SONIC® Drive-In completes its ninth annual Limeades for Learning® fall voting campaign

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Donation impacts 58,080 students in 288 cities across the country

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2017-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, completed its ninth annual Limeades for Learning® fall voting campaign on Sunday, Oct. 22. The campaign funded $1 million to 1,936 public school teacher projects over the four-week period. In partnership with DonorsChoose.org, this national award winning and consumer-driven cause campaign empowers guests to make a difference in public school classroom by allocating SONIC’s $1 million donation to teachers’ projects.

From Monday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 22, SONIC guests and fans told SONIC where to place its $1 million donation by voting at LimeadesforLearning.com for projects they wanted funded through Limeades for Learning. Throughout the voting period, projects with the most votes each week received funding. This year, the campaign impacted 978 teachers across 288 cities including San Antonio, Texas., Memphis, Tenn., Oklahoma City, Okla., and Fayetteville, N.C.

“Science can already be a difficult subject for students to comprehend – but without helpful tools and resources to create a hands-on lesson, it can be even more frustrating for students,” said Caitlin Cleary, kindergarten teacher for Naples Elementary School in Naples, Utah. “This was my first year participating in Limeades for Learning and I can already see the results from my project, ‘The Science of Literacy’. With the new materials, my students are drawing a deeper understanding from our lessons and are transforming into literary scientists that can explore text in new ways.”

Following this year’s Limeades for Learning fall voting campaign, SONIC has funded a total of $9.5 million for 17,895 classroom projects, impacting more than 536,850 students in 1,701 cities since the campaign’s inception in 2009.

“Since 2009, our partnership with SONIC’s Limeades for Learning has helped fulfill thousands of teacher projects, and nine years later, it continues to have a big impact in America’s classrooms,” says Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. “Every year, SONIC has funded innovative projects that bring musical instruments, books, field trips, tablets and much more to public school students across the nation.”

About SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®
SONIC, America’s Drive-In is the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain serving approximately 3 million customers every day. Nearly 94 percent of SONIC’s 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local business men and women. For 64 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. Since the 2009 launch of SONIC’s Limeades for Learning philanthropic campaign in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, SONIC has donated $9.5 million to public school teachers nationwide to fund essential learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning in today’s youth. To learn more about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com and please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about SONIC’s Limeades for Learning initiative, please visit LimeadesforLearning.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, more than 2.8 million people and partners have given $577 million to projects reaching 24 million students. Unique among crowdfunding platforms, the DonorsChoose.org team vets each project request and ships resources directly to the school. 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.

SOURCE: SONIC

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Staples funds all 158 projects on DonorsChoose.org in Cleveland with $87,813 donation

Staples Helps Cleveland Teachers Create Positive Classroom Experiences

CLEVELAND, 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced today (Aug. 21, 2017) that all 158 projects posted by teachers on DonorsChoose.org in Cleveland received full funding as part of Staples’s $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded more than 900,000 classroom projects for teachers and has positively affected more than 28 million U.S. students.

As part of the Staples for Students program, Staples continues to support education and promote positive classroom experiences across the country this back-to-school season. Staples funded the balance of all 158 projects listed on DonorsChoose.org in Cleveland. With a donation of $87,813, Staples impacted 128 teachers and more than 8,000 students in the community.

For example, students in Mrs. Saxon’s class at Nathan Hale Elementary School will receive ecology demonstration kits to construct viable ecosystems.

“We’re so excited to be working with Lady Gaga, DonorsChoose.org and Born This Way Foundation to help U.S. teachers have what they need for a great school year,” said Michelle Bottomley, chief marketing officer, Staples. “Staples is a longtime supporter of education and, and we know there’s a burden placed on teachers to ensure that their classrooms are stocked with the materials and activities they need to spark kid’s learning. We are committed to supporting teachers through DonorsChoose.org and encourage others to fund a classroom project this year so teachers and kids go all-out in reaching their full potential or donate in one of our stores.”

Lady Gaga and Staples collaborated to create a public service announcement that is currently airing nationwide, further increasing visibility around the need to celebrate and support teachers and students. Earlier in the summer, Staples also donated $1 million to Born This Way Foundation, which Lady Gaga co-founded with her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, to support positive classroom experiences.

“Staples has been a steadfast supporter of DonorsChoose.org for years, and we’re so thankful for its continued support,” said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. “Staples’s million-dollar donation to DonorsChoose.org ensures that hundreds of teachers, including many in Cleveland, will be able to bring learning to life for their students.”

