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Beads for Doughnuts Event is Happening at Metairie's Krispy Kreme

07:00 March 01, 2024
By: Janay Major

Trade in Beads for Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme's bead drive is making a come back this year! Beads-for-Doughnuts is hosted by Krispy Kreme with a goal of giving pastry lovers free doughnuts when participants bring in beads from Mardi Gras.

Participants will receive a coupon for a free dozen glazed doughnuts for every 12 pounds of beads they bring in to the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts located at 825 Clearview Pkwy. in Metairie. Come in between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. on March 5 and 6 with your pounds of beads for free, hot, and delicious doughnuts! This event will also be taking place at the following Krispy Krewe locations: 5504 Plank Rd. in Baton Rouge and 3031 S. McKenzie St. in Foley, Alabama.

The beads are collected and sent to The Arc of Greater New Orleans and Augusta Evans School in Mobile, Alabama. ArcGNO works extensively with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by employing them to recycle beads while simultaneously keeping the streets of New Orleans free of litter.

The coupon for free doughnuts can be redeemed at any participating Krispy Kreme location until April 15 or while supplies last.

The Arc of Greater New Orleans

ArcGNO is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to protect and serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their goal is to ensure they are supported in a community that promotes full inclusion throughout their lifetimes. For over 30 years, ArcGNO has created job opportunities for its members via collecting, sorting, and repackaging Mardi Gras beads. They currently have over 600 members in five parishes.

Augusta Evans School

Augusta Evans is located in Mobile County and provides an individualized education to their intellectually and developmentally disabled students. Through the Krispy Kreme bead drive, the school is able to provide funds for other noncurricular events throughout the year. Faculty and staff ensure the best quality of education that they can provide for their students to prepare them for success upon graduating.

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