LAFAYETTE PARISH — PARISH PROUD, after receiving an $8,000 Healthy Communities Grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB), has used the funding to create Troop Buckets, which will be distributed by One Acadiana through the KLB Clean Biz Program!
The Troop Buckets will include essential items such as Litter Grabbers, Reflective Vests, Trash Bags, and Gloves. Thanks to the generous support of KLB, each bucket will also include a new flag, serving both as a safety measure and a symbol of community pride.
Sarah Mary Toce-Donlon, Development Director of Parish Proud, noted, “Placemaking thrives on collaborations like this. We aim to unite the collective passion of our community and channel this collaborative spirit in a singular direction, achieving together bigger initiatives than we could do alone.”
KLB’s Clean Biz Program helps businesses showcase their environmental responsibility. By taking the pledge through One Acadiana, you’ll get a Troop Bucket, a KLB Window Cling, and recognition across all three organizations’ marketing channels.
Troy Wayman, President and CEO One Acadiana said, “To accomplish One Acadiana’s economic development goals, it will take the entirety of our community working together to express the pride we have in our culture through the work we do in caring for our community.”
If you are interested in taking the Clean Biz pledge and acquiring a Troop Bucket, please contact SarahMary@ParishProud.org.
About Parish Proud
Parish Proud is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect People to Places and Possibilities through a process called Placemaking. Placemaking is a collaborative, people-centered approach to creating a more vibrant, resilient, and thriving community that fosters connection and economic growth. For more information, please visit www.ParishProud.org
About One Acadiana
One Acadiana is a bolder, re-energized version of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. We are a business-led, privately-funded economic development organization serving a nine-parish (county) area in South Louisiana. Our vision is to make our region one of the most sought-after places in the South for emerging businesses and professional talent. We call ourselves One Acadiana because we believe it takes a united region to create the best region. For more information, please visit www.OneAcadiana.org.
About Keep Louisiana Beautiful
Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s mission is to promote personal, corporate, and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana. Through our programs, and statewide network of affiliates and partners, we provide tools and resources to prevent litter, reduce waste, increase recycling, and beautify spaces. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving a cleaner, greener Louisiana through litter reduction and beautification initiatives. To get involved, please visit keeplouisianabeautiful.org.