The Arc Gateway is asking for Mardi Gras bead donations.
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities sort and prepackage beads that are donated after parades. By collecting and selling bundles of beads, The Arc Gateway supports community efforts to recycle and reuse materials instead of generating waste. The program also generates revenues that help sustain Arc programs while providing vocational training and job opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.
Drop-off locations for beads are:
The Arc Gateway
Administration Office – 3932 N. 10th Ave.
Pollak Training Center – 1000 E. Fairfield Dr.
Pearl Nelson Center – 916 E. Fairfield Dr.
Pollak Industries – 2313 Truman Ave.
Head Hunters Hair Styling – 205 S. Baylen
Bodacious Olive – 407 S. Palafox
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church – 3200 N. 12th Ave.
Dove Gift Shop at West Florida Hospital- 8383 N. Davis Hwy.
Ever’Man Cooperative Grocery and Cafe – 315 W. Garden St.
Gents Formal Wear – 1340 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Broussards Bayou Grill and Cajun Market – 690 E. Heinberg St.
Gulf Breeze/Pensacola Beach
Beach Community Bank – 60 Northcliff Dr.
Pen Air Federal Credit Union – 3591 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Tiger Point