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Dogwood Church Rocks Food Drive
Dogwood Church Rocks Food Drive

Dogwood Church rocked their food drive this past weekend! Thanks to their amazing church family, we received 300 bags of groceries which equated to 2,123 pounds of food! In addition, they blessed us with a generous financial donation to go towards purchasing needed items in the food pantry! We feel loved, Dogwood, and you are helping us show love to…

“Citizens of Georgia Power” Collect Food to Help Our Neighbors
“Citizens of Georgia Power” Collect Food to Help Our Neighbors

The “Citizens of Georgia Power” were very benevolent in collecting food items to support the mission of the Real Life Center. We love this community that has such a big heart for making a difference in the lives of our neighbors!

The Busy Bees of Certainteed Serve with Smiles
The Busy Bees of Certainteed Serve with Smiles

Thanks to these awesome guys from Certainteed. They came and helped us sort food last week as well as helped serve in our Mobile Food Pantry which is held at Grace Evangelical Church. We can’t say enough about how much we appreciate them!

Spring Hill Elementary Makes a Difference in Our Community
Spring Hill Elementary Makes a Difference in Our Community

A very special thank you to all the staff and students at Spring Hill Elementary School for the gift of food for our food pantry! Thanks for all your hard work, Guidance Counselor Patricia Scott! Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Rinnai Serves in So Many Ways!
Rinnai Serves in So Many Ways!

We want to thank our amazing partners at Rinnai for hosting a food drive to help stock our food pantry shelves! This amazing, community-minded company never ceases to amaze us at all the ways they support our mission, from food drives to Gala sponsorship. We appreciate them very much!

Peachtree City Elementary School Helps our Neighbors in Need
Peachtree City Elementary School Helps our Neighbors in Need

Thank you to the Peachtree City Elementary School Pay it forward club students for getting the entire school involved in their annual fall food drive! A special thank you to Ms. Julie Wood, the club sponsor, for teaching the students the importance of helping our neighbors in need and for coordinating the details of the food drive! This gift of food…

Burch Elementary Helps during busy Holiday Season!
Burch Elementary Helps during busy Holiday Season!

What super students and staff Burch Elementary School has! We are so grateful to have their support through hosting a food drive to help stock our food pantry and get ready for the busy holiday season. Thank you to the faculty (especially Jessica Mull), students, and families for their kindness and generosity!

The Joseph Sams School Provides for the Real Life Center
The Joseph Sams School Provides for the Real Life Center

We can always count on the awesome students, parents, and teachers at The Joseph Sams School to help us with stocking our food pantry every fall! What a blessing they are to others! Thank you all for your kindness!

JC Booth Middle School Blesses our Pantry
JC Booth Middle School Blesses our Pantry

Thank you to the students in the JC Booth Middle School Student Council for leading the school in their annual food drive to help stock our food pantry! We love the support from the students in the schools in our community. You are never too young to make a difference!

Eaton Helps Us Welcome the Cooler Weather
Eaton Helps Us Welcome the Cooler Weather

Fall is finally upon us and the weather is gradually cooling off! It is time to switch out of summer clothes with our winter clothing in our Clothing Closet for the families we serve. Thank you, Eaton Lighting friends, for helping us with this big project! We appreciate how you care about our families!

Crossroads Christian School students and parents are Amazing!
Crossroads Christian School students and parents are Amazing!

The kind students and parents of Crossroads Christian School reached out wanting to help us with a project for their Parent Lead Service Day! They collected all kinds of our most needed items for our food pantry, boxed them up, and helped load the truck! They also made cards with encouraging messages on them for the families that we serve!…

Back Pack Buddy Program thanks to JoyFM 93.3 #bejoy!
Back Pack Buddy Program thanks to JoyFM 93.3 #bejoy!

