How often do you walk out of a store feeling like you’ve changed the world?How often do you discover treasures without spending a fortune?

Synch the joy of friendship and frugality: visit the Arc of Acadiana Retail Store. 

At the Arc of Acadiana, your second-hand purchase makes a huge, first-hand impact. Our goal is to serve as a stepping stone for disabled members of Acadiana. Our resale shops are fueled by community donations and sales which fund the employment of disabled persons seeking independent futures. 

Anticipate a warm greeting from our genuine staff upon entering one of The Arc’s seven retail locations across Acadiana, including Lafayette, Opelousas, Jeanerette, Eunice and New Iberia. Once inside, discover neatly organized, gently used items, ranging from baby, books and clothing, to antiques, electronics and household essentials. As always, prices are marked for frugality. Feel connected, knowing every purchase reaches far into the future of our friendly staff. Beyond providing immediate income for our employees, your purchase also fosters job-related skill-training necessary for future employment within our community.

While earning their own paycheck, our employees cultivate responsibility, reliability, accountability and time-management skills. These work-skills empower our employees with confidence, preparing them to actualize their potential in the workforce as they journey toward independency. Next time you step out to shop, be sure to step into an Arc of Acadiana Retail Store. Whether feeling thrifty, or simply hoping to brighten your day, you’ll leave with treasures in your bag and your heart.   

Strengthening lives. Improving communities. Making the world a better place.    

Join us.

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