Oct 11, 2012 3:31 PM by AP
The Junior League of Lafayette recently awarded grants in the sum of over $79,000. Annually the Junior League of Lafayette awards financial support through a competitive process to qualifying non-profits whose programs support the general well-being of women and the healthy development of children. Funds become available through the efforts and community support of the Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market. This year's recipients include:
Bridge Ministry of Acadiana
Children's Museum of Acadiana
Christian Youth Theatre for Kids
Girl Scouts of Louisiana
Hearts of Hope
Junior Achievement of Acadiana
Lafayette Animal Aid
Lafayette Education Foundation
Make a Wish Foundation
Miles Perret Cancer Services
Progressive Community Outreach Center
The Family Tree
United Way of Acadiana
Danielle Cyriaque Claiborne, chair of collaborative opportunity grants says, "The Junior League of Lafayette is proud to give back to the community and aid other non-profit organizations with their work in the community. These organizations were chosen because they share and extend the League's Mission. As a result, more women and children in our community will benefit from the programs provided by these wonderful organizations."
For a detailed listing of the 2012-2013 Junior League of Lafayette grant recipients visit http://www.juniorleagueoflafayette.com/?nd=grantrecipients2012 .
The organizations and their programs are chosen based on the Junior League of Lafayette's Mission which is promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
About The Junior League of Lafayette
Established in 1957, the Junior League of Lafayette is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information, please call the Junior League of Lafayette at 337-988-2739 or visit www.juniorleagueoflafayette.com.
From Left to Right (Back Row):
Robyn Blackwell, Rachel Friedman, Sara Dore, Angelle Bellard, Jackie Heroman, Marvita Hudson, Dr. Jessica Baudoin, Becky Credeur, Jennifer Reynaud, Alison Howard, Heidi Paterson, and Shannon Dartez
From Left to Right (Front Row):
Mary Hanchey, Danielle Claiborne, Carol Mills, Desi Comeaux, Nicole Jones, Jill Dugas, Dee Robinson, Kim Thackston, Sharon Bourgeois, Vera Martin, Delores Hamilton, and Dr. Roslin Growe