers across the country by donating to requests at random in various categories including: food, clothing, hygiene; books and basics; and distance learning technology needs through its partner DonorsChoose.
Donations to public school teacher requests take place every day of Random Acts of Kindness Week:
- Tuesday, Feb. 16: Random SONIC fans receive a surprise opportunity to support teachers in their communities; Select counties across the country receive donations
- Wednesday, Feb. 17: A dollar-for-dollar donation match launches for select distance learning technology requests aimed at narrowing the digital divide*
- Thursday, Feb. 18: Teachers are randomly selected and given two $25 DonorsChoose gift codes – one to keep and one to kindly gift to a colleague
- Friday, Feb. 19: Hand-selected books and basics teacher requests receive a donation
“During this difficult year for educators, SONIC is proud to participate in Random Acts of Kindness Week again to enhance learning experiences for students,” said Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations for SONIC. “We always search for fun and engaging ways to uplift incredible public school teachers, especially now, to help fulfill their wish list for well-deserved supplies.”
SONIC provides important funds for public school teachers and their students year-round through a variety of funding opportunities. Since the launch of Limeades for Learning in 2009, SONIC has donated more than $18 million toward teacher projects, impacting more than 5.7 million students and nearly 27,000 teachers across the country. To learn more about Limeades for Learning, visit LimeadesforLearning.com.
*On Feb. 17, 2021, SONIC is giving $1 for every $1 from donors for distance learning teacher requests for technology needs on DonorsChoose.org across select markets from schools where 75%+ students receive free or reduced price lunch, up to $100,000. Visit DonorsChoose.org/SONICKindnessMatch to learn more.
About SONIC® Drive-In
SONIC, founded in 1953, is the largest drive-in restaurant brand in the United States with more than 3,500 restaurants in 46 states. Served by SONIC’s iconic Carhops, the restaurant’s expansive, award-winning menu offers unique, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and drink options for the whole family. SONIC is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit SonicDriveIn.com and InspireBrands.com.
DonorsChoose is the leading platform for giving to public schools. Teachers across America use the site to create projects requesting resources their students need, and donors give to the projects that inspire them. Since its founding by a Bronx teacher in 2000, 4.5 million people and partners have given $1 billion to 1.8 million teacher requests. Unique among education funding platforms, the DonorsChoose team vets each project request and ships resources directly to the teacher, ensuring full transparency. Every donor receives photos of their project in action, thank-yous from the classroom, and a cost report showing how every dollar was spent. DonorsChoose was the first charity to make the top 10 on Fast Company’s list of the Most Innovative Companies in the World. Visit www.donorschoose.org to learn more.
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