March 2015                                            Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Since 1987.
 Take the Food `n Fun Challenge!   
Gather your team and take the Food `n Fun Challenge, a community-wide food drive where rival organizations, schools and businesses challenge each other to collect the most food for the CAC Food Pantry! The Food `n Fun Challenge is the largest community-wide food drive to ever take place in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody! Rivals challenge via social media and compete to collect the most food the last 2 weeks of April. The food drive is critical to aiding local families in the summer when the need is greatest and food pantry inventory is at its lowest level of the year. See Rotary Sandy Springs Challenge to Interacts on Facebook!

Winners will be announced at the Food `n Fun Festival! The Food `n Fun Challenge is a team event of the 3rd annual CAC Food `n Fun Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Give Food and Have Fun at the Food 'n Fun Festival: a fun-filled, outdoor, family event with activities and games for all ages! More info at
 Helping Families that Struggle to Get By   
puzzleMany people may not realize that in the generally higher income communities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody there are families who struggle to survive each month.  For them, one missed pay check, loss of a job or health crisis could spell homelessness. That's where CAC donors step in.  Nancy's family of 3 was barely making ends meet when the father, already stricken with a life threatening chronic disease, was diagnosed with more health problems that led to losing his job. The mother with mobility issues was unable to find work. The family, with a daughter in high school, was facing homelessness before they found CAC. CAC helped them several times throughout the year weather the rough patch with rent assistance, food, clothing and holiday gifts. Since then the father has picked up some work hours and the daughter works part time after school. Living on a very low income, the family still faces challenges on a daily basis but they continue to find ways to improve their situation.
 Get Your Taxes Done Free at CAC!   
tax formAppointments are available to get your taxes done free at CAC! Let CAC help you get your income tax returns prepared and filed for free! Our team of certified volunteer tax preparers will ensure your maximum refunds and proper filing with Uncle Sam. The service is available to any household in the Atlanta area earning less than $53,000 in 2014. Call 770-552-4889 ext. 260 for an appointment or email [email protected]. More info visit
CAC's Best Kept Secret! 
NWUUC members priced spring clothes for the Thrift Boutique.  
Several groups and many volunteers recently gave their time to change over the CAC Thrift Boutique from winter to spring merchandise. Thank you UPS, Cresa and Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church!  So come on in and shop spring and summer fashions for the entire family!  CAC's Thrift Boutique is Atlanta's best kept secret for fabulous finds!   
CAC Annual Meeting Brings Stakeholders Together
More than 100 supporters turned out for an for an overview of CAC's accomplishments in the past year and a look ahead at CAC's Annual Meeting on March 24 at Dunwoody Baptist Church. Representatives from member congregations, the CAC volunteer base, supporting civic organizations, donors and members of the CAC Board of Directors
Jack Monahan, center, was recognized for his Eagle Scout project to enhance the CAC grounds.
enjoyed breakfast along with elected officials and representatives from the city of Sandy Springs, Fulton County and the city of Dunwoody. Speakers talked about the connection that CAC volunteers make with local residents in need as well as the overall picture of CAC's reach, which is made possible by donors, volunteers and supporters from across the community. CAC was presented with a donation for $34,984 from Dunwoody United Methodist Church. CAC also recognized Eagle Scout Jack Monahan for his project to provide an outdoor seating area at the center. CAC thanks Dunwoody Baptist Church for hosting the event!
Welcome New Board Members! 
CAC welcomes three new members to the 2015 Board of Directors.  Christopher Reece of Northside Hospital joins as Treasurer, Reese is a Dunwoody resident.  Nancy Berger, a strategic planner, also of Dunwoody, joins the board representing AT&T; and Luis Torres, a real estate expert, joins the board representing UPS. The new members will serve 2-year terms on the 16-member volunteer board. CAC thanks outgoing members for their years of  dedicated service, Joan Gill, Judy Lehman, Eric Carlson and Myron Smith. Their leadership, expertise and hands-on volunteer efforts were great assets to CAC in the areas of event planning, finance, adult education and food pantry operations.  The new members join returning President Catherine Lautenbacher, First Vice President Shelly Dozier-Mckee, Second Vice President Kevin Horgan, Secretary Villard Bastien, Assistant Treasurer Terry Hartigan, Past President Bob Levinson, Charles Crosby, John Jokerst, Judy  Pollock, Brenda Rothschild, Stan Sonenshine, Rev. Michael Sullivan and Sally Wyeth. 
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Thank you members of Dunwoody United Methodist Church for your generous offering donation of $34,984!
Current Food Pantry Needs 
CAC provides food to about 500 families a month. Your donations of any amount to the Food Pantry help our neighbors in need!

Green Beans (canned)
Baked Beans
Potatoes (canned)
Peanut Butter

Thank You Recent
Group Volunteers and Donors!  
Cumberland Academy of GA
Cresa Atlanta
Northwest Unitarian Universalist
Dunwoody Women's Club
DeKalb Tire
Edible Arrangements
Legacy Center Preschool
Hal's Kitchen
Sandy Springs Middle
Sandy Springs Youth Sports
Sandy Springs Hospitality
St. Jude the Apostle Preschool
Woodland Elementary
Girl Scouts, Troop 12574 (Austin Elem)
Marist School

...and many many more! Thank You !

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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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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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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