Give back to the community this year with Mardi Gras World and The Arc of Greater New Orleans.
Mardi Gras World is a bead drop-off location for The Arc of Greater New Orleans’ bead drop off program.
“We collect close to 150,000 pounds of donated beads through schools, libraries and partnerships with businesses,” said Director of Arc Enterprises Nicole Blair.
The Arc of New Orleans owns and operates several small businesses to support people with intellectual disabilities.
“We collect all of the beads. Then we have the employees with intellectual disabilities come in and sort beads with people from the community and out of town to promote an integrated environment,” said Blair.
The Arc collects all types of beads and even sorts specialty beads, trinkets, and stuffed animals.
Along with the Mardi Gras World drop-off, located at 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, donators can also drop-off beads at the Rouses on Airline, Whole Foods on Magazine and Veterans, Clearview Mall and other local locations.
Visit The Arc of New Orleans website for more information.