We are so excited to launch our new Back-Pack-Buddies program supplying meals and snacks for children at Burch Elementary, Spring Hill Elementary, and N. Fayetteville Elementary who are participating in our program. Each bag of food contains snacks and meals aimed to supplement and fill in the meal gaps for children in need over the weekends and holidays when they…

“Bootfut” and Loved
“Bootfut” and Loved

1 Timothy 4:12 says, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” That is exactly what the thoughtful children of  Crossroads Christian School have done by writing cards of encouragement for us to share with the seniors and families we…

Heritage Christian Church Shows Love around our Community through GO LOVE Day
Heritage Christian Church Shows Love around our Community through GO LOVE Day

The Real Life Center received some love today during Heritage Christian Church’s GO LOVE morning! We were blessed to be one of several organizations that Heritage Christian Church impacted with the many servant hearts who attended. They sorted food for our upcoming BackPack Buddy program and planted in our Winter garden! We are grateful for the time spent with this wonderful…

St. Paul Lutheran Church and School Families Help Provide!
St. Paul Lutheran Church and School Families Help Provide!

We want to thank the St. Paul Lutheran Church and School families, students and teachers for the awesome gift of food donations from their September food drive! Their continuous support throughout the year has a huge impact on how we are able to serve our community!

Southside Church Staff Prepare for Be Rich Campaign with Visit to RLC
Southside Church Staff Prepare for Be Rich Campaign with Visit to RLC

We LOVE our friends at Southside Church! Their staff invested in us and made us feel special this morning by bringing breakfast for our staff. We spent a special time this morning as they prepare for their Be Rich campaign which will impact the lives of people throughout our community!

Arbor Terrace Shares Kindness through Food and Clothing Donations
Arbor Terrace Shares Kindness through Food and Clothing Donations

We are so grateful to have received food and clothing donations from the staff and residents of Arbor Terrace Peachtree City!  Thank you for going outside of your doors to share kindness and hope in our community!

Tim Monihan Farmers Insurance is a Silver Sponsor!
Tim Monihan Farmers Insurance is a Silver Sponsor!

Tim Monihan is so wonderful about giving back to the community. He has done this by partnering with the Real Life Center as a Silver Sponsor for our Harvest for Hope Gala. He also does this as a local Farmers® agent by helping people understand their insurance coverage options – whether that is auto, home, life, golf cart, renters or…

Dr. Mahaffey loves to straighten teeth and impact lives!
Dr. Mahaffey loves to straighten teeth and impact lives!

The Real Life Center couldn’t have the impact we have in helping people change the course of their lives without the support of amazing people in our community such as Dr. Mike Mahaffey. Not only does Dr. Mahaffey loves to straighten teeth, but he loves to make an impact for good in our community as seen by his support for…

Whitlock Ellis Wealth Management is a Gold Sponsor!
Whitlock Ellis Wealth Management is a Gold Sponsor!

We are very appreciative of Elizabeth Whitlock and the support of  Whitlock Ellis Wealth Management through their Gold Sponsorship for the 2019 Harvest for Hope Gala. We are thankful for this new partnership with such a wonderful team who are not only passionate about helping people manage their finances but are also intentional about making a difference in our community. A longtime…

One Can. Two Can. Who Can?  Parkside Dental Can!
One Can. Two Can. Who Can? Parkside Dental Can!

A special thank you to our amazing partners at Parkside Dental Practice for blessing us with the awesome gift of food donations for our food pantry! We are so grateful for their continued support in sharing hope in our community!

New Socks and Underwear thanks to Mark Gray!
New Socks and Underwear thanks to Mark Gray!

A very special thank you to Mark Gray, State Farm Insurance Agent, and his office for the gift of brand new packaged socks and underwear for the families that we serve! We feel so blessed that we can offer new socks and underwear to those who are financially struggling. Something this simple can be so big and mean so much when…

Certain Teed is Certainly a Gift to the RLC
Certain Teed is Certainly a Gift to the RLC

We would like to thank our partners at CertainTeed for the gift of food donations for our food pantry! Their timing is perfect as our shelves have been needing the food. We are so very grateful that we can count on their help to host a food drive every year!

