CAC Prepares 1,000 Local Kids for School!
Together we are empowering local kids to learn! With the support of generous grants, donors and volunteers CAC provided up to 1,000 local children with backpacks and school supplies at the end of July! CAC’s Tools for School program serves children of lower income families in Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and the part of Doraville served by Dunwoody schools. The program serves about a dozen area public schools.
CAC’s Tools for School program ensures that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom. Children of families that struggle financially often go to school without the necessary tools to learn. Studies show that when kids have school supplies of their own, classroom behavior and grades improve, self-esteem strengthens, and kids develop better attitudes toward school and learning.
CAC is grateful for community-wide support of our long-running, annual Tools for School program including significant grants from The Shumard Foundation, J.C. Kennedy Foundation, dozens of generous individual donors, and in-kind donations from businesses, congregations and individuals. Also many thanks also to all of the volunteers who custom packed 1,000 bags!
Among the donors were 13-year-old Dorie who donated about $750 worth of school supplies! Dorie raised money for her bat mitzvah project to purchase the supplies to help kids in her community! Dunwoody United Methodist Church donated about 70 backpacks filled with supplies plus some additional supplies, delivered to CAC by DUMC member John Pruitt. Bridge Commercial Real Estate in Alpharetta donated 42 backpacks filled with school supplies and provided additional supplies. The donation was delivered by Lydia Mellnitz from BCRE.