For most, Mardi Gras means parades, parties and lots of bead throwing. But here in Galveston, the event serves to further the missions of many nonprofit organizations.
Through in-kind donations and other support from Yaga’s Entertainment and Mardi Gras organizer Mike Dean, more than a dozen Galveston-area charities benefit from the festival. It also serves to benefit many of the krewes, or social clubs, that participate in Mardi Gras activities. These krewes are able to provide community outreach as a result.