The Peachtree City Community Corps members packaged over 100 pairs of socks to donate to the men’s shelter at Central Presbyterian Church located on Washington Street in Atlanta at their February monthly meeting at Mimi’s Good Food. Each pair of socks was filled with granola bars, crackers, peppermint, raisins, and rice krispy treats.
What a blessing these young adults are to our community! “Disability” is not a word in their vocabulary. They focus on the good things and people in their lives and have a desire to give back to the community around them and to those in need. They truly exemplify #ServiceAboveSelf (the motto of Rotary International).
A Rotary Community Corps is a group of non-Rotarians who share the commitment of Rotary International to changing the world through service projects. With over 10,000 members across more than 100 countries, the Peachtree City Rotary Community Corps (chartered on March 9, 2015) is the only one of its kind globally as it is a team of adults with developmental disabilities in Peachtree City and the surrounding areas that have joined together to improve our community.
Rotary International was founded in Chicago, IL on February 23, 1905. Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million members across 35,000 clubs. We believe that we have a shared responsibility to unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves. Our focus areas are promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, saving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies. We do this by providing service to others, promoting integrity, and advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. The Rotary Club of Peachtree City was established in 1967 and is the oldest service club in Fayette County. We have approximately 120 members and we meet each Thursday at noon at the Peachtree City Conference Center.
Submitted by Mandy Timmons, Public Image Director, PTC Rotary Club