It is not to early to prepare for Christmas-at-Sea
Every Christmas Maritime Bethels world-wide strive to provide a small gift to all seafarers who find themselves at sea on Christmas Day. The Maritime Bethel at Savannah has been delivering this Christmas joy since our inception. Here is a suggested list of gifts enjoyed by seafarers. Can you, or your church or civic group provide a box of gifts for just one ship? The vast majority of ships have 22 crew.
Christmas Gifts can be mailed to:
P.O. Box 884, Rincon, Georgia 31326 or dropped off at the Maritime Bethel any time before December 14th when gifts will be prepared for delivery to ships.
Christmas-at-Sea Suggested donation items include:
Noodles (to boil in water)
Box of Chocolates
Knitted watch caps and Balaclavas
T-Shirts with Savannah or USA theme
Gloves: both work & dress
Souvenirs made in the USA
Post cards with Savannah or USA Theme
Inspirational poems, posters and pictures
Hanging cross for bulkhead
Christian or inspirational symbol for bulkhead
Cards with bible verses or prayers
Daily Devotional Books
Anything with professional sports teams’ logo
Waterwords: Sea reading for the People of the Sea
*A $5 International Calling Card and a USA T-Mobile Sim Card
The MBS can purchase calling cards for $4.50 and Sim cards for $10.75-$36.95, depending upon the number of GB and shipping/handling fees. We also know the countries that are needed most e.g. Philippines, India, Ukraine, Romania, Russia, China, Japan, Germany, Scotland, Madagascar, South Korea, Croatia, Montenegro, Kenya, Tanzania & Turkey.
Check around your home or office, are there any gently used-like new items you think a 30-55 year old male would appreciate for Christmas? If so, bring those in! We will take them and distribute!