Sonic Drive-In donated a total of $13,547 to local teachers for its annual Limeades for Learning Fall Voting Campaign.
Sonic donated an all-time high of $1.3 million for learning supplies to fund public school teacher requests for physical and virtual classrooms nationwide, according to a news release from the company.
“Celebrating public school teachers through our Fall Voting Campaign feels special every year, but especially this year, as our incredible public school teachers are going the extra mile to keep their students inspired, regardless of where their classroom may be,” Christi Woodworth, vice president for public relations for Sonic, said in the news release.
Sonic partnered with Donors Choose, a nonprofit teacher crowdfunding platform, for people to vote on teacher requests for classroom materials.
The requests with the most votes received funding, including nine Jefferson City School District teachers and one Blair Oaks R-2 School District teacher.
The following local teachers received funding:
• Holly Schaefer, of North Elementary School, for the projects “Growing Reading Skills With Pioneer Valley’s Level a Garden Collection,” “Growing Reading Skills With Pioneer Valley’s Level B Garden Collection,” “Growing Reading Skills With Pioneer Valley’s Level C Garden Collection” and “Sidewalk Chalk, Storage, and Stamps… OH MY!”
• Kourtney Griggs, of North Elementary School, for the project “Math Games for Kindergarten Mathematicians.”
• Jill Verslues, of Blair Oaks Middle School, for the project “Code It, Roll It!”
• Niki Atkinson, of West Elementary School, for the project “Smile! It’s Going to Be Alright!”