UPS Serves so Faithfully!
UPS Serves so Faithfully!

UPS goes above and beyond continuously for the Real Life Center! Not only were they a Platinum Sponsor for our Harvest for Hope Gala, but they come out repeatedly to serve in our  Harvest for Real Life Orchard  this time picking ripe, juicy muscadines for the families we serve. We couldn’t be more grateful for UPS and those who make…

Pro Health Physical Therapy helps to meet our needs!
Pro Health Physical Therapy helps to meet our needs!

We are so grateful that we can always count on our partners at Pro Health Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio to lend a helping hand! We are in great need of food donations for our food pantry and Dr. Karyn Staples was so kind to coordinate a food drive and offer to match all of the donations! Her kindness along…

#bejoy Backpacks a Huge Success!
#bejoy Backpacks a Huge Success!

#bejoy backpacks was an incredible success thanks to all of you who were intentional about bringing food donations for children in need! What an impactful ministry the The JOY FM Atlanta does for our community. Thank you to The JOY FM and Chick-fil-A Kedron Village owner Mike Holmes and his staff for making a tremendous difference for the youth in…

Fayette Bible Church and Grace Christian Academy host timely Food Drives
Fayette Bible Church and Grace Christian Academy host timely Food Drives

It is through the provisions of individuals, schools, churches, and businesses in our community that we are able to keep our food pantry shelves stocked. A very special thank you to the Fayette Bible Church and Grace Christian Academy for hosting a food drive and for providing! We are so very grateful for this amazing partnership!

15 Edward Jones office collaboratively bless our food pantry shelves
15 Edward Jones office collaboratively bless our food pantry shelves

We are so very grateful for our amazing partners at Edward Jones! Fifteen Edward Jones office’s in our community joined together to host a Christmas in July food drive to help fill our pantry shelves. Together they donated over 2,400 pounds of food! What an amazing way to help our neighbors who are going through hard times. Thank you to…

Real Life Center receives grant from Walmart giving
Real Life Center receives grant from Walmart giving

The Real Life Center is excited to announce we received a grant from Walmart Giving! These grant funds will be used for general operating expenses allowing us to serve families in need even better! Thank you, Walmart, for caring about your community!

Southern Ground shares the product of their labor
Southern Ground shares the product of their labor

Delicious and nutritious is the donation of produce we received from Southern Ground. We feel thankful they chose to support our mission with the product of their labor. They look after their community!

St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church family prepares children for school
St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church family prepares children for school

We love to see the smiles on the children’s faces who come to the Real Life Center with their parents and leave with new school supplies! We would like to express our gratitude to the St. Andrew’s in the Pines Episcopal Church family for the awesome gift of school supplies to help the families that we serve to get this…

One man makes a big difference!
One man makes a big difference!

This amazing guy, Brett Thomas, grew and harvested this beautiful produce. He brought in a donation of 876 pounds of watermelon and 58 pounds of butternut squash for the families we serve so they can also enjoy this tasty produce! We are humbled by Brett’s generosity and kind heart!

Southside Church Makes a Huge Impact on Back to School in our Community
Southside Church Makes a Huge Impact on Back to School in our Community

Southside Church in Peachtree City has impacted back-to-school for many kids in our community by donating over 300 backpacks filled with much-needed school supplies for the families that we serve. Thank you, Southside Church, for your generosity and kindness! What a blessing!

UPS Serves our Families by Picking Peaches
UPS Serves our Families by Picking Peaches

UPS employees are so good at helping us harvest fruit in our Harvest for Real Life Fruit Orchard. Last year, they helped us pick blueberries. This year, they picked 458lbs of peaches!

One Person Can Make a Big Difference!
One Person Can Make a Big Difference!

