Not just a fight against nursing home poverty
This week The Law Offices of David L. Carrier announced its plan to donate $1,000.00 to Lisa Cober, a West Michigan woman who works to provide clothes and hygiene products to underprivileged children. Cober, a mother of three who was once homeless herself, understands the struggles of school-aged children faced with homelessness, and is working hard to end the cycle of poverty by providing these students with the basic needs necessary for their success. “I want to make sure these students are able to concentrate on school and not worry about being harassed by other students … how cold they are, how dirty they feel, or that they need something so minor such as socks, underwear, or soaps,” said Cober.
After hearing Cober speak at the Fox 17 Pay it Forward Gala, David Carrier decided to join her efforts. “It just fits with our values,” said Carrier, “We were so impressed by the impact that Cober has had on these families that we thought we could support her financially, as well as try to do the same thing in the Grand Rapids area.” To further Cober’s work, David reached out to Northview High School, and hopes to connect with several other area schools, to discuss starting a similar program. In order to get a jump on things, The Law Offices of David L. Carrier will be collecting personal hygiene products for children and teens at all upcoming workshops. David’s efforts to help Cober in her work are a part of a larger campaign to highlight small area nonprofits that do exceptional work in the West Michigan community.