By Alexa Orndoff
Director, JIA Marketing & Communications
There’s no better feeling than passing through those historic gates, making your way down the causeway, and entering this special place. The feeling can’t be replicated and sometimes, it’s even hard to articulate. It’s unmatched by memories and photographs. A simple souvenir can’t replace the experience, but it often serves as a wonderful reminder. It might even inspire you to give back as a way to stay connected. With the redesign of our new Jekyll Island online retail store staying connected is now that much more accessible.
Launched in July, the Jekyll Island e-commerce shop offers an expansive collection of merchandise and memorabilia, some of which was only previously available in on-island gift shops. Visitors can find vintage-inspired t-shirts, highly sought-after island treasures, and even the heavily requested Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) front license plate. From symbolic sea turtle adoptions to annual memberships to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, the revamped online store is modern and clean, with a focus on intuitive navigation, allowing visitors to both find what their looking for and discover recommendations for popular items, including ways to give back.
And, speaking of giving back, if after your relaxing trip to Jekyll Island you feel inspired to get involved, the Jekyll Island Foundation is the answer. Visit their website to GIVE NOW, Become a Member, honor family or friends with a Tribute Gift, or support your favorite cause – CONSERVATION – HISTORIC PRESERVATION/MOSAIC MUSEUM – GSTC. Your partnership directly impacts the work of the Foundation and its efforts to keep the history, natural beauty and character of Jekyll Island alive.