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Grace Church Loves on our Families
Grace Church Loves on our Families

Grace Church has surely come together in a spirit of giving by collecting donations from members of their church for the Real Life Center families. Thank you Kem Williams, and our friends at Grace Church for loving on our families like you do in so many ways!

Key Club Transforms Communities
Key Club Transforms Communities

The GA District of Key Club International is still at work making an impact! Key Club is the world’s largest service program for high school students and is transforming communities, like ours, through service, character building and leadership development. They have donated a wonderful 144 bags full of toiletries to bless the families that we serve! We are so thankful…

M&R Print Creatively Supports our Community
M&R Print Creatively Supports our Community

We are humbled at how some of our local businesses are coming forward asking how they can partner with us to impact our community during this very challenging time. M&R Print Solutions is one of those who found a creative way to help our community in several ways! They have donated gift cards to local restaurants to help our families in need…

US Foods Donates 2,666 lbs of Produce
US Foods Donates 2,666 lbs of Produce

Thank you, Paul Dupre and US Foods for an incredible donation of 2,666 pounds of fresh produce! This produce will be given to the families we are serving through our modified drive-thru Food Program. It is great to know that our families can still access healthy food options! Thank you, US Foods, for being so community-minded!

Christ our Shepherd Lutheran Church Faithfully Provides
Christ our Shepherd Lutheran Church Faithfully Provides

Christ our Shepherd Lutheran Church  reached out to us to see what they can do to provide food to the Real Life Center to help their fellow neighbors. We are grateful for all they do to support us!

Walking Wisely Weekend Helpers
Walking Wisely Weekend Helpers

This group of inquisitive sixth grade boys asked many great questions about the role the Real Life Center plays in bringing HOPE to those in our community going through financial struggles. We loved their desire to learn as well as to serve at the Real Life Center as a part of Southside Church’s Walking Wisely weekend. Thank you, Southside Church, for…

Ladies on Spokes is About More than Biking
Ladies on Spokes is About More than Biking

What a surprise blessing from Vicki Troyer representing Ladies on Spokes, a non-profit Christian women’s club that was formed to promote the sport of cycling in the Coweta and Fayette County area. This financial gift will help enhance our programs for families who are struggling and help bring hope through real help. We are grateful to this amazing group of…

The Campus Cares about Character!
The Campus Cares about Character!

The Campus is a unique, private school for Grades 3-12 that provides personalized education that addresses students’ unique learning styles. They also care about strengthening character qualities in their students which was demonstrated by their service at the Real Life Center in our warehouse. Their help was greatly appreciated!

Whitewater High School Ambassadors Live Up to Their Name
Whitewater High School Ambassadors Live Up to Their Name

It has been evident that the youth in Fayette County have an invested interest in impacting lives in their community. We were once again thrilled to welcome another group of young people with hearts for serving to help us in our warehouse. Thank you, Whitewater High School  Ambassadors! You are making a difference!

A5 Girls are Passing, Setting, and Spiking to Make an Impact!
A5 Girls are Passing, Setting, and Spiking to Make an Impact!

These incredible young women who are also A5 South volleyball players know about PASS-ing the blessings, SET-ting up others for success, and SPIKE-ing down obstacles as they served in our warehouse sorting food to make a difference for others in our community! We are grateful for them and their service!

St. Paul Lutheran School Students Make a Difference!
St. Paul Lutheran School Students Make a Difference!

Students from St. Paul Lutheran school served so diligently helping us prepare the bags for our Children’s Lunch Program. They did a fabulous job – we are so grateful for their service!

First Time Volunteers from Project SEARCH Serve Well!
First Time Volunteers from Project SEARCH Serve Well!

We were thrilled to have first time volunteers from the Project SEARCH internship program serve at the RLC. Project SEARCH is a job skills program for 19-21 year-old. young adults. They did an excellent job and we hope to have them partner with us again!

JC Booth Middle School Beta Club Annual Food Drive Supports the RLC
JC Booth Middle School Beta Club Annual Food Drive Supports the RLC

Thank you to the JC Booth Middle School Beta Club for choosing to continue the tradition of hosting an annual food drive! We are so grateful to have received wonderful food donations for the families that we serve! A special thank you to Ms. Sharme Ridley, the Beta Club sponsor, for all of her amazing support over the years!

