Attention Tampa Bay: Surrender Your Gasparilla Pirate Booty for a Good Cause
MacDonald Training Center students will recycle and repackage the beads to be sold back to Gasparilla krewes for next year’s parade.
The local non-profit organization, which helps disabled individuals find employment, is asking for donations of party beads left over from the celebration. Over the next few weeks MTC trainees will recycle and repackage the beads to be sold back to Gasparilla krewes for next year’s parade. Participants get invaluable on-the-job training all while reducing waste. And the money collected from selling the beads will be used to fund MTC programs. Talk about a win-win!
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You can drop yours off at the following Tampa-area community centers, where you will find recycling bins decorated by MTC fine arts students.
- Port Tampa Community Center
- Kate Jackson Community Center
- Loretta Ingraham Recreation Complex
- Copeland Park Center
You can also surrender your beads the MacDonald Training Center, located at 5420 W. Cypress Street in Tampa.
Visit MacDonaldCenter.org for more information.