Driven by an insight from the Education Market Association that an estimated 99.5 percent of all public school teachers use their own money to equip their classrooms, often at a cost of more than $400 per year, Staples takes great pride in helping to alleviate some of the pressure placed upon teachers.

Those who wish to support teachers and students nationwide can make a donation either in Staples stores or online at www.StaplesForStudents.org. To help create a positive classroom experience, post an act of kindness on the Staples for Students Kindness Tree created with Born This Way Foundation.

Win a $50,000 Scholarship and a Trip to See Lady Gaga In Concert
Fans have the opportunity this summer to enter the Staples for Students Sweepstakes for a chance to win the grand prize: a $50,000 scholarship and a trip for two to Las Vegas to meet Lady Gaga and see her in concert, including roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations and spending money. Five first prize winners will also receive a trip for two to Las Vegasto see Lady Gaga in concert on December 16, 2017.

Visit StaplesForStudents.org for sweepstakes rules and to learn how to enter. Entries must be submitted before September 16, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET and entrants must be 13 years or older.

About Staples for Students
Staples, Inc. has a long history of supporting students, teachers and classrooms. Staples for Students is an ongoing program that helps students and teachers with the school supplies and essential items needed to achieve success in education. The Staples for Students campaign has included school supply drives, support for teachers in classrooms, donations for education projects, classroom initiatives such as Designed by Students, and the sale of products that give back to communities and classrooms in need.

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, more than 2 million people and partners have given $560 million to projects reaching 23 million students. Unique among crowdfunding platforms, the DonorsChoose.org team vets each project request and ships resources directly to the school. 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.

About Born This Way Foundation
Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2012 to support the wellness of young people and empower them to create a kinder and braver world. Born This Way Foundation achieves this by shining a light on real people, quality research, and authentic partnerships. Working with more than 50 non-profit organizations, Born This Way Foundation has connected more than 150,000 young people with services and programing in their communities. Born This Way Foundation has also partnered with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to collect data from more than 10,000 young people, improving understanding of the factors that affect youth wellbeing and empowerment. Visit us at bornthisway.foundation.org

Contact:
Kaitlyn Reardon
508-253-4195
Kaitlyn.Reardon@Staples.com

Carrie McElwee
508-253-1405
Carrie.McElwee@Staples.com

Source: Staples, Inc.

Staples funded all 133 projects posted on DonorsChoose.org in San Francisco with $100,966 donation

Staples and Lady Gaga Help San Francisco Teachers Create Positive Classroom Experiences

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Aug-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced today (Aug. 10, 2017) that all 133 projects posted on DonorsChoose.org in San Francisco received full funding as part of Staples’s $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded more than 900,000 classroom projects for teachers and has positively affected more than 28 million U.S. students.

As part of the Staples for Students program, Staples together with Lady Gaga, continue to support education and promote positive classroom experiences across the country this back-to-school season. Staples funded the balance of every 133 projects listed on DonorsChoose.org in San Francisco. With a donation of $100,966, Staples impacted 92 teachers and more than 9,760 students in the community.

For example, Mr. Ellingston at Jose Ortega Elementary School will have the opportunity to take his students on a field trip to a 4-day outdoor science adventure.

“We’re so excited to be working with Lady Gaga, DonorsChoose.org and Born This Way Foundation to help U.S. teachers have what they need for a great school year,” said Michelle Bottomley, chief marketing officer, Staples. “Staples is a longtime supporter of education and, and we know there’s a burden placed on teachers to ensure that their classrooms are stocked with the materials and activities they need to spark kid’s learning. We are committed to supporting teachers through DonorsChoose.org and encourage others to fund a classroom project this year so teachers and kids go all-out in reaching their full potential or donate in one of our stores.”

Driven by an insight from the Education Market Association that an estimated 99.5 percent of all public school teachers use their own money to equip their classrooms, often at a cost of more than $400 per year, Staples takes great pride in helping to alleviate some of the pressure placed upon teachers.

“Staples has been a steadfast supporter of DonorsChoose.org for years, and we’re so thankful for its continued support,” said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. “Staples’s million-dollar donation to DonorsChoose.org ensures that hundreds of teachers, including many in San Francisco, will be able to bring learning to life for their students.”

Lady Gaga and Staples collaborated to create a public service announcement that is currently airing nationwide, further increasing visibility around the need to celebrate and support teachers and students. Earlier in the summer, Staples also donated $1 million to Born This Way Foundation, which Lady Gaga co-founded with her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, to support positive classroom experiences.

Those who wish to support teachers and students nationwide can make a donation either in Staples stores or online at www.StaplesForStudents.org.

