Mardi Gras: Purple, Gold, and GREEN - Our Daily Green

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras: Purple, Gold, and GREEN

As the world celebrates Fat Tuesday, Carnevale, and Mardi Gras, Our Daily Green would like to give a quick shout to a charity in New Orleans, capital of beads, baubles, and boas throughout the festival. 

Arc of Greater New Orleans is: 

... a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization serving people with intellectual disabilities and delays from birth through adulthood in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes.
Arc of Greater New Orleans is committed to securing for all people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop, function and live to their fullest potential. 
One of Arc's fundraisers is recycling the beads from the Mardi Gras and reselling them. They are saving the planet and creating jobs. Our Daily Green commends their mission and encourages our readers to utilize this wonderful charity the next time you purchase party supplies. 

They have partnered with the United Way and the Sierra Club. 

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