Salvation Army launching Bead Recycling program | Events
By Donna Britt
Mardi Gras season is here so what do you do with all those beads? Well, the Salvation Army has come up with a great way to get rid of them and help the community.
The Salvation Army will recycle Mardi Gras beads and throws you’ve been stashing in the attic, closet, and garage. Donors are asked to bag the beads and drop them in any Salvation Army donation box found at locations all over Baton Rouge or take them to the Salvation Army headquarters, 7361 Airline Highway.
Majors Stephen and Connie Long say volunteers will sterilize and then bundle the throws just like the stores selling new ones do. You may then purchase the beads for next year. You can buy them at a discount and support a great cause.
The Salvation Army comes to the rescue of storm-crippled communities with water, food, and supplies. It has special programs for the elderly and single moms. It sponsors after-school programs for inner city children, including a School for Performing Arts where they can dance, act and learn to play a musical instrument. The Army also has extensive addiction rehab programs.
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