Shania Bell, the mother facing child endangerment charges because she left her daughters alone in a motel to go to work, has received over $165,000 in GoFundMe donations.
Shania’s two daughters Faith, 9, and Jade, 3 were left in a Motel 6 room in Liberty Township, Ohio, while she went to work at a Little Caesars down the street.
The children’s father alerted the police that the girls were left alone and Shania was arrested, jailed, and charged with two counts of child endangerment.
What kind of father does this? A more understandable plan of action would have been to try to help find some type of child care for the girls.
Shania explained could not afford to pay for child care, so she did the best she could in her situation and made sure she checked on her daughters hourly.
My kids bring me joy. They make me laugh. They’re my world. I would never do anything to harm my kids. My kids are everything to me. That’s all I do is go to work and take care of my kids. That’s all I do.
I had to go to work. My daughter decided that she wanted to stay here. My daughter told me that this is where she wants to be, and I felt that she was old enough to be able to stay here with her sister for a few hours because my job is right down the street.
I never set blame on anybody for anything because at the end of the day nobody left my kids in the hotel but me. I’ve cried a couple of times since this situation started. I’m just trying to keep a level head and trying to stay strong because that’s all I can do.
A lot of people are saying hurtful things, but a lot of people are also being there for me and showing great support.
I didn’t ask for that, but people gave it to me, and I’m just over appreciative to what’s going on.
Shania was arrested a week ago at Little Caesars, but many people can relate to her story, including some celebrities.
Pierre “Pee” Thomas the owner of the hip-hop record label QC made a $10k donation and he expressed empathy for Bell’s situation.
Someone get me this young lady info. 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.
Cleveland Cavaliers player JaVale McGee also showed support with his $5k donation.
The GoFundMe page was set up by Shania’s mother Danielle Hosey, and the page has received support from around the country since Shania’s story went viral.
Shania and her mother are very grateful for the donations.
Shaina and I are very grateful for not only the financial support but also (as I stated previously) the kind words of support and encouragement, the prayers, and well wishes. So many of you took time to write personal messages and I didn’t have a chance to read all of them, but I did attempt to read and respond to as many as I could.
The Young Turks (TYT) made some very valid points in their coverage of Shania’s story.
See the news report from TYT below:
Shania pleaded not guilty to the child endangerment charges, and her next hearing is in April.
Shania also has a 7-year-old son name Jai’Sean, but he was not with his sisters on the day in question.
Our prayers are with Shania and her family, hopefully, cooler heads will prevail and the charges will be dropped.
Do you believe child endangerment charges are warranted against Shania Bell?