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Scouting for Food 2019
Scouting for Food 2019

We want to thank the Fayette District Flint River Boy Scouts of America for the impact that they have on how we are able to serve our community! Every year these young men spend an entire Saturday scouting for food donations to help stock our food pantry. They have blessed us with over 10,000 pounds of food this year! A…

Evergreen Church Missions Team
Evergreen Church Missions Team

We continue to be blessed by willingness  of the local churches in our area to serve their community. Recently we had the Missions Team from Evergreen Church come and help us sort food for pantry.

Frank Cawood and Associates Donate Needed Food Items
Frank Cawood and Associates Donate Needed Food Items

A very special thank you to the Frank Cawood and Associates Team for their continued support! Their recent gift of food donations and a generous monetary donation to go towards purchasing food items for our food pantry will surely bless many!

Trinity NHS
Trinity NHS

We would like to thank this group or 11th and 12 grade students from the National Honor Society at Trinity Christian School for spending a Saturday morning to help us sort food for our pantry.  Our community is blessed to have such responsible and hard working students.

Greater Pineview PHC Food Donation
Greater Pineview PHC Food Donation

We want to thank the Greater Pineview PHC family for the donation of food items for our food pantry! We are so very grateful for their support in this way!

Rich in Generosity
Rich in Generosity

Words cannot express the overwhelming thankfulness we feel for the incredible financial donation we received through Southside Church‘s Be Rich campaign. This campaign urges those in the church to be rich toward others in love and good deeds, encouraging generosity with their time, food, gifts and money. Southside Church has truly come alongside the Real Life Center in efforts to…

Grant Helps Keep the Lights On
Grant Helps Keep the Lights On

How blessed we are to have received a generous grant from the Coweta Community Foundation. This grant will be used specifically for client assistance for rent and utilities. What a gift this is for us to offer hope through this kind of assistance to those who encounter unexpected life changes and may lose their homes or have their heat turned…

Southside Church Continues to Support Real Life Center
Southside Church Continues to Support Real Life Center

We were blessed to have another small group form Southside Church and their Be Rich Campaign volunteer their time to serve with us by helping us sort food for our food pantry.   Over the past few months we have had multiple members from Southside church donate their time through serving their community.

Discipleship Group Puts Their Faith in Action
Discipleship Group Puts Their Faith in Action

We were so thankful for groups that come and volunteer with us at the Real Life Center.  We want to thank the ladies from this discipleship group that came and  help us sort food for our food pantry.

Real Life Center is Moving
Real Life Center is Moving

Real Life Center is moving. We will close the door at our current location at 12pm on Wednesday, March 13. We will be closed March 14 – March 19. We will reopen at our new location at 9am on Wednesday, March 20. Our new address will be: Real Life Center 975 GA-74 North Tyrone, GA  30290 Easy directions from Peachtree City: Go…

The Gift of Good Sleep
The Gift of Good Sleep

Elite Comfort Solutions of Newnan made it possible for 240 people in our community to get a better nights sleep by donating brand new mattresses to the Real Life Center. The families who received this generous donation were so grateful as many of them have been making do on hard futons, multiple children sharing a single bed, or sleeping on…

Fayette Democratic Women
Fayette Democratic Women

We want to thank the Fayette Democratic Women for their recent donation of non-perishable food items for our food pantry! They also gave a monetary donation to help us meet the needs of so many in our community! We are very thankful for their kindness!

US Foods Donates Coats to Families in Need
US Foods Donates Coats to Families in Need

Thank you to US Foods for their recent donation of winter coats! We have had many families in need of coats this winter, so this is such a great gift!

Fayette Bible Church
Fayette Bible Church

We received another generous donation of some of our top needed food items, diapers, and brand new socks and underwear from the Fayette Bible Church family! Thank you so much for this blessing!

Gritton’s Training System Food Drive
Gritton’s Training System Food Drive

We are so very grateful for our partnership with Gritton’s Training System! The trainers and athletes worked together in donating many of our top needed items for our food pantry. Thank you to everyone who gave so generously!

CertainTeed Serves Their Community
CertainTeed Serves Their Community

Our neighbors at CertainTeed sent a team to come and help us sort food for our food pantry! We are so blessed to have businesses like CertainTeed in our community that so generously give their time to serve.

