Sonic donates to schools for Teacher Appreciation Month

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 25, 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.

As part of the Limeades for Learning initiative, the $1.5 million donation matched 50 percent of each donation made to all teacher requests and  helped fund nearly 15,300 projects.

The following are local teachers who received funding:

In Kannapolis, five teachers from four schools received a combined donation of $421, including:





In Salisbury, three teachers from two schools received a combined donation of $110, including:


Since 2009, Sonic has donated more than $26 million to funding local classrooms. Go to and donate to one or more of the thousands of public school teacher requests seeking support.