June is Downtown Lafayette’s Month of Giving

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited has supported the revitalization of Downtown Lafayette for 37 years. Now we need your support so we can continue to bring our community together in Downtown and build a stronger city center for all of Lafayette.

There are four main ways you can give back to Downtown Lafayette Unlimited:

The June Month of Giving is your opportunity to give back to DLU

For the month of June, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited is launching a multi-pronged campaign in efforts to ensure our organization can continue its mission post-pandemic. DLU was established in 1983 as a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to support the businesses and organizations of Downtown Lafayette. We do this through programming that brings people together in Downtown. Learn more about Downtown Lafayette Unlimited.

You have probably been to one of our events, like Downtown Alive!, ArtWalk, Movies in the Parc, or the more recent Downtown Sno-Ball Festival and Merry & Bright Christmas in Downtown. These family-friendly activities provide critical support for small businesses in Downtown like the restaurants, music venues, galleries, and retail shops that we all love.

With large-scale events put on hold, we want to encourage the community to give to Downtown Lafayette so that we can continue our mission in new ways. Our events have become virtual, but we are still working to bring folks to Downtown busineses through campaigns like the Downtown Chicken Sandwich Snackdown.


Want to know how DLU has been giving back during the COVID-19 pandemic? Read DLU Director Maureen Dugas Foster’s blog post on how DLU has been helping our community to connect socially, while being physically apart. Or read the April 2020 Downtowner newsletter.


Four Ways to Give Back

There are four main ways you can help and support DLU during the month of June.

1. Donate to DLU

By making a one-time donation to DLU you can ensure that our organization can continue to support the Downtown district of Lafayette. Those who donate will be rewarded with recognition on our website and Downtown branded gear that you can wear to show your support for Downtown Lafayette. We have six different donation tiers for any level of contribution.

2. Become a Member

The 200+ members of DLU make up the strongest part of our community. Our members are Downtown’s biggest advocates and the champions of the district. If you love Downtown and want to support the district year-round, plus get access to special perks and events then you should become a member today.

Learn more about DLU membership.

3. Participate in the Downtown Chicken Sandwich Snackdown


The Downtown Chicken Sandwich Snackdown is a competition between over a dozen Downtown restaurants to determine who will be named the “Chicken Sandwich Champion of Downtown.” The competition will feature a different chicken sandwich from each establishment and awards for People’s Choice, Judge’s Pick, and Best Seller. And the best part is that each restaurant will donate $1 to DLU for each sandwich sold!

4. Show Your Love For Downtown

Share your story using the #iamdowntown hashtag

A strong Downtown is key to having a strong community and we need your support now more than ever. The easiest way you can support Downtown Lafayette Unlimited is by sharing your love for the district and the work we do. Do you have memories of good times at Downtown Alive!, ArtWalk, the Merry & Bright Christmas in Downtown, or any of our other events? Share your memories and pictures on social media using the #iamdowntown hashtag and urge your friends and family to donate, become a member, or participate in the Downtown Snackdown.

Make sure you follow Downtown Lafayette on Facebook and Instagram or subscribe to our newsletters to stay informed on what’s happening in the Downtown community.


Use the #iamdowntown Facebook Profile Frame to share your love for Downtown!


Take part in these pop-up donation events and offers with our Downtown partners:

Downtown PORCHraits

Photographer LeeAnn Stephan will be taking a series of portraits of Downtown businesses and residents as part of her COVID-19 PORCHrait series. We will be sharing these scenes of the community on the Downtown Lafayette blog.

Wild Child Wines

Wild Child Wine Shop has put together a set of wines to pair with your sandwich sampling. And through July 5th they will donate one dollar to DLU for every bottle sold from this selection.

Downtown Chicken Smackdown Wines

Pavy Art + Design Studio “Two Dancers” Tote

Pavy Art + Design Studio will donate %10 of all sales of their “Two Dancers” tote bag during the month of June.

Get the Two Dancers tote.


TRIVIA NIGHT for Downtown Lafayette

Put your random knowledge to the test, win $$$ and support the arts and culture scene unique to Downtown Lafayette during the Month of Giving!

Hosted by Rally Marketing
Thursday, June 17 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Learn more on Facebook.

Basin Arts Virtual Dance + Fitness Classes

Basin Arts will donate $1 per student for each of their virtual dance + fitness classes hosted during the week of June 22-26.

Sign up for a Basin Arts class.

Month of Giving Donors

Thank you to these outstanding individuals and businesses for supporting DLU during our June Month of Giving.


Downtown MVPs ($1,000 or greater)


Klout 9

Right Angle


Downtown Champions ($500 – $999)



Downtown Advocates ($250 – $499)



Downtown Supporter ($100 – $249)

Edith Swiney

Mary Beth & Joe Boudreaux

Kanye Prestigiacomo

Roger Phillips


Downtown Fan ($50 – $99)

Kimberly Landry

Jennifer Briggs

Alyssa Plaisance


Friend of Downtown ($49 or under)

Christophe Pilut

Laura Golob

Jillian Dickerson

Paige Krause


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