January -  February 2014           Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Since 1987.
Dear Friends of CAC,

Thank you for making 2013 a year we all worked together to make a stronger community. Whether it was volunteer time, financial donations large or small or in-kind donations of food, clothing or services, everything you do to support CAC helps our neighbors in times of need. Thank you for providing holiday meals and gifts for the children and making their holiday a true celebration of sharing.

We have started 2014 with renewed energy and ready to face the challenges that lie ahead focused on providing all of our clients the best, kindest and most effective service. We hope to work with you throughout the year to make this happen.

We're also planning fun events such as a Fashion Show & Sale featuring fabulous donations, the second Food 'n Fun Festival and the Vintage Affair. We hope to see you there !

The Board, staff and I wish you a Happy and Healthy 2014! 
In Service,   
 
Carole Cosgrove was a lead volunteer for Adopt-a-Family
Donors & Volunteers Make
Holiday Program a Success!

Hundreds of donors and volunteers, including many new to CAC, came  together in November and December to make the 2013 holidays a happier time for local families in need.
CAC's 2013 Holiday Program was a great success providing gifts to 1,150 local children and holiday food to more than 500 local families. Donors and volunteers made it possible by donating all of the gifts and food, as well as volunteering to help pack, move, register, organize and distribute the items to CAC families. The Holiday 2013 Photo Gallery features just some of the donors, volunteers and staff who worked behind the scenes to help make the holidays a happier time for local families who are experiencing difficult times.
Notes of Thanks 

Many families who received gifts through the Adopt-a-Family program left notes of thanks to their anonymous CAC donors. Here are a few...

"Thank you very much for your generosity at this difficult time in my life. May God Bless you for being a Blessing to me and my family."

"Thank you so much for taking the time to help my family. This year has been a struggle for us, so your generosity helps a lot. May God continue to bless you and yours."

"Thanks for making my son's Christmas full of joy and happiness. We wish you happy holidays and God Bless you and your family. We are sending you tons of hugs and kisses."
 
Donate Your Fashions for a Good Cause
 
Ladies, CAC needs your help! Do your spring cleaning early and donate for a good cause your gently worn fashionable and designer clothing, prom dresses, shoes, accessories and children's clothes to CAC for the next CAC Fashion Show & Sale!
Accepting donations through Fri, March 14. Donations are tax-deductible!
For more info contact sancia.cooper@ourcac.org

And Save the Date  
for a Fun Girls Night Out!
Friday, March 21 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location TBA 
 Get Your Taxes Done Free at CAC!
VITA
Get your income tax returns prepared for free at CAC and ensure your maximum refunds and proper filing with Uncle Sam! The service is available beginning in February to any household in the Atlanta area earning less than $55,000 in 2013. Meet with our team of trained and certified volunteer tax preparers available through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Last year CAC prepared 350 tax returns for free; saving filers on preparation costs and ensuring they filed correctly. CAC is one of many VITA sites in metro Atlanta. Appointments are required. Please call 770-552-4015 ext. 260 for an appointment or email vita@ourcac.org.
 Girls Give Birthday Gift


Two local first-graders celebrated their birthdays together by asking their friends to help others. Laura and Abby turned 7 this month and requested gift cards to donate in lieu of birthday gifts. At their painting party they collected $180 in gift cards to Kroger, Publix, Target and CVS. The girls are donating all of the cards to CAC to give to neighbors in need. Abby's mom says the girls came up with the idea on their own. This is the third year they have collected gift cards for their birthdays to donate to CAC!
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  Urgent Food Pantry Needs
Canned Pasta Meals (SpaghettiOs etc) 
Mixed Vegetables (canned) 
Corn (canned) food 
Cereal 
Peanut Butter 
Jelly 
Beans (canned) 
Featured Supporter

Thank You UPS and Shannon Baisden for awarding CAC the UPS Corporate Campus 2013 Global Volunteer Month
grant of $10,000!
   
Thank You Recent 
Donors & Volunteers! 

  

Atlanta Advance Surgery Center
ABF Freight
Dunwoody Young Professional Kiwanis Club
JDC Group; Email - j.dorsch@jdc-group.com
Bull Realty
Operation Smiles
Heards Ferry Elementary
Lutheran Christ of Resurrection
Dunwoody Jazz Society
Coldwell Banker
Apostles Church
St. Jude Pre-School
World Pay IT
Whole Foods
Winterhall hospitality
Dunwoody women's cub
Hindson & Melton LLC
Z Solutions Inc.
US Roads Sports
Coldwell Banker Cares Foundation
Peachtree Dunwoody Management
Presentation Services Inc.  
Aegon TransAmerica Foundation
Trilogy Group
Shumard Foundation
Kurzweil family
ChattComm
NCL
NWUUC
Altman and Grubbs
Young Kiwanis Club
Bank of America
Greenfield Hebrew Academy
UPS

..as always Second Helpings
and many more!

 
  When you give to CAC, you help local families in need.  Donations help prevent homelessness and hunger locally in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities. 
  open sign
CAC will be open for services on
 President's Day
Monday, February 17, 2014
Enroll Now for Adult Ed Classes
Adult Education Classes begin this month  at CAC! Register now and learn new skills in computers, English and money management. Classes are free and open to the public, space permitting. Find a complete list of courses on our website.

 volunteer clip art
VITA Tax Preparers 
Thrift Boutique on Thursdays 
Client Interviewers 
Adult Education Teachers 
Front Desk  
Data Entry 
Phone Call Screeners
More Volunteer Info Online 
Contact Debbie at volunteer@ourcac.org 
 Thrift Boutique Winter Clearance!

All winter clothing must go to make way for spring fashions! sale sign

Mon. Feb 17 - Sat. March 1
(closed Feb 22 & 23)

Now seeking spring clothing donations. Winter clothing donations accepted only through Feb. 17 
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