Rotary Club of Peachtree City gives us a Double Blessing this year!
Rotary Club of Peachtree City gives us a Double Blessing this year!

Our generous friends with the Rotary Club of Peachtree City are always thinking of ways to help our community! We want to thank them for supporting our mission by hosting a food drive to get some of our most needed items back on the food pantry shelves! They are so intentional about making a positive impact in our community!

Sigvaris Group Participates in Corporate Food Drive
Sigvaris Group Participates in Corporate Food Drive

Thank you to our partners at Sigvaris Group USA for participating in the Corporate Food Drive organized by the Fayette District Boy Scouts! Their donation of 800 pounds of food will bless many families in our community!

Boy Scouts of America Get Community Involved
Boy Scouts of America Get Community Involved

We are so grateful to be blessed every year by the Fayette District Boy Scouts of America Food Drive! Hundreds of scouts and their leaders get the entire community involved in giving to our neighbors in need. A special thank you to the scouts for their kindness in sharing hope with others in this way.

Clay Van Meter Shares his Expertise
Clay Van Meter Shares his Expertise

What a treat it was for us to have Clay Van Meter – State Farm spending time sharing with our families about his area of expertise – insurance! His class “Insurance Topics, Q&A” is a great addition to the wealth off topics covered in our educational classes. Thanks, Clay, for going above and beyond to reach those in our community…

PTC Guatamommas have Servant Hearts
PTC Guatamommas have Servant Hearts

What a wonderful group we had serve Tuesday night – the PTC Guatamommas! This ladies Bible study group from several different churches are going on a mission trip to Guatemala later this spring. They decided to bless us as well and helped in a great way!

Peeples Elementary School Amazes Us Again!
Peeples Elementary School Amazes Us Again!

The students of Peeples Elementary School amazed us with their generosity during their annual Kindness Week! We are so grateful that one way that they choose to express their kindness every year is by collecting some of our top needed food items for our food pantry! This amazing school always has an impact on how we are able to serve…

RLC Gratefully Receives Grant from Coweta Community Foundation
RLC Gratefully Receives Grant from Coweta Community Foundation

Thank you to the Coweta Community Foundation for supporting the programs of the Real Life Center. Thank you for the continuous support and help us bring Real Help and Real hope to families in our community!

Sophia Geipel from The Forest School makes a Wonderful Impact!
Sophia Geipel from The Forest School makes a Wonderful Impact!

Thank you to Sophia Geipel, a very special student at The Forest School, for her kindness in putting together hope boxes for the families that we serve! The hope boxes included food and toiletry needs that will most definitely be a blessing to those receiving them. We are so grateful for her heart for serving others!

Wounded Warrior Project Volunteers Help us Greatly!
Wounded Warrior Project Volunteers Help us Greatly!

A wonderful group of volunteers from Wounded Warrior Project served the Real Life Center by stocking our shelves and preparing our weekend food bags for our local elementary schools. We love these new partnerships we have developed and are happy to create opportunities to enhance teamwork while making a difference!

Dr. Mahaffey and His Staff Show Random Acts of Kindness at the RLC!
Dr. Mahaffey and His Staff Show Random Acts of Kindness at the RLC!

Our clients, volunteers, and staff received an incredible treat from Dr. Mahaffey and his super staff at Mahaffey Orthodontics They brought in a feast of a breakfast and served it to us all as a part of their day of serving in our community. We couldn’t be more blessed by the generous heart of Dr. Mahaffey and his intentionality in…

PTCUMC Keeps our Community Warm and Fed
PTCUMC Keeps our Community Warm and Fed

What an amazing surprise when Peachtree City United Methodist Church brought us the incredible collection from their “Coats and Cans” Drive. Hats, gloves, coats, blankets, and food…a lot of food! Our families will be warm and fed thanks to PTCUMC!

