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September 16th, 2023
On Parish Proud Day 2023, Our Volunteers Accomplished:
12 New Plantings
84 Gallons of Paint Used
33,600 sq. ft. Painted
2 Miles Cleaned
1,855,656 sq. ft. Transformed
137 Bags of Trash Picked Up
2,055 lbs. of Waste Collected
$47,573 in Volunteer Impact
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“It’s a cross between the Amazing Race and Fixer Upper
-Michael Jannise, Jr. – Parish Proud Champion
WHAT IS PARISH PROUD DAY?
Each year on National Clean-Up Day, Parish Proud celebrates Acadiana by picking a spot and transforming it for the good of the community. This year we are happy to choose Downtown Lafayette as our 2023 location. Working outwards from Park Sans Souci. Join us for painting, mulching and planting in our urban core – brightening our shared community space. Sign up today and secure your place in creating a better Acadiana for all of us to live, work and play in. Want to do more? We are actively looking for sponsors to help make this day one to remember!
WHAT HAPPENS ON PARISH PROUD DAY?
On Parish Proud Day volunteers are invited to participate in various projects that improve the appearance and quality of the place or space chosen for the day. Projects include things like painting, mulching, planting, and weeding, pressure washing, graffiti and litter removal, mural installation, creative placemaking, general landscaping and beautification.
WHAT IS THE GOAL?
Parish Proud Day is a volunteer initiative that aims to complete all the tasks in the designated area within two hours. Volunteers collaborate and support each other to create momentum as the project progresses. Each volunteer has a specific task that can be done in a short time. However, when they finish their task, they join other volunteers to help them with theirs. This way, the number of volunteers working on a task increases and the project moves faster, building momentum towards the finish line. The result is a remarkable transformation of the entire area in less than two hours.
NOT SURE IF PARISH PROUD DAY IS FOR YOU?
Have no fear! Whether you are an expert or a beginner, you will find a project that suits your skills and interests. You can choose how much time you want to dedicate, from 5 minutes to 2 hours. Every contribution counts and in the end you will have made a positive impact in your community.
IS IT FAMILY FRIENDLY?
ABSOLUTELY! Parish Proud Day, a fun and safe event for the whole family. We have security and medical services on site, as well as free snacks and drinks to keep you energized and refreshed throughout the event. As a token of our appreciation, you will also receive a free volunteer t-shirt and a SWAG bag after the event, courtesy of Parish Proud and our generous sponsors.
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