A special thank you to one of our faithful volunteers, Doug Sausser, for getting his neighbors involved in helping to fill our food pantry shelves! This young man serves every week at the center and is aware that we are in great need of food donations. He decided to organize a neighborhood food drive to help! We are so very…

Organizing Food Drives, Even at a Young Age!
Organizing Food Drives, Even at a Young Age!

We were so thankful to receive a generous food donation from Julie and Avery Pruett! Avery Pruett organized a food drive with her friends to help us stock our food pantry shelves! We are so grateful for their hearts for serving others!

KeyImpact impacts our Mobile Food Pantry with their Helping Hands
KeyImpact impacts our Mobile Food Pantry with their Helping Hands

We were delighted to have this amazing group from KeyImpact  join us this month at our mobile food pantry! We were in great need of some helping hands and they gladly jumped right in to help! Thank you all for serving!

Apostolic Church Serving our Families in Many Ways
Apostolic Church Serving our Families in Many Ways

This incredible group from Apostolic  Christian Church in Peachtree City volunteered in our Real Life Stores, at our Harvest for Real Life Orchard and at our Center. We love their eagerness to serve and make a difference!

A Very Special Treat!
A Very Special Treat!

These delightful young ladies from Girl Scout Troop 255 stopped by and donated several boxes of Girl Scout cookies for us to be able to distribute to the families we serve. What a very special treat!

Southside Church helps Prepare our Community for School
Southside Church helps Prepare our Community for School

We are excited to partner with Southside Church in Peachtree City to collect 152 backpacks for our families so far.   This provides a beautiful way to help those going through the tough times. If you know of a child in need of a backpack please have a parent call the Real Life Center. We woud love to help in this…

Grateful for our Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Partners!
Grateful for our Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Partners!

A very special thank you to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the amazing gift of $1,000 worth of boxed potatoes and spaghetti sauce for our food pantry! We are so very grateful for your partnership in serving families in our community!

St. Paul Lutheran Church and School stocks our shelves!
St. Paul Lutheran Church and School stocks our shelves!

St. Paul Lutheran Church & School continues to pour blessings on our ministry. They hosted a food drive during Vacation Bible School again this year and the entire church got involved in donating some of our most needed items for our food pantry! Words cannot express how grateful we are for this partnership in sharing hope with families in our…

Serving Up Smiles
Serving Up Smiles

Serving up smiles is what these beautiful women do best at the Real Life Center. Each month, they fill our lobby and kitchen with an incredible aroma as they prepare and serve breakfast to our seniors at “Take A Break”. What an blessing they are, not only filling stomachs, but warming hearts by creating community.

Boys vs. Girls Yields a wonderful Toiletry Drive
Boys vs. Girls Yields a wonderful Toiletry Drive

We want to thank Dogwood Kids for collecting toiletries for the families that we serve during Vacation Bible School week! The generous children donated enough toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, and toilet paper for hundreds of families in our community who need our help! The boys and the girls had a friendly competition to see who could donate the most items.Thank…

Peachtree City Parade Fun
Peachtree City Parade Fun

We had great fun  in the Parade on the Rotary Club of Peachtree City Dragon Boat Festival float! We are excited to be a charity partner of this great event! The parade was another reminder of what an amazing community we are blessed to be a part of!

Help Serving through the Storms of Life
Help Serving through the Storms of Life

Showing kindness comes in all forms! Thanks to Craig Evans State Farm Insurance Agency for helping us serve others through the storms of life (literally). He brought us umbrellas as we loaded food on a rainy day!

PUMC holds a successful VBS food drive
PUMC holds a successful VBS food drive

Every summer the generosity of  Providence United Methodist Church in Fayetteville blesses us with an incredible amount of food donations from their VBS food drive! A huge thank you goes out to the amazing staff, volunteers, parents, and children who donated to make this food drive such a blessing to so many families in our community!

