July 2014                                             Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Since 1987.
  Groups Support Summer Programs
Employees of CIT, with a small regional office in the Perimeter area, held a food drive, packed and delivered 75 lunch bags for kids! 
The seasonal programs at CAC rely heavily on groups that generously give donations and volunteer time. CAC seasonal programs are mostly geared toward children and provide summer lunches, back packs and school supplies, and holiday gifts.  CAC thanks all of the groups that have contributed to the summer programs thus far. Almost 300 summer lunch bags have been donated for local kids in need! Back packs and school supplies are still needed. Donors and volunteer groups include CIT, Kimberly Clark, State Street Bank, UPS, Altrusa and Signature Bank. To get your group involved please contact Pam Jones at [email protected].
School Supplies Still Needed  
Judith McKay, left, of Altrusa, delivered Altrusa's donation of 23 back packs to CAC, with CAC Assistance Coordinator Liza Ulrich.
School is just around the corner and very soon CAC will be giving local  children in need back packs with school supplies based upon availability. We expect close to 1,000 local children to enroll in the program.  Please help prepare students for school with the tools they need  to learn by donating new backpacks and school supplies to CAC!  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.  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. 
Assistance and So Much More
Kenisha and her daughter modeled at a CAC Fashion Show & Sale.
It's not always the emergency assistance itself, but sometimes more importantly the support system that CAC provides to our neighbors in times of need that means more to them. Kenisha was a college-educated, single mother of a 10-month-old baby when she was laid off from her job of 4 years. She went to CAC for utility bill assistance, but found much more. Kenisha says CAC helped her to keep going in the face of unemployment and the arduous job search. The volunteers and staff were supportive. Meeting other clients let her know she wasn't alone. CAC also gave her food and holiday gifts for her baby, although she found it difficult to accept such help. She took free adult education classes, from which she learned new skills for her resume, but which also kept her industrious. "I had never been helped like that before, the ways that CAC can help people is unbelievable," she said. She credits Quick Books skills learned at CAC for helping her to find new employment as an accounts analyst. Soon after returning to the workforce Kenisha also returned to CAC. To help others as an adult education teacher, but also, to stay involved with the supportive CAC family that helped her through a difficult time in her life. "Now I send people to CAC, I tell them they if they need help they have to go to CAC."

Summer Interns Bring Enthusiasm!
CAC is pleased to have a great group of summer interns! From left, Jasmine, Stephen, Dj, Brynn, Larissa, Suleima were selected from a large pool of applicants and represent  North Springs High, The Walker School, Chamblee Dunwoody Charter and Riverwood High schools. These bright students are volunteering their time to CAC for 8 weeks. They are working in each department of the center to learn new skills while bringing their youthful enthusiasm to CAC!
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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 and Supporters! 

State Street Bank
Signature Bank
Second Helpings Volunteers
Boy Scout Troop 764
Dunwoody Crier
Aha Connection
Sandy Springs Patch

All food donors of the Dunwoody 4th of July Parade!
Food Pantry Needs
Canned Beans
Canned Peas 
Fruit (can/cups)
Tomato Sauce( canned)
Canned Meats (tuna/chicken)
  When you give to CAC, you help local families in need.  Donations help prevent homelessness and hunger right here in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities. 

Federal Government Employees
 Please consider giving to CAC through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).  CAC's CFC # is 17301.
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1130 Hightower Trail  

Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Mailing Address:
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Atlanta, GA 31150
Office 770-552-4889
Helpline 770-552-4015
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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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