Local teachers receive funds from SONIC Drive-In’s $1 million donation to public school teacher projects.
SONIC® Drive-In concluded its annual Limeades for Learning Fall Voting campaign in support of public school teachers last month, and Saucier, Mississippi teachers received funding to support their innovative and creative learning projects. In partnership with nonprofit DonorsChoose.org and with the help of SONIC fans, two teachers in Saucier received a combined $2,354 for necessary supplies to inspire learning in their classrooms.
“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 those in Saucier,” 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.
In Saucier, the following two exceptional teachers at one school were among the public school teachers whose projects earned funding for much-needed teaching resources as part of the annual Fall Voting campaign:
- Kelli Santos at West Wortham Elementary School for the project “Alexa, Watch Us Excel!”
- Kelli Santos at West Wortham Elementary School for the project “Ready, SET, Read!”
- Rebecca Wetzel at West Wortham Elementary School for the project “Inspiring Reading in Everyone!”
- Rebecca Wetzel at West Wortham Elementary School for the project “The Paper Project”
To view the full list of public school teacher projects funded through Limeades for Learning, including those in Saucier, 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.