The Jekyll Island Lions Club conducts two holiday community projects every year. The first project supports the Salvation Army in Brunswick, Georgia, by collecting donations on its behalf. This year, the Jekyll Lions will be collecting donations starting on 25 November through Christmas. Lion Frank is chairman of this project and he is putting together a schedule of bell ringers to cover collection points in the Beach Village and at Flash Foods. The community in general and other civic organizations in particular have been invited to join the Lions in their bell ringing effort.
The funds collected will be turned over to Major Dancer from the Salvation Army office in Brunswick. The goal this year is to raise $3,500.
The second project is putting together holiday gift packages for the Christmas-at-Sea program organized by the International Seafarers’ Center. The Center is a safe haven for international seafarers who crew the cargo ships coming into the Port of Brunswick. These seafarers come from around the world and often spend weeks or months on the ocean. The holiday gifts given to them help to lift their spirits at a time when they are far from their families. Each gift contains up to 15 small items that can fit into a shoe box or cloth ditty bag. Crews are given the gifts from 24 November through 7 January. Lion Gaye is heading up this project.