PHOENIX, AZ (KSAZ) – It’s the mug shot seen around the world. A woman with tears running down her cheeks. The story behind it speaks to a desperate mother trying to get a job, leaving her children in her car during a job interview.
A passerby called the police to rescue the crying 6-month-old and 2-year-old children in the locked Dodge Durango parked in the sun.
Shanesha Taylor, 35, was arrested. She says she is homeless and needs the job. She says no one could watch the kids.
While many people have been outraged she left her children in the car, many others have been outraged at her situation.
Now an online fundraising site is collecting money to help Taylor. The goal was $9,000, but that has been passed and currently stands at more than $78,000. There are more than 1,000 comments of support.
Donate: YouCaring website
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