November 2015                            Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Since 1987.
 Make Children Happy with Holiday Gifts!  
Adopt-a-Family for holiday gifts through CAC and make a child's wishes come true! Your gifts help local families experiencing difficult financial times have a happier holiday season!

Family stories on CAC's Adopt-a-Family webpage describe why local families need help:

This family is struggling due to lost wages and medical bills. The mother had a high risk pregnancy, lost time at work and had high out of pocket medical expenses. They lost more income when the father lost his job. He now has a new job and they are trying to catch up on bills.

This family lives paycheck to paycheck. This father works at a local restaurant. The mother lost her job and is looking for work. They have difficulty meeting their basic needs.

View more family stories and children's wish lists on the CAC website. Select a family and "adopt" online. Donors please spend $50 per child. Gifts must be new and unwrapped. In 2014 hundreds of donors, from individuals to congregations, businesses and civic organizations gave more than 1,200 local children gifts through CAC's Adopt-a-Family program.
Vintage Affair Connects the Community
The 13th annual Vintage Affair raised a record high of $129,000 for CAC!  More than 350 people attended the benefit featuring 16 local restaurants, wine tastings, live jazz and auction fun on October 17, 2015 at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church.
The 2015 Vintage Affair celebrated Connecting Communities. Connecting those who want to help with those who need help... Connecting those who have time, treasure and talent to give... Connecting families from throughout our community! All proceeds will help fight homelessness and hunger in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities. Thank you sponsors, host committee members, donors, volunteers and everyone who attended for your support!
 Give Families Food for the Holidays! 
You can help local families with groceries this holiday season by giving food to the CAC Food Pantry! Most needed items include:
canned meats
canned vegetables
canned pasta meals
baked beans, tomato sauce
cereal, peanut butter, jelly

Or give grocery store gifts cards and give families the gift of choice for their holiday celebrations! Please give Publix & Kroger gift cards in these denominations:
    $10 Helps an Individual   -  $20 Helps a Couple  -  $30 Helps a Family
Support CAC when you shop at Kroger and Amazon!

Shop at Kroger and support CAC with every purchase you make at no cost to you!  Simply go to, register your Kroger Plus card and select CAC as the organization you'd like to support!  Don't forget to swipe your Kroger Plus Card when shopping to make each purchase count!

Do your Holiday Shopping on Amazon and Help CAC! 
Go to the Amazon Smiles website and select CAC as your favorite nonprofit! Shop from the Amazon Smiles website and Amazon donates a percentage of qualified purchases to CAC - at no cost to you! 

Leaders Learn About Local Poverty at CAC

The Leadership Sandy Springs Class of 2016  spent part of their Human Services Day on November 19 at CAC learning about poverty in Sandy Springs. Small group exercises included taking on personal stories of struggle for survival, researching local resources, and reporting their findings. 
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 Thank you for your continued support! 
Grateful in Many Ways     
Earlier this year CAC helped a local single  woman who had lost her job. She was surprised to find that such an organization as CAC exists. Without CAC, she said, she would not have been able to keep her home or have food to eat.  "CAC kept me hopeful," she said. "Everyone at CAC that I met was understanding, caring, resourceful and never once made me feel like I was a loser or had nothing to offer. I am truly grateful for this experience because I learned a lot about my community. I feel more connected to the people and the places around me.... I want to thank CAC for all of their help, hard work and dedication." After 6 months of looking for a job she finally found one and with better pay and benefits, too.

Thank You Recent Donors and Volunteer Groups!   
Austin Elementary School
The Cheesecake Factory
Davis Academy
Dunwoody United Methodist Church
FedEx Services
Henning Mediation & Arbitration
Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
Johnson Ferry Christian Academy
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church
National Charity League Dunwoody
North Springs United Methodist Church
Northwest Unitarian Universalist
Or Hadash
Peak 10
Rivercliff Lutheran Church
Sandy Springs Christian Church
Second Helpings
St. Martin School
Temple Emanu El
Woodland Elementary
and many more!
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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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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