2012 Food/Personal Care Products and Fundraising Events
Rolling Hills Baptist Church Youth Neighborhood drive (shown below) - July 2
PTC First Baptist Church 5th Sunday drive - July 29
First Baptist Fayetteville VBS - June 11-15
St. Paul Lutheran Church VBS - June 11-15
Providence United Methodist VBS June 11-15
Heritage Christian Church VBS - June 25–29
It’s Not All About Me Camp 2012 - This is their 2nd canned food drive for the Real Life Center. Last year they had one grocery cart of food. This year, with more campers, they were able to collect four grocery carts full of canned goods by going door to door in their neighborhoods!!! The group is pictured below. Standing Row: Hank Wortmann, Sam Farrell, Elijah Smith, Mason Avidano, Lane Wortmann, Andrew Nye, Natalie Keohane, Thomas Keohane, Kalil Fox, Logan Rembisz, Cooper Roman, Tyler Pruett, Brandon Hays; Sitting Row: Zack Averill, Avery Pruett, Meghan Hays
Legacy Christian Church is holding a food drive.
Kristi Rapson of Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners held a Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive. Pictured below is Kristi delivering 101 jars of peanut butter and 100 jars of jelly.
Peachtree City Post Office Food Drive - May 12 - Thanks to everyone who donated and helped with the food. Pictured below is a group from Providence United Methodist Church who helped unload the food.
Dogwood Church Food Drive - Apr 29
Bank of North Georgia (Tyrone and Peachtree City) is holding a Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive. Huddleston Elementary School - Apr 30 - May 4
Braelinn Elementary School - Apr 30 - May 4
Curves in Peachtree City is running a food drive for us in March. If you take a bag of groceries to Curves the last two weeks in March, you can join for free!
Grace Evangelical Youth - month long food drive
United Way Shoebox Project - Local schools collected 1124 boxes to help those in need in Fayette County.
Word of God Church - Provided 100 bottles of Juice and their youth group went out shopping for food for the pantry.
Scouting for Food (Boy Scouts) - Feb 11
Sigvaris' Corporate Challenge of the Scouting for Food Drive
2011 Food/Personal Care Products and Fundraising Events
Pro Health Physical therapy and Pilates Studio
Thanks to all who participated in this year's Post Office food drive on Saturday, May 14th. Below is a photo of some of the food collected by the Letter Carriers in Fayetteville and Peachtree City!
Bank of North Georgia held their annual PB & J drive through the end of April, accepting items at locations in Tyrone and Peachtree City. They also partnered with Crabapple, Huddleston, and Tyrone Elementary schools. Pictured below, along with some of the school children, are Huddleston's Principal, Rebecca Maddox and Stephanie Goshman from Bank of North Georgia.
Braelinn Elementary School - May 2-6
Dogwood Church's food drive provided the Real Life Center with 315 bags of food on Sunday, 3/27. Thanks everyone!Peeples Elementary held a food drive for the Real Life Center in March. Here are the results from their food drive contest:
Kindergarten - 86 boxes of cereal
1st grade - 92 jars of PB & Jelly
2nd grade - 64 bottles of juice
3rd grade - 90 bottles of laundry detergent/dish soap
4th grade - 120 bottles of shampoo/conditioner
5th grade - 152 cans/bags of beans
They also donated 41 other items for a total of 645 items. Thanks Peeples Elementary!
Pictured below from Peeples are Cade Donaldson, Elika Somani, Bailey Powers, Jack Dombek, Sophia Shaw, Andie Whitlock and Emory Slagel
Pictured below is Vivian Sarkis and Rosa Culucci from St Matthews church delivering toothbrushes and toothpaste for families at the Real Life Center. Thanks for making a difference in the community!
Starrs Mill High School BETA Club held a food drive in January.
Local Boy Scouts canvassed neighborhoods Saturday, February 5, leaving bags and flyers. They went back to those neighborhoods Saturday, February 12 to collect the food. This was the largest turn out ever for a Boy Scout food Drive ... over 11,000 items!!! See photos below.
2010 Food and Fundraising Drives
Providence United Methodist Church - Oct 1-31
Sandy Creek ROTC - Oct 11–Nov 8
Rolling Hills Baptist Church - Oct 24
Rising Starr Middle School - Oct 25-29
Spring Hill Elementary - Nov 1-9
Crabapple Elementary - Nov 2-16
Curves of Peachtree City - Nov 1-30
Southside Church - Nov 1-30
North Fayette Elementary - Nov 29-Dec 3
St Paul Lutheran Church - Thanksgiving Dinners
Dr. McPherson - food and toothpaste drive - Dec 1-31the
First Baptist PTC Kintergarten - All school year
Starrs Mill High School BETA Club - Fall semester
St Paul Lutheran Middle School Shine Club
Frank Cawood and Associates
Kids R Kids (Robinson Rd)
Kids R Kids (Hwy 74)
Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church
Upscale Pizza Comedy Night
Jennifer Hamilton's 5th grade Landmark Christian School Class
Katie Cucumano's 4th grade Landmark Christian School Class
ASAP Courier Company, Inc.
Flat Rock Middle School
The PTC Optimist Club Santa Run - yielded even more food than last year. A special thanks to Stoney Lohr for filling his pickup and making the trips to deliver the food.
Word of God Lutheran Church - Pictured below are Vicki Troyer (with Real Life Center) and Lauren Simmonds (with Word of God)
Thanks to homeowners in the Interlochen and Smokerise Subdivisions for the wonderful, unexpected donation of 42 bags of food! And a special thanks to Chase and Jamie Crawford and to Wes Roberts for organizing the drive and collecting the food! What a blessing!
--Dogwood Church held a food drive August 28-29, and we received 322 bags. Thank you, Dogwood Church!
