Student Raises Money For Nursing Home Residents

Eighth-grade student Morgane Butler hopes to raise approximately $1,500 for a new salon chair for her local nursing home by mid-summer. With the help of her classmates and other community members, Butler is collecting cans and bottles that she can recycle for cash to donate to the nursing home.

The hairdresser has seen patients everyday for the past 30 years, and she says the chair has been at the facility for nearly 40 years. The chair’s outdated design also makes it impossible for her to wash the hair of certain clients who are overweight, or who are wheelchair bound.

As soon as Butler heard about the lackluster chair, she and her mother began planning ways to help, and came up with the idea to collect cans and bottles at Butler’s school. She has raised nearly $200 since the beginning of the project in early April, and is confident she will get $1,300 left to raise for the new chair. The hairdresser and nursing home residents are equally excited about the new salon chair. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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