Incredible Donation Brought in by Rotary Club of Peachtree City
Incredible Donation Brought in by Rotary Club of Peachtree City

Rotary Club of Peachtree City does so many wonderful things to make our community a better place to live. They brought over a carload of coats and blankets they collected from the members of the Peachtree City Rotary as well as generous folks from Counterpane Montessori School Interact Club , Starr’s Mill High School Interact Club, and the Peachtree City Rotaract Club…

Elite Comfort Solutions Gives the Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep
Elite Comfort Solutions Gives the Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep

Thank you so much, Travis Boyd and Elite Comfort Solutions LLC, for the incredibly generous donation of 237 brand new mattresses. We are so grateful as we know the gift of a good night’s sleep means a lot to the families we serve who need a new mattress, who are coming out or homeless situation or have been incarcerated and…

We Love the Faithfulness of McMullin, Stone and Associates
We Love the Faithfulness of McMullin, Stone and Associates

A very special thank you to our partners at McMullin, Stone, and Associates for delivering all of the wonderful diaper, paper towel, and paper good donations that they collected at their Christmas Open House for the families that we serve! We are so thankful for all that they do to make our community a better place!

Pinewood Studios Generously Gives Back to our Community!
Pinewood Studios Generously Gives Back to our Community!

Thank you to Pinewood Studios for hosting a food drive in December to help get our most needed food items back on our pantry shelves! They do so many great things for our community! Their partnership is such a blessing to us and all of the families that we serve!

Petsmart Distribution Center Keeps our Families Warm
Petsmart Distribution Center Keeps our Families Warm

We want to thank our friends at the Petsmart Distribution Center in Newnan for the gift of coats that they delivered to us just before Christmas! We are thankful for their continued support in serving our community and know these coats will be a great blessing when the cold weather comes our way.

McIntosh High School Ambassadors Club Keeps our Families Warm
McIntosh High School Ambassadors Club Keeps our Families Warm

Thank you to the McIntosh High School Ambassadors Club for the gift of coat donations to help keep the families that we serve warm this winter! A special thank you to Ms. Amy Buckaloo, McIntosh High School Student, for coordinating the details of the drive and for delivering the coats to us!

Trinity High School National Honor Society Helps Prepare for this Year
Trinity High School National Honor Society Helps Prepare for this Year

Trinity High School National Honor Society students worked diligently helping us sort food in our warehouse in preparation for all those we will serve in 2020. We are grateful for their hearts for serving others!

Bountiful Fruit Donation Thanks to David Milliken
Bountiful Fruit Donation Thanks to David Milliken

A generous food donation of 469 lbs of apples, oranges, bananas, and other citrus fruits was donated by RLC supporter David Miliken out of the goodness of his heart. We just love it when someone like David wants to bless our socks off!

Peachtree City Santa Run Brings RLC Incredible Donation
Peachtree City Santa Run Brings RLC Incredible Donation

A very special thank you to the Peachtree City Volunteer Fire Department and Optimist Club for the gift of food donations from this years Santa Run! They blessed us with 2,443 pounds of food for our food pantry! Their kindness along with everyone in the community who donated will be a blessing to countless families!

Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church Serves So Well!
Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church Serves So Well!

We are still in awe of the amazing help we had in December sorting food from so many drives. Thanks to the wonderful help we received from the youth at Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church- they sure made a difference by serving!

All Saints Anglican Church Worker Bees
All Saints Anglican Church Worker Bees

Worker bees from All Saints Anglican collected and sorted 4 large tubs of new socks, underwear and pajamas for the Real Life Center. They never seize to amaze us with their continuous blessings they pour on our families!

Southside Church Is Rich with Love for our Community
Southside Church Is Rich with Love for our Community

It was an emotional afternoon when we were presented with an unexpected and overwhelmingly bountiful financial gift from the Southside Church Be Rich Campaign. We know this gift was made possible because Southside Church is a body of people who live with intentionality and who collectively care for our community with action! This donation will be used to enhance the…

United Radio Thinks of Others with Gifts
United Radio Thinks of Others with Gifts

It’s never too late to say a much deserved “thank you” ! United Radio employees were thinking of others this Christmas as they collected toys through a toy drive for the children of our families. We know there were some big smiles Christmas morning because of their selflessness!

