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Kiwanis Club of Lafayette receives grant funding from Home Bank

Posted at 9:44 AM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 20:50:35-05

The Kiwanis Club of Lafayette is getting some help from Home Bank's employee giving program.

On Friday, Home Bank Helps, presented a check to the Kiwanis Club for $2,500. It is part of their grant funds being given out to 15 area nonprofits in 2020.

Home Bank staff selected grantees that could benefit from the funds, resulting in donations to groups like Kiwanis Club of Lafayette. Kiwanis Club of Lafayette Foundation plans to initiate a reading incentive program with their grant funds to benefit elementary and middle school students in Lafayette Parish. The program will be called "Rewards for Reading." Kiwanis is modeling its program after a similar project started by a Kiwanis Club in Jefferson Parish, which has grown to extend to every public school student in Jefferson Parish.

The program will allow students to earn tickets for each book read, and students will be awarded prizes for their participation.

Other organizations benefiting from Home Bank Helps grants in Acadiana in 2020 include: Rotary Club of Lafayette, Foster the Love Louisiana, Acadiana Animal Aid, Living Hope Inc., Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana, Colors for a Cause, Elderly Love Project, Red Bird Ministries Inc., Louisiana Folk Roots, Children's Museum of Acadiana, Heartstrings & Angel Wings, Maddie's Footprints, Hospice of Acadiana Foundation, and Acadiana Outreach Center.

The next Home Bank Helps grant cycle will take place in spring of 2021.

Local nonprofits and schools will be able to apply on Home Bank's website.
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