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ARC Gateway is looking for donations of Mardi Gras beads and organizations to volunteer as collection sites. At ARC Gateway's Pollak Industries, adults with developmental disabilities sort and package donated beads for resale to Mardi Gras krewes and other organizations. The program not only allows them the opportunity to earn their own money while gaining valuable vocational training, it also supports local recycling efforts and helps generates revenue for additional services at ARC Gateway.
Collection boxes can be found in the following locations:
Barnes – 1301 North 9th Avenue, Pensacola
Beach Community Bank - all Pensacola branches and Gulf Breeze
Becky's Eatery – 5 Interbay Parkway, Pensacola
City Grocery – 2050 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola
Evermans Foods – 315 West Garden Street, Pensacola
Food World – 4320 Lillian Highway, Pensacola
Head Hunters Hair Salon – 205 South Baylen Street, Pensacola
Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce – 117 West Garden Street, Pensacola
Publix – 2180 West 9 Mile Road, Pensacola
Publix – 9251 University Parkway, Pensacola
Seville Quarter – 130 North Government Street, Pensacola
Steinmart – 1660 Airport Boulevard, Pensacola
Winn Dixie – 4751 Bayou Boulevard, Pensacola
Winn Dixie – 5975 Mobile Highway, Pensacola
WXBM – 6085 Quintette Road, Pace
Organizations interested in serving as a collection site may call 850-438-5022 to arrange for a collection box. Bulk recycled beads are available at discount prices through Pollak Industries, 2313 Truman Avenue in Pensacola.