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Parish Proud – A Local Nonprofit Set on Enhancing Parish Pride and Empowering Change.

 

What is Parish Proud?

The concept of Parish Proud spurred out of frustration and disappointment from the citizenry, business community, and local governments with the current state of our community’s physical appearance. Business and community leaders came together with a commitment to improve pride in our parish.

At any given time there are: 

– 24 billion pieces of litter on our roadways.

– 50 billion pieces of litter in our waterways.

 That’s about 2,000 pieces per mile!

How do we change our landscapes?

Volunteer With Us

Parish Proud’s impact in Acadiana is driven directly by the volunteers who help us each day by picking up litter, beautifying their communities and encouraging pride in our areas.

Join us for an event, or host one of your own!

Donate!

For every dollar you donate we get one step closer to a cleaner community. Your funds help us organize, supply and fuel our Parish Proud volunteers who give their time and efforts to our cause.

Donate today!

The Latest

Parish Proud News

SOLA Giving Day

Parish Proud is raising funds to help equip, fuel, and recruit an army of volunteers. Fifty dollars equips the army with 10 litter toolkits, $100 buys breakfast for volunteers, $500 promotes a better quality of place in Acadiana, and $1,000 helps support Parish...

Carencro Proud

For any questions or concerns, please contact Parish Proud: info@parishproud.org. ACADIANA: Give back to your community by joining city officials and Parish Proud as we clean the Carencro area this weekend. The Carencro Proud Kickoff event will take place on Saturday,...

Come out to help clean the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

For any questions or concerns, please contact Parish Proud: info@parishproud.org. LAFAYETTE LA- Give back to your community by joining Parish Proud, SLCC, and the Oasis Coterie at the MLK Weekend of Service Event. “I believe that when we all come together and take...

Parish Ordinance

CALL TO ACTION   Dear Parish Proud Supporter,   Next Tuesday is a pivotal day in our fight against litter. The Lafayette Consolidated Government has worked tirelessly to help change the perspectives and behaviors when it comes to our collective littering...

Mardi Gras Mambo

Mardi Gras season is finally here and Parish Proud, Republic Waste, and Lafayette Consolidated Government are in the mix. This season we have launched our Mardi Gras Mambo Program. This program is focused on keeping Mardi Gras clean, green, safe, and enjoyable for...

Release: JohnPac, LLC Ensures Long-Term Community Involvement Through a Local Nonprofit

JOHNPAC, LLC ENSURES LONG-TERM COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT THROUGH A LOCAL NONPROFIT The local manufacturer has committed to a ten-year partnership with Parish Proud. CROWLEY, LA – An Acadia parish manufacturing business has announced its continued commitment to a...

Release: Two Acadiana Nonprofits Need Communal Assistance

TWO ACADIANA NONPROFITS NEED COMMUNAL ASSISTANCE As the holidays near, two Lafayette-based nonprofits are asking the community to join them in accomplishing one goal – to have a cleaner city. LAFAYETTE, LA – Be thankful for Acadiana by joining Parish Proud and...

Release: Carencro Announces New Partnership With Parish Proud

CARENCRO ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH PARISH PROUD A local organization is growing into something to be PROUD of! CARENCRO, LA – Litter has been an issue to cities for decades, but one organization plans to clean-up Acadiana one city at a time. The nonprofit focused...

Release: Parish Proud Wins KLB Grant

Parish Proud Awarded Healthy Communities Grant for Parish Street Signs Street signs are going to be visible in Lafayette Parish thanks to the grant Lafayette, LA – Today, Parish Proud was awarded a $4,000 grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful – the state’s anti-litter...

Release: Inaugural Parish Proud Day

INNAUGURAL LAFAYETTE “PARISH PROUD DAY” SERVICE EVENT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Join Parish Proud Ambassador Chris Arceneaux and UL Women’s Basketball Team and Coaches for a day of food, fun, and service. LAFAYETTE, LA (September 16, 2021) – Parish Proud – a local,...

Release: JohnPac, LLC Ensures Long-Term Community Involvement Through a Local Nonprofit

JOHNPAC, LLC ENSURES LONG-TERM COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT THROUGH A LOCAL NONPROFIT The local manufacturer has committed to a ten-year partnership with Parish Proud. CROWLEY, LA – An Acadia parish manufacturing business has announced its continued commitment to a...

Stuller Family Foundation Picks up Litter Regularly

Author: Brit Barbier Beginning January of this year, a group of us affiliated with the Stuller Family Foundation decided to “Embrace This Space” and dedicate a few hours each month to picking up litter on LaFlamme Rd. in Broussard.  The first month was a nightmare of...

Parish Proud and Partners to Host Cleanup in Scott

When: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (estimated time), Saturday, May 1, 2021 Who: Organizations, groups and individuals including Parish Proud, Bayou Vermilion District and the City of Scott. What: A volunteer event centered around cleaning up Scott to promote Parish Pride....

