LA Unified and partners raise money for “students in need”

LAUSD partners with CBSLA, iHeart Radio and the LA Chargers to raise over $1 million for students and families through "LA Students in Need."

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LA Students Most in Need

The header for the LA Students Most in Need Fundraiser on their website.

By Mhar Tenorio, Online Editor-in-Chief

Los Angeles Unified School District partnered with CBSLA, iHeart Radio and the LA Chargers to raise over $1.6 million through the “LA Students Most In Need” organization.

This nonprofit was created by LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner to “support students who no longer have the benefit of being in school every day,” as according to their website.

This includes providing meals through Grab & Go food centers, supplies, devices and any tools to help with digital learning.

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"In times like this, we need to do all we can to support students and families most in need," said Beutner on a press release.

"I’m grateful for all who are part of this effort as we are truly in this together," he said.

The effort was supported by almost 8,000 people, including celebrities like Becky G., LL Cool J and Matthew McConaughey.

While the fundraiser event already occurred on April 2 newscasts on CBS and KCAL-9, donations can still be made by visiting this link or by texting the word NEED to 76278.