Panasonic Automotive Annual Holiday Food Drive
Panasonic Automotive Annual Holiday Food Drive

Our amazing partners at a Panasonic Automotive have blessed us again this year by hosting their annual holiday food drive! Thank you so much for this awesome gift for the families that we serve!  

Mahaffey Orthodontics Hosts Food Drive
Mahaffey Orthodontics Hosts Food Drive

A very special thank you to Mahaffey Orthodontics for hosting a food drive this holiday season! We are so thankful for their help in stocking our food pantry shelves!

Bonnie Coordinates Community Food Drive
Bonnie Coordinates Community Food Drive

A special thank you to our friend Bonnie Bowers Helander for coordinating a community food drive! Her friends with the Peachtree City Garden Club, Parkgate Lane neighbors, and the Weaver small group with FBC Peachtree City Church all generously gave food donations which will make a difference in our ability to help those who are in need of help.

All Saints Anglican Church Donation for Hams and Turkey
All Saints Anglican Church Donation for Hams and Turkey

We received such a special gift from the All Saints Anglican Church Family this holiday season! They gave a generous monetary donation to help us bless our families with either a turkey or a ham for their family holiday meal! Thank you to this amazing church for their continuous support!

Kickball Tournament Benefits Children
Kickball Tournament Benefits Children

Kickball for Kids Kickball for Kids 2 was a huge success!  This charity kickball tournament that benefits underprivileged children in Coweta and Fayette County blessed the Real Life Center with a generous gift of $1500.

Making a Difference at Age 10
Making a Difference at Age 10

Virgle Garrett is making a difference in the lives of others at age 10. He brought in a monetary donation to the Real Life Center to help families who are struggling financially. Virgle is a wonderful reminder to us all that we are never too young or too old to make a difference in the life of another!

Unexpected Blessing
Unexpected Blessing

What a wonderful surprise in-kind donation of 50 heads of beautiful organic lettuce from Clinton Bowman from Alō Farms. They are an international leader in sustainable and resilient alternative farming methods and provide our communities with local, clean, and healthy food. We have been blessed to be a recipient of their generosity.

Reel People Care Gala Benefits RLC
Reel People Care Gala Benefits RLC

We had so much fun last night at the Reel People Care Gala! What a special evening sponsored by Chick-fil-A and Pinewood Studios benefiting the work of local non-profits, including the Real Life Center. We enjoyed spending it with some very special guests! Thank you Chick-fil-A and Pinewood Studios for this amazing event that benefits non-profits in our community!

“Take A Break” Together
“Take A Break” Together

We are so fortunate to have volunteers who understand the importance of creating community to combat depression from isolation in the elderly population. They create a wonderful social environment for our older clients called “Take a Break” once a month by serving a delicious breakfast to our seniors who spend time visiting with each other here at the Real Life…

Palmer’s Restaurant Cooks Up Kindness
Palmer’s Restaurant Cooks Up Kindness

True kindness radiates in the hearts in our community. This was shown by Ashley Edwards, owner of Palmer’s Restaurant in Peachtree City as she and the families in her life group from church served a complimentary, delicious dinner at Palmer’s before Christmas to about 50 families who we support through our programs at the Real Life Center. This act of…

Toys for Tots a Success
Toys for Tots a Success

Toys for Tots provided Christmas gifts for 96 children served by the Real Life Center from Fayette County. We are thankful that those children will have the opportunity to open gifts Christmas morning. What a blessing the Toys for Tots program is and as well as all those who donate and volunteer to make it happen!

Rich in Generosity
Rich in Generosity

Words cannot express the overwhelming thankfulness we feel for the incredible financial donation we received through Southside Church‘s Be Rich campaign. This campaign urges those in the church to be rich toward others in love and good deeds, encouraging generosity with their time, food, gifts and money. Southside Church has truly come alongside the Real Life Center in efforts to…

Braelinn Elementary School Toiletry Drive
Braelinn Elementary School Toiletry Drive

We have such amazing schools in our community! These kind students of Braelinn Elementary School are eager to help in any way that they can. This holiday season they blessed us with so many toiletry donations to give to families in need! They also decided to use their fundraiser money that they collected earlier in the year to purchase socks…

Clairmont Dental Associates Annual Food Drive
Clairmont Dental Associates Annual Food Drive

Thank you to the Clairmont Dental Associates team for hosting their third annual holiday food drive for us this year! They do such an amazing job in getting all of their clients involved in giving back to our community! We are overwhelmed by their generosity, and we are so thankful for this amazing partnership!

