February 2016       Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Since 1987.
Make an Impact in the Lives of Others with CAC
 
Here at CAC we have entered the new year running on all cylinders! There are changes in the works to better serve our neighbors in need, expansion of programs such as adult education and the planning of CAC benefit events, to mention a few efforts underway. Want to get involved? Volunteers are needed in all areas of the center. Or consider contributing to your favorite CAC program or benefit event again this year. Your support makes a difference in the lives of families in need in our community! 
You Never Know When You Might Need Some Help 

A Food Pantry volunteer
giving food.
Erica knew of CAC through her job where she sometimes referred families to places for assistance. Now she was the one who needed help. Erica was a single mother with two young children and lost her job. Having recently moved to the Atlanta area she didn't have any friends or family nearby to turn to for help. CAC helped her with rent when her unemployment benefits were delayed. She also received food, clothing for the children and took advantage of a free financial management class which she found to be very helpful. It wasn't long before Erica found a new job and was back on her feet. Since then she has married and the family has bought a home. Erica called CAC to let us know she was doing well and to thank volunteers and donors for helping her family in their time of need.
Volunteer Openings at CAC

CAC is a volunteer-driven nonprofit, providing services to neighbors by neighbors. We have immediate needs for volunteers to staff the food pantry, serve as food and clothing interviewers and work at the front desk. Volunteers are also needed to teach adult education classes and to serve on the Food `n Fun event planning committee. Become a CAC volunteer this year! Contact Debbie at [email protected].

More on volunteering at CAC 
Get Your Taxes Done Free at CAC!

A team of trained and certified volunteers are waiting to help you with your taxes for free! Appointments are available now! CAC is a site for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, an initiative of the IRS and the United Way to help filers in the Atlanta area earning less than $54,000 in 2015. Meet with our VITA volunteers and 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! Appointments are required. Please call 770-552-4889 ext. 221 for an appointment or email [email protected].

More on tax return help.

Restaurant Donates 200 Pizzas to Food Pantry

Your Pie Perimeter has donated 200 pizzas to the CAC Food Pantry with more on the way! The donations are part of an effort by Your Pie Perimeter and Your Pie Roswell to partner with CAC to fight hunger in our community. The restaurants are donating a free pizza to the pantry for every one ONE Gyro pizza pie sold. Your Pie's new limited edition Greek-inspired 10" Gyro Pie is  just $8.99! The offer is good through March 23.  Do good AND eat deliciously!
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 Spring & Summer Clothing Donations

Do your spring cleaning early and donate your gently worn spring and summer fashionable clothing and accessories to CAC for our upcoming Fashion Sale! All donations are tax-deductible. The Spring & Summer fashion sale is soon so don't delay!

CAC Thrift Boutique Winter Clearance Sale February 22- 26.
Spring & Summer Fashion Sale!
Grand Opening Saturday, March 5, 10 am - 4 pm
Sale Continues through March 12
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CAC Selected for Mercedes-Benz Donation 

CAC was pleased to be the recipient of a $5,000 donation from the Mercedes-Benz USA Holiday Give Back Project in December!
Keri Richardson of Mercedes-Benz USA was one of four winners of the program in which employees select a nonprofit for which to donate. She chose CAC because of the organization's direct impact on assisting families in the community.  Thank you Ms. Richardson and Mercedes-Benz USA
Food Pantry Urgent Needs  

The next time you go grocery shopping please consider picking up a bag of food for local families in need. The CAC Food Pantry is in need of Pasta, Tomato Sauce, Cereal and Tuna. The CAC Food Pantry receives about 1,200 visits a month and distributes about 45,000 pounds of food a year worth about $850,000!  
Temporary Resource Officer Position at CAC 

CAC is seeking a temporary and part time Resource Officer responsible for the security, driving and delivery duties of the organization. The position is available for three months from April to July 2016 at 30 hours per week.
More on the Temporary Resource Officer position 
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.
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