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Las Vegas chef helping raise money for CCSD students' Chromebooks

Posted at 7:15 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 12:00:16-04

Clark County School District students are going back to school soon at home and many families are afraid they may not have the tools they need to take on distance learning successfully.

Now a popular Las Vegas chef is taking matters into her own hands.

Chef Natalie Young Hopes to help by selling her famous chicken during a curbside pop up on Friday at her restaurant in downtown Las Vegas.

"Kids need to learn," says Chef Natalie Young with Eat. "You don't want a family to have to choose between a meal for the week or a Chromebook."

Last school year, CCSD was not able to make contact with thousands of kids because many of them didn't have a laptop or access to WiFi.

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The district has started reaching out to students directly to get them materials, but they still need thousands of additional Chromebooks and many families are worried they won't get one.

Chef Natalie Young will be donating some of her net proceeds Friday evening to Core, a local nonprofit that serves under-resourced kids. Her goal is to donate 100 Chromebooks to local organizations serving under-resourced kids.

The chicken dinners are sold out, but you can still donate here.