A West Knoxville woman turned to a social media group to help out another mom in need this Christmas--and got much more than she expected.
Shumaker wanted to help her friend, Maya Baker, with some Christmas presents for her kids and some other household items.
Baker is a single mom of four kids. She's also running her own business.
For extra help, Shumaker posted to a private Facebook community called West Knox Chat. It has more than 2,000 members mainly from the Knoxville area.
"It's just a bunch of local Knoxville moms, and they know everything about everything," Shumaker said.
She posted around 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve-- thinking she was too late.
"If we get, you know, $100, that would be awesome," Shumaker said.
She went to church, and her phone wouldn't stop buzzing.
Within 24 hours, more than 160 people had donated more than $2400. Shumaker revealed the surprise to Baker on Christmas. Baker thanked the donors on Facebook live that day.
"It really is a Christmas miracle, these people, I don't, I know Toni, I don't know another single woman in that group," Baker said.
This isn't the first time the group has helped Baker. She moved her family to Knoxville two years ago, and then people helped out with furniture and fun things for the kids.
Shumaker said the average donation was between $8 and $15.
"This mom, you know, gave $2.70 and said, 'That's the balance in my checking account, I just want to help,'" Shumaker said.
Baker says she's overwhelmed with gratitude and plans to pay it forward in the future.
"And I receive it with great joy, you know, and I will put every penny to good use and to good work," Baker said.
As of Friday afternoon, members of the group had donated more than $2800 for Baker's family.