Everything was stolen and I need help rebuilding

Hi Everyone. 

My name is Shauna and I’m the owner and        director at Sprouting Scholars Preschool. It’s  always been my dream to open multiple centers. Children are my true passion and I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else in this world. I love enriching the lives of children and teaching them new things everyday. 

Unfortunately, my dreams have been put on    hold and possibly will be done due to a devastating nightmare. I obtained a property in early May and was in the process of opening another preschool location in Winston Salem NC. I     spent all of my savings buying new supplies, equipment, materials, etc. all of this alone was well over $15K. Not considering the money         spent to hire cleaning crews, contractors to      put the equipment together and hotel stays to stay near by because I don’t live in the area.

On Wednesday, September 21st, 2020 I  received an email from my landlord that all my           items we’re stolen out of the property by a        squatter that was living there for a week. (My  landlord had previously went the week before to check the property and everything was still there. )

I tried obtain insurance in the process of getting the property but was denied until I received my temporary licenses from the state to operate my center. I also couldn’t get renters insurance because the property was commercial. 

I’m working with the police and have sent the police all of my receipts and invoices  of all         items stolen, however, they let me know as of today, that they’re trying to get all my information together and take it to the DA’s office to      get a warrant to arrest the criminal who did      this. However, they’ve expressed it’s going to  take a while to get all of that data input into      their database and there’s a big chance that I won’t be able to recover my items. 

I’m heartbroken, devastated , and in total.          disbelief. I would’ve never thought in a million      years something like this would happen to me. I’ve  worked so hard to obtain everything I have and I’m even ashamed to do this Gofundme.

However, I know I still have work to do and I    still want to make a difference in children’s        lives by opening centers that provide safe, loving, and stimulating environments for them. If you look up “Sprouting Scholars Preschool”,      you will see we have 5 stars across the net.  I pride myself in offering the best childcare I can for my families and I need your help to continue to do this. 

Any help, motivation, words of advice, prayers,etc would be greatly appreciated. 

I thank you all so very much for reading my


Shauna ❤️


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Shauna Cohen 
Winston Salem, NC
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