Have bags of Mardi Gras beads stashed away in closets that you're not sure what you're ever going to do with? Why not donate them to Arc of Acadiana?

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Arc Of Acadiana Bead Drive

For over 15 years the Arc of Acadiana has held its Bead Drive as part of its mission for "all people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to develop, participate and live life to their fullest potential".

KATC reports that the Arc of Acadiana Bead Drive 2023 is now in full swing, and you can help!

Every year Arc of Acadiana cleans, sorts, and resells all of the beads donated.

It's also important to make sure we get beads picked up from around town so they don't clog up storm drains.

Chelsea Guidry, Program Manager at Arc of Acadiana tells KATC they have dropoff points throughout Acadiana in Lafayette, Abbeville, New Iberia, and more.

Below are the locations where you can donate beads.

Lafayette Location
401 Galbert Rd
(337) 991-2440

Eunice Location
2410 W. Laurel Ave
(337) 457-4805

Opelousas Location
710 S. Union Street
(337) 942-3089

Abbeville Locations
104 North St. Charles St.
(337) 989-3381

2325 Charity Street
(337) 898-6130

New Iberia Locations
1845 E. Main St.
(337) 364-8275

1504 Center St.
(337) 364-6573

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