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Sonic Drive-In donated $1.5 million to help fund local education needs through DonorsChoose, a national nonprofit that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom requests submitted by teachers.

As part of Sonic’s ongoing Limeades for Learning initiative, the brand matched 50% of each donation made to teacher requests on DonorsChoose for Teacher Appreciation Day on May 3, donating a total of $1.5 million. With this donation, Sonic helped fully fund more than 9,000 projects from teachers across the country.

In Buckeye, nine teachers from six schools received a combined donation of $1,327, including:

• Brittany Kacer at Blue Horizons Elementary School for the project Mrs. Kacer’s Stronger Readers for grades three to five.

• Denisse Conchas at Buckeye Elementary School for the project First Year Teacher Looking Forward to Starting New Year! for grades three to five.

• Jessica Aguiar at Buckeye Elementary School for the project Classroom Organizational Materials for grades three to five.

• Jessica Haller at Buckeye Elementary School for the project Falcon Super Readers for pre-kindergarten to second grade.

• Leticia Rodriguez at Buckeye Elementary School for the project PBIS Rewards for A+ Behaviors for pre-kindergarten to second grade. 

• Leticia Rodriguez at Buckeye Elementary School for the project Ink to Help Us Think for pre-kindergarten to second grade.

• Michelle Barahona at Buckeye Preschool for the project Kindergarten Fun! for pre-kindergarten to second grade.

• Francine Brown-Thompson at Marionneaux Elementary School for the project Online Reading with Depth and Rigor! for grades three to five.

• Monika-Elma Munoz at Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies for the project Getting Started with Art for grades six to eight.

• Teresa Gollihare at Sundance Elementary School for the project Kindergarten Butterflies for pre-kindergarten to second grade.

In Goodyear, four teachers from three schools received a combined donation of $226, including:

• Shelly Eubanks Wright at Estrella Foothills High School for the project Intervention for Mental Health and Indigenous Students for grades nine to 12.

• Tami Ngo at Millennium High School for the project The New Algebra 2 for grades nine to 12.

• Amy Marinelli at Wildflower Accelerated Academy for the project Explore with Books! for grades pre-kindergarten to second.

• Erika Yoney at Wildflower Accelerated Academy for the project Write On for grades three to five.

In Litchfield Park, two teachers from two schools received a combined donation of $195, including:

• Edith Marquez Rodriguez at Litchfield Elementary School for the project Love for Books for grades three to five.

• Jessica Walker at Palm Valley Elementary School for the project Rock Your School-Water Day! for pre-kindergarten to second. 

“Limeades for Learning is an initiative that Sonic holds dear, and we’re proud to partner with DonorsChoose on this important work,” said Lori Abou Habib, chief marketing officer of Sonic.

“Drink purchases at Sonic bring joy to our guests while supporting students and teachers in the classroom.”

Sonic donates a portion of drink proceeds to support local public schools through Limeades for Learning, in partnership with education nonprofit, DonorsChoose. Sonic has donated more than $20 million to directly fund local education programs since 2009.

Anyone wishing to donate can visit donorschoose.org.