"Loose change can buy a cup of coffee. Or, [pooled] together, can buy reading glasses and new beginnings for some people in Central America. Parishioners at St. John's in Burlington, Ont., decided to make their 'change jar' do wonders, and with the generosity of a local pharmacy, recently sent 500 pairs of reading glasses to El Salvador. Marion Wilms of St. John's in Rockwood, Ont. and Rev. Lucy Reid, formerly the ecumenical campus minister for the University of Guelph, also in Ontario, joined the parish at a Sunday service last winter to dedicate the glasses. Ms. Reid explained how many rural people in Central American live on only $1 a day, making the purchase of eyeglasses beyond their reach. Ms. Wilms, who acted as co-ordinator of the project, arranged for the glasses to reach people in the mountainous part of El Salvador through a nurse, Carol Keith".