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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…

“RED Day” impacts the Real Life Center
“RED Day” impacts the Real Life Center

“RED Day”, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is Keller Williams’ annual day of service. Through RED Day, Danielle McCurdy ,Keller Williams, has made a difference in the lives of others and bettering the communities that her organization serves. A growing number of her community friends, such as Clay Van Meter State Farm joined to participate in this extraordinary…

RLC Volunteer thinks of the Mothers we Serve
RLC Volunteer thinks of the Mothers we Serve

A very special thank you to one of our faithful volunteers, Linda Sorrow, for the sweet gift of soaps from Italy. She made our clients who are Mothers feel special in honor of Mother’s Day! This was truly a special gift and we are so very thankful for her heart for serving others.

Synovus Bank Models Caring for Others
Synovus Bank Models Caring for Others

We are so very grateful that we can count on our partners at Synovus bank to help stock our food pantry with peanut butter and jelly! They coordinate this drive every spring and it is the perfect timing to get us ready for the summer months! Thank you to the Synovus Peachtree City and Fayetteville branches for this generous gift!

Skills USA Club has a blast while helping others with PB&J collection
Skills USA Club has a blast while helping others with PB&J collection

The Skills USA Club at Sandy Creek High School knows how to have fun while thinking of others! Under the direction of their teacher, Mr. Jeffrey Dykes, they collected 1,860 jars of peanut butter and jelly for the families we serve. That is a blessing of more BP&J sandwiches than we know and we are grateful for their work in…

Greg Bickhart has a big heart for the Real Life Center
Greg Bickhart has a big heart for the Real Life Center

Greg Bickhart and his team at Thrivent Financial are incredible supporters of the Real Life Center and we are so grateful for them! They helped to make our Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration extra special by purchasing a beautiful cake, fruit trays and waters for all our guests. We appreciate how they care for this community- their kindness touched our…

Braellin Elementary School Makes Time for Others
Braellin Elementary School Makes Time for Others

A very special thank you to the Braellin Elementary School students for making the time during this busy school year to help families in our community who are in need! Their spring food drive was a huge success and we are so very grateful for their continued support in this way. A special thank you to Ms. Heather Sherwood, school…

Senator Harbin Gives Real Life Center a Georgia Senate Resolution
Senator Harbin Gives Real Life Center a Georgia Senate Resolution

We were honored to have Senator Marty Harbin visit our new facility before our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and present our Executive Director, Cathy Berggren, and Lead Pastor of Dogwood Church, Pastor Keith Moore, with a special recognition and Georgia Senate Resolution for the work the Real Life Center is doing in our community. We are able to receive this as a…

Spectacular Day for Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
Spectacular Day for Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening

What an absolutely beautiful day for a spectacular Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration! We couldn’t be more appreciative and humbled by all those who came out to support us! We truly live in a community of neighbor helping neighbor. This was demonstrated by the businesses, churches, other non-profits, volunteers, families served, and all those who have a heart for…

Dogwood Church’s Food Drive a Success!
Dogwood Church’s Food Drive a Success!

We are so thankful for all of the food donations that came in during the Dogwood Church food drive! The congregation donated 2,278 pounds of food items as well as very generous monetary donations to go towards purchasing needed items for our food pantry. Thank you to all that gave and to those that gave their time to help make…

United Way and Bank of America Brighten the Day!
United Way and Bank of America Brighten the Day!

Thank you to United Way and Bank of America for partnering to put together 500 Snack Packs for children in our community! We are so grateful that they donated 250 of them to us to distribute to families that we serve. The Snack Packs are full of non-perishable food items and decorated with a motivational message to brighten a child’s…

FBC PTC Students Give of their Time to Serve Others
FBC PTC Students Give of their Time to Serve Others

A very big thank you to the First Baptist Church Peachtree City Students for coming to serve with us! Their help with sorting food donations and getting food drive flyers prepared for an upcoming food drive was appreciated! It was such a pleasure working with this amazing group of hard-working students!

Volunteers Hold Kitchen Shower for RLC
Volunteers Hold Kitchen Shower for RLC

Thank you to volunteers Diana Britt, Jan Anding, and all of our Real Life Center volunteer family who helped stock our new kitchen with wonderful items through yesterday’s kitchen shower. These items will be used in our cooking classes attended by the families we serve! You have all blessed us tremendously!

Another successful Food Drive by Rising Starr MS
Another successful Food Drive by Rising Starr MS

We are so grateful for the generosity of the Beta Club of Rising Starr Middle School PTO. The food drive that they held in April was a huge success! Thank you RSMS students, families, and teachers for your help in sharing hope in our community!

Trinity Christian School National Honor Society Helps with Project
Trinity Christian School National Honor Society Helps with Project

It was such a pleasure having the Trinity Christian School National Honor Society Students serve with us! We are so grateful for their help with a much needed project in our food pantry.

The Women of Curves Give Back to our Community!
The Women of Curves Give Back to our Community!

Debbie Sanders, owner of Curves, has been coordinating a food drive twice a year for 14 years! They recently donated over 800 pounds of food, and over $500 to go towards purchasing needed items for our food pantry. Thank you to everyone who participated in this food drive for helping us share hope in our community!

