May 2015                                            Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Since 1987.
  Tools For School Campaign Kick-Off!!    
The current school year is wrapping up but CAC is already looking ahead to the 2015-2016 school year! The CAC Tools for School campaign is underway to provide new backpacks and school supplies for 1,000 local children! Donate online for Tools for School and your dollar goes further to help more children. Your donation of $35 provides for two backpacks with school supplies! Here's how: CAC buys wholesale saving about $20 each off the retail price!  In addition, every dollar donated will be matched by an anonymous donor up to $10,000!  Don't miss this great opportunity to make a difference in a child's life. Give kids Tools for School and help prepare them for the start of school with the tools they need to learn!

CAC's Tools for School is unique, providing new backpacks filled with school supplies customized per school and per grade, all free to children of families in need. Choose to give to students at 13 area schools at CAC's Tools for School donation page! CAC's annual Tools for School drive, takes place every spring and summer. Backpacks are distributed to children in late July/early August. Please donate to Tools for School online today!
Many Gave Food and Had Fun!
The weather Gods were on our side this year and many folks came out to give food and have fun at the 3rd annual CAC Food `n Fun Festival on Saturday, May 2 at North Springs High School! Through the 2 week community-wide food challenge leading up to the festival, 39 teams competed against each other and collected 27,742 pounds of food and more is coming in! That's enough food for the CAC Food Pantry to provide for 1,000 families over 2 months. Festival sponsor donations raised approximately $30,000 to help neighbors in need! Thank you to all of the sponsors, teams that competed in the various events, festival partners and members of the community who contributed and attended to make the Food `n Fun Festival great! See you next May!
  -- 2015 Food `n Fun Festival Photo Gallery --
 puzzle Thanks of Note    
CAC often receives thank you notes from local families and individuals who have received assistance. While they see the people who serve them, we know the thanks goes out to all of the donors, volunteers and supporters of CAC.

Wow!! What a great service to the community! Thank you so much for being an agency with so much integrity and decency to the public that you make provisions for. I'm so thankful and grateful for the food supply that you have given me over the past 6 months. The cheerful smiles of the volunteers are magical. You are all #1 in my book. Thanks with all my heart.
  Presenting CAC's New Donation Truck
Well, ok, it's not brand new, but it's new to CAC, and with a new spiffy wrapper to be seen around town!  Thank you Atlanta Community Food Bank for the grant and Shumard Foundation for the matching donation to make CAC's dream of having a refrigerated truck come true! The truck is critical to picking up food donations, furniture donations and transporting supplies for CAC events such as the Food `n Fun Festival.
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. 
 Congregation Commitment    
Religious congregations continue to be a mainstay of support for CAC. Many took part in the Food `n Fun Challenge to collect food to distribute to families this summer including Sandy Springs Christian Church, Congregation Or Hadash and Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church. For the 6th year in a row St. John United Methodist Church set out to provide meals to neighbors in need through Project Feed 5000. The Lenten charitable activity is based on the Bible story in which Jesus blessed five loaves of bread and two fish that multiplied to feed 5000. The results were 156 boxes of food packed to provide multiple meals per family! The boxes were blessed at the altar on Easter before being sent to CAC and counted toward the Food `n Fun Challenge!
 Summer Lunch Drive!    

child eatingYou can give children of local families in need lunches this summer by giving a Summer Lunch Bag through CAC. For most kids summer is a time for vacation fun. But for families on a tight budget summers are stressful with increased costs for childcare and food to feed children when they are home from school. In Sandy Springs, more than 50 percent of public school students qualify for the federal lunch program, and in Dunwoody almost 20 percent qualify, meaning those kids can eat at school twice a day for free. Through generous donors, CAC works to help these families by providing summer lunches for kids and back packs with school supplies for the start of school. A CAC Summer Lunch Bag helps families offset increased grocery costs by providing children with lunches for a week. A Summer Lunch Bag contains 5 kid-friendly lunches and costs about $35. Donate food items from the list or assemble a bag or more! 
A CAC Summer Lunch Bag contains:   

5 juice boxes

5 snack bars

5 fruit cups 4 oz.

1 box of mac & cheese

1 can pasta meals (i.e. SpaghettiOs)

1 tuna & crackers pack

1 instant yakisoba and 1 chili bowl.  

Assemble items in a 2.5 gallon Ziplock bag. 

 Uniting the Way     
united wayCAC recently received 275 shoe boxes of toiletries for woman and children from the United Way of Greater Atlanta! The 10th annual United Way Shoebox Project in March and April resulted in 50,400 shoes boxes of toiletries to be distributed in greater Atlanta. Companies such as Coca Cola, Delta Air Lines, Equifax, Target, Marriott as well as small businesses and individual donors contributed.
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CAC Will be Closed 
Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day   
Food `n Fun Winners!   
Graphic Packaging 4351lbs
St. John UMC 3848lbs
Heards Ferry Elementary 3078lbs
Sandy Springs Christian Church 2603lbs
North Springs High School 1982lbs
Rotary Club of Dunwoody 1235lbs
Peachtree Charter Middle School 247lbs

LSS "Battle of the Bins Winner":
Signature Bank

Graphic Packaging
Most Creative

NSHS Spanish National Honor Society
Most Humorous

Signature Bank
Most Inspirational

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School
Lemonade Laps Winner:
Abigail Emerson

Youth Leadership Sandy Springs
Most Inspirational Promotion

Lake Forrest Elementary
Funniest Challenge Video

Thomas Eye Group
Most Creative Video Challenge
Food `n Fun Sponsors & Partners!   
Graphic Packaging
Merrill Lynch
North Perimeter Optimists
North Springs High School
Rotary Club of Dunwoody
Cox Enterprises
Neighbor Newspapers
Rotary Club of Sandy Springs
Jack's Pack- Mimms Enterprises
Signature Bank of Georgia
Thomas Eye Group
Dimension Development Partners
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School
Circus Camp
Judi Cakes
Challenger Soccer
Jump & Slide
Game Cave
Coca Cola
Kona Ice
Mellow Mushroom
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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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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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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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