October 2014                                             Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Since 1987.
  Thank You for Your Support  
TCI would like to thank each and every one of you for your support of CAC. So many of you give your time, treasure and talents and rise to the occasion when needed most.  Because of you, CAC is helping more than 2,000 families this year who have nowhere else to turn in their times of need. As of late many volunteers and donors have helped us reorganize within the building, fill the pantry with food, get the holiday program underway and plan our annual benefit, the Vintage Affair, coming up this Saturday. I hope you will join us at Holy Innocents' for the Vintage Affair as we raise funds to support assistance programs and celebrate the contributions that each of you make to support CAC and our neighbors in need.

In Service,

Tamara Carrera, CAC Executive Director 
 Did You Know?
CAC is on track to help about 2,400 families this year!

The Food Pantry is receiving an all-time high average of 1,400 visits a month.

The Thrift Boutique gives clothes to about 300 people a month.


About 1,000 children received backpacks and school supplies in August.


CAC helps about 85 families a month stay in their homes with emergency financial assistance. 


CAC provides educational opportunities to about 300 adults each year.

Volunteers are already working on the Adopt-a-Family holiday program! 

 Join the Auction Fun!
The Vintage Affair is this Saturday! Join the fun with food from 18 of the best local restaurants, wine tastings from around the world and more than great 140 auction items to bid on! 
Can't make it Saturday? You can bid online now for any of the fabulous live auction items! Submit your phantom bid by email. You might just win!

Saturday, October 18 at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church. The event is almost sold out! Tickets $110 per person/$200 per couple, available online at www.vintageaffair.org.    - View the 2013 Vintage Affair Photo Gallery -

 Temple Sinai and UPS Team Up to Fill CAC Food Pantry!
The Food Pantry was near empty before Temple Sinai's food drive.
Temple Sinai's annual High Holy Holidays Food Drive resulted in more than 8,600 pounds of food for the CAC Food Pantry! The Temple's drive is one of the largest drives done for CAC each year. UPS employees and their family members, along with volunteers from Ketchum and CAC's regular Saturday volunteer crew from Rivercliff Lutheran made the delivery of the massive food drive possible. They sorted and marked the food, and loaded and unloaded 2 deliveries with a UPS truck. Many thanks to Temple Sinai's Simie Faskowitz and Myron Smith, UPS's Kevin Horgan, Rivercliff's Evert Oerding and everyone who volunteered and donated! The food filled a near empty pantry and will provide for about 3 weeks. The pantry currently receives an all-time high of 1,400 visits per month, giving food to about 550 families a month.
Raffle Ticket Sales End Tomorrow!     
Get your raffle tickets by Friday, October 17 for a chance to win a trip to San Fransisco and Sonoma! Tickets are just $20 each! Winner enjoys four nights exploring the highlights of San Francisco and the rich wine country region of Sonoma with airfare for 2! Highlights include stays at the Fairmont San Francisco and the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Dinner at the iconic Tonga Room, Private VIP tours and tastings for 2 at Chateau St. Jean and Benziger Family Winery. View more trip details. Tickets available online or at CAC.   
Davis Academy Students Give & Learn    

Davis Academy students come to CAC each year to learn about helping their neighbors in need. In September they assembled toiletry bags and donated them to CAC. The students then toured the Center and learned how CAC helps our neighbors each day with donations like the one they made.  
Gives Us 10 Emails on Georgia Gives Day !     
You are already a loyal supporter of CAC and the mission to help our neighbors in need. Now you can help CAC even more by spreading the word.  Please share your joy of giving with 10 friends on Georgia Gives Day, Thursday, November 13! Just send this email to 10 friends and ask them to give $10 each to help CAC earn as many 10's as possible on Georgia Gives Day! 
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temple sinai
CAC thanks Temple Sinai for their huge annual food drive on October 4 and their continued support of CAC and the Food Pantry through Second Helpings! 
Thank You Vintage Affair Sponsors and Donating Restaurants! 

Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church
Neighbor Newspapers
Coldwell Banker Cares Foundation
Cox Enterprises
Affinity Bank
Georgia United Credit Union
UPS Foundation
Fidelity Bank
Graphic Packaging
Westmoreland Company
Signature Bank
The Collaborative
Capital Investment Advisors
Milner Inc
Post HOPE Foundation
Willamette Management Associates
The Shopping Center Group
Caly Road Creamery
Blue Moon Pizza
nancy g's cafe & neighborhood bistro
Brooklyn Cafe
B's Bistro
Chef Rob's Caribbean Grill
Cohen Services
Fuego Mundo
Hammocks Trading Company
Whole Foods Market
Alon's Bakery
Gigi's Cupcakes
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Season's 52
Pie Local
Jerry Dilts & Associates
Jimmy John -Sandy Springs
Coca Cola
Cigar Box
 ... and all of the auction item donors too numerous to list!
Make a Difference Today!
you make a difference in the lives of local individuals and families who need help and have nowhere else to turn.
Federal Government Employees
 Please consider giving to CAC through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).  CAC's CFC # is 17301.
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Shop at Amazon.com and Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to CAC!

Link your Kroger plus card to CAC and every time you shop at Kroger, a donation will be made to CAC!
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 

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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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