PetSmart Distribution Center Gives Back
PetSmart Distribution Center Gives Back

We want to thank the employees of the PetSmart Distribution Center in Newnan for the awesome gift of food donations for our food pantry! They donated so many of our top needed items this holiday season! We are so very thankful for this gift!

East Coweta Veterinary Hospital Donates Pet Food
East Coweta Veterinary Hospital Donates Pet Food

We want to thank our friends at East Coweta Veterinary Hospital for their donation of Dog and Cat food to help the families that we serve that have fur babies! What a sweet gift this is! This is their second year that they have blessed us in this way, and we are so incredibly grateful for their partnership!

Curves Holiday Food Drive
Curves Holiday Food Drive

We can always count on our wonderful partners at Curves in PTC for their help in stocking our shelves with our most needed food items this time of year! Their generosity always has an impact! A special thank you to Debbie Sanders for making this happen every year and to all of her clients for their generous giving! We appreciate…

Optimist Club Holiday Food Donation
Optimist Club Holiday Food Donation

A very special thank you to the Optimist Club for their amazing food donation this holiday season! They bless us with this gift every year, and we are so incredibly grateful for their kindness!

PTC Fire Department Santa Run
PTC Fire Department Santa Run

The Peachtree City Fire Department continued their tradition of having a Santa Run this year despite the rainy December weather! Santa traveled through PTC neighborhoods on a fire engine, collecting non-perishable food items and toys for families in need this holiday season! We want to thank them for gifting the Real Life Center with so much of those non-perishable food…

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Holiday Donations
Piedmont Fayette Hospital Holiday Donations

We want to thank Piedmont Fayette Hospital for inviting us to be a part of their holiday charity event! We enjoyed getting to meet so many wonderful employees who generously donated toiletry items and socks and underwear to bless the families that we serve! A special thank you to Debbie Britt and Anne Williams for making this event happen every…

Edward Jones Food Drive
Edward Jones Food Drive

We want to thank Mr. Jim Burgess and the Edward Jones staff for hosting a food drive during their holiday party this year! They asked all of their generous clients to bring food items to help stock our food pantry shelves. Thank you to all who donated and a special thank you to Star Thornton, Senior Brand Office Manager, for…

All Saints Anglican Church Donates Socks and Underwear
All Saints Anglican Church Donates Socks and Underwear

The families at All Saints Anglican Church donated brand new socks and underwear to help stock our clothing closet shelves! There were over 800 items donated! Pictured below from left to right are Sandi Miles, Bess Davis and Jane Carter with All Saints Anglican Church. Thank you all for this incredible gift!

Holiday Turkey and Ham Donations
Holiday Turkey and Ham Donations

We received such a special gift from the All Saints Anglican Church Family this holiday season! They gave a generous monetary donation to help us bless our families with either a turkey or a ham for their family holiday meal! Thank you to this amazing church for their continuous support!

Edward Jones Annual Holiday Food Drive
Edward Jones Annual Holiday Food Drive

Thank you to Mr. Mike Martin and all of the Edward Jones staff for hosting a food drive again this holiday season! Their help in this way every year is such a blessing! We also want to thank all of their generous clients who donated to help the families that we serve! We are grateful for you all!

Community Food Drive
Community Food Drive

A special thank you to our friend Bonnie Helander for coordinating a community food drive! Her friends with the PTC Garden Club, Parkgate Lane neighbors, and the Weaver small group with First Baptist Church of PTC all generously gave food donations to bless the families that we serve!

December Mobile Food Pantry
December Mobile Food Pantry

We were grateful for the opportunity to serve 228 families at our Mobile Food Pantry distribution last week! Thank you to our amazing volunteers who came to serve!

BSA Troop 175
BSA Troop 175

We were so thankful to have these young men from Boy Scout Troop 175 come by the Center to help us sort food for our food pantry!  It’s always great to see servant-hearted young men like these serving their community!

338 Pairs of Jeans Collected
338 Pairs of Jeans Collected

Camryn Kiener, a junior at Starr’s Mill High School, worked hard to accomplish a Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Gold Award project that will truly impact our ability to help others. Through her impressive organizational skills and the help of the Peeples Elementary K-Kids program, the Rising Starr Middle School Junior Beta Club and the Starr’s Mill High School Beta…

Coweta-Fayette EMC
Coweta-Fayette EMC

We were blessed again this year by the wonderful employees of Coweta- Fayette EMC who generously give their time each holiday season to volunteering with us at the Real Life Center.   These employees spent an afternoon helping us stock shelves and sort food for our food pantry.  

