Waurika Eagle Elementary School Teacher Amy Eck receives Sonic donation for Teacher Appreciation Month

May 20, 2023

In May, SONIC donated $1.5 million to support local education across the country

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 19, 2023) - In honor of May's Teacher Appreciation Month, SONIC Drive-In's SONIC Foundation donated $1.5 million to match all public contributions made to requests on DonorsChoose, a national nonprofit that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom requests submitted by teachers. In Waurika, OK, Amy Eck at Waurika Eagle Elementary School received a combined donation of $137, from SONIC for the project High-Quality H2O for Grades PreK-2.

Eck is a Duncan native and 2001 Duncan High School graduate. She attended Oklahoma Christian University and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. OCU is where she met her husband, Jacob Eck of Waurika. Prior to teaching at Waurika, she taught at Mid-Del Public Schools for 3 years.

As part of SONIC's ongoing Limeades for Learning initiative, the $1.5 million donation matched 50 percent of each donation made to all teacher requests. SONIC helped fully fund nearly 15,300 projects from teachers and schools across the country.

"SONIC is invested in supporting the local communities served by our more than 3,500 locations, and we're proud of the impact we've made over the past 14 years through Limeades for Learning," said Lori Abou Habib, Chief Marketing Officer of SONIC. "We're grateful to all the SONIC guests who joined us in celebrating teachers this month by donating to a classroom request on DonorsChoose, and those who continue to help us support public education by grabbing their favorite SONIC drink and having a portion of the purchase go towards helping a nearby public school."

Through the SONIC Limeades for Learning initiative, the brand donates a portion of proceeds from every drink, slush and shake purchase to the SONIC Foundation, which is used to support local public education.* Since 2009, SONIC has donated more than $26 million to funding local classrooms, becoming one of the largest programs to support public education in the U.S.

Visit DonorsChoose, and donate to one or more of the thousands of public school teacher requests seeking support to provide students with educational resources.

About SONICĀ® Drive-In

SONIC, founded in 1953, is the largest drive-in restaurant brand in the United States, with more than 3,500 restaurants in 47 states. SONIC is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit SONICDriveIn.com and InspireBrands.com.

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