Our youth programs assist the lives of local children whose families are facing difficult times. We serve children whose families can’t afford to give them what many other children have; lunches in the summer months, new back packs with school supplies and gifts during the holidays.
School Supply Drive
The school supply program provides new back packs filled with school supplies free to children of families in need. In 2013 CAC distributed about 1,000 backpacks with supplies for the start of the new school year. Excess supplies are then offered to teachers to use in their classrooms through the Teacher’s Closet program. We rely on school supply drives and donations from the community to provide these tools for children and teachers. This is a popular group drive project. Donate general supplies or pack backpacks for specific children, schools or grades. For details contact
. Donations are accepted year-round. Backpacks are distributed in late July/early August.
Print the 2013 Flyer with Lunch Bag and School Supplies Lists
CAC in conjunction with the Sandy Springs Education Force provides free school supplies to teachers in Sandy Sprngs schools who have students whose families cannot afford to purchase supplies.This program provides needy students with the supplies they need to learn and elimates the need for teachers to spend their own funds on school supplies. Supplies are limited to availability and the number of economically disadvantaged students in each classroom. All school supplies are donated. Classroom Supplies Request Form.
Summer Lunch Bag
Summers are particularly stressful for families that are already struggling to make ends meet. Often these families receive free or reduced price school lunches to help feed their children during the school year. The Summer Lunch Bag program helps these families off-set summer grocery costs by providing children with lunch for a week. We rely on food drives to collect food for summer lunches. This program also makes for great group projects, to collect the food and assemble it into bags containing 5 lunches each. We accept donations for this program from April through July.
The Adopt-a-Family program allows donors to anonymously “adopt” families off our website and give holiday gifts to children based on their wish lists. The CAC Adopt-a-Family holiday program is a great success, in 2013 about 1,000 children from local families were adopted for holiday gifts! More than 500 individual donors, congregations and businesses participated in adopting children. This program runs from October through December.