Win a $50,000 Scholarship and a Trip to See Lady Gaga In Concert
Fans have the opportunity this summer to enter the Staples for Students Sweepstakes for a chance to win the grand prize: a $50,000 scholarship and a trip for two to Las Vegas to meet Lady Gaga and see her in concert, including roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations and spending money. Five first prize winners will also receive a trip for two to Las Vegasto see Lady Gaga in concert on December 16, 2017.

Visit StaplesForStudents.org for sweepstakes rules and to learn how to enter. Entries must be submitted before September 16, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET and entrants must be 13 years or older.

About Staples for Students
Staples, Inc. has a long history of supporting students, teachers and classrooms. Staples for Students is an ongoing program that helps students and teachers with the school supplies and essential items needed to achieve success in education. The Staples for Students campaign has included school supply drives, support for teachers in classrooms, donations for education projects, classroom initiatives such as Designed by Students, and the sale of products that give back to communities and classrooms in need.

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, more than 2 million people and partners have given $547 million to projects reaching 22 million students. Unique among crowdfunding platforms, the DonorsChoose.org team vets each project request and ships resources directly to the school. 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.

About Born This Way Foundation
Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2012 to support the wellness of young people and empower them to create a kinder and braver world. Born This Way Foundation achieves this by shining a light on real people, quality research, and authentic partnerships. Working with more than 50 non-profit organizations, Born This Way Foundation has connected more than 150,000 young people with services and programing in their communities. Born This Way Foundation has also partnered with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to collect data from more than 10,000 young people, improving understanding of the factors that affect youth wellbeing and empowerment. Visit us at bornthisway.foundation.org

Contact:
Kaitlyn Reardon
508-253-4195
Kaitlyn.Reardon@Staples.com

Carrie McElwee
508-253-1405
Carrie.McElwee@Staples.com

Source: Staples, Inc.

SONIC donated $1 million to DonorsChoose.org through its Limeades for Learning® initiative

SONIC donated $1 million to DonorsChoose.org through its Limeades for Learning® initiative

 

America’s Drive-In funds 4,458 projects in 749 cities during Teacher Appreciation Month

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2017-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, announced the impact of its second #ThanksTeach campaign in partnership with Julianne Hough during Teacher Appreciation Month. The campaign funds essential learning and innovative teaching resources requested by public school teachers across the country. SONIC donated $1 million to DonorsChoose.org through its Limeades for Learning® initiative and asked consumers to share or incorporate #ThanksTeach on social media posts during the month of May.

During Teacher Appreciation Month, SONIC funded projects in 749 cities including Denver, Colo., Las Vegas, Lubbock, Texas, Panama City, Fla.,Omaha, Neb. and many more. SONIC also provided first-time funding for 1,166 teachers who had never received funding from DonorsChoose.orgwith requests such as student dry erase boards, yoga mats, Spanish and English dictionaries and musical instruments.

“For the second straight year, we’ve seen guests share #ThanksTeach and express gratitude for the difference teachers have made in their lives,” said Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations for SONIC. “Teachers are too often the unsung heroes of our communities and our goal with #ThanksTeach is to publicly recognize the leadership and sacrifices teachers make every day in their classrooms. At a time when funding for public education is reduced in many states and communities, Limeades for Learning is SONIC’s way to help; our hope is that our guests continue to support teachers in their communities.”

As a supporter of public school teachers and their students since 2009, SONIC Drive-In continues its pledge to put $15 million into public school classrooms by 2021 through Limeades for Learning. In partnership with DonorsChoose.org, the national award-winning cause marketing campaign has funded more than 14,000 classroom projects providing necessary learning materials and teaching resources requested by teachers that support more than 419,000 students.

“We appreciate the tremendous donations that SONIC’s Limeades for Learning program and the #ThanksTeach campaign have made to teachers across the country who go above and beyond for their students,” said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. “Our partnership with SONIC continues to inspire people to make a difference in education across the country, ensuring teachers and their students have the learning materials they need for a brighter future.”

To learn more about #ThanksTeach and Limeades for Learning, visit LimeadesforLearning.com. SONIC’s annual Limeades for Learning fall voting campaign will return in late September. Any teachers interested in submitting a project for potential SONIC funding can register atLimeadesforLearning.com.

About SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®

SONIC, America’s Drive-In is the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain serving approximately 3 million customers every day. More than 90 percent of SONIC’s 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local business men and women. For 64 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. Since the 2009 launch of SONIC’s Limeades for Learning® campaign in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, SONIC has donated $7.5 million to public school teachers’ classrooms nationwide to fund essential learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning in their students. To learn more about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To learn about SONIC’s Limeades for Learning initiative, please visit LimeadesforLearning.com.

