Amazing Girls Who Needed Taco Bell WiFi Raised $115k

Girls Who Needed Taco Bell WiFi

Girls Who Needed Taco Bell WiFi Raised $115k

More than $100K raised for girls who needed Taco Bell WiFi to do schoolwork

The photo posted to Instagram last week has sparked an online fundraising campaign as it highlighted the “digital divide” for low income students.

nbcnews – More than $115,000 has been raised for a migrant family in California after a photo was shared on social media of two girls using WiFi at a Taco Bell to complete schoolwork, highlighting the “digital divide” for low-income students.
The photo posted to Instagram last week has sparked an online fundraising campaign for the family. Kevin de León, president pro tempore of the California Senate, also shared the photo on his own social media, noting 40 percent of Latinos don’t have internet access.
“This is California, home to Silicon Valley … but where the digital divide is as deep as ever,” León tweeted.
NBC News was not able to identify the family but confirmed with Salinas City Elementary School District that the girls are students in the district.

Salinas City Elementary School District said it has since provided wireless hotspots to the family and has placed additional orders to address Internet accessibility.
“The digital divide is very real, and delays in receiving needed technology are a statewide concern, we are grateful the state is making technology a priority and look forward to receiving these hotspots in our district,” said Amy Ish, president of the district’s board of education.
But locals concerned for the girls wanted to help address their needs. For many, the photo was a reminder at how pervasive the pandemic has affected low-income families who may lose access to education for lack of connectivity.
A GoFundMe campaign was started by Jackie Lopez on Sunday after she was able to find the mother, Juana, a migrant worker.
Girls Who Needed Taco Bell WiFi
Girls Who Needed Taco Bell WiFi

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