Donations are pouring in for a family in California after a photo of two young girls using the free WiFi in a Taco Bell parking lot to do their school work went viral. We recently told you about the image, which shows the girls sitting on a sidewalk with their laptops at the Salinas restaurant, and that their family was facing eviction and a GoFundMe campaign had been set up for them.
Now we’re happy to update the story to share that more than $142-thousand has been raised for this family so far. The single mother of three girls will be working with an accountant to manage the money. The Salinas City Elementary School District is also now providing the family with a hotspot, so they’ll have Internet access at home for their distance learning.
Jackie Lopez started the online fundraiser for the family after learning they were going to be evicted from their home. “All children deserve a happy place to live and because of their dedication, these little girls deserve a safe space to learn,” Lopez writes on GoFundMe.
Source: USA Today