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

Nov
13
Wed
5:30 pm Financial Management 2 in English
Financial Management 2 in English
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Registration is required. Classes are free and available to clients and the general public, space permitting.
5:30 pm Manejo Financiero 1 en Español
Manejo Financiero 1 en Español
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Registration is required. Classes are free and available to clients and the general public, space permitting.
Nov
14
Thu
6:30 pm Power Point
Power Point
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
POWER POINT present text & graphics, presentations. Classes are free and available to clients and the general public, space permitting.
Nov
15
Fri
10:00 am Yarning for You
Yarning for You
Nov 15 @ 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[...]
Nov
16
Sat
9:00 am Conversational English
Conversational English
Nov 16 @ 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.
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