Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs & Dunwoody since 1987.

Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs & Dunwoody since 1987.

Making a Difference

More than 1,700 volunteers and many more donors come together for CAC each year to make a difference in their community. Through a public-private partnership nonprofit model, CAC serves as a safety net for those in our community that are most vulnerable to homelessness and hunger.

Members from across the community, from residents to civic organizations, from congregations to businesses, recognize the value of providing assistance to their neighbors facing financial crisis and poverty situations. CAC supporters make a difference in more than 5,600 lives a year. Since it’s founding in 1987, CAC has impacted more than 20,000 lives!

While Sandy Springs and Dunwoody are generally considered affluent areas, suburban poverty exists here. Individuals and families struggling to make ends meet may be service industry workers, and/or single parents or senior citizens living on fixed incomes.  The poverty rate in CAC’s service area of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody is 14 percent, the child poverty rate is 24 percent; as many as 40,000 of the 150,000 residents have family incomes of $45,000 or less.

Of CAC clients, 80 percent live on $20,000 or less a year.

Volunteers Make a Difference by working in all areas of the Center such as the food pantry, thrift boutique, and reception desk or by interviewing clients, teaching classes or helping with events.

Donors Make a Difference by supporting programs that provide basic needs and promote self-sufficiency.

Classes & Events

10:00 am Yarning for You
Yarning for You
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Have fun learning how to knit and crochet! We knit and crochet with a purpose. Items may be donated to the CAC thrift shop to go to families in need. You can learn or just[...]
6:30 pm ESOL/English Basic and Level 4
ESOL/English Basic and Level 4
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Basic Level and Level 4 Session Jan – May 2020 Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Textbooks cost $30. No classes on holidays. Niveles Básico y[...]
6:30 pm Financial Management 1 in English
Financial Management 1 in English
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Registration is required. Classes are free and available to clients and the general public, space permitting.
6:30 pm MS Word Certification
MS Word Certification
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Earn certification in Microsoft Word! The course is a 7-week course, on 7 Monday nights. Monday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. January 6 – March 2, test on March 9 (no class Jan[...]
9:30 am ESOL/English Levels 1, 2 & 3 AM
ESOL/English Levels 1, 2 & 3 AM
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Levels 1, 2 & 3 – morning class Registration Opens Nov. 2019 Session Jan – May 2020 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Textbooks cost $30.[...]
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