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Mardi Gras Bead Drive

Don’t know what to do with the hundreds of beads you’ve collected from Mardi Gras?
We’re here to take them off your hands!


The Arc Acadiana -Mardi Gras Bead Drive

Bead Drive The ARC

*From February 6 through March 30, 2013, Arc of Acadiana and the members of Lafayette Auto Dealerships Association (LADA) will be collecting used Mardi Gras beads to help promote the employment services of Arc of Acadiana. Arc of Acadiana is committed to securing for all people with disabilities the opportunity to develop, participate and live life to their fullest potential, which includes job training and employment. As part of our mission, collecting, detangling, recycling and mending of old Mardi Gras beads for resale provides employment opportunities for our disabled clients. We appreciate your donation of any used Mardi Gras beads to increase our inventory and assist in our cause. Please participate in the Mardi Gras Bead Drive and either drop off your beads at any LADA member car dealership or spread the word to neighbors, sports teams, church groups and other community associations and encourage them to assist in our endeavors and recycle their beads at the Lafayette car dealerships listed below. On behalf of our clients, staff and families, we thank you for your support of the developmentally disabled of Acadiana. LADA drop-off locations:

- Service Chevrolet Cadillac
- Hub City Ford
- Moss Honda, BMW, Mercedes-Benz
- Acadiana Dodge, Mazda
- Courtesy GMC, Buick, Lincoln
- Giles Nissan, Volvo, Subaru
- Southwest Volkswagen
- Hampton Toyota, Scion, Mitsubishi
- Sterling Kia, Hyundai, Suzuki

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Other employment services offered by Arc of Acadiana:
• Packaging (stuffing envelopes, restaurant utensils, etc.)
• Document Shredding
• Lawn care
• Rags for construction and oilfield industries
• Janitorial services
• Placement and management of vending machines
• Resale clothing shops
• Plant store

Please contact us ( if you would like to inquire about partnering or hiring with Arc of Acadiana for any of our employment services.  


The Arc Bead Drive



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Lafayette, LA 70501