In the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, KGBI/Omaha invited families to nominate single moms who could use some extra help during this unusual time with “Shower Love on a Single Mom.” Hundreds of moms were nominated at myKGBI.com to receive $1,000 in gift cards for gas, groceries, and other expenses in time for Mother’s Day, courtesy of Eagle Mortgage in Omaha. Five finalists were invited to share their story with Jill and Jeremy during “Mornings with the Traceys” and each finalist was given a $100 Amazon gift card from Eagle Mortgage. The KGBI community voted online and, with nearly 6,700 votes cast, named Carleigh Olson of Wahoo, NE the winner. Carleigh (pictured on the left) was nominated by her mom Angela (right) and came to receive her gifts along with her adorable three-year-old son Merrick (front). Carleigh discovered she was pregnant during her senior year in high school and has worked hard to provide a life for Merrick while also giving back to her community as a volunteer with different food programs for kids. She’s been furloughed from her job at an eye center but is excited to say she is now back to work at almost her fulltime hours!
“The outpouring of love for singles moms from the listening family was astounding,” said Jill Tracey, KGBI Listener Engagement Director. “One family even purchased an additional $100 HyVee grocery card each for the four finalists who didn’t win the grand prize. What a great way to show love to moms who really need it right now!”