JA of Abbeville’s service project reaches out to children in Vermilion Parish for Christmas

Maurice Vet Clinic adopts 12 children in Vermilion Parish through JA’s Children’s Treasures project.

JA Member Tara Duplantis collects gifts from Vermilion Healthcare Center’s staff.

Children’s Treasures Chairman, Rita Broussard collects gifts from Bank of Erath.

ABBEVILLE – Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville’s final service project of 2016 is its’ community involved Children’s Treasures Project.
This is the Chapter’s largest annual service project. Businesses, organizations, and individuals adopt high-risk children from Vermilion Parish Elementary Schools and through the Department of Children and Family Services.
Adoptees are provided with a Wish List to fulfill for a child or family and purchase appropriate gifts to ensure a merrier Christmas.
Due to overwhelming community support, 360 children were provided gifts for the Christmas season. Thank you to the following patrons for their support by adopting children: Thomson Smith & Leach Insurance Group, Maurice Vet Clinic, Abbeville City Hall, Bank of Abbeville, Bank of Erath, Gulf Coast Bank, LeBlanc Learning Center, Melancon’s Jewelers, Rotary Club of Abbeville, Member of Vermilion Catholic’s Eaglet’s of Christ, Vermilion Healthcare, Abbeville Building and Loan, Vermilion Parish District Attorney’s Office, Vermilion Parish Clerk of Court, First Guaranty Bank, Belaire Traditions & Treasures, Earl’s Baby Land and Young Eye Clinic.
The Children’s Treasures Chairmen, Rita Broussard and Beverly Lege worked tirelessly since October to gather names and supporters to make this annual Project another success.
“Thank you to our generous community for participating in this year’s Children’s Treasures project and for helping to provide a merrier Christmas for Vermilion Parish’s children and families. We greatly appreciate your generosity,” said Broussard and Lege.
Learn more about this Project at www.jaofabbeville.org.

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