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Modern Woodmen Prepare for School Distribution
Modern Woodmen Prepare for School Distribution

A group from Modern Woodmen of America served at the Real Life Center by sorting school supplies to help us get ready for our upcoming school supply distribution! We are loving our new partnership with this wonderful organization of knowledgeable financial representatives with big hearts!

Evergreen Delivers
Evergreen Delivers

We are grateful for the servants from Evergreen Church Peachtree City who picked up bags of food for the Summer Lunch program and delivered them to families in need of this help!

Continued Support from Living Faith
Continued Support from Living Faith

Living Faith Fellowship Church is delivering our top needed food items every week! We are blown away by their commitment to support our mission and ministry with this demonstration of faithfulness. God is using this generous church family to do His work in our community!

Football Food Drive
Football Food Drive

The Starr’s Mill High School Football team is starting their season out making a difference in our community! They hosted a food drive on Saturday morning for the Real Life Center to help local families that are going through difficult times! Their kindness and hard work provided 500 pounds of non-perishable food items for the families that we serve! We…

Hopewell UMC Food Drive
Hopewell UMC Food Drive

We are so grateful for receiving two very generous donations at once this morning! A very special thank you to the Hopewell United Methodist Church Family for the non-perishable food donations from their recent food drive! We also received fresh tomatoes, squash, watermelon, and cantaloupes from the P.A.R Garden! What a great way to start the week!

Southside Church Responds with School Supplies
Southside Church Responds with School Supplies

We made the ask in the community for help with school supplies and Southside Church responded!! We love our partnership with the community minded families of Southside Church. They continue to seek ways to partner with us to serve our neighbors in need of help. This donation is a perfect example!

GO Church Serves at the RLC
GO Church Serves at the RLC

We were excited to have members from GO Church in Sharpsburg partner with us through serving in our warehouse! We couldn’t make the impact in this community that we have been able to make without our wonderful church partners. Thank you for your servant-like hearts and your desire to bring the love of Christ to our community GO Church!

Cresswind Neighbors Making an Impact
Cresswind Neighbors Making an Impact

We couldn’t love this community more than we do! We have been taken back by the generosity of neighborhoods who want to take action and make a difference in our community! Thank you to the neighbors of Cresswind neighborhood for your time and intentionality in collecting food for the families we serve!

Kedron Hills Neighborhood Collects Food for RLC
Kedron Hills Neighborhood Collects Food for RLC

Another amazing neighborhood Food Drive donation! This time from the amazing residents of Kedron Hills Neighborhood! We couldn’t serve over 100 families each day we are open without this kind of generosity! We are thankful for you, Kedron Hill’s families!

Rotoract Club of Peachtree City Collects Incredible Amount of Food
Rotoract Club of Peachtree City Collects Incredible Amount of Food

Azell Francis (President), Austin Childs, Brooke Turner (Vice President), and Bryce Benton of the Rotaract Club of Peachtree City brought in an incredible amount of food their club collected for the families we serve. These young men and women are our future leaders and we are privileged they have served our community by partnering with us. The PTC Rotaract Club was chartered…

Amazing Partnership with Living Faith Fellowship
Amazing Partnership with Living Faith Fellowship

The amazing Living Faith Fellowship Church family has been blessing us with donations of our most needed food items every single week for over two months now! ! We are so grateful for their continued support in serving families in our community who are in crisis right now. We are so blessed by this amazing partnership.

Woodcreek Neighbor Takes Initiative and Raises over $6000
Woodcreek Neighbor Takes Initiative and Raises over $6000

Mark Twain once said, “Good exercise for the heart: reach out and help your neighbor.” One thoughtful man in Woodcreek Neighborhood in Fayetteville should have a very healthy heart from “reaching out” in the midst of social distancing. This intentional gentleman led, encouraged, and influenced not only his neighborhood to join forces to support the Real Life Center, but reached…

Willow Ridge Neighborhood are Neighbors helping Neighbors
Willow Ridge Neighborhood are Neighbors helping Neighbors

Thank you, Willow Ridge Neighborhood in Tyrone, for your wonderful donation of 496 lbs of food! You heard our challenge to the neighborhoods to be “Neighborhoods helping Neighbors” and you took the challenge and ran with it! We are so grateful for your hearts for caring for others.

The Glennie Group Takes Action!
The Glennie Group Takes Action!

Allison Glennie, CEO of The Glennie Group, Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners , graciously organized a food drive in the community! They delivered 3 pallets full of food to us which is a huge blessing along with cash, check and gift card donations. This is incredibly generous and we are so grateful to Allison and her amazing group for taking action to…

Grace Church Continues to Bless our Families
Grace Church Continues to Bless our Families

Thank you to the amazing Grace Church family for their continued support of collecting and donating food during this critical time! We are so thankful for all of their help in serving our community!

RLC Receives Grant for COVID-19 Response
RLC Receives Grant for COVID-19 Response

The Real Life Center has been fortunate to be a recipient in The Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund’s fourth round of grants. The Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund is a partnership between the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta. Georgia’s second largest foundation, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, serves the 23-county…

An Individual Who Impacts: Fran Shockley
An Individual Who Impacts: Fran Shockley

Our hearts are warmed by the expressions of support we are seeing from our community, just like this one from our dear friend, Fran Shockley. Thank you, Fran, for thinking of the families we serve and bringing in this generous donation of food! We appreciate you!

Timberlake Oak Neighborhood Show Generosity
Timberlake Oak Neighborhood Show Generosity

What generosity has been shown from the families of Timberlake Oaks Neighborhood in Peachtree City! They collected so much food for the families we are serving. We couldn’t help over 300 families each week without this type of amazing support. We are grateful for you Timberlake Oaks families!

One Person Makes a Difference!
One Person Makes a Difference!

What can just one person do to make a difference? ALOT! Thank you, Julie Mastronardi, for reaching out to us about how you could help provide food through ordering from Amazon Fresh. We couldn’t bring hope to our neighbors in need right now without this kind of help!

That’s a Truck!
That’s a Truck!

We are beyond words to express our thanks to the incredibly generous families at Southside Church for their Be Rich Campaign gift that allowed us to purchase a much-needed new truck. This truck will soon receive it’s new HOPE wrap and will appropriately be used to bring hope to hungry families by picking up food from our store partners each…

The Donations Keep Coming from Living Faith Fellowship Church
The Donations Keep Coming from Living Faith Fellowship Church

Living Faith Fellowship Church just keeps blessing the families we are serving. They put together lunch/breakfast bags and dinner bags for us! We gave them the exact list of what we have been putting in our bags and they purchased food and put the bags together themselves! We are so humbled by their continuous generosity. They truly are a family…

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Purchases our Top Needs
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Purchases our Top Needs

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has gone above and beyond in showing the love of Christ to our community by reaching out to us to see how they can help the families we are serving. They purchased and donated $1,000 worth of some of our top needed food items. As we are averaging serving 100 families each…

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…