Sonic Drive-In, a longtime supporter of public school teachers through its Limeades for Learning® program, completed its 10th annual fall voting campaign last month with donations going directly to Calhoun County School District classrooms.
“Through Limeades for Learning, teachers from all over the country can submit project requests to philanthropic partner DonorsChoose.org for the classroom resources they need to create an inspiring learning environment for their students," said Christi Woodworth, vice president for public relations for Sonic. “Sonic is proud to support public school teachers like those in the Calhoun County School District, who make a positive impact in their students’ lives and in their communities every day."
During the fall voting campaign, which took place Oct. 1 to 28, 2018, Sonic fans voted daily for inspiring teacher projects at LimeadesForLearning.com. Each week, teacher projects that earned the most votes received a piece of Sonic’s $1 million donation. Teacher projects ranged from materials like books, flexible seating, and art supplies to robotics kits and Chromebooks, reflecting the innovative learning solutions teachers provide to their students.
Locally, four teachers in the Calhoun County School District were among the public school teachers whose projects earned votes for funding. The total donation to Calhoun County School District teacher projects was $6648.14, bringing a variety of essential and enrichment learning materials to local public school classrooms. The following schools in the Calhoun County School District had teachers who received donations as part of the tenth annual Fall Voting campaign: Saks Elementary School and White Plains Elementary School. The teachers included Monique Carlisle, Donna Elkins and Lori Jones, all of Saks Elementary School and Katrina Ginn of White Plains Elementary School.