All Saints Anglican Church Supports us so Faithfully
All Saints Anglican Church Supports us so Faithfully

Over 120 pounds of Peanut butter and Jelly along with several packages of personal hygiene products came to us from our friends at All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City. They do so much to help our ministry throughout the year and we want to say thank you for the difference that they make in so many lives in our…

Beautiful Harvest for Hope Gala Silent Auction donation
Beautiful Harvest for Hope Gala Silent Auction donation

We are excited to have received our first donation for our Harvest for Hope Gala silent auction. A wonderful man, Don Ackerman, who has a heart for using his gifts to bless the lives of others, has donated two beautiful pieces of his work – a gorgeous saddlebag and a lovely purse. His work is impeccable down to each stitch…

Great Smiles, Great Ambassadors!
Great Smiles, Great Ambassadors!

We were blessed to have the Student Ambassadors from Whitewater High School come and help us sort food in our food pantry. What a great group of young adults! We are thankful for the many schools in our area that help support the mission of the Real Life Center.

Kuddos to Ms. Ridley and the JC Booth MS Beta Club!
Kuddos to Ms. Ridley and the JC Booth MS Beta Club!

The faithful efforts of  the incredible students of the JC Booth Middle School Beta Club in hosting a food drive always have a great impact on how we are able to help the families that we serve. A special thank you to Ms. Sharme Ridley, the club sponsor, for coordinating the food drive!

Getting Stocked up on PB&J
Getting Stocked up on PB&J

A very special thank you to Dogwood kids for their kindness in donating much-needed peanut butter and jelly for our food pantry! They also blessed us with many boxes of Lucky Charms! What a sweet gift this will be for many families!

St. Paul’s Faithful Support
St. Paul’s Faithful Support

Thank you to St. Paul Lutheran Church & School for working together in collecting food to help stock our food pantry shelves! We are so very thankful for their continuous support!

85 New Apple Trees Thanks to Volunteers!
85 New Apple Trees Thanks to Volunteers!

85 new apple trees were recently added to the Harvest for Real Life Fruit Orchard thanks to the many volunteers that showed up with their shovels ready to dig holes and plant.  All the produce from the Orchard goes to the families served by the Real Life Center.

Peachtree City First Baptist Church Cares about our Community!
Peachtree City First Baptist Church Cares about our Community!

Peachtree City First Baptist Church demonstrates continued support in providing food for the families we serve.  They host several food drives a year to help keep our food pantry shelves stocked.

Cleveland Elementary School Amazed Us!
Cleveland Elementary School Amazed Us!

The C-Squared students at Cleveland Elementary School organized a very successful food drive and blessed us with an amazing gift of 450 pounds of food!  We are very grateful for these students and their kind hearts.

Chambers Drum Company to our Rescue!
Chambers Drum Company to our Rescue!

A big thank you goes out to Chambers Drum Company in Fairburn owned by Pat and William Chambers!  They moved our large display refrigerator from our old facility to our new home as it was too tall to move in any of our trucks.

Crossroads Christian School Shows Kindess to Other Children
Crossroads Christian School Shows Kindess to Other Children

Crossroads Christian School students showed great generosity by putting together snack boxes to give to children of the families we serve.  Their kindness brought joy to many other children!

Peeples Elementary Students Give Back
Peeples Elementary Students Give Back

Thank you Peeples Elementary School and School Counselor, Monique Collins, for hosting a food drive to help stock our food pantry shelves!  We are so grateful we can count on your support every year!

Our doors are open at our new home!
Our doors are open at our new home!

Our new facility is open and we are excited to see all the Lord is going to do to change lives in the halls and rooms in our new home!  We served 35 families on our Opening Day!  We are grateful for the servant hands that volunteered to help us move.  We are thankful for their hearts and belief in…

New furniture is ready thanks to the Fouts family
New furniture is ready thanks to the Fouts family

We are so grateful for Lori and Nick Fouts and their family for their dedication in setting up the beautiful furniture for our new building. They have given so many hours of their time to make the environment in our new home welcoming and inviting to the families who come to the Real Life Center to seek help during difficult…

Student Leads School In Peanut Butter Drive
Student Leads School In Peanut Butter Drive

This amazing young man, Virgle Garrett, was determined to help his neighbors in need. We were in great need of peanut butter in our food pantry so he organized a peanut butter drive at his school and it was a huge success! We want to thank Virgle and the families and teachers of Eastside Elementary School for their kindness in…

St. Paul Lutheran School Donates Toiletries
St. Paul Lutheran School Donates Toiletries

A very special thank you to the St. Paul Lutheran School students, families, and teachers for the awesome gift of toiletries for the families that we serve!

Bennett’s Mill MS Teaches how to Help Others
Bennett’s Mill MS Teaches how to Help Others

With the direction of Mrs. Susan Boyd, Bennett’s Mill Middle School special education students prepared boxes of fun snacks for the children of the families we serve.  What a sweet gift of kindness this was!

Chick-fil-A and Pinewood Studios Care about our Community
Chick-fil-A and Pinewood Studios Care about our Community

We have been financially blessed by the generosity of Chick-fil-A and Pinewood Studios.  Their efforts in  hosting  the 2019 Reel People Care Gala show they are truly committed to our community.  We appreciate their support!

Trinity Christian School Excels at Helping Others
Trinity Christian School Excels at Helping Others

Students from the National Honors Society at Trinity Christian School helped us prepare for our move. They worked hard by loading pallets of boxes for us!  We are grateful for this help!

Hard Working TeenAgers
Hard Working TeenAgers

We are grateful for the serving hearts of this  group of hardworking teenagers from Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church.  These incredible youth spent a Saturday morning helping us stock shelves and sort food for our food pantry.

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!