- An Ohio mother who was arrested for leaving her children in a motel while she worked is receiving an outpouring of support from many who have been in her situation.
- Over $100,000 has been donated to Shaina Bell, 24, who was arrested and charged with two counts of child endangerment. Bell says she had someone checking on her ten and two-year-old while she worked.
- Quality Control Music Label founder Pierre “Pee” Thomas donated $10,000 to Bell’s GoFundMe account along with NBA player JaVale McGee who donated $5,000.
- The GoFundMe account created by Bell’s mother has raised over $95,000 so far, Bell is expected in court in April with many hoping she won’t face any consequences.“My mom used to have to do the same thing when we were young, not cause of abandonment issues, it’s because people can’t afford child care working at a pizza shop. She wasn’t hanging out at a club. She was at work,”said Pee Thomas.
From the GoFund Me Page:
Shaina is a single mother of three young children. She works hard and she loves her family very much. On Thursday February 11, 2021 Shaina was arrested at her job and taken to jail for leaving two of her children (ages 10 and 2) alone in their hotel room while she went to work. She was released the next day but found herself in the need of immediate housing.
This campaign was created to help Shaina and her children raise the money they need in order to secure permanent and safe housing. Everything raised will go directly to establishing a safe and permanent home for Shaina, Faith, Jai'Sean and Jade.
We understand that everyone has a story and we are grateful that you are listening to ours. From the bottom of our hearts we not only appreciate the financial contributions, but also the outpouring of support in the form of kind words and understanding.
PHOTO: GoFund Me Page