With Mardi Gras over, you are probably left with tons of beads that you may not know what to do with. The clients at Gulf Coast Industries will take those beads!
Every year they take these leftover beads and clean them, organize them, and sell them back. In the past they have had buyers from as far as Florida come to buy these beads.
Gulf Coast Industries is a day program that provides work and education for adults with intellectual and development disabilities.
They already have boxes loaded up from donations. Managers at Gulf Coast Industries say this is the client’s favorite job throughout the year. Assistant Manager Yoneko Lockley said, “This is an ongoing thing for them and like I said, they take pride in it. They really do. This is something they own. It’s a job to them. So, they want to come here. It is very important to them.”
For a list of drop off locations visit gulfcoastindustriesms.com.