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Get your tickets for the Loving Life Benefit Concert

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Tickets now are on sale for the inaugural Loving Life Benefit Concert featuring Scott Helmer, with a special appearance by former Miss America Betty Cantrell Maxwell.

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Scott Helmer
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Betty Cantrell Maxwell

Because of the odd times we’re living in, we’ve rescheduled the concert for *April 10, 2021. The concert will help The PEACH Pit reach more Veterans and first responders in an effort to save lives. Specifically, the concert will help us reach more women Veterans, who among the 22 Veterans who commit suicide daily; and first responders, who, sadly, die by their own hands more than they die otherwise.

Scott is a musician, songwriter and overall great performer. And in 2008, he was seconds away from committing suicide. Now, he travels the country spreading the joy of living.

Betty is a motivational speaker, singer, actress, model, author, Miss Georgia 2015, Miss America 2016. She’s from Middle Georgia and a strong advocate for suicide prevention and mental health treatment.

Tickets range from $10 to $100. This concert is likely to sell out, so don’t delay. Get your tickets today.

*Note that we rescheduled the concert from Aug. 1 to maximize the time for the world to recover from COVID-19.

New save the date: Loving Life Benefit Concert April 10

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The *April 10, 2021, concert features Scott Helmer, a musician, songwriter and overall great performer. And in 2008, he was seconds away from committing suicide.

Buying a ticket will help The PEACH Pit do its part to reduce Veteran and first responder suicides. Plus, you’ll hear great music.

*Note that we rescheduled the concert from Aug. 1 to maximize the time for the world to recover from COVID-19.

Manure happens: Procrastinate no more

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Well, federal friends, today is officially the last day of the Combined Federal Campaign.

You’ve wanted to give and have kept putting it off because stuff kept getting in the way. Manure happens.

Today is the day to give to The PEACH Pit, CFC No. 27220. The nonprofit provides affordable mental health care to all clients, whether children, families, Veterans or active duty military. Our horses help humans find solutions to their problems.

Whether you’re a current or retired federal employee, you can give.

Oh, wait, today is Sunday, and you’re not at work. No excuse. If you have access to the Internet, you can give at https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome. Once online, search for The PEACH Pit or our CFC number: 27220.

Your donation ensures that clients who struggle to get through their stuff don’t further have to struggle with paying to receive help. Your donation helps eliminate that financial strain.

So far, the amount of pledges for the 2019 campaign has increased by 153 percent, and the number of donors has increased 65 percent over the 2018 campaign. For a small nonprofit, that’s huge.

Give. Please. And share this post with friends. Because manure happens to us all, and some of us need help to get unstuck.

Even if you’re not a federal employee, you can donate.

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On Giving Tuesday, or any day, give (please)

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The PEACH Pit’s primary goal is to provide affordable mental health care for those in need. We believe no one should have to struggle to pay for this basic need.

On this day, please consider helping us help others. We know you have many worthy causes to consider. Please make The PEACH Pit one of them.

If you’re military, retired military, a federal civilian or retired federal civilian, please consider donating through the Combined Federal Campaign. Our CFC number is 27220.

No amount is too small, and, of course, no amount is too large. You also can volunteer your time.

#GAGives on #GivingTuesday: Help us help Veterans

#GivingEagala: Help us provide affordable mental health care

Thank you.

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We’ve been busy

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Spring has been busy for The PEACH Pit: We hosted three events from April 12 through May 3.

Whew!

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Participants select a partner and share a stroll around the arena.

First up was our Renew and Reconnect Retreat for women. Cathy Woods Yoga facilitated the retreat, which included physical and emotional parallels between yoga and horsemanship.

Next, we partnered with Minds-n-Motion to host the Fundamentals of Psychodynamic Equine Assisted Trauma Therapy training,

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A horse and a human connect

which became an international affair. The primary trainer, Ilka Parent, is from Germany, and her team came from Germany and Connecticut. We also had participants from Norway,  Alaska, Colorado, Tennessee and Georgia.

The training helped participants understand how trauma affects the brain and how horses can help clients process trauma.

Our Horsepower and Heroes Retreat for women Veterans was our best yet. For the third consecutive retreat, our facilitators returned: Demetria Cannady led the vision board session. Lisa Cummings, Air Force Veteran, led yoga. Laurie Reisman led meditation, mindfulness and Qi Gong. Donna Watkins and Paige Jobe facilitated the equine-assisted learning session. Donna also facilitated Accelerated Resolution Therapy sessions, and Lisa conducted Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions.

Along with offering various nontraditional therapy models, we added Pounding, an aerobic activity that incorporates rhythmic drumstick pounding. Check out the video below with Leia Williams Hunley facilitating. 

Macon’s WMAZ covered that event.

Next up: the Peach-Quest Social Skills Summer Camp in July.