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Turning beads into jobs

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Video shot and edited by Haley Pegg.

ArcGNO has a unique take on supporting the community by turning a New Orleans tradition into wage-earning jobs for adults with disabilities. Employees and volunteers collect, sort and repackage Mardi Gras throws year-round. The items are then sold back to krewes or individuals. With Mardi Gras just around the corner, Arc is in full swing bringing in tons of beads and trinkets – literally, tons.

Want to support the cause? After Mardi Gras, donate your collections by dropping them off in any one of Arc’s bins, placed around the city. Find out how else you can get involved here.

– Haley Pegg, New Orleans Chamber

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