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

May
20
Mon
6:30 pm English/ESOL Basic and Level 4
English/ESOL Basic and Level 4
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Basic Level and Level 4 Session January – June 2019 Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Textbooks cost $30. No classes on holidays. Niveles Básico y[...]
May
21
Tue
9:30 am English/ESOL Levels 1, 2 & 3 AM
English/ESOL Levels 1, 2 & 3 AM
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Registration Opens June 2018 Session July – December 2018 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 English/ESOL Levels 1, 2 & 3 PM
English/ESOL Levels 1, 2 & 3 PM
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Session January – June 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[...]
May
22
Wed
6:30 pm English/ESOL Basic and Level 4
English/ESOL Basic and Level 4
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Basic Level and Level 4 Session January – June 2019 Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Textbooks cost $30. No classes on holidays. Niveles Básico y[...]
6:30 pm Excel, Become a Pro!
Excel, Become a Pro!
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Become a Pro in Excel! Learn the secrets of this powerful Microsoft tool! Seven classes, Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Only 8 people per season. We provide a full handbook. Register  at education@ourcac.org                   
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