Thankgiving Ideas to Give Back | Golden Isles Moms

It’s that time of year again! A time when family gathers, we break bread, share stories, and spend time together thankful for all we have. It isn’t always a time of celebration for all families however. Golden Isles Moms wants to share a few ways you can give to the community next week. Below are organizations taking donations and ways to spread holiday cheer. 

The Early Literacy Academy a program sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia is taking non-perishable food donations to distribute to families in need for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Donations can be dropped to The Early Literacy Academy located at 2102 Albany Street Brunswick November 18th and 19th from 10:00 am-6:30pm and the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th from 8:00am- 2:00pm. Donations can be left on the designated table in the lobby.

Saved By Grace is a non-profit which helps to provide the needs of the less desirables of the community who may be overlooked by others. Their assistance is given without discrimination.

Saved By Grace is accepting monetary, food, and time donations from the community. This year they are asking for small stockings filled with candy, chocolates, and travel toiletries for those who use the space for laundry, showering, etc.

Donations can be delivered Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm  to 186 Cornerstone Dr.  Hwy 341 across from Tractor Supply.

For a detailed list of items needed, please visit their donation page here.


Manna House is a Christian mission in Brunswick dedicated to feeding the hungry. Feeding those who need it exponentially after the Covid-19 outbreak, they are taking food donations as well as volunteers to help pack and distribute meals. For more information on how to help, you can visit them at 1408 G Street in Brunswick or call (912) 264-1594.

Sparrow’s Nest is only one branch of FaithWorks a ministry affiliated with The United Methodist Church. The Sparrow’s Nest provides food, utility and prescription assistance to help those in crisis in our community.

Sparrow’s Nest accepts donations year round but particularly during the holidays. A list of items families need can be found on their website here.

Founded in 1991, the mission of Safe Harbor Center is to provide services that promote security and stability for at risk families, children, and individuals. Each piece of Safe Harbor Center’s history comes together to form a place of safety, health, and hope for children and youth throughout Coastal Georgia.

Safe Harbor needs volunteers to help with many aspects of their mission from food delivery to tutoring and thrift shop volunteers. For more on ways you can help, visit their volunteer opportunity page here or contact Hillary Johnston at (912) 267-6000 ext. 104.

What is secondhand for you, may be a second chance for someone else. Buy something you love, leave knowing the money you spent will shelter someone tonight, will feed a hungry person, will put clean clothes on a child’s back. 

Visit the Salvation Army Brunswick Family Store at 2801 Norwich Street from 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday to help give back while you shop affordably. 

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