Community and Local Organizations Join Together for Abbeville Youth
Vermilion Parish’s Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville (JA of Abbeville) is partnering with several local organizations to enrich the lives of Vermilion’s youth and the community. Over the next few months, the Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville will partner with the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce for Project Backpack and the Vermilion Boys and Girls Clubs for Artfully Yours and Lessons Through Literacy projects.
This year marks 20 years that the Vermilion Parish’s JA of Abbeville has been active in our communities, helping to shape the future of the parish through its youth-oriented projects. “It is so rewarding to help build character in these children that also help to shape our community. The women involved in JA not only are building their own leadership skills, but they are also cultivating relationships with each other and the children to give the community a future and a purpose,” explains Megan Landry-Lalande, outgoing PR chairman and an associate member of the chapter.
Project Backpack begins July 1 and runs through the start of the school year. This campaign helps ensure students have quality backpacks filled with the necessary school supplies to take them through the school year and beyond! People hoping to help can drop off backpacks and school supplies donations at the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce at 1907 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Artfully Yours is being held during the summer months at the Boys and Girls Club-Vermilion Unit located at 301 A. Comeaux Memorial Drive in Abbeville. This project, open to members of the Club, provides children of all ages an outlet to explore their creative sides and enhance their imagination. Each month of Artfully Yours has a theme and children are encouraged to explore what that theme means to them while learning out-of-the-box thinking and developing fine motor skills. Monetary donations and donations of paper towels, surgical gloves, permanent markers, and snacks for the attendees are accepted and greatly accepted by the Chapter. Contact the Chapter directly to drop off supplies or find additional ways to contribute to this project.
Lessons Through Literacy is a monthly book club at the local Boys & Girls Club that teaches life lessons through award-winning books. JA of Abbeville members read books to a member of the club that builds literacy, teach everyday lessons over snacks followed by interactive lessons. Interested in learning more? Check out jaofabbeville.org to explore more about supporting causes, joining Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville, or donating to future projects. Remember, all donations are tax-deductible!
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