The PEACH Pit is taking the following precautions to protect our clients and help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
In a rare move, the Combined Federal Campaign has reopened through June 30 for federal employees and retirees to help charities in these hard times.
The PEACH Pit sure could use your help! Our CFC number is 27220.
In these crazy times of the COVID-19 pandemic, The PEACH Pit team has put the horses out to pasture, and we have sheltered in our respective homes. Thus, we haven’t seen clients face-to-face in almost a month.
That also has meant little income that ultimately will help us provide affordable mental health care services.
We mostly rely on donations to help those who have financial challenges. This special campaign will bring in funds to help more people when we reopen.
Here’s what the CFC Special Solicitation says:
This is your opportunity to do even more, if you are able, to help The PEACH Pit during this difficult year.
Please add us to your pledge basket: 27220. Thank you for helping The PEACH Pit help others.
The PEACH Pit recently partnered with Sew Blessed Alterations to provide face masks for employees at the Fort Valley Post Office.
Kandace Marie Hodge, owner of Sew Blessed Alterations who works at The PEACH PIT, came up with the idea. She provided the fabric and other supplies, and The PEACH Pit provided volunteer labor, better known as grandchildren. The work was done at Smiley’s Flea Market in Macon, where Kandace Marie’s shop is housed. The flea market was closed, which allowed the team to maintain a safe distance from others.
The work entitled ironing interfacing onto fabric, cutting and pinning patterns, cutting fabric, stitching masks, ironing mask seams and inserting elastic.
So far, the postal workers have received 30 of the 52 masks needed to protect them. The remainder were awaiting delivery.
Understandably, the novel coronavirus pandemic has many people concerned. As we all navigate the impact of COVID-19, we’ve made some decisions about events at The PEACH Pit to keep our visitors, therapists and clients safe.
We’re postponing the Horsepower and Heroes Retreat, scheduled for May 1-3; we’ll post here when we set the new dates for the retreat.
We’re also suspending group volunteer activities. We will continue to accept individual volunteers, and we’ll continue to see clients since the majority of our sessions are outdoors in open-air settings that maintain a safe distance from others.
Meanwhile, here are a few tips to help you protect yourself physically and emotionally:
If you find that you are having a difficult time coping or that you are feeling overwhelmed, please reach out. Our counseling sessions can help, and you’ll be able to maintain a safe social distance, as well.
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.
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.