Contact:
Matthew Young
512-542-2802
Matthew.Young@cohnwolfe.com

Source: SONIC Drive-In

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SONIC® Drive-In’s 8th annual Limeades for Learning® Fall Voting Campaign donated more than $1M to fund 2,315 classroom projects

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2016-Oct-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, wrapped up its eight annual Limeades for Learning® Fall Voting Campaign, giving more than $1 million to fund 2,315 public school teacher projects over the four-week campaign. In partnership with DonorsChoose.org, this national award winning and voter-driven cause marketing campaign put guests in the driver’s seat to allocate SONIC’s donation, helping to ensure essential learning materials and innovative teaching resources are available in public school classrooms across the country.

From September 26 through October 23, SONIC empowered guests and fans to make a difference in their local communities by voting for public school teacher projects they wanted funded on the Limeades for Learning website, LimeadesforLearning.com. Throughout the voting period, projects with the most votes each week received funding, with an average request of $728 per project.

“We’re proud to support public school teachers to the tune of $1 million through our eighth annual Limeades for Learning Fall Voting Campaign, bringing SONIC’s contribution to public school classrooms to $2 million so far in 2016,” said Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations for SONIC. “During the four-week campaign, SONIC guests and fans mobilized to make a difference in their communities by determining which teacher projects we funded. We believe that teachers are innovative and entrepreneurial and will continue to launch additional initiatives throughout the school year to ensure we continue to support the communities and neighborhoods we proudly serve.”

Following this year’s Limeades for Learning fall voting campaign, SONIC has funded 13,614 classroom projects in 1,160 cities over the past eight years. More than 408,420 students have benefited from the projects funded since the campaign launched in 2009.

“SONIC and its fans continue to help ensure students across the country receive resources they need to learn and thrive,” says Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. “In addition to providing financial support to local public schools, SONIC is raising awareness around the need to support public school educators. We’re thrilled to partner with SONIC to inspire others to help improve their communities through Limeades for Learning.”

About SONIC, America’s Drive-In

SONIC, America’s Drive-In is the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain serving more than 3 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of SONIC’s 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local business men and women. Over more than 60 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, more than 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. Since the 2009 launch of SONIC’s Limeades for Learning philanthropic campaign in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, SONIC has donated more than $7 million to public school teachers nationwide to fund essential learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning. To learn more about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com and please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about SONIC’s Limeades for Learning initiative, please visit Limeadesforlearning.com.

About DonorsChoose.org

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that allows public school teachers across the country to post classroom project requests on their website, www.DonorsChoose.org. Individuals are able to browse the requests and can donate any amount to projects that inspire them. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org sends the materials to the school. Teachers and fans can also connect with DonorsChoose.org at facebook.com/DonorsChoose or on Twitter @DonorsChoose.

Contact:
Matthew Young
512-542-2802
matthew.young@cohnwolfe.com

Source: SONIC Drive-In

SONIC® Drive-In to donate $1 million to public school teachers’ classrooms for its eighth Limeades for Learning charitable voting campaign

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2016-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Sep 26, 2016), SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, embarks on its eighth Limeades for Learning charitable voting campaign, putting guests in the driver’s seat to allocate $1 million to public school teachers’ classrooms across the nation. In partnership with DonorsChoose.org, this national award-winning and consumer-driven campaign provides essential materials and supplies enabling teachers to inspire creativity and learning in today’s public school classrooms.

Starting today, Monday, Sept. 26, and extending for four weeks through Sunday, Oct. 23, SONIC empowers guests and fans to make a difference in their local communities by voting for specific public school teacher projects they want to receive SONIC funding at LimeadesforLearning.com. Throughout the voting period, projects with the most votes at the end of each week receive funding, while remaining projects get a chance for funding the following week.

The voting campaign comes on the heels of the brand’s renewed commitment to Limeades for Learning, transitioning from a seasonal to year-round campaign and announcing significantly increased financial support of $15 million over the next five years.

“2016 is a milestone year for Limeades for Learning; this May we announced our $15 million commitment over the next five years to making a difference in public school classrooms across the country,” says Cliff Hudson, SONIC Corp. CEO. “The fall voting campaign we kick off today in partnership with DonorsChoose.org launches our school year calendar of initiatives in support of public school classrooms and allows SONIC to make a much bigger difference in the local communities we are proud to serve.”

SONIC is donating up to $1 million dollars and is funding a classroom project for all eligible teachers in Oklahoma City, Okla., Corpus Christi, Texas and Lafayette, La.

