November 2013              Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody since 1987.
Make a Child's Wishes Come True!
You can make a child or children's wishes come true this holiday season by "adopting" kids for holiday gifts. CAC's Adopt-a-Family program enables donors to give gifts to local children of families in need. Families enrolled in the program have received assistance from CAC during the past year. Your donation of gifts can help a family that has been struggling have a happier holiday season.

CAC is seeking enough donors to provide gifts for 1,200 children this holiday season. View the list of families for adoption on the CAC website and "adopt" online! Bring your new and unwrapped gifts to CAC by the date indicated on your confirmation email.
Visit Adopt-a-Family at www.ourcac.org. 
A Vintage Affair to Remember!
 
Howard and Janet Clark had the winning bid for the Costa Rica trip! 
Thank you everyone who made the Vintage Affair a resounding success!  With your support the largest annual benefit for CAC raised $118,000 to help prevent homelessness and hunger in our community. More than 340 guests took part a lovely evening on Oct. 5 hosted by Holy Innocents. Guests enjoyed foods from 15 of the best local restaurants, wine tastings from fine wineries, live music and exciting live and silent auctions with original art, sports outings and trips to private vacation homes around the world! 
View the Vintage Affair 2013 photo gallery!

  What Does a Bag of Groceries Mean to You?
Mary is married, with 2 boys and a college education. Her family fell on hard times when her husband had to leave the family due to immigration issues and then Mary lost her job. After a series of moves with 2 young children, and various temporary jobs, Mary finally found stable employment and daycare assistance. Still struggling to pay either rent and utilities or buy food, Mary decided to "swallow her pride" and visit CAC. She was relieved to meet caring people who helped her at the center. She was thankful for the food and clothing assistance she received from CAC that helped her meet basic living needs for her family. Now she has better employment and her husband has returned to the family. Donations to CAC enabled this family to survive during their most difficult times.
 Temple Sinai a Significant Supporter
One of CAC's 30 member congregations, Temple Sinai, gives significant support to the food pantry. In addition to their Second Helpings program that provides fresh food to the pantry daily, their High Holy Days food drive in September was the largest food drive ever for CAC yielding 14,000 pounds of food. More recently, 20 B'nei Mitzvah students and 3 parents participate in a service project in which they prepared 74 chicken and rice casseroles for the pantry to distribute. And another Temple Sinai member and her family are holding a fundraising drive to donate 200 turkeys for CAC clients this month for Thanksgiving! Everyone is invited to contribute to the turkey fundraiser! Donate online at CAC.
   Fashion Show Fun!

Thanks to all of the shoppers and volunteers who came and worked on CAC's 3rd Fashion Show & Sale on October 19!

The fun event featured a fashion show, "New" Designer Apparel Samples at bargain prices, Beautiful Consignment Quality Children's Clothes and  Furnishings for the Home. All proceeds benefit CAC.
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Your Action Report!   
CAC's latest edition of the Action Report printed newsletter is here! Catch up on the latest from around CAC with pictures of events, programs, donors and volunteers. Printed copies are available at CAC.
Food for the Holidays 
 
foodGive food to the CAC Food Pantry and help local families in need with groceries this holiday season. Give from the CAC Food Drive List or hold a food drive with your office, neighborhood or community group!
Thanks Recent Volunteer Groups and Donors! 

  

Brooklyn Cafe
Talent Quest
Temple Sinai
Marist Varsity Softball Team
Operation Smiles
St. Jude of the Apostle
Costco
Crump-Elliott Copeland
UPS
Dunwoody UMC 
Wesleyan School 
St. Luke Presbyterian 
Apostles Lutheran Church 
St. Jude pre-school
Dunwoody Springs Elementary

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

Kinder Care Chmbl-Dwdy Rd

Babush, Neiman, Kornman & Johnson

DeKalb County Master Gardeners

Barbara Malone for Sandy Springs  
 
as always, Second Helpings

..and many more individuals!

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  When you give to CAC, you help local families in need.  Donations help prevent homeless and hunger locally in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities. 
 volunteer clip art
Thrift Boutique on Thursdays
Food & Clothing Interviewers
Adult Education Teachers
Front Desk on Fridays
Inventory in late December

Contact Debbie at volunteer@ourcac.org
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More Volunteer Info Online

Contact CAC   


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 
www.ourcac.org

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