SONIC Drive-In makes $100 donation to aid distance learning

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Compton receives grant for Diversity in Reading project

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, SONIC is providing teachers with necessary supplies for students to continue learning at home

To recognize the entrepreneurial spirit driving teachers to meet their students' distance learning needs during this difficult time, SONIC Drive-In matched all donations to DonorsChoose on Teacher Appreciation Day, giving Emily Compton in Monett $100.

Through Limeades for Learning, SONIC donated $1 million to public school teacher requests across the country on Teacher Appreciation Day, May 5, supporting their endeavors to provide students with essential education resources.

Emily Compton at Monett Intermediate School was among the exceptional teachers whose project received funding.

Her Diversity in Reading project builds a classroom library of diverse fiction and non-fiction books to meet the reading needs of English Language Learners, low socio-economic families, special needs and gifted in her class.

"Teachers across the country face new and complex challenges to keep their students learning right now," said Christi Woodworth, vice president for public relations for SONIC. "As we continue to celebrate teachers this Teacher Appreciation Month, we sincerely thank educators like Emily Compton, who are creatively keeping their students learning even as schools are closed. With SONIC's $1 million donation match, we were able to help teachers obtain resources for their students and will continue to empower them throughout the year."

SONIC is committed to helping teachers now in this time of need, and all year long. Through Limeades for Learning, SONIC has donated $16.6 million to public school teachers, helping more than 21,000 teachers and impacting more than 5.4 million students in public schools nationwide since 2009. Visit to learn about future funding opportunities and explore public school teacher requests in the Monett community in need of support.