Over GHC 250,000 Raised For Single Mother Who Had 0nly GHC 11 In Bank Account

Over GHC 250,000 Raised For Single Mother Who Had 0nly GHC 11 In Bank Account

  • On her son's birthday, a single mother of four could not afford to buy him a toy he wanted
  • Tiffany Holloway opted to stay up late to sew a toy for him and shared the story on social media
  • She received hundreds of toys, and well-wishers raised over GHC 250,000 for the family

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A single mother from Oklahoma, US, is overjoyed after strangers came through for her in her time of need.

Tiffany Holloway and her son.
Tiffany Holloway had KSh 200 and could not buy her son a birthday present. Photos: Tiffany Holloway.
Source: UGC

It all started when the single mother of four identified as Tifanny Holloway posted a photo of a handmade toy she created for her child on social media.

In the caption, Tifanny explained that it was her son's birthday, but since she had no money she opted to make the toy using an old blanket.

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According to Tifanny, she only had GHC 11 In her bank account.

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“My son wanted a stuffed manta ray for his 5th birthday but I did not have money to buy one, so I converted his old blanket into one," she wrote.

Tiffany said she stayed up until 1 am sewing the toy and used two buttons from her blouses to make the eyes.

Overwhelming response

The single mother admitted that when sharing the post, she expected a few comments and being teased as the button eyes were crooked.

However, the next day, she was taken aback after getting positive feedback and numerous offers to help.

Strangers sent her son hundreds of toys, including manta rays and other ocean creatures.

One person set up a GoFundMe page for Holloway and her kids, with a target of raising GHC 15,000

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However, as of Saturday, September 4, well-wishers had raised over GHC 253,000 for the family.

One man even bought them tickets to the aquarium in Oklahoma City, and her son got to see a live manta ray for the first time.

Giving back

Given the significant number of toys she received from well-meaning people, Holloway decided to give back.

She donated the toys to the Oklahoma Children's Hospital and started the Manta Ray Giving Project, allowing well-wishers to contribute to the hospital.

Heroic dad

In August, YEN.com.gh reported that GHC 2.4 million was raised for a man who rushed into a fire to save his twin daughter.

Ray Lucas selflessly rushed into their burning house and saved his 18-month-old twins.

The family lost all their belongings and had expensive hospital bills, prompting well-wishers to raise the money.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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