In the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, 100.7 KGBI invited the listening family in the Heartland 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. Five finalists were invited to share their story on Mornings with the Traceys, and each finalist was given a $100 Amazon gift card. The KGBI community voted online on and, with nearly 6,700 votes cast, named Carleigh Olson of Wahoo, NE the winner. Carleigh was nominated by her mom Angela and came to receive her gifts along with her adorable three-year-old son Merrick.
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 the community as a volunteer with food programs for kids. She’s been furloughed from her job at an eye center during the intermission, but is excited to say she is now back to work at almost her full-time 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 for 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!”