July 2013              Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody since 1987.
Here's Your Action Report !
The Spring 2013 edition of CAC's Action Report printed newsletter was recently published. If you are on this email list then this is your paperless copy! If you would like a printed copy they are available at the CAC office.
Look inside for features on:
Volunteers are the Heart of CAC
Donors Drive Summer Assistance for Kids
Group Food Drives Help Stock Pantry
Just a Pay Check Away
Congregations Play Central Role
And more!
A Fabulous First Food 'n Fun Festival! 
The city of Sandy Springs won a shopping cart decorating contest award with their "Stomp Out Hunger Heros" theme!
Give Food and Have Fun was the message behind CAC's  first Food 'n Fun Festival, a fun-filled, outdoor, family event! We had a great time and so did the families, children and groups that turned out for the games, activities, Hunger Awareness Walk and Shopping Cart Decorating Contest and Parade! We raised food, funds and awareness of hunger in our community and had a fun day at the park doing it! Join us next year for more Food 'n Fun! See pictures online at:

Sandy Springs Reporter Newspaper front page photo
Rotary Club of Sandy Springs photos
CAC Photo Gallery

 Holy Innocents' Gift Challenge Underway
You can help CAC give new back packs and school supplies to 800 local kids this summer. Donate to our annual school supply drive, or even better, contribute to a matching gift challenge by a Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church parishioner and every dollar raised will be matched by the donor!  A wholesale provider has agreed to sell us supplies at 50 percent of the lowest retail cost. As a result, every dollar you give becomes four dollars worth of supplies thanks to our generous donor and vendor! Donate online at www.ourcac.org or make checks to Community Assistance Center with "HIEC school supplies" in the memo. Mail to: CAC, PO Box 501298, Atlanta, GA 31150.

 Post Properties Throws a Baby Shower!
Don't you wish you knew someone to give cute baby stuff  to? At CAC, we have clients in need of baby clothes and supplies. Post Properties recently held a "Royal" baby shower in honor of Princess Kate to benefit babies in our community. Donated gifts included clothing, toys, diapers, wipes, bedding and more. Their donations filled what were empty shelves for newborn items at CAC. Thank you Post Properties!
Thanking Volunteers

CAC has more than 300 volunteers who operate all areas of the center, and bring in food donations daily as part of the Second Helpings organization. We thank all of them for their service and for helping our neighbors in need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody.  View the photo gallery of the 2013 CAC Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Give Kids Lunches

CAC's Summer Lunch Bag food  drive is underway. Please give kids from families in need lunches this summer. A Summer Lunch Bag contains 5 lunches that kids can easily prepare themselves. Find the list of Lunch Bag contents on CAC's website.

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Boy Scouts Collect Food at 4th of July Parade
Bring the family and bring some food to donate to CAC at the Dunwoody 4th of July Parade this week! The Boy Scouts from St. Luke's will collect non-perishable foods in grocery carts along the parade route. See you there!

Get in Shape, Have Fun and Help CAC!
Register for dance classes at Dance It Off dance studios in Sandy Springs in July and proceeds from tuitions will be donated to CAC!  
Food Pantry Needs
Canned Pasta
Peanut Butter
Spaghetti Sauce
Peas (canned)

Find details about donating food to CAC on our website. 
Kids to Camps!
Thanks to your donations and  about a dozen camps that work with CAC including the city of Sandy Springs, we are sending 100 local children in need to camps this summer!

Clothing Needs
The CAC Thrift Boutique is in need of men's jeans. Please donate gently worn clothing for men, women and children along with smal home goods to CAC. Donations go to neighbors in need free via vouchers and are sold in the Thrift Boutique.
Donation Info on our website

Seeking Volunteers
 We need volunteers to help staff the Thrift Boutique on Tuesdays and Thursdays! No retail experience necessary.
More Volunteer Info Online

CAC Seeking Golf Team  


Play for CAC at the North Perimeter Optimists Club Annual Golf Tournament. Portions of Optimist event proceeds support CAC Youth Programs. 
 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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