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Reclaimed Beads

Love the Gasparilla Pirate Fest, but not sure what to do with the beads the day after? Donate beads to MacDonald Training Center and provide opportunities that will change the lives of your friends and neighbors with disabilities! Individuals and with disabilities and volunteers will repackage the beads, and keep the bounty out of Tampa Bay!

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Volunteer for Beads Sorting and Repackaging!

Repurposing Gasparilla Pirate Beads is a fun and interactive team-building experience, especially for large groups. Volunteers will sort, batch, and package beads with MTC students and trainees who are always happy to meet new people and share this experience. This is an indoor activity but we require our volunteers to wear gloves. You can bring your own gloves or MTC will provide gloves for each volunteer. MTC can host individual or group volunteers during the week or weekend opportunities for large groups.

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For more information on volunteering at MTC, please call the MTC Development Office at 813 870-1300 ext. 310.
Individuals who wish to volunteer on a long-term basis, will be required to complete a volunteer form and undergo a background check.