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Help distribute $1 million for in-class and virtual learning

Posted at 3:17 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 18:17:29-04

Teachers continue to wear multiple hats as they juggle in-person instruction, distance learning, and sometimes a hybrid of both. Parents across the nation have a newfound appreciation for all that teachers do to help students succeed, regardless of where they are. While we’ve always had a huge heart for our incredible teachers, it has never been more clear just how much they do for our kids. For the parents taking on the role of educators during the pandemic, the transition has been a real eye-opener.

A recent survey found 80 percent of parents now have a newfound respect for teachers and 77 percent believe teachers should be paid more. However, what is not widely shared is that public school teachers spend $1 BILLION for school supplies each year… out of their own pockets.

Learning materials are essential and always in need, now more than ever. This school year presents an even larger financial burden for teachers preparing for both in-class and distance learning. Fortunately, teachers can tap into funding with your help.

SONIC® Drive-In is once again teaming up with nonprofit partner DonorsChoose, a crowdfunding platform created to help public school teachers in need of resources for their students. Through the Limeades for Learning Fall Voting Campaign, SONIC is donating $1 MILLION to teachers’ requests to make sure teachers have the supplies and resources they need to help their students learn nationwide. Your can help decide which teacher learning requests receive much-needed funding by voting for your favorite requests from Sept. 28 to Oct. 25, 2020.