Help Your Child's Classroom with Limeades for Learning

DonorsChoose.org

This article, entitled "Help Your Child's Classroom with Limeades for Learning," is presented by Sonic.

In June 2003, Charles Best was a history teacher at a Bronx high school, spending his own money on school supplies. He wasn’t alone.

It’s estimated that teachers nationwide spend more than $1 billion of their own money on school supplies every year. So Charles Best started a website and encouraged teachers to post classroom project requests, inviting people to fund the projects with anonymous donations. But, Charles didn’t know many donors, so he anonymously funded those first 10 projects himself. His colleagues thought the site worked and rumor spread. Endorsements from Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Colbert have made DonorsChoose.Org what it is today.

Since 2010, DonorsChoose.org:

  • Raised $186,576,043

  • Funded 368,809 projects

  • Helped 9,132,352 students

Now is your chance to help! DonorsChoose.org is partnering with SONIC to help schools nationwide with their annual Limeades for Learning initiative where you can vote on projects important to you and the winning projects get funded.



About Sonic Limeades for Learning: SONIC® and DonorsChoose.org are working together to provide necessary funding to public school classrooms nationwide. With your help, SONIC has donated nearly $3 million dollars to teachers' projects since 2009, and we will reach $3.5 million by the end of the Limeades for Learning® initiative this fall. Fall 2013 voting begins September 23 and extends five weeks to October 27.



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