Buy beads!

Arc’s Recycling Center offers beads at a great price, provides green jobs for those with disabilities
& saves the planet!
 

While New Orleans and surrounding areas celebrate the Carnival Season each year, Arc of Greater New Orleans is in Mardi Gras

Sorting Mardi Gras Beads
These images were taken on the Momenta Project New Orleans 2017: Working with Nonprofits workshop in New Orleans, La. Photo © John Clarke/Momenta Workshops 2017.

mode year round. Arc’s Mardi Gras Recycle Center receives donations of beads and throws from parade goers that are then sorted, packaged and sold to float riders in 30-pound crawfish sacks. It’s a great way to save money and save the environment at the same time.

Not only does the recycle center sell beads at a great price, but more importantly, it employs people with disabilities. Our year-round center is one of five social enterprises managed by Arc of Greater New Orleans, a 60+ year-old non-profit that serves people with intellectual disabilities and delays from birth through adulthood in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany parishes.