When the parades and parties are over, donate your Mardi Gras beads to The Arc Gateway!
At The Arc Gateway’s Pollak Industries, 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 our community’s effort to recycle and reuse materials instead of generating waste. We are also generating revenues that help sustain our programs while providing vocational training and job opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.
The Arc Gateway offers a variety of products and services to provide people with developmental disabilities with job training, meaningful work and the opportunity to earn their own income.
In addition to providing job opportunities for persons with disabilities, businesses that partner with Arc Gateway also help provide revenue that sustains programs for more than 800 children and adults in our community.
If you would like to help us with bead collections, call us and we’ll bring you a bead collection box and arrange for scheduled pickups.
Drop-off locations throughout the Pensacola area include:
The Arc Gateway Administration Office - 3932 N. 10th Avenue
Pollak Training Center - 1000 E. Fairfield Drive
Pearl Nelson Center - 916 E. Fairfield Drive
Pollak Industries - 2313 Truman Avenue
Beach Community Bank - 4465 Bayou Boulevard
Head Hunters Hairstyling - 205 S. Baylen Street
Boy Scouts - 9446 University Parkway
Ever'man Natural Foods - 315 W. Garden Street
Smart Bank - 201 N. Palafox Street
The Bodacious Olive Shop - 407-D South Palafox Street
Capstone Adaptive Learning and Therapy Center - 2912 North E Street
Cokesbury United Methodist Church - Children's Center - 5725 N 9th Ave
Publix Perdido Key - 13390 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola, FL 32507
Publix University Town Center - 9251 University Pkwy, Pensacola, FL 32514
Publix - 2180 W. Nine Mile Road, In Pine Forest
Publix - 4739 US Highway 90, In Pace
Beach Community Bank - 60 Northcliff Drive, In Gulf Breeze
Pen Air Federal Credit Union - 3591 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, In Tiger Point
Pensacola Beach Visitor & Information Center - Casino Beach Parking Lot on Pensacola Beach
Sunny 105FM Gulf Shores - 2421 E. 2nd Street, In Gulf Shores
Publix @ Seashell Locations - 852 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
Oops Alley Family Entertainment Center - 3721 Highway 90, Pace, FL 32571
*As we continue to grow our bead collections, we hope to have more select colors options available.
*TO ORDER MARDI GRAS BEADS:
CONTACT- Sondra Massraf
Retail Sales Manager/Buyer
3932 N. 10th Avenue
*PRE-ORDER IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED. QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED.
We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Thank you!