March 2013                Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs & Dunwoody Since 1987
Stronger Lives, Stronger Community
It Takes a Community  

On March 5 at the CAC

Mayor Galambos and Bob Levinson at the CAC Annual Meeting.

Annual Meeting we thanked donors, grantors, volunteers and member congregations for their support. This is how they helped our neighbors in need in 2012:

  • In 2012 CAC served almost 6,000 individuals. 
  • $210,873 was distributed in emergency financial assistance to help prevent homelessness.
  • $876,284 of in-kind support (food, clothing, school supplies & holiday gifts) was distributed to families in need.
  • Volunteer time to operate the center totaled 23,700 hours worth $505,000.

CAC Board President Bob Levinson and CAC Executive Director Tamara Carrera presented an overview of 2012 including assistance provided, major donations and volunteer projects, programs and events.
Read more about it in the press.

Sunday, May 19 from 1-5 pm
Join us for CAC's first Food 'n Fun Festival, a fun-filled, outdoor, family event with activities and games for all!
Neighbors from all walks of life will gather together to raise awareness, funds and food to combat hunger and homelessness in our local community. 
Hunger Awareness Walk
The Shopping Cart Parade and Decoration Contest
Sports and Fitness Games for Kids
Activities for Little Kids
Community Festival
Admission: Donation of a bag of groceries or $5
Register to Walk online at
Volunteer and sponsor opportunities are available please contact Pam Jones at
 What $300 Can Do

Carolyn and Alan are a young couple with a 2 year-old daughter. They make ends meet on one small income by living in an affordable apartment and keeping utility bills low. Carolyn works while Alan cares for their daughter during the day. At night Alan goes to school to finish his college degree. In February the family found themselves unable to pay rent when Carolyn's hours and pay were cut in half for two months due to budget cuts. Luckily, they found CAC to help them stay in their home. CAC helped the family with rent in February. They also received free food from the CAC Food Pantry and free clothes from the Thrift Boutique, a great help with a growing toddler. While at CAC they learned about heating bill assistance through LIHEAP and applied. This combination of emergency assistance helped the family get through an unexpected financial crisis. Alan has since picked up some freelance jobs to help the family make ends meet until Carolyn's full income is restored. Just $300 and in-kind provisions made a huge difference in the lives of this family. 

Student Gives Pantry a Facelift

North Springs High student Harrison Franklin recently completed an Eagle Scout project at CAC. The project upgraded the Food Pantry Entrance and Client Waiting Area. Read more about the project on the CAC website.

Taxes Done for Free at CAC! 
tax formGet your income tax returns prepared for free at CAC and ensure your maximum refunds and proper filing with Uncle Sam! The service, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA)  is available to any household in the Atlanta area earning less than $55,000 in 2012. Appointments are required. Call 770-552-4889 or email
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Thank You Recent Volunteer Groups
Holy Innocents' 3rd grade

Cresa Atlanta
St. Jude School
UPS Legal

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School Day of Service

Holy Innocents'
Day of Service
Eat Out and Help CAC!
Another Broken Egg
Diners eat for free during this new cafe's soft opening and donations from patrons benefit three charities including CAC on Saturday, April 6. Reservations required. More details on the Sandy Springs Patch.
Nancy G's Restaurant
This annual CAC supporting business is celebrating its 8th anniversary on Wed. March 20 with proceeds from a raffle to benefit CAC. Also Stella & Dot by Amy Sue Maziar for sale with 15% of proceeds going to CAC! See you there!
Volunteers Needed
educationCAC is need of volunteers to teach Excel and Powerpoint adult education classes on Saturdays.
Also seeking volunteers to work in the Thrift Boutique on Thursday afternoons 12pm-3pm.
Contact Amy at  
 Easter Egg Hunt! 
Saturday, March 23 
10am - noon
at Hammond Park.
Give Help, Offer Hope  


Your donations help families facing unexpected crisis stay in their homes with emergency financial assistance, food and clothing.
Optimists Events Suport CAC Youth


Annual Vidalia Onion Sale
Coming in April!
25th Charity Golf Tournament
Monday, September 9
at Trophy Club of Atlanta
in Roswell
Contact Us  

CAC Offices - Assistance
Food Pantry - Thrift Boutique


1130 Hightower Trail
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Mailing Address:
PO Box 501298 
Atlanta, GA 31150
Office 770-552-4889
Helpline 770-552-4015
Fax 770-552-4339

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