January 2016       Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Since 1987.
What a Difference You Make!

Dear Friends of CAC,  
As we look ahead to the new year I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support in 2015. You made it possible for CAC to assist 5,500 individuals in our community last year!  Your kindness touched 2,300 households who needed help with food, rent, utilities, adult education, school supplies and holiday gifts. Your donations, volunteer time and support of programs and special event helped individuals, families and children in their times of need. About 1,000 (or 40 percent) of the clients that CAC assisted in 2015 were new clients, meaning previous clients no longer needed help and were on their way to self-sufficiency. I look forward to working with you again this year to help more members of our community strengthen their lives with the support of CAC.

In Service, 
Tamara Carrera
Executive Director, CAC 
New President, Members Join CAC Board of Directors

Shelly Dozier-Mckee 
CAC announces a new president and welcomes eight new members to the 2016 board of directors! Shelly Dozier-Mckee steps up as the new board president. She joined the board in 2011 and during that time served as the board vice-president and the chairwoman of the Vintage Affair for 4 years.  New to the board are Marian MacLeod-Elliott, Dick Derrick, Nancy Doss, Anne Marie Lochner, Missy MacGinnitie, Terry Nall, Dorris Shelton-Gulley and Amy Winslett.

More on the CAC board of directors.  
Get Your Taxes Done Free at CAC!

Get your income tax returns prepared and filed for free at CAC! We ensure the use of all eligible tax credits for maximum refunds and proper filing with Uncle Sam! The service is available beginning January 30 to any household in the Atlanta area earning less than $54,000 in 2015. Meet with our team of trained and certified volunteer tax preparers available through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, an initiative of the IRS and the United Way. Appointments are required. Please call 770-552-4889 ext. 221 for an appointment or email [email protected].

More on tax return help.

Get Pizza and 'Your Pie' Donates to CAC!

Do good AND eat deliciously!
Your Pie Perimeter and Your Pie Roswell are partnering with the CAC to prevent hunger in our community. For everyone ONE Gyro pizza pie sold, Your Pie will donate ONE pizza pie to CAC to help feed local families in need! Offer good through March 23. Your Pie's new Gyro pie is a Greek-inspired pizza.
Get the 10" personal size pie for just $8.99!
Your Pie Perimeter 123 Perimeter Ctr W, Atlanta, GA 30346 (Next To Chipotle)
Your Pie Roswell 625 W. Crossville Rd, Roswell, GA 30075 (next to Trader Joe's)
Seeking Donations of Spring and Summer Clothing!

It may be cold now, but at CAC we are planning ahead for the Thrift Boutique Spring & Summer Fashion Sale! So please, clean out those closets and donate your gently worn spring and summer fashionable clothing and accessories now to CAC!
The Thrift Boutique Winter Clearance Sale is Feb. 22- 26.
Then don't miss the Spring & Summer Fashion Sale grand opening on Saturday, March 5!
CAC Adult Education Classes Now Offered at 3 Locations!

CAC adult education classes focus on enhancing life skills and improving job skills and are now available at three locations!
1- CAC, 1130 Hightower Trail, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
2- The North Fulton Service Center
7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
3- North Springs United Methodist Church
7770 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Classes such as Financial Management, Intro to Computers, Microsoft Office and English for Successful Living (ESL) are free and available to the general public. New classes begin in January, enroll today!  Volunteer teachers are also needed!  Contact [email protected]

More on CAC Adult Education
CAC Takes Part in Homeless Count Effort

CAC is participating in the Point in Time Homeless Count, an important organized effort across north Fulton to count homeless individuals. HUD bases federal homeless funding on the numbers reported. Volunteers will give out hygiene kits, blankets, socks, hats, snacks and water to homeless individuals surveyed. Volunteers are needed Tuesday, January 26 from 8pm to 2am to assist with the count. Gather at North Fulton Community Charities in Roswell at 8:00 pm. Contact Tamara Carrera at [email protected]
Thankful for a Helping Hand 

It was truly a blessing to receive monetary assistance from CAC. The people there were very kind, loving and graceful. It's amazing how God connects people at the right time. I help families who have children with disabilities find resources within the community. Now I faced a situation where I needed assistance, and CAC was there for me. Thank you. 
- Donna 
Contact Us 

Assistance - Food Pantry  -Thrift Boutique 
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  
Fulton County
united way

Funding for CAC is provided in part by the City of Sandy Springs, Fulton County Human Services
and the United Way of Greater Atlanta.