CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – November is the season of giving so in that spirit CBS 6 surprised a Henrico single-mother who is working her way through college.
Shawnisha Berry is studying to become a medical assistant and will be finished with her program in May and graduate in June of 2017.
Berry is also the mother of a 6-year-old son.
Berry says she is working day and night to give her little boy a good life.
She goes to school every day, then after her classes are done, Berry can be seen zipping down the street to her job in retail.
When CBS 6 reporter Shelby Brown found out that Berry was still trying to pull together a Thanksgiving meal on a tight budget, she jumped in to help.
So Shelby, with the help of Union Bank and Trust, made a trip to the store to purchase some Thanksgiving goodies for Berry and her son in the latest edition of CBS 6 Gives.
Shelby and Photojournalist Chris Munnings were able to fill a box with all the holiday trimmings like stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and more.
They also included a gift card to Honey Baked Ham so that Berry and her son could select a yummy ham or turkey for Thanksgiving.
Berry, who was stunned to learn she was a recipient of CBS 6 Gives said she is extremely grateful and appreciative.
“Thank you so much I really appreciate it,” Berry said tearfully. “Thank you again! You have really helped me a lot.”
Berry said she picked out a ham to put on the dinner table for Thanksgiving.