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
Head Hunters Hair Styling - 205 S. Baylen
Bodacious Olive - 407 S Palafox
Ever'Man Cooperative Grocery - 315 W. Garden St.
Volume ONE Salon- 7 W. Main St.
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church - 3200 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola
Publix - 2180 W. Nine Mile Rd, Pensacola (at Pine Forest)
Publix - East Hill - 1100 E. Cervantes St.
Books-A-Million - Pensacola Square 35 N. Davis Hwy.
Dove Gift Shop at West Florida Hospital- 8383 N. Davis Hwy.
Publix - 4739 US Highway 90
Gulf Breeze/Pensacola Beach
Beach Community Bank - 60 Northcliff Dr.
Pen Air Federal Credit Union - 3591 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Tiger Point
Publix - 852 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.
Island Realty- Pensacola Beach- 45 Via DeLuna
Pensacola Beach Information Center- 635 Pensacola Beach Blvd.
*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, Discover and American Express. Thank you!