You caught ’em, now donate ’em: Where to donate your Mardi Gras beads

It’s the million dollar question at this time of year: What do you do with all of those Mardi Gras beads? Well, here are two spots you can drop off bead donations.

The Salvation Army in Baton Rouge will help take those beads off your hands. Their team will sanitize the beads and resell them next year. All the money goes to the Salvation Army programs in the Baton Rouge area.

Beads may be dropped off at:

  • Salvation Army Drop Off Center at 7361 Airline Highway (Google Maps)
  • Salvation Army Family Store – 10420 Coursey Boulevard (Google Maps)

For more information, call the Salvation Army at 225-355-4483.

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You may also drop off your beads at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Multiple departments on Southeastern’s campus come together to help Options, Inc

Beads dropped off with Options, Inc. are sorted and packaged for resale, providing jobs for people with disabilities. 

Drop off your beads at any of these locations on campus:

You can also donate your beads directly to Options at 19362 W. Shelton Road (Google Maps). 

If you know any places in the Baton Rouge or surrounding areas accepting Mardi Gras beads donations, let us know here