Rising Starr Food Drive Breaks a Record
Rising Starr Food Drive Breaks a Record

The Rising Starr Beta Club broke a record with their food drive this year! Thank you to all of the students and families who donated many of our top needed food items for our food pantry! We are so grateful for your support in this way. A special thank you to Melissa Knowles, the club sponsor, for coordinating all of…

Greater Pineview PHC Demonstrates Care through Food Drive
Greater Pineview PHC Demonstrates Care through Food Drive

Thank you to the generosity of Greater Pineview PHC for collecting food donations for our food pantry! Many families will be blessed by their kindness!

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Angel Tree Event is an Incredible Blessing
Piedmont Fayette Hospital Angel Tree Event is an Incredible Blessing

We are so very thankful to have been invited to participate in the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Angel Tree Event again this year! We were blessed to receive wonderful gifts of blankets, towels, sheets, packaged socks, underwear, and toiletries for the families that we serve! What an incredible blessing this partnership is!

Bank of America Brings Joy to Children in our Community through Christmas Gifts
Bank of America Brings Joy to Children in our Community through Christmas Gifts

Bank of America collected toys donated by their customers and staff and brought them to the Real Life Center. What a wonderful surprise and a true blessing to our Christmas program which helped families who are struggling provide some Christmas cheer to their children through gifts. We are grateful that Bank of America cares about their community as they do!

“Not About Me” Truly Makes a Difference
“Not About Me” Truly Makes a Difference

As a result of their “Not About Me” Christmas party, Leslie Terek and her daughter brought in a considerate donation of toys, backpacks with school supplies, children’s Christmas presents, and children’s books. We LOVE all the creative ways kind-hearted people like Leslie find to partner with us and make a difference!

Arbor Terrace Shows Love through Gifts to our Single Mothers
Arbor Terrace Shows Love through Gifts to our Single Mothers

A group of thoughtful women from Arbor Terrace was wonderfully intentional about showing love to some of our single mothers who would really be blessed by a kind gesture with a Christmas gift. Thank you, Mary Byrd and Arbor Terrace for all your thoughtfulness you bless us with!

Steve Blevin’s Boy Scouts Troop Lend Helping Hands
Steve Blevin’s Boy Scouts Troop Lend Helping Hands

What a wonderful group of young men in Steve Blevin’s Boy Scouts troop! These hard working guys served in our warehouse and helped us out quite a bit with our food sorting.

Dunlap & Associates Wealth Management Partners with Us in So Many Ways!
Dunlap & Associates Wealth Management Partners with Us in So Many Ways!

Thank you to the Dunlap & Associates Wealth Management team and clients for the toiletry donations that they gifted us with from their Holiday Open House Drive! We are so grateful for all of the many ways that they partner with us throughout the year!

Braelinn Elementary Gifts Us with Needed Toiletries
Braelinn Elementary Gifts Us with Needed Toiletries

We are blessed to have the continued support of the students, families, and faculty of Braelinn Elementary School! They hosted a toiletry as a way to help their neighbors in need this past holiday season! Their gift of toiletry items, socks, underwear, diapers and more will surely bless many! Thank you Braelinn Elementary School for your kindness!

Whitewater High School Ambassadors are Wonderful Role Models of Servants
Whitewater High School Ambassadors are Wonderful Role Models of Servants

Whitewater High School Ambassadors are great examples of youth giving their time to impact the lives of others. They worked great as a team of students serving together in our warehouse. We are grateful for their example!

Mike Martin of Edward Jones Collects Generous Food Donations
Mike Martin of Edward Jones Collects Generous Food Donations

A BIG thank you goes out to Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Mike Martin and his team and clients for the generous food donations! They are so kind to host a holiday food drive every year and countless families in our community are always blessed by their kindness!

