June 2014                                             Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Since 1987.
  Grateful for Grants
Representatives from the Elavon Foundation present a check to CAC for $15,000.
We are pleased to announce that CAC has recently been awarded grants from multiple foundations and organizations including significant grants from The Sandy Springs Society, The Elavon Foundation, The F. T. Stent Foundation, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Foundation, The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia, The Friedman Supporting Foundation, The Ward Foundation and The United Way of Greater Atlanta.
For information on how you can help support CAC please contact Pam Jones at development@ourcac.org. 
Help the Pantry at the Parade
The CAC Food Pantry is currently low on critical items such as canned vegetables, tuna/canned meats, canned pastas, cereal, baked beans, peanut butter and jelly. It's easy to help by donating at the Dunwoody 4th of July Parade! Bring non-perishables to the parade and watch for Boy Scout Troop 764 from St. Luke's Presbyterian Church as they push grocery carts along the parade route collecting food! Last year the scouts collected more than $500 worth of food from parade-goers. The parade kicks off Friday, July 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Rd and Jett Ferry Rd.
Compassionate Assistance
On a recent Saturday afternoon, CAC volunteers and staff were about to close for the day when an older gentleman arrived at the door asking if we were still open. The volunteer without hesitation smiled and invited the downtrodden man inside. He was in a  financial bind, and needed assistance, but he admitted he didn't want to come to CAC for help because he was ashamed. To his surprise, he was met with kindness and compassion at CAC. The volunteer asked the food pantry to stay open for him, gave him vouchers for clothes and began the financial assistance application process. The man was so thankful he was almost in tears. He asked the volunteer why are people at CAC so nice? She responded, 'That's what we're here for.'
Help 1,000 Kids Prepare for School  
You can help prepare 1,000 local children for school with the tools they need to learn by donating new backpacks and school supplies to CAC! The Back-to-School program provides new backpacks filled with school supplies per grade free to children of families in need. This summer CAC is seeking 1,000 new backpacks and school supplies to distribute to local students. A portion of the school supplies is being funded by an anonymous donor from Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church and matching donations for the third consecutive year.  Backpacks and additional supplies are needed. Please bring new supplies and large, heavy-duty backpacks to CAC or make a donation online. For more information and a complete list of needed supplies visit www.ourcac.org. 
The Power of One
My name is Caitlin and I am 13 years old. I live in Sandy Springs and attend Ridgeview Charter School. I am in the Jr. Beta Club and I was trying to think of something that I could do that would make a small difference but my friends could also do and when we all did it, it would make a big difference. My mom suggested I do a food drive. I made flyers and emailed them to my neighbors and put one at my neighborhood pool. The word spread and I received over 500 items of food! I decided to donate them to CAC because when I was a Girl Scout we would go to CAC and sort food and give out sometimes. It really felt good to donate food and then know where it's going. I can't wait until I get another opportunity to host another food drive for CAC!
Shop at Kroger and Support CAC!
Supporting CAC has never been easier! Just shop at Kroger using your Kroger Plus Card and earn rewards for CAC right away on qualifying purchases! Kroger is donating $750,000 to non-profit community groups and have included CAC! To enroll visit www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com sign in or create an account, and select CAC as your organization to support!
  Give Kids Lunch This Summer
You can give local children in need lunches this summer through CAC.   The CAC Summer Lunch Bag includes 5 easy-to-prepare lunches for kids.  Please donate items or assemble a Summer Lunch Bag that contains: 
5 juice boxes
5 snack bars
5 fruit cups
1 box of mac & cheese 
1 can pasta meals
1 tuna & crackers pack
1 instant yakisoba
1 chili bowl
Place in a 2.5 gallon Ziplock bag
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Front Desk 
Client Interviewers 
Information Verifiers 
More Volunteer Info Online
 
Contact Debbie at volunteer@ourcac.org 
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CAC brings together the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities to provide compassionate assistance to neighbors in need by providing financial support, helping to meet basic needs and promoting self-reliance.
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Thank you for your continued support of CAC through significant annual grants for programs and equipment!
The Action Report !
CAC's Spring 2014 Action Report newsletter is here! Read about recent CAC news and events  with photos! If you aren't on the mailing list, copies are available at the CAC office.
Thank You Recent
Group Donors & Volunteers! 

Affinity Bank
Davis Academy
Dunwoody Rotary
Dunwoody Women's Club
Dunwoody United Methodist Church
Georgia United Credit Union
New Hope Church of Dunwoody
North Springs High School
The Village Church of Dunwoody
St. Jude the Apostle
Kimberly Clark
UPS Capital
Phidippides Running Shoes
Southern Comfort Consignments

Second Helpings Donors
Aldi Sandy Springs
Bagelicious
Buckhead Bakery
Buttermilk Kitchen
Fresh Market - Dunwoody
Fresh Market - Wieuca
Garden Isaiah at Temple Emanu-El
Harry's Farmers Market
Holy Innocents Episcopal School
Lucy's Market
Mt Vernon Presbyterian School
Nothing Bundt Cake
Pizza Hut
Publix at King's Market
Sandy Springs Farmers Market
St. Martin's School
Target at the Prado
Target Cobb Parkway
Temple Sinai Events
The Food Movement
Trader Joe's -- Sandy Springs
Trader Joe's - Buckhead
Whole Foods - Buckhead
Whole Foods - Sandy Springs
 
CAC will be closed for services on Friday, July 4 for Independence Day.
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CAC is offering to all of clients with children ages 5 to 17, the opportunity to participate in CAC Summer Programs for Kids. Register now to receive summer lunch bags for kids and back packs with school supplies. For more information visit www.ourcac.org.
 
  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.

Are you a federal government employee? If so, please support CAC by participating in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). This is the annual fundraising drive for federal employees. CAC's CFC # is 17301. 
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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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