“Since launching our partnership with SONIC in 2009, Limeades for Learning engaged citizen philanthropists to make a difference in their communities coast to coast. To date, SONIC’s gift of $6 million dollars to public school classrooms across the country has helped 11,500 teachers and 349,920 students,” says Charles Best, founder and chief executive officer at DonorsChoose.org. “Our team’s mission is to make sure students in every community are receiving the materials and experiences they need to learn and thrive inside the classroom. It’s our passion to make a change in the future of education and this program makes it easy for anyone in every community to vote and join the movement of enhancing a student’s learning experience one classroom at a time.”

About SONIC, America’s Drive-In

SONIC, America’s Drive-In is the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain serving more than 3 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of SONIC’s 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local business men and women. Over more than 60 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, more than 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. Since the 2009 launch of SONIC’s Limeades for Learning philanthropic campaign in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, SONIC has donated more than $6 million to public school teachers nationwide to fund essential learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning. To learn more about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com and please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about SONIC’s Limeades for Learning initiative, please visit Limeadesforlearning.com.

About DonorsChoose.org

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that allows public school teachers across the country to post classroom project requests on their website, www.DonorsChoose.org. Individuals are able to browse the requests and can donate any amount to projects that inspire them. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org sends the materials to the school. Teachers and fans can also connect with DonorsChoose.org at facebook.com/DonorsChoose or on Twitter@DonorsChoose.

Contact:
Matthew Young
512-542-2802
matthew.young@cohnwolfe.com

Source: SONIC Drive-In

SONIC® Drive-In announces the return of Limeades for Learning®

America decides which teachers receive funding by voting September 28 through October 18

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2015-9-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, announces the return of Limeades for Learning®. In partnership with DonorsChoose.org, the national award-winning and voter-driven cause marketing campaign funds essential learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning in today’s youth.

From September 28 through October 18, 2015, SONIC guests and fans can make a difference in their local communities by voting for public school teacher projects they would like funded through the Limeades for Learning website, LimeadesforLearning.com. Throughout the voting period, projects with the most votes each week receive funding, while remaining projects get a chance at funding for the next week.

There are multiple ways to vote on LimeadesforLearning.com:

1. Create an account with a valid email address and vote each day.

2. Visit a local SONIC, make a purchase and use the code on the bag sticker for two votes.

3. Vote ten times and SONIC will send an additional code worth two extra votes.

4. Share your vote on Facebook, Twitter or through email to earn additional votes.

“Recognizing the need for resources and innovative teaching techniques in the classroom, SONIC is proud to celebrate teachers across the country by putting more than half a million dollars in our customers’ hands to make a real difference in the local communities we serve,” said Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations for SONIC. “So many amazing teachers recognize the special talents in each and every child they teach, and they are on a mission to develop those talents. We created Limeades for Learning as a one-of-a-kind platform and opportunity for our guests to join us in giving back by identifying teacher’s projects they find inspirational and supporting them with the simple click of a button at LimeadesforLearning.com.”

Every year, teachers spend more than $1 billion of their own money on school supplies; that’s more than $500 per teacher. In the last six years, SONIC and its franchise partners have donated $4.2 million to public school classrooms in local communities to help alleviate this burden. By the close of this year’s campaign, SONIC will have invested more than $5 million in students and teachers nationwide.

“The impact of this program has been astounding. SONIC’s Limeades for Learning has funded nearly 7,500 teacher projects since the program launched in 2009, improving education experiences for hundreds of thousands of teachers and students across the country,” says Charles Best, founder and chief executive officer at DonorsChoose.org. “This year, teachers are submitting more innovative classroom projects than ever. SONIC’s fans consistently deliver strong participation and support, and we are excited to deliver more meaningful supplies to classrooms all across the country as we continue to build on the success of Limeades for Learning.”

About SONIC, America’s Drive-In
SONIC, America’s Drive-In, is the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain serving more than 3 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of SONIC’s 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local business men and women. Over the past 60 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, more than 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. To learn more about Sonic Corp.(NASDAQ/NM: SONC) and Limeades for Learning, please visit sonicdrivein.com and limeadesforlearning.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About DonorsChoose.org

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that allows public school teachers across the country to post classroom project requests on their website, www.DonorsChoose.org. Individuals are able to browse the requests and can donate any amount to projects that inspire them. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org sends the materials to the school. Teachers and fans can also connect with DonorsChoose.org at facebook.com/DonorsChoose or on Twitter@DonorsChoose.

for SONIC Drive-In
Matthew Young, 512-542-2802
matthew.young@cohnwolfe.com

Source: SONIC Drive-In

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