ATL Tracon and National Air Traffic Controllers Association Gives our Children a Surprise Blessing
ATL Tracon and National Air Traffic Controllers Association Gives our Children a Surprise Blessing

We received a huge surprise blessing when Patrick Burrows of ATL Tracon (A80) reached out to us to let us know he and his coworkers wanted to Sponsor a long list of the children we were helping with Christmas gifts this year. Not only did ATL Tracon and NATCA  (National Air Traffic Controllers Association) provide gifts for 39 children, the…

Palmer’s Restaurant Provides a Very Special Meal!
Palmer’s Restaurant Provides a Very Special Meal!

Ashely Edwards, the owner of Palmer’s Restaurant, and her husband John Edwards and partner Billy Karwisch have all gone absolutely above and beyond again ! Ashley and her small group worked diligently in the kitchen and served Christmas dinner at the restaurant to over 60 of our Real Life Center families as a way to show Christ’s love and bless our…

Spring Hill Elementary School Has a Successful School Wide Food Drive
Spring Hill Elementary School Has a Successful School Wide Food Drive

We received another wonderful donation of food from Spring Hill Elementary School! Thank you to Ms. Patricia Scott, the school counselor, for organizing a school wide food drive. A special thank you to all of the staff, students, and families for giving so generously to help their neighbors in need!

Oak Grove Elementary School Families Go Above and Beyond
Oak Grove Elementary School Families Go Above and Beyond

A very big thank you to the students and families of Oak Grove Elementary School for the awesome gift of food donations from their food drive! We are always amazed at the generosity of this school and we are so very grateful that we can count on their continued support. A special thank you to Ms. Kelly Green, the school…

Christmas Acts of Kindness Experiment a Success
Christmas Acts of Kindness Experiment a Success

Dogwood Church Kids put on an amazing performance during their musical called “Cake” – Christmas Acts of Kindness Experiment. They had the sweet idea to get the congregation involved in a Christmas act of kindness by donating toiletries for the families that we serve! Thank you Dogwood Kids for your heart for helping our neighbors!

Curves Clients and Staff are Incredibly Generous
Curves Clients and Staff are Incredibly Generous

We are so thankful that we can count on our friends at Curves this time of year to help us get our food pantry stocked! Debbie Sanders, owner of Peachtree City Curves, does such a wonderful job getting her amazing clients involved in giving back twice a year by hosting a food drive. This month they blessed us with almost…

Word of God Lutheran Church makes Christmas Dinner Complete!
Word of God Lutheran Church makes Christmas Dinner Complete!

Word of God Lutheran Church put together many bags for our families full of everything needed to complete a perfect Christmas dinner – even dessert! They even added a personal touch of a Christmas card in each bag. The Lord knows how their thoughtfulness and kind words will reach the hearts of those who receive these bags this week and…

Peachtree City Elementary School Pays it Forward
Peachtree City Elementary School Pays it Forward

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. We appreciate you!

Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church Donates Close to 600 Pounds of Food
Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church Donates Close to 600 Pounds of Food

Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church hosted their annual Thanksgiving food drive and what a blessing it was! They donated close to 600 pounds of food to help stock our food pantry shelves! This amazing church family is such a blessing to those in our community who are hurting. Thank you, Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church, for all that you do to support…

Complete Dental Arts
Complete Dental Arts

Thank you to the staff and clients of Complete Dental Arts or the awesome gift of almost 200 pounds of food for our food pantry! They also blessed us with blanket donations for the families that we serve! We are so thankful for this amazing partnership.

Starrs Mill High School Beta Club Graciously Collects Food for 3 Months!
Starrs Mill High School Beta Club Graciously Collects Food for 3 Months!

We want to say thank you to the amazing Starr Mill High School Beta Club Students for the 2,317 pounds of food that they have donated over the past three months! Their generosity is overwhelming! We are so grateful for their generosity and kindness. A special thank you to Mr. Christopher Kesterson for his role in encouraging the students to…

Davis Chiropractic Center Donates 215 Pounds of Food!
Davis Chiropractic Center Donates 215 Pounds of Food!

Thank you to Dr. Gary Davis and the staff and clients of Davis Chiropractic Center for the gift of 215 pounds of food donations for our food pantry! They are so kind to host a food drive every year just before Thanksgiving and their help always makes a difference!