144 Boxes of Inspiration
144 Boxes of Inspiration

144 families will be blessed by the efforts of the United Way of Greater Atlanta.  They collected close to 800 shoes boxes from schools and businesses who took the time to put care kits together to give to several organizations in the are such as ours. Thanks go to Flat Rock Middle School, Booth Middle School, and Eaton Corporation, to…

The Pharmacy Place Takes Action to Make a Difference
The Pharmacy Place Takes Action to Make a Difference

The donation bins are ready to be filled at the Pharmacy Place – another one of our wonderful local businesses who show they care for others by taking action! They are not only holding a food drive during the entire month of July but are also matching all donations. Stop by and experience their excellent customer service and personalized quality…

Sharing Sweetness with our Volunteers
Sharing Sweetness with our Volunteers

Can you believe how beautiful these cupcakes are? What a sweet and thoughtful young lady Tori Taylor is for baking them and bringing them in for our volunteers and staff. What an unexpected and delicious surprise!

Nunu Comforts brings warmth to the Real Life Center
Nunu Comforts brings warmth to the Real Life Center

What a gift this beautiful quilt is for the Real Life Center made by our friend, Paula. She wonderfully captured our orchard as well as past Gala sponsors in this lovely work of art that we proudly hang on the wall in our new building. Paula owns Nunu Comforts, a family owned business providing one-of-a-kind Quilted Portraits.

T.J. Maxx of Newnan Food Drive a Success
T.J. Maxx of Newnan Food Drive a Success

T.J. Maxx of Newnan employees successfully collected food for the Real Life Center. As an organization whose services help families in both Fayette and Coweta counties, we appreciate the support of businesses in both communities! Thank you, T.J.Maxx for supporting our mission

First Day of U-Pick 4 Others a Success
First Day of U-Pick 4 Others a Success

The fresh crisp air this morning was perfect for a wonderful turn out for our first day of U-Pick for Others in the  Harvest for Real Life Fruit Orchard.  Several volunteers came out to help pick blueberries for the families served by the Real Life Center.

Our Volunteers are the Best!
Our Volunteers are the Best!

Walking into the Real Life Center, the delicious smell of breakfast welcomes our seniors for the monthly Take A Break Senior Social. We love our volunteers who make all this possible!

Sigma Beta Sorority Partners with the RLC
Sigma Beta Sorority Partners with the RLC

We thank the lovely ladies of the Sigma Beta Sorority for the gift of toiletry items for the families that we serve. This wonderful partnership we have continues to bless so many lives!

“Washed Away” by Good, Clean, Fun!
“Washed Away” by Good, Clean, Fun!

We were definatley “washed away” with gratitude for the efforts that went into organizing the “Good, Clean Fun” event held at Cronic Chevrolet Buick GMC.   A shout out goes to Wanda Cronic, Business Women of Fayette and Coweta , Ellie White-Stevens and Joyce Beverly for the Facebook live interview, and the generous financial and laundry detergent donation collected by those who…

Our Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger!
Our Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger!

The Peachtree City and Tyrone Post Offices participated in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this year! We are so grateful for the Letter Carries and their kindness and the extra work that they put in to make it easier for our community to help their neighbors in need!

Landmark Christian School Reads to Feed Others!
Landmark Christian School Reads to Feed Others!

We received the awesome gift of 323 pounds of food and a very generous monetary donation from some students from Landmark Christian School!  This year, these incredible elementary school students read to earn points to purchase items to help children in need in our community. We are so very grateful for their kindness and the difference that they choose to…

Our Volunteers go Above and Beyond!
Our Volunteers go Above and Beyond!

Thank you to one of our faithful volunteers, Beverly Nelson, and her Discipleship Group Bible Study for the gift of non perishable food items for our food pantry! We are grateful for your kindness!

Middle School Special Education Program Shows Love through Care Packages
Middle School Special Education Program Shows Love through Care Packages

Thank you to the sweet Bennett’s Mill Middle School Special Education Students for donating items such as socks, toiletries, washcloths to add to our care packages for the families that we serve! Their hearts for serving others is such a blessing to many! A special thank you to their teacher Mrs. Susan Boyd, for always thinking of ways to support…