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Parish Proud is an umbrella service organization that serves to convene, connect and collaborate with public, private, business and civic organizations.

With a vision of creating a thriving, beautiful and sustainable community, Parish Proud’s goal is to work collectively with its partners to eliminate chronic blight and the proliferation of litter; to promote and invest in beautification initiatives like public art, tree plantings and beautifying green spaces and to educate the citizenry on the economic, environmental, and social costs of blight and litter.

We are so exited to have your support and partner with businesses, civic organizations and government throughout Lafayette Parish to accomplish our three E's:
Eliminate Litter and Sponsor a Cigarette or Trash Bin
Encourage Beautification
Enhance Parish Pride and Become A Partner

You can make a tax deductible donation to support Parish Proud online or mail a check (made payable to to CFA, memo: Parish Proud):

Community Foundation of Acadiana
Attn: Parish Proud
1035 Camellia Boulevard, Suite 100
Lafayette, LA 70508

You can also make a donation from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at Community Foundation of Acadiana or elsewhere. To request a donation from your DAF, please email Katie Lahey at

There are many ways to participate:

  • Become a Parish Proud Partner. Visit our website at and sign up today to become a partner. Please upload your logo so that we can include it on our website.
  • Adopt a FREE Cigarette Litter Bin generously sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. Attached is an image of the bin and an MOU. Please sign and return the MOU to me and I will contact you when you can pick-up your bin.
  • Install a Trash bin in front of your business or organization. Parish Proud will sponsor 50% of the cost of trash bins and I have attached images and pricing for options we have available for you to choose from. Email me for more information or to purchase a bin.
  • Embrace A Space. Lafayette Consolidated Government's Environmental Quality Division in partnership with Project Front Yard encourages Business and civic organizations to adopt streets, parks and schools, specifically those that are highly trafficked and highly littered, throughout our parish. Email me if you are interested in being an Embrace This Space partner.
  • Donate. This is a behavior change movement that is going to take long-term, large scale resources to educate the citizenry and support our partners in their efforts to Keep Lafayette Beautiful. The campaign has raised $1.1M to date, but we need your support to continue to Eliminate Litter, Encourage Beautification and Enhance Parish Pride.

If you would like a Parish Proud representative to speak at your business, organization, or neighborhood group, please email Skyra Rideaux at