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

Dec
13
Fri
10:00 am Yarning for You
Yarning for You
Dec 13 @ 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[...]
Dec
14
Sat
9:00 am Conversational English
Conversational English
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
First 3 Saturdays of Every Month All Levels are Welcome! No Registration Required, No tests. Classes are free and available to clients and the general public, space permitting.
Dec
18
Wed
4:30 pm ESOL/English Registration & Plac...
ESOL/English Registration & Plac...
Dec 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
REGISTER FOR FREE ESOL at CAC! NEW SEMESTER Jan – May, 2020 (5 months) REGISTRATION AND PLACEMENT TESTS December 5, 18 and 19 4:30 pm to 6 pm Five levels, Basic through Level 4 5[...]
Dec
19
Thu
4:30 pm ESOL/English Registration & Plac...
ESOL/English Registration & Plac...
Dec 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
REGISTER FOR FREE ESOL at CAC! NEW SEMESTER Jan – May, 2020 (5 months) REGISTRATION AND PLACEMENT TESTS December 5, 18 and 19 4:30 pm to 6 pm Five levels, Basic through Level 4 5[...]
Dec
20
Fri
10:00 am Yarning for You
Yarning for You
Dec 20 @ 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[...]
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