May 2016       Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Since 1987.
Help Children with Lunches and School Supplies this Summer!

CAC makes it easy for you to give summer lunches and school supplies to
local children in need this summer.  When you donate to CAC your dollar goes further thanks to wholesale purchasing and an anonymous matching grant for school supplies! Donations of items are also accepted. Find the summer lunch bag list of contents on our website or give large, heavy duty backpacks to CAC.
Just $35 provides a child with Lunches for 3 Weeks!
3 Summer Lunch Bags, each contain 5 lunches for a week! 
(retail cost $35 a bag)

Just $35 donation provides 2 new backpacks with supplies!
CAC packs school supplies per school and grade requirements!
(retail cost $50 each)

Click here to Donate and for more on CAC Summer Programs for Kids!
Shop Till You Drop!   

The new CAC Boutique is open for business! Now located at 8607 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350, four buildings north of Hightower Trail next to Car Tunes. The new shop is bigger and better than ever!  Come and shop the new retail store for fabulous fashion finds, accessories, and clothes for the whole family and now more home goods and furniture! 
Donate: Bring your gently used clothing, accessories, home goods and furniture donations to CAC at 8607 Roswell Rd, M- F  10 am - 3 pm and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10 am - 1 pm.
Join our Team at CAC!    

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Volunteers are needed for all areas of CAC!  Become a part of the new CAC Boutique team. Work on the retail floor or behind the scenes accepting, sorting and pricing donations. Serve as a client interviewer, or work at the CAC reception desk. Volunteers are also needed in the new food pantry to assist clients and re-stock shelves. Join us and help your neighbors in need! Contact Debbie at 
Family Fun at the Food `n Fun Festival! 

Many gave food and had fun at the Food `n Fun Festival on May 7! Many thanks to all of the contest participants, sponsors, volunteers and everyone who came out to enjoy the festivities! Kids and adults enjoyed activities and games such as the cake walk, balloon blast, food bingo, boucy houses and the Shopping Cart Parade.
View photos on CAC's Facebook Page!

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Contest Winners:
Most Creative: Woodland Elementary School
Most Humorous: Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism
Most Inspirational: Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church & School

Forty-three groups took part in CAC's 2016 Food Challenge contest leading up to the Festival, and collected more than 48,000 pounds of food! The food will provide for about 80 percent of the requests for food that CAC typically receives in the summer from local families in need! In addition, Food `n Fun Sponsors contributed $32,750 that will be used to purchase food in bulk and help local families!

Food Challenge Winners 
Business/Civic/Congregation Category
First Place: Graphic Packaging
Second Place: UPS
Tied for Third: Mt Vernon Presbyterian Church & School/ St John United Methodist Church

School Category
Elementary School Winner :  Heards Ferry
Middle School Winner:  Ridgeview
 High School Winner :  Riverwood   
Providing a Path to Self-Sufficiency  

Often when someone comes to CAC for help it's because they have experienced a set back, such as a job loss, reduction in work hours, medical expenses or divorce.
CAC serves as a safety net to prevent homelessness and hunger for individuals and families of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody who find themselves in need of help and have no where else to turn. CAC provides financial assistance for rent and utilities. CAC also provides food and clothing so that the individual or family in need can use their limited dollars to pay their rent and stay in their homes.
CAC requires recipients to take a financial management class to help them better budget in the future. Adult education classes are offered that enhance life and job skills making them more marketable for better paying jobs.
Six months after coming to CAC, 75 percent of CAC clients have remained in their homes and 61 percent have resolved their crisis that led them to CAC.
This is made possible by donors and volunteers like you who care enough to help! 
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
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Funding for CAC is provided in part by the City of Sandy Springs, Fulton County Human Services
and the United Way of Greater Atlanta.