The Fernandina Pirates Club made a donation to Amelia Arts Academy, one of four certified Community Schools of the Arts in Florida.
Amelia Island, FL – The Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc. has made a cash donation to Amelia Arts Academy, one of four certified Community Schools of the Arts in Florida. Their mission is to provide education in the arts at affordable rates to all interested persons, regardless of age, race, religion, ethnic origin, financial means or level of ability.
(Pictured left to right) Kate Wiest, Secretary Amelia Arts Academy Board of Directors; Jane Lindberg, President Amelia Arts Academy Board of Directors; Theresa Duncan, Executive Assistant; Pegge Ealum, Executive Director; Natalie Ealum; mascot and Judie Mackie, Fernandina Pirates Club Board Member.
As with many non-profit 501(c) (3) organizations in this uncertain economy, many financial sources are reducing their donations to the arts and others have dried up completely.
The Fernandina Pirates Club, a charitable corporation, supports many different community charities including their own Pirate Scholarship Program and quarterly blood drives. These Scallywags also support organizations such as Katie Ride for Life, Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity and the Last Leg Rally. The Buccaneers also help provide Thanksgiving and Christmas to families selected by the Child Advocate Rapid Response Team of Nassau County.
The Fernandina Pirates Club has over 80 volunteers that have been bringing smiles to the young and the young at heart by providing charitable assistance to members and groups within NE Florida for several years, including a Pirate Invasion for the children participating in the Amelia Arts Academy’s summer program.
Having received a Resolution from the Board of County Commissioners of Nassau County as well as a Proclamation from the City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners recognizing the club for their ongoing community service and charity work, members of the Pirate club truly are our community’s “Goodwill Ambassadors to the World” as designated by both local government entities.