SAVANNAH, GEORGIA (May 13, 2014) – Shelter From the Rain, Inc. launched their first annual “Crown A Single Mom” Nomination Contest this year. They accepted community nominations April 13, 2014 – May 2, 2014 to honor and recognize single mothers in the Coastal Empire. The winners were honored on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
The “Crown A Single Mom” nomination contest is a project through Shelter From the Rain, Inc. under a program called “Queen’s Corner.” Believing that every mother should be treated like a queen and every queen needs someone in her corner. Named after the late Mary Queen Graham, a single mother of twenty-four years, this program is designed to support single mothers through notes of encouragement, gifts and customized wish list items.
Supporting single mothers is more important than ever. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “more than 40 percent of the babies born in the United States in 2012 were born to single mothers. In 1980, that number was just over 18 percent.”
This Mother's Day, single moms were encouraged by a special gift from Shelter From the Rain. The various nominations were submitted from the community and two exceptional moms were selected for a Mother’s Day gift. The nominations listed below highlight why these moms are so special.
Zipporah Mosley Nomination
"She is raising two amazing well-mannered boys. She works two and three jobs to provide their basic needs. About 2 years ago, her oldest was in a horrible accident that left him unable to walk. Zipporah has put her life on hold to cater to him all while coaching sport teams for her other son."
Tawana Mosley Nomination
"Tawana is special and deserves to be crowned, because God is her ultimate source and supply for her life as she parents her son Leroy. She teaches Leroy the value of believing and trusting God in every area of his life. She is unrelentingly committed to her son's success. As a single Mother, she esteems Leroy's well being above her relationships with the opposite sex. She is a tenured employee and exhibits exceptional work ethics. She does an excellent job of balancing her work and home life. You will always find her supporting Leroy in attendance in his church, school and community activities. Leroy's success as a thirteen year old speaks to Tawana's success as a single Mother. Leroy is an exceptional First Tee of Savannah participant where he was honored in a local Winter Olympics commercial. He is an A student. He plays both basketball and football. Tawana loves life and always exhibit a spirit of love and fun as she finds time to enjoy and be available to family and friends. She is a great cook and loves to share meals with others."
Both Zipporah Mosley and Tawana Parker are wonderful parents and doing a great job as single moms!
About Shelter From the Rain, Inc.
Shelter From the Rain, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, based out of Savannah, Georgia, designed to enrich the lives of low-income mothers and their children through acts of kindness that nurture the mind, body, and soul.
Shelter From the Rain, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, based out of Savannah, Georgia, designed to enrich the lives of low-income single mothers and children in need through acts of kindness that nurture the mind, body, and soul.