NEWBURGH – 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 five teachers in Newburgh, New York a total donation of $1,116.
Through Limeades for Learning®, SONIC donated $1 million to public school teacher requests across the country on Teacher Appreciation Day – Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – supporting their endeavors to provide students with essential education resources.
In Newburgh, exceptional teachers at two schools were among those whose projects received funding, including:
* Jessica Torres at GAMS Tech Magnet School for the project “Learning LEGOs”
* Kelly Purdy at GAMS Tech Magnet School for the project “iPads for Our Pad Part 13”
* Kelly Purdy at GAMS Tech Magnet School for the project “Recess for All!”
* Kelly Purdy at GAMS Tech Magnet School for the project “Book Baggies for All”
* Matthew Scully at GAMS Tech Magnet School for the project “Math Manipulative Toolkit”
* Nancy Gross at GAMS Tech Magnet School for the project “Backpacks Hold It Together!”
* Nancy Gross at GAMS Tech Magnet School for the project “Look at Our Graduates!”
* Nancy Gross at GAMS Tech Magnet School for the project “An Apple a Day for Literacy!”
* Melissa Dillon at Horizons on Hudson Magnet School for the project “Super-Sized Scrabble!”
* Melissa Dillon at Horizons on Hudson Magnet School for the project “Interactive Learning from Home!”
“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 those in Newburgh, 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 LimeadesforLearning.com to learn about future funding opportunities and explore public school teacher requests in the Newburgh community in need of support.