Teacher in Muskegon, Mich. receives funds from SONIC Drive-In’s $1 million donation to public school teacher projects

Community News |Nov 14, 2019|3 min read

SONIC fans across the country determined distribution of $1 million to thousands of classroom projects through SONIC’s Limeades for Learning


OKLAHOMA CITY (November 12, 2019) – SONIC® Drive-In concluded its annual Limeades for Learning Fall Voting campaign in support of public school teachers last month, and a Muskegon, Mich. teacher received funding to support their innovative and creative learning projects. In partnership with nonprofit DonorsChoose.org and with the help of SONIC fans, Julie Raynor received $577 for necessary supplies to inspire learning in their classroom.


“Our Fall Voting Campaign is a special time for us to celebrate exceptional public school teachers who make a difference in communities across the country, including Julie Raynor,” said Christi Woodworth, vice president for public relations for SONIC. “With the help of our fans, we donated $1 million for teachers to have access to different teaching tools that otherwise wouldn’t be provided through traditional funding methods.”


Between Monday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 27, SONIC fans voted for projects they found the most inspiring at LimeadesforLearning.com, ranging from pencils and paper to tablets and robotics kits.

Among the exceptional public school teachers who earned funding for much-needed teaching resources as part of the annual Fall Voting campaign:


* In Muskegon, Julie Raynor at Reeths-Puffer Middle School for the project “What Did You Say?”

To view the full list of public school teacher projects funded through Limeades for Learning, including those in Mich., visit LimeadesforLearning.com.

Since 2009, SONIC has donated $14,538,410, supported more than 17,570 classrooms, and provided necessary learning materials and teaching resources requested by teachers to impact more than 3,745,464 students in partnership with DonorsChoose.org.


SONIC, founded in 1953, is the largest drive-in restaurant brand in the United States with more than 3,600 restaurants. SONIC is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit SONICDriveIn.com and InspiredBrands.com.


About DonorsChoose.org
DonorsChoose.org 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 million people and partners have given $875 million to projects reaching 36 million students. Unique among education funding platforms, the DonorsChoose.org team vets each project request and ships resources directly to the school, 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.org 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.