It's Carnival Time in the Big Easy! Everyone is having fun at the parades, watching the bands & the dance teams pass by, dancing to the music, and yelling "throw me something mister!" But what happens to all the beads and trinkets that we catch. Arc of Greater New Orleans has the solution. Got Beads? Throw 'Em to Charity!
We have numerous location throughout the city where you can drop off your unwanted Mardi Gras throws. We accept beads, trinkets, and stuffed animals. Just look for the purple and gold trash bins (or other labeled bins with the Arc logo). Below is a list of our current drop off location.