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

Sep
16
Mon
6:30 pm ESOL/English Basic and Level 4
ESOL/English Basic and Level 4
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Basic Level and Level 4 Session July – November 2019 Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Textbooks cost $30. No classes on holidays. Niveles Básico y[...]
6:30 pm Word Certification
Word Certification
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Earn certification in Microsoft Word! The course is 7 Monday nights, starting Sept 9, 2019. Registration is required.
Sep
17
Tue
9:30 am ESOL/English Levels 1, 2 & 3 AM
ESOL/English Levels 1, 2 & 3 AM
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Registration Opens June 2019 Session July – November 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Textbooks cost $30. Martes y jueves de 9:30 a.m. a 12:30[...]
6:30 pm ESOL/English Levels 1, 2 & 3 PM
ESOL/English Levels 1, 2 & 3 PM
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Session June – November 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Textbooks cost $30. No classes on holidays. Martes y jueves de 6:30 p.m. a 9:00[...]
Sep
18
Wed
5:00 pm Yoga
Yoga
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for yoga! Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It helps to improve health and happiness! No registration required.
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