2020 Internships Now Open!

Parish Proud is looking for talented, young go-getters passionate about the beautification of Lafayette and willing to work hand-in-hand with public, private, business and civic organizations to help make our parish something we can be proud of!

Release: Parish Proud Wins KLB Grant

Parish Proud Awarded Healthy Communities Grant for Parish Street Signs Street signs are going to be visible in Lafayette Parish thanks to the grant Lafayette, LA – Today, Parish Proud was awarded a $4,000 grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful – the state’s anti-litter...

Release: Carencro Announces New Partnership With Parish Proud

CARENCRO ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH PARISH PROUD A local organization is growing into something to be PROUD of! CARENCRO, LA – Litter has been an issue to cities for decades, but one organization plans to clean-up Acadiana one city at a time. The nonprofit focused...

Parish Proud and Wonderland Performing Arts Announce The Swamp Monster Showing and Button Contest

Teaming up to inspire a little more pride within our community, Parish Proud and Wonderland Performing Arts stand ready to unleash The Swamp Monster to Lafayette.  The play, created and produced by Wonderland Performing Arts, features the horrible incarnation of what...

Parish Proud, South Louisiana Community College, and the Oasis Coterie are ready to serve the community

For any questions or concerns, please contact Parish Proud: info@parishproud.org. LAFAYETTE LA- Give back to your community by joining Parish Proud, SLCC, and the Oasis Coterie at the MLK Weekend of Service Event. “I believe that when we all come together and take...

Parish Ordinance

CALL TO ACTION   Dear Parish Proud Supporter,   Next Tuesday is a pivotal day in our fight against litter. The Lafayette Consolidated Government has worked tirelessly to help change the perspectives and behaviors when it comes to our collective littering...

Park Proud: A day of fun for the whole family

Looking for fun, family-friendly activities to get you and your kids out in the sun? Parish Proud, United Way of Acadiana, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana, and the Children’s Museum of Acadiana have news for you! Park Proud is going to be a fun-filled community...

Parish Proud and Wonderland Performing Arts Announce The Swamp Monster Showing and Button Contest

Teaming up to inspire a little more pride within our community, Parish Proud and Wonderland Performing Arts stand ready to unleash The Swamp Monster to Lafayette.  The play, created and produced by Wonderland Performing Arts, features the horrible incarnation of what...

Parish Proud, South Louisiana Community College, and the Oasis Coterie are ready to serve the community

For any questions or concerns, please contact Parish Proud: info@parishproud.org. LAFAYETTE LA- Give back to your community by joining Parish Proud, SLCC, and the Oasis Coterie at the MLK Weekend of Service Event. “I believe that when we all come together and take...

Release: Inaugural Parish Proud Day

INNAUGURAL LAFAYETTE “PARISH PROUD DAY” SERVICE EVENT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Join Parish Proud Ambassador Chris Arceneaux and UL Women’s Basketball Team and Coaches for a day of food, fun, and service. LAFAYETTE, LA (September 16, 2021) – Parish Proud – a local,...

Parish Proud and Partners to Host Cleanup in Scott

When: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (estimated time), Saturday, May 1, 2021 Who: Organizations, groups and individuals including Parish Proud, Bayou Vermilion District and the City of Scott. What: A volunteer event centered around cleaning up Scott to promote Parish Pride....

Parish Ordinance

CALL TO ACTION   Dear Parish Proud Supporter,   Next Tuesday is a pivotal day in our fight against litter. The Lafayette Consolidated Government has worked tirelessly to help change the perspectives and behaviors when it comes to our collective littering...

International Coastal Cleanup Day

LAFAYETTE ORGANIZATIONS TO TAKE PART IN INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY Parish Proud and United Way of Acadiana are happy to partner with the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act, TECHE Project, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Bayou...

Mardi Gras Mambo

Mardi Gras season is finally here and Parish Proud, Republic Waste, and Lafayette Consolidated Government are in the mix. This season we have launched our Mardi Gras Mambo Program. This program is focused on keeping Mardi Gras clean, green, safe, and enjoyable for...

Release: Two Acadiana Nonprofits Need Communal Assistance

TWO ACADIANA NONPROFITS NEED COMMUNAL ASSISTANCE As the holidays near, two Lafayette-based nonprofits are asking the community to join them in accomplishing one goal – to have a cleaner city. LAFAYETTE, LA – Be thankful for Acadiana by joining Parish Proud and...

Come out to help clean the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

For any questions or concerns, please contact Parish Proud: info@parishproud.org. LAFAYETTE LA- Give back to your community by joining Parish Proud, SLCC, and the Oasis Coterie at the MLK Weekend of Service Event. “I believe that when we all come together and take...

Stuller Family Foundation Picks up Litter Regularly

Author: Brit Barbier Beginning January of this year, a group of us affiliated with the Stuller Family Foundation decided to “Embrace This Space” and dedicate a few hours each month to picking up litter on LaFlamme Rd. in Broussard.  The first month was a nightmare of...