April 2015                                            Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Since 1987.
Heards Ferry students are competing against other elementary schools to collect the most food!
May the Best Team Win! 

39! That's the number of teams taking part in the CAC Food `n Fun Challenge! Winners will be announced this Saturday, at the Food `n Fun Festival! Businesses, schools and civic organizations are taking the Challenge, a community-wide food drive where rivals challenge each other to collect the most food for the CAC Food Pantry! 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 Lake Forrest Elementary School's challenge video  on Facebook!
The Best Free Family Festival in Sandy Springs! 

Give Food and Have Fun at CAC's Food 'n Fun Festival this Saturday! Kids of all ages enjoy activities, games and crafts! Featuring inflatable fun, a video game cave, hula hoop contests, potato sack races, an old fashioned cake walk, arts and crafts, hair painting, face painting and more! Learn how to fly on a trapeze and juggle with Circus Camp! Listen to the high school battle of the bands contest! Most activities are free! Snacks, drinks and food by local vendors for purchase.

When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 11am - 2pm
Where: North Springs Charter High School, 7447 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs GA 30328
Admission is free for all!
Fill the Pantry: Please bring a can or more for the CAC Food Pantry!
 At CAC Everyone is Family  
CAC volunteer Cindy Hallen shared Cathy's  touching story with many supporters, volunteers, representatives from member congregations and elected officials who were in attendance at the CAC Annual Meeting on March 24. Cathy was a single mother with 4 boys going through college, a registered nurse, and then a patient herself who sought help from CAC. But most of all she was family at CAC. Please take a minute to read Cathy's story and remember that every time you contribute to CAC, you help friends and family like Cathy.
Get Your Pizza Pie and Support CAC! 
"Your Pie Perimeter" is donating 10 percent of proceeds when you mention CAC! Get dinner at Your Pie Perimeter Mondays in May (5/11, 5/18, 5/25) from 5pm- 10 pm and support a local business and CAC at the same time!  Your Pie specializes in made to order brick-oven pizzas, chopped salads and panini sandwiches, located at: 123 Perimeter Center W, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30346. 
 Many Got Their Taxes Done Free at CAC!   
Susan Culpepper of Sandy Springs enjoys helping people as a CAC VITA volunteer.
About a dozen trained and certified tax preparers volunteered their time at CAC from Jan- April to help 434 households file their tax returns!
Our Volunteer Income Tax Return (VITA) team continues to grow and serve more families and individuals each year. The service was available to any household in the Atlanta area earning less than $53,000 in 2014. If you're interested in joining our team next tax season and have experience preparing income tax forms or would like free training please contact Carlos at vita@ourcac.org.
 Community Impact    
Dozens of volunteers descended upon CAC last Saturday morning and together and made a big impact! With the support of Volunteering for a Better Sandy Springs (VBSS), North Point's "Do Justice" project and UPS volunteers a lot was accomplished including:
*    Outdoor clean up, trimming and beautification project
*    Indoor paint and spring clean-up... a lot of painting and cleaning!!!
*    Food donation processing and classification
Thank you volunteers the place looks great!
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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  
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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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Food `n Fun Sponsors & Partners!  
Graphic Packaging
UPS
Merrill Lynch
North Perimeter Optimists
Cox Enterprises
Rotary Club of Sandy Springs
Jack's Pack
Mimms Enterprises
Signature Bank
Thomas Eye Group
Dimension Development Partners
Neighbor Newspapers
North Springs Charter High School
Barbaritos
Mellow Mushroom
Tazikis
Kona Ice
Chick Fila-A Northridge

Look Who's Taking the Food `n Fun Challenge! Why Aren't You? 
BB&T
Chase
Chattahoochee High School
Chiropractic Dunwoody
City of Sandy Springs
Cornerstone Bank
Curves
Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce
Dunwoody High School
First Citizens Bank
Galloway School
Georgia United Credit Union
Graphic Packaging
Hartman Simons
Heards Ferry Elementary School
Holy Innocents Episcopal School
Holy Spirit
Lake Forrest Elementary School
Marist School
Merrill Lynch
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School
North Fulton Pediatrics
North Springs Charter High School
Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church
Or Hadash
Peachtree Charter Middle School
Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce
Ridgeview Charter School
Riverwood International Charter School
Rotary Club of Dunwoody
Rotary Club Sandy Springs
Rotary Interact Club
Sandy Springs Christian Church
Sandy Springs Fire Department
Sandy Springs Police Department
Signature Bank
St. John Methodist Church
Thomas Eye Group
UPS
The Weber School
Wells Fargo Bank

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!

Peanut Butter
Jelly
Canned Veggies
Canned Pasta Meals
Canned Meats (Tuna/Chicken etc.)
Cereal

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.
 
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