July 24, 2020
Smiths Falls converts to LED
NIAGARA FALLS — Installation of LED lights to save municipalities on hydro costs has also had its fringe benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
And work being done in Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake by Ground Aerial Maintenance Service (GAMS), in partnership with RealTerm Energy has meant a financial boost of more than $18,000 for BBBS of Niagara Falls as well as BBBS of Catharines –Thorold and District as part of the Bright Lights Bright Futures program.
Bright Lights Bright Futures aims to support BBBS mentoring programs. In communities where GAMS is replacing streetlights ‘— in this case Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake — with LED lights, GAMS donated $1 per light replaced to local Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs. RealTerm Energy matched the GAMS. .
Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs play an important role in the lives of young people across Canada. They positively impact the physical and mental health of children involved with a mentor, helping these youth reach more of their potential. Recently, the Boston Consulting Group released a study that demonstrated that the Social Return on Investment (SRI) is $18 for every $1 invested in Big Brothers Big Sisters programming.