In August, SONIC Foundation donated $1 million to support local education across the country

Sonic  Drive-In is dedicated to getting teachers and students the classroom supplies they need for the new school year. In August, the Sonic Foundation donated $1 million to help fund requests on DonorsChoose, a national nonprofit that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom requests submitted by teachers. The funding supported teachers in Kingman who received a combined donation of $1,926.00 from the Sonic Foundation.

The $1 million donation is part of the SONIC Drive-In brand’s ongoing Limeades for Learning initiative.

The following exceptional teachers from Kingman received support through the funding:

* Cerbat Elementary School: Mrs. Cole for the project “How to Build a Leader” for Grades 3-5

* Cerbat Elementary School: Mrs. Padgett for the project “Let’s Get Hooked on Reading” for Grades 3-5

* Desert Willow Elementary School: Ms. Tracie for the project “Successful Children!” for Grades 3-5

* Hualapai Elementary School: Ms. McIver for the project “Our Journey Begins with Scholastic!” for Grades PreK-2

* Manzanita Elementary School: Mrs. Breedlove for the project “The Gift of Hearing” for Grades 3-5

“Sonic’s dedication to supporting education through our Limeades for Learning program is a core pillar of our business and the transition into a new school year is a crucial window in setting students and teachers up for success,” said Kim Lewis, Vice President of Brand Experience for Sonic. “We’re grateful to all the Sonc guests who joined us this month in our commitment to brighten the lives of educators, students and families across our Sonic communities by donating to a classroom request on DonorsChoose, or simply by enjoying their favorite Sonic drink.”

Through the SONIC Limeades for Learning initiative, the brand donates a portion of proceeds from every drink, slush and shake purchase to the Sonic Foundation, which is used to support local public education.* Since 2009, Sonic has donated more than $26 million to funding local classrooms, becoming one of the largest programs in the U.S. to support public education.