December 2015                            Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Since 1987.
 Holiday Greetings from CAC! 
Dear Friends of CAC, 
Thank you for helping many local families in need celebrate the holidays in the warmth of their homes this year. Your financial contributions help families experiencing financial crisis pay rent and utility bills. Your donations of food, clothing, back packs and school supplies, and holiday gifts help families throughout the year. Thanks to your support, CAC helped 700 local families this year remain in their Homes for the Holidays and assisted 5,000 individuals overall. Your generosity inspires us! We wish you a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.

In Service,

Tamara Carrera
Executive Director
Community Provides Gifts for Children
Thank you for being a community that Cares and Shares! Thank you for  making sure that local children in need will have gifts under the Christmas tree this year! About 300 donors, including businesses, congregations, families and individuals have adopted 1,250 children for holiday gifts through the CAC Adopt-a-Family program! Special thanks to Rivercliff Lutheran Church, North Atlanta Church of Christ, Sandy Springs Rotary and all donors and volunteers for making CAC Adopt-a-Family program a success this year!
 Holiday Food Boxes Help Families 
More than 500 holiday food boxes were distributed to local families in November and December! The Shumard Foundation donated the food and gathered friends and family to pack the boxes. Volunteers helped distribute the boxes to families along with grocery store gifts cards. The food and gift cards were provided to families who have experienced financial difficulties this year. Thanks to North Springs United Methodist for their assistance with the holiday food distribution!
Seeking Donations for Fire Victims 

CAC is helping a local family that escaped an apartment fire last weekend. They are in need of a bed and a kitchen table and chairs. If you can donate these items please contact Tamara at
Give Hope to Families Next Year 

When you give to CAC you give hope to local families who are in need and have nowhere else to turn for help. Donations help families weather a rough patch and stay in their homes. Your year-end charitable contribution will help families in the new year with basic needs of food, clothing and shelter as they work toward self-sufficiency once more. Plus, CAC leverages every dollar donated with volunteer manpower and bulk purchasing of food. CAC is a private 501c3 nonprofit (Tax ID # 58-1825565) and all donations are tax deductible! Please consider giving a gift today!
  • $10-50 can provide food for a family
  • $50-$100 can help pay a utility bill
  • $100-$300 can help pay rent
 St. John Hosts CAC Families 
St. John United Methodist Church, one of CAC's member congregations, for the second year treated families from CAC's Adopt-a-Family program to a special evening. St. John UMC members adopted 50 children for holiday gifts, and those families were invited to the church for a dinner, live nativity scene, crafts for kids and a visit with Santa!  The church also provided a "holiday shop" where children selected small gifts for free for their parents and had them wrapped! Thank you St. John UMC!
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Shop at Kroger and support CAC with every purchase you make! Register your Kroger Plus card at and select Community Assistance Center as your organization to support! 

Shop on Amazon and Help CAC! 
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Contact CAC   


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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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Thank You Recent Donors and Volunteer Groups!   
Altman & Grubbs/Ameriprise
Architectural Solutions
Coldwell Banker
Creative Sources Photography
Crossfit Abernathy/Roswell Rd.
Cross Foundation
Cumberland Academy
Dunwoody Springs Elementary
Friends in Faith
Heards Ferry Elementary School
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church
North Atlanta Men's Club
North Springs High School
North Springs United Methodist Church
Northwest Unitarian Universalist
Nothing Bundt Cakes Sandy Springs
Reach Local
Ridgeview Middle School CAC Squad
Rivercliff Lutheran Church
Sandy Springs Christian Church
Second Helpings
Shumard Foundation
Signature Bank
Spalding Lake Neighborhood
Spalding Elementary School
State Street Bank
St. Jude Catholic Church
Warby Parker
Act3 Productions
Atlanta North School
Atlanta North Young Adults
Atlanta Opthalmology Associates, PC
Bauerfeind USA
Brookwood Tree Consulting
Camp Olio Summertime Extravaganza
Cherokee Women's Golf Club
Claires at Towncenter
Danya International
Diane Wilbanks
Dunwoody Baptist Church
Dunwoody Baptist Church Foundations
Dunwoody Country Club
Dunwoody United Methodist Church
Ernst & Young People Advisory Services
First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs
FMB Advisors, LLC
Georgia Center for Nonprofits
Georgia United Credit Union
Hamby & Aloisio, Inc.
Humble Treasures
IHG Global Technology
Jabian Consulting
Jack and Jill Dunwoody Chapter
Kaufman Law, P.C.
Kimberly A Peters DMD PC
LongView Wealth Management
MJCCA Transitions
North Atlanta Church of Christ
Old Navy Perimeter Expo
Olde Vinings Mill subdivision
Peach State Lawyer
Preferred Apartment Communities
Regular Janes of North Atlanta
Samsung Electronics America
Sandy Springs Rotary
Sharon Community United Methodist
She Sparks Coaching &  Consulting
St. John United Methodist Church
The Becker and Seitz Families
The Mereus Family
The Tan Family
The Weber Family
Tower Source Inc.
Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilc
Woolpert, Inc.

and many more!
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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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