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SONIC Franchise Helps Thousands of Teachers Buy Much Needed School Supplies

Iconic drive-in franchise continues support of teachers from coast to coast through their Limeades for Learning initiative

SONIC, America’s Drive-In®, is one of the rare brands that truly becomes a part of the communities we serve. Our franchise owners serve their communities from morning to night, and millions of people make SONIC a part of their daily lives.

From the very beginning, SONIC has made a commitment to give back to the communities that support our brand day-in and day-out. SONIC established the Limeades for Learning initiative, which seeks to award money to teachers who need funding for special projects or need assistance buying school supplies. This year, thousands of teachers coast to coast were awarded sums large and small as a way of saying, “Thank You!”

In total, SONIC donated $1.2 million from matching donations made to SONIC Teacher projects in May.

“SONIC fans who love teachers responded incredibly during Teacher Appreciation Month and we were delighted to support 3,937 teachers and their students across the country,” said Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations for SONIC. “Each year, teachers spend hundreds of their own dollars to support their students, and with Limeades for Learning, SONIC and our fans made that burden a bit lighter. We celebrate and thank teachers for the incredible work they do to bring learning to life in creative and fun ways for their students.”

SONIC provides essential funds needed for learning materials and innovative techniques for teachers to inspire creativity and learning through Limeades for Learning, the brand’s national award-winning cause marketing campaign. Since 2009, SONIC has donated $13.1 million, supported 33,177 classrooms, and provided necessary learning materials and teaching resources requested by teachers to impact 995,310 students in partnership with

While Teacher Appreciation Month was celebrated in May, SONIC supports teachers year-round. Visit for updates on contributions, future donation matches, how to get involved and explore public school teacher projects in the Reading community in need of support. Teachers can become SONIC Teachers and submit projects through nonprofit partner for a chance to receive funding.

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