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Happy Mother’s Day! As a mother myself, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing every emotion and moment that defines motherhood. I’ve seen my children grow into who they are today, and there is not a feeling in the world that matches what it means to be a mother. But amid the joy, there’s one narrative that never fails to inspire me—the story of single mothers.

According to the United States Census Bureau, about 20% of children live in a mother-only household as of 2023. On their own, single mothers navigate the challenges of parenthood, juggling multiple roles. From providing for their children’s needs to being their support system, single mothers do it all. It’s a relentless journey marked by sleepless nights, endless worries, and countless sacrifices.

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One of the most admirable qualities of single mothers is their determination to give their children the best life despite financial obstacles that they may face being the sole breadwinners of their families. It’s reported that single mothers earn an average income of $51,168. That income is meant to sustain their entire household. Mothers work tirelessly to put food on the table, clothes on their children’s backs, and a roof over their heads. They sacrifice their own wants and needs to ensure that their children have every opportunity to thrive and succeed. 

But perhaps the most remarkable thing about single mothers is their ability to find strength in the midst of adversity. Often facing judgment and stigma from society, they’re building better futures for themselves and their children. Even if they don’t realize it, they’re teaching their children the value of resilience and perseverance. They’re instilling in their children the paths to take in the midst of adversity.

At AngeLink, we recognize the invaluable role that single mothers play in our communities. That’s why we’re committed to supporting and empowering them through our free crowdfunding platform. Whether it’s helping women start a small business, pursue higher education, or cover unexpected expenses, we’re here to provide a helping hand when mothers need it most.

This Mother’s Day, let’s take a moment to celebrate and share the love with single mothers everywhere. You are the pillars of our society, and your sacrifices for your families deserve to be honored. To all the single mothers out there, thank you for everything you do. You are appreciated, you are loved, and you are extraordinary. Happy Mother’s Day.

Gerry Poirier

Founder & CEO, AngeLink