Donations pouring in for homeless mother of 2, accused of leavin - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Donations pouring in for homeless mother of 2, accused of leaving kids in hot car

Posted: Updated:
youcaring.com youcaring.com
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -

A homeless mom charged with child abuse for allegedly leaving her two young children in a hot car while she went on a job interview pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Tuesday.

Shanesha Taylor, 35, has also garnered quite a following.  More than $96,000 in donations has poured in to try and help the Arizona mother of a 2-year-old and 6-month-old. It's all through a website called youcaring.com.  Amanda Bishop created the post that reads in part: "There are some of us that feel that Shanesha was in an unfortunate situation that sadly an economy like ours is putting many single mother's in a position to make terrible mistakes like this. This fund raiser was set up in an effort to help Shanesha and her situation. Please understand that I am flooded with emails everyday from people asking questions and it is so hard to keep up with all of them. I'm just a 24 year old girl struggling like Shanesha who set this up. I never expected it to blow up this big but I'm still oh so glad it did. "

Taylor was arrested  March 20 after a witness heard a child crying inside a Dodge Durango.  Scottsdale Police found the car parked directly in the sun with the windows slightly open.

Officers said Taylor returned about 45 minutes after they were informed of the situation. She told them she didn't have anyone to watch her kids.

Visibly upset, her mug shot was taken with tears streaming down her face. After multiple media outlets published her photo, the support starting pouring in for Taylor, who some say is trying to better her situation.

Her children have been placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.

Zip Code Weather!
Get a local weather report and a 10-day forecast by typing in your zip code!
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Industrial Accident at International Paper Company Leaves One Man Dead

    UPDATE: Industrial Accident at International Paper Company Leaves One Man Dead

    UPDATE: Industrial Accident at International Paper Company Leaves One Man Dead

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:21:04 GMT
    Savannah Fire Department and Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are on the scene of an industrial accident at the International Paper Company on West Lathrop Avenue in Savannah. Spokesman Mark Keller says Savannah Fire arrived on the scene and commenced CPR, but the man was unresponsive.Details are limited now. Stay with WSAV for the latest, as News Three's Ian Margol is on the scene learning more.
    Savannah Fire Department and Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are on the scene of an industrial accident at the International Paper Company on West Lathrop Avenue in Savannah. Spokesman Mark Keller says Savannah Fire arrived on the scene and commenced CPR, but the man was unresponsive.Details are limited now. Stay with WSAV for the latest, as News Three's Ian Margol is on the scene learning more.
  • UPDATE: Man Arrested in Statesboro Bar Fight Death Denied Bond

    UPDATE: Man Arrested in Statesboro Bar Fight Death Denied Bond

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:31:41 GMT
    A 20 year old is in custody, accused of beating 18 Year old GSU freshman Michael Gatto to death inside a club
    A 20 year old is in custody, accused of beating 18 Year old GSU freshman Michael Gatto to death inside a club
  • Highway Patrol Investigates Fatal Beaufort Crash

    Highway Patrol Investigates Fatal Beaufort Crash

    Highway Patrol Investigates Fatal Beaufort Crash

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:26:13 GMT
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened just after 8 p.m. on Saturday, on Highway 21 in Beaufort. According to Sgt. Bob Beres, a 1998 Mercedes Benz ran off of the right side of the road and overturned. 
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened just after 8 p.m. on Saturday, on Highway 21 in Beaufort. According to Sgt. Bob Beres, a 1998 Mercedes Benz ran off of the right side of the road and overturned. 
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.