One-Stop Grad Shop is Dressing up Grade 8 Graduates for Free

TUESDAY, APR. 19, 2022

King George School is again partnering with the Brantford Police Service to provide Grade 8 students across the district, from any school board, an opportunity to find their special graduation outfit without the price tag.

“Moving on to secondary school is a major milestone for our students, and the One-Stop Grad Shop is a great program that helps remove barriers to celebrating with friends and family," said Cheryl Bannister, Principal at King George School. "Thanks to generous community support and the great work of the Brantford Police Services, Grade 8 graduates can pick out a great outfit at no cost."

Detective Kelsie Annaert, along with fellow officers and Grand Erie teacher Shannon McLeod, started the One-Stop Grad Shop six years ago, and the program has helped many graduates find what they needed to celebrate in style. The program is back after a two-year COVID-enforced hiatus to offer a variety of gently used formal wear, shoes and accessories free of cost.

Organizers are seeking donations of formal wear including dresses, suits, jackets, and dress shirts, as well as shoes, ties and accessories. Donations can be dropped off at the Brantford Police Station (344 Elgin Street) until May 3.

The One-Stop Grad Shop supports Grand Erie's Multi-Year Strategic Plan priority of Belonging, promoting equitable practices that help students and families feel safe, welcomed, and included.

One-Stop Grad Shop:

  • Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
  • Location: King George School (265 Rawdon Street, Brantford)
  • Time: 3:30-7:00 p.m.