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. The following are among l teachers who received funding:

•Mrs. Erickson at Minnewaska Area Elementary School for the project “Partner Books in Our Hands” for Grades PreK-2.

•Mrs. Germundson at Minnewaska Area Elementary School for the project “Making Marvelous Music!” for Grades 3-5.

•Ms. Deidre at Minnewaska Area Elementary School for the project “Reading is an Adventure That Never Ends” for Grades PreK-2.

•Mr. Greene at Minnewaska Middle High School for the project “Enhancing More Choices Within the Classroom” for Grades 3-5.

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 and donate.

About SONIC® 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 and

*SONIC donates a portion of every Drink, Slush, and Shake purchase to the SONIC Foundation, which is used to support local schools across the communities SONIC serves through partners like DonorsChoose. The SONIC Foundation is a division of the Inspire Brands Foundation. For more information about the SONIC Foundation, visit