Arc of Acadiana Mardi Gras Bead Drive Underway
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?
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.
401 Galbert Rd
2410 W. Laurel Ave
710 S. Union Street
104 North St. Charles St.
2325 Charity Street
New Iberia Locations
1845 E. Main St.
1504 Center St.