Thursday, August 20, 2009

SONIC Partners With DonorsChoose

I recently received this email that I thought you might be interested in it. It sounds like a great opportunity. All you have to do is sign up and submit your project and then people come back to vote on it. I hope this helps you in some way in order to make your classroom more successful!

“I am writing on behalf of SONIC® America’s Drive-In regarding a new cause initiative called Limeades for Learning, which provides grants to U.S. public school teachers. This fall, SONIC will donate more than half a million dollars to fund classroom materials and resources needed to inspire learning.

Each year, teachers spend nearly $1,200 of their own money to effectively teach their students. SONIC wants to help. They’ve partnered with DonorsChoose.org, a national leading non-profit Web site to fulfill projects requested by teachers. Projects range from soccer balls needed for gym class to ESL materials to help children read to computers needed for a science lab. If a teacher needs specific materials or resources to plan a field trip, they can sign up as a SONIC Teacher at
LimeadesForLearning and register their project online.

One of the unique benefits of DonorsChoose.org is that every day people become citizen philanthropists by donating to their favorite teacher’s project. Limeades for Learning is similar in that it empowers SONIC customers to take part and direct which teacher projects receive funding. From August 31, to October 1, customers are encouraged to purchase a drink at SONIC and participate in the program. Each cup will be specially marked with a sticker that contains a unique code used to vote for a teacher project on
LimeadesForLearning. Each week for five weeks, teacher projects with the most votes will be funded by SONIC up to $500,000.00.

To ensure teachers have a good chance of getting their project funded, SONIC has many tools available to communicate their involvement. From customized newsletters and e-mails to social network site messaging, teachers will be fully prepared to notify their family, friends, colleagues, PTA, school board members and others to ask for and seek votes. "

3 comments:

Joan said...

HI!

I wrote about this on my blog too. I have received some needed supplies from and other things for my classroom from donorschoose.

Mike Rush said...

Hey Pat,

I love your blog! I've just come across it. I heard about donors choose in the National Writing Project this summer. It came up in discussion and someone in the group said, "Oh yeah, I've already received lots of stuff." I had never heard of it. Thanks for using your blog to get out the word.

Meaghan said...

This sounds wonderful...thanks for sharing!