June 2015                                            Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Since 1987.
 Give 2 Backpacks for the Price of 1!   
Support CAC's Tools for School campaign and help prepare students for the start of school with the tools they need to learn! When you give to CAC Tools for School  you provide 2 new backpacks filled with school supplies for the price of 1! Your donation of $35 provides for 2 backpacks with school supplies thanks to the power of wholesale purchasing! In addition, every dollar donated will be matched by an anonymous donor up to $10,000!  Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference in a child's life. Give to CAC's Tools for School and help 1,000 local children be prepared to learn for the next academic year! Backpacks are distributed to children in late July/early August. Or donate large size, heavy duty backpacks to CAC. For more information contact Liza at assistance@ourcac.org. Donate to Tools for School online today!
Boys Scouts to Hold Parade Route Food Drive!    
Enjoy the Dunwoody 4th of July parade and go prepared with donations for the local boy scouts' annual parade route food drive!  Watch for Troop 764 from St. Luke's Presbyterian Church of Dunwoody pushing grocery carts along the parade route to collect non-perishable food for the CAC Food Pantry. Last year the boy scouts collected more than $500 worth of food from parade-goers. Most needed items for the CAC Food Pantry include: canned vegetables, tuna/canned meats, canned pastas, cereal, baked beans, peanut butter and jelly. The parade kicks off Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Road and Jett Ferry Rd.
 Give Local Kids Lunches this Summer   

You can help children of local families in need by giving them summer  lunches through CAC. For many kids summer is a time for vacation fun. But for families on tight budgets 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 contains 5 kid-friendly lunches and costs about $35. Assemble a bag, donate items from the list or have you dollar buy more when you make a financial contribution to CAC!

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. 

Making Sure Kids Don't Go Hungry   
Dunwoody United Methodist campers packed hundreds of summer lunch bags for kids in need. 

 

Businesses and groups have contributed to the Summer Lunch Bag program by donating already packed summer lunch bags or giving their time to assemble lunch bags at CAC. Financial contributions make it possible for CAC to buy summer lunch food items at greatly reduced prices  from the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Donate online today at http://www.ourcac.org!  

 

Mt. Vernon Woods Neighborhood held a summer food drive for the CAC Food Pantry.
Every Bit Counts     

Do you have a neighborhood, book club, swim club, business or other  group of people you assocaite with? If so, please consider holding a food drive for CAC this summer!  Every little bit donated to CAC helps neighbors in need feed their families this summer.  

Contact CAC   

  

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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CAC Thanks the Sandy Springs Society for their continued annual support via grants and donations!    
Food Drive at Concert by the Springs!
Bring Your Picnic to the July 12
Concert by the Springs
and
Please Bring a Bag of Groceries  
   for the CAC Food Pantry  
to support our neighbors in need this summer!
    
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CAC Will be Closed 
Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day    
Thank You Recent Donors and Volunteer Groups!   
United Way of Greater Atlanta
Fulton County Human Services
Sandy Springs Society
Prime Rose School of Dunwoody
Catholic Foundation
Federal EFSP grant
Dunwoody Rotary
Kairos Church
North Point Ministries
Signature Bank
St. John United Methodist
Coldwell Banker
Dunwoody Women's Club
Sandy Springs Christian
Alyssum Garden Club
Mt. Vernon Woods Neighborhood
CIT
Dunwoody United Methodist girls camp
Independent Church of God
City National Bank
Curves, Dunwoody
US Motivation
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Henning Mediation & Arbitration
Dunwoody Women's Club
Sandy Springs Hospitality
Girl Scouts Troop 3978
Coca Cola
New Balance
Costco
Heards Ferry Elementary
Riverwood Interact
Northside Hospital

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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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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