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Folks can donate clothes and help support employment for 31 people with disabilities.

Terrebonne Arc and Cedar Chest added five bin locations in an effort to expand their business and employees.

“This idea has come up several times in the last couple of years, and we just were not able to address it at that time,” TARC Supervisor Monica Chauvin said. “Four months ago we started making plans, and last month all of our efforts came to fruition.”

The new bins are located at the Bayou Blue and Bayou Black South Louisiana Bank, Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Walmart on Martin Luther King Boulevard, and the East Houma Bingo Hall on the corner of Grand Caillou Road and Morris Street.

The donations to the bins will help employ people at both the East and West Cedar Chest Boutique locations.

“It is a win-win all the way around,” Chauvin said. “We are recycling products that would end up in landfills. For items we are not able to resell in our thrift stores, we send them to third-world countries. We do not throw any of our clothing away.”

The thrift stores are adding a new sorting processing unit and a pick-up crew.