Update 5/4/2022: As of 3:00AM ET 5/4/22, funds for this match are no longer available, and no more donations will be matched. We're so excited about all the teachers and donors who participated. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day, on Tuesday, May 3rd, starting at 7:00 AM ET, all live, approved projects will receive a 1.5X match. That means a $40 donation will become a $60 donation, a $60 donation becomes a $90, and so on. This match is only available while funds last.
Here’s how teachers can qualify for the match:
- Have a live, approved project on our site by May 3rd at 7:00 AM EST.
- If you already have a live, approved project on DonorsChoose, you’re all set! If you have multiple projects live on the site, all of your projects will be eligible for the 50% match.
- Some projects may qualify for other match offers; in that case, those projects will receive the match for which they currently qualify, instead of the SONIC 50% match.
What donations will receive the 50% match?
Donations made to qualifying projects starting 7AM ET May 3rd, 2022 will be eligible for the 50% match, while funds last. We’ll update this help center article once funds are no longer available.
- Credit card, PayPal, account credit, and gift card donations to live projects will be eligible for this 50% match. Check donations and donor advised funds will not receive the 50% match, since they take several days to arrive and this 50% match will likely end on 5/3.
- Eligible donations will be matched 50%. That means a $40 donation will become $60, a $50 donation will become $75, and so on.
- Donations made before a project is live (when it’s in the friends and family pre-funding stage) will be 50% matched only if an eligible project is approved while the 50% match is live on May 3rd.
With thanks to SONIC Drive-In
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I post a project for the match?
Yes, but only projects that are live on May 3rd will receive the 50% match. Our team of staff and volunteers are working hard to screen as many projects as possible. Most projects are reviewed and posted within five days of being submitted. Submit a project today!
How will I know if my project qualifies?
If your project is live on our site, you’re all set! On May 3rd, you should see a 1.5X match indicator on your project, indicating that all donations you receive that day will be matched 50%.
What if I have a different match offer?
Some projects qualify for other match offers; in that case, those projects will receive the match for which they currently qualify, instead of this one-day-only 50% match.