The Los Angeles Unified School District announced Friday that more than $1.6 million was donated to its LA Students Most In Need charity during a television fundraiser.
The fundraiser was hosted by CBS Television Stations with iHeart Radio stations in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Chargers football organization to help students and their families who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.
“In challenging times like this, it is incredible to see partners come together, united in a common goal for our community,” said iHeartMedia Los Angeles President Kevin LeGrett. “I am inspired to see the outpouring of generosity from everyone who was able to give big and small to help others at a time when it is undoubtedly the most difficult.”
The fundraiser kicked off at 6 a.m. Thursday and continued throughout all CBS2, KCAL9 and CBSN Los Angeles newscasts until 11 p.m., with special appearances by celebrities and network stars.
Almost 8,000 individual donors participated in the fundraiser, LAUSD stated.
All funds will be used to provide meals and urgently needed supplies for students and family members. Funds will also be used to provide devices and digital libraries and books to enable students to continue learning while schools are closed.
Donations can be made by visiting LAStudentsMostInNeed.org or by texting NEED to 76278. Checks can be made payable to the California Community Foundation with a note that the donation is for the LA Students Most in Need Fund. Checks can be mailed to California Community Foundation, 221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
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