--Saint Paul Lutheran Church held a food drive and food was picked up June 6.
--Providence United Methodist is holding a VBS food drive, June 7-11.
--First Baptist of Fayetteville and Dogwood Church will both hold food drives during their VBS week of June 14-18.
--Peachtree City First Baptist will hold a church-wide food drive Sunday, June 20 to honor fathers on Father's Day.
--Heritage Christian Church will hold a VBS food drive the week of June 28-July 2.
--Rinnai is allowing employees to wear jeans to work every Thursday in June when they bring a food donation to work. Rinnai is matching all donations.
--Woodcreek Waves is holding food drives at 3 upcoming swim meets.
--Dogwood Church held a food drive May 1-2, and we received 248 bags. Thank you, Dogwood Church!
--Peachtree City and Tyrone Post Offices participated in this year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 8. We are so grateful to have received 9,730 lbs of food from the drive (9,230 lbs from Peachtree City and 500 lbs from Tyrone).
--Boy Scouts of Fayette County held their annual food drive on Saturday, February 20 and blessed the Real Life Center with more than 7,000 lbs of food.
--Braelinn Elemenary is holding a food drive from March 29-April 2.
--Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church is holding a soup can drive.
--Cleveland Elementary is holding a food drive the week of March 15.
--Curves of Peachtree City is holding a food drive from February 15 through the end of March. Update: Curves collected 3,671 lbs of food and raised $1,407 for the RLC.
--Huddleston Elementary is holding a food drive from April 26-30.
--Grace Evangelical is holding a food drive the entire month of March.
--Joey Potter with Fellowship of Christian Athletes provided 46 cases of Butterscotch Pudding and 24 cases of Grapefruit Juice.
--Peeples Elementary is holding a food drive from March 22-26.
--St. Paul Lutheran Church Youth Group is holding a food drive in Ardenlee the last weekend in February.
2009 Food and Fundraising Drives
--AWANA Club with Grace Evangelical Church
--Bank of Georgia
Joanna Morris, Head Teller and
Kristina Hajzak, Asst. Branch Manager
--Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church
--Crabapple Lane Elementary School - Provided approximately 1,000 lbs of food
--Curves "Give A Gobble" Food Drive
--First Baptist Church Peachtree City
--Flat Rock Middle School - Provided over 800 items
--Frank Cawood and Associates - Food and Socks/Underwear Drive
--Frank Cawood and Associates Quilting Group - Made and raffled a quilt to provide us with over $400
Quilt made in 2008 Quilt made in 2009
--Girl Scout Troop 341
--Kids R Kids at Lexington Place
--Kids R Kids Pre-K Classes at Robinson Road
--Kiewit Southern Company - Provided food and $1,320 ($660 from employees, matched by company)
--McIntosh Band Concerts
--Mike Winslett and DTH Expeditors, Inc - Provided Smoked Boston Butts
--Moms Club of PTC North Thanksgiving Drive - Provided carload of food
--North Fayette Elementary School
--Popeyes - Fayetteville and Peachtree City locations
--Sandy Creek High School ROTC - Provided over 3,000 items
Katie Atwood and Becky Anderson
--Spring Hill Elementary School - Provided approximately 1,000 lbs of food
--St. Andrews in the Pines - Provided 18 Thanksgiving Baskets and $750 in gift cards
--Starrs Mill High School Beta Club - Provided over 4,000 lbs of food
Kelly Rock, Beta Club Sponsor
--Fayetteville Intermediate Elementary School
--Girl Scout Troop 341 - Cans for Candy (covering neighborhoods: Woodcreek,
Whitewater, Highgrove, Wilshire, Chimneys)
--Grace Evangelical Church
--Rising Starr Middle School: Red Ribbon Week
--Rolling Hills Youth Group
--Sandy Creek ROTC
--Eagle Scout Project
--First Baptist Church Peachtree City
Eagle Scout Project:
By: The Citizen; Tue, 07/21/2009
Life Scout Ricky Rojas, of Troop 172 at New Hope Baptist Church, North, will be coordinating a county-wide food and clothing drive to benefit the Fayette Samaritans and Real Life Center on Aug. 15 (rain date: Aug. 29). The collections will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at several stores throughout Fayette County, and will be manned by Boy Scouts. Goals for the Eagle Scout project are to collect a total of 10,000 food and clothing items and to make the collection an annual event. Boy Scout troops in Fayette County are requested for assistance in manning the collection points and each boy helping will receive service hours and a special thank you. For more information, or to make a donation please visit http://summerharvestforfayettecounty.blogspot.com.
Update: Ricky's hard work provided the Real Life Center with more than 1,000 blankets and personal hygiene kits from Delta Air Lines, over 1,050 food items, over 350 clothing items, and over $1,500. We are so appreciative!
--Peachtree City Post Office
Dogwood Church Food Drive: We owe a heartfelt thank you to our Dogwood Church Family! There were close to 800 bags of food collected during our food drive in support of the ministry at the Real Life Center. This is the largest food drive in Dogwood's history! A special "thank you" goes to Mark Johnston and his small group for the 179 bags they collected in his neighborhood! You are all a part of helping us to reach out to the families in our community that need our love and support right now. Thank you for your generosity!
Vicki Troyer and The Goodmans Donations Dana Eisfelder & Cathy Berggren
receiving donations receiving donations
--Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
--Curves for Women
--Donna/Clark Adkins neighborhood Drive
Terri Baily and Debbie Martin
Boy Scouts Food Drive: The Boy Scouts from the Flint River Council collected over 9,000 lbs of food for the Real Life Center - the largest ever! What a testimony to our community for jumping in to help when there is a need!
Donna Cox and Heath Owens
unpacking the donations