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Empowering Communities: Junior League of Lafayette and Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana Unveil Care Closet

Pictured Left to Right: Samantha Leger, Mollie Broussard, Rhyan Wheeler, Roya Boustany, Eboney Breaux, Armoni Blue, Lauren Gibson, Kaitlyn Collins, Wanda Johnson, Lisa Leubner


Lafayette, LA – On May 8th, members of Junior League of Lafayette joined forces with the staff of Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana for the grand opening of the Care Closet at the Jackie Club. This collaborative effort aims to provide essential resources for families and club members in time of need.

 

The Care Closet initiative, formed by the President’s Signature Project for year 66, exemplifies the power of community partnerships. Stocked with a variety of items including food, toiletries, daily necessities, toys, books, and school uniforms, the Closet stands with the mission of the Club to provide all resources to its members and families, especially the ones who need them most.

 

Eboney Breaux, Director of the Jackie Club, expressed heartfelt gratitude towards the Junior League, emphasizing their invaluable contributions. “We cannot thank you enough for your dedication and making our vision come true,” she remarked.

 

Roya Boustany, President of Junior League of Lafayette, and former Board Member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana expresses the importance of Boys & Girls Club in the community. “Boys & Girls Club is an essential and vital part of our community. We thank you, Boys & Girls Club, and appreciate the work you do. We are proud to be a part of the movement,” Boustany affirmed.

 

The Care Closet relies on the generosity of donations to sustain its mission. Individuals interested in contributing are encouraged to reach out to Eboney Breaux at ebreaux@bgcacadiana.com or call the BGCA Administrative Office at 337.268.9555.

 

About Junior League of Lafayette

Junior League of Lafayette is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. Since 1957, Junior League of Lafayette has been making a difference in the Lafayette community by donating grant dollars and volunteer hours. We make a difference by matching our resources to the needs of the community and providing comprehensive training opportunities to ensure our volunteers make a difference. Our focus areas are collaboration for lasting community change, health and development of women and children, and women’s leadership.

 

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana

This year marks the 54th anniversary of Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana. Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana operates under a mission to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Serving youth in 8 different locations, Boys & Girls Clubs provide opportunities through after school programs and summer camps with activities focusing on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles & Habits, and Good Character & Leadership.

 

If interested in supporting the Boys & Girls Club, visit www.bgcacadiana.com/donate or call 337-268-9555.



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