Broke, Black Single Mom Donates Lottery Winnings to Officer Shot on Duty

If this story doesn’t bring you to tears, or close to it, you may not have a heart.

Shetara Sims, a young black single mom with $7 to her name, found one dollar in the parking lot and used it to buy a lottery ticket. Shetara had lost her job about a month ago due to the coronavirus lock-down.

She won $100.

Then, her daughter, Rakiya, had a suggestion: Why don’t they give the money to an officer who was shot on duty and still in intensive care?

That’s exactly what she did.

Instead of using it to take care of her family, she donated the money to the officer.


The Kansas City Police tracked her down and returned the favor, in appreciation.

The Kansas City Police Department shared the story onΒ their Facebook page, and hundreds of people asked how they could help Sims. The problem was that Sims had made the donation anonymously, and the police didn’t know how to contact her. Once they tracked her down, they set up a GoFundMe account to help her get on her feet.

The GoFundMe account the police set up for her has raised over $115,000 for this lady with “a heart of gold”.

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6 thoughts on “Broke, Black Single Mom Donates Lottery Winnings to Officer Shot on Duty”

  1. Thank you ladies! You are both wise and kind and an inspiration (we hope) to all who have heard your happy story in the midst of all this trouble, anger and sadness!!! You go girls…you are the best.

    1. A clear conscience is evidence of a life in harmony with the Holy Spirt. GOD IS LOVE. πŸ™πŸΌ