Christmas Tree Auction
Christmas Tree Auction

Thank you to the creative women of the Peachtree City United Methodist Church for their thoughtful financial donation! During their Christmas brunch, they auctioned off beautifully decorated miniature Christmas trees that were generously donated by local business owners. This financial donation will help stock new socks and underwear for local families who are in need. Thank you to those who…

The Gift of Heat and Diapers
The Gift of Heat and Diapers

Two of our much needed items were gifted to the Real Life Center by the Miller Life Group from Dogwood Church. They delivered 7 small space heaters and 8 packages of diapers which we frequently get requests for. Many of the families we serve are living in spaces without heat, and these heaters will make a difference in their comfort.…

Woodcreek Ladies 3.0 Tennis Team Toy and Food Drive
Woodcreek Ladies 3.0 Tennis Team Toy and Food Drive

A very special thank you to the Woodcreek Ladies 3.0 Tennis Team for their kindness in donating toys and food to help the families that we serve during this holiday season! We are so very grateful for their generous hearts!

Dogwood Small Group Donates Socks
Dogwood Small Group Donates Socks

We want to thank Vicki Alsup and her Dogwood Church Small Group for the generous donation of socks for the children of the families that we serve! What a sweet gift this is!

East Coweta Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat Food Drive
East Coweta Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat Food Drive

These amazing International Thespian Society Students spent their Halloween night going door to door collecting canned goods to help fill our food pantry shelves! They collected and donated over 1,220 pounds of food! What a difference their kindness will make. Thank you, East Coweta High School International Thespian Society Students, for your continued support in sharing hope in our community!…

Wencor Group Gives Back
Wencor Group Gives Back

We would like to thank our partners at Wencor Group for their kindness in hosting a food drive! We are so very grateful for their continued support in this way! A special thank you to Ms. Tracey Singleton for coordinating the food drive.  

Carriage Lane Youth Ministry
Carriage Lane Youth Ministry

We want to thank the youth group form Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church for coming in to sort food and stock shelves for our food pantry.  We appreciate teenagers who are willing to spend their weekend serving their local community.

Davis Chiropractic Center Annual Food Drive
Davis Chiropractic Center Annual Food Drive

We are so grateful for the continued partnership with this amazing team! They host a food drive every year to help the families that we serve! Thank you, Davis Chiropractic Center, for all that you do for our community!

Joseph Sams School Hosts Food Drive
Joseph Sams School Hosts Food Drive

Thank you to the sweet students, families, and teachers of Joseph Sams School for hosting a food drive during the month of November to help stock our food pantry! So many families will be blessed by their kindness!

Young Adults of Dogwood
Young Adults of Dogwood

The Young adults of Dogwood showed the real spirit of Christmas while checking dates, sorting cans and packing food! Thanks for helping us out in our food pantry!

Kids R Kids of South Peachtree City Annual Food Drive
Kids R Kids of South Peachtree City Annual Food Drive

Thank you to our faithful partners at Kids R Kids of South Peachtree City for their kindness in hosting a food drive this fall season! We appreciate their help in this way every year!

Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church Thanksgiving Food Drive
Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thank you to the Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church Family for the gift of over 650 pounds of food donations for the families that we serve! We are so grateful for their sweet tradition of giving in this way during the Thanksgiving season every year.

Word of God Lutheran Church Donates Dinners
Word of God Lutheran Church Donates Dinners

A very special thank you to the Word of God Lutheran Church Family for their very generous gift of Christmas dinners! Their kindness will bless 133 families that we serve in such a special way!  

PTCUMC Women’s Christmas Brunch
PTCUMC Women’s Christmas Brunch

Thank you to the women of the Peachtree City United Methodist Church. They put on a beautiful Christmas brunch and silent auction that will help stock new socks and underwear for local families. What a great morning with some incredible women!  Thank you to those who donated and the PTCUMC women!

North Fayette Elementary School Fall Food Drive
North Fayette Elementary School Fall Food Drive

We are so blessed to have the support of the North Fayette Elementary School family! They host a food drive every fall to help stock our food pantry shelves. This year they donated over 500 pounds of many items on our top needs list. Thank you, North Fayette Elementary School, for giving so generously to our neighbors who need our…