Source: Alyssa Newcomb / ABC News
Amanda Bishop doesn’t know Shanesha Taylor, the single mother who was arrested for allegedly leaving her kids in a car during a job interview, but she felt compelled to do something to help her.
“There are some of us that feel that Shanesha was in an unfortunate situation that, sadly, an economy like ours is putting many single mothers in a position to make terrible mistakes like this,” Bishop wrote on a fundraising page.
Taylor’s striking mug shot and her story have attracted more than $95,000 in donations, to date.
The Phoenix mom said she was unable to find a babysitter when she went to a job interview at an insurance company on March 21, and so she left her 2-year-old son and 6-month-old baby in the car with the key in the ignition and the windows cracked, the Associated Press reported.