January 2024 • Bringing community together since 1987

How we did in 2023, and what 2024 looks like for our community

I have been around the world, lived in five different countries, and implemented projects in 16 countries and have learned one very important thing – people are people. We all have the same basic needs. We may express those needs in a different language and fulfill those needs through different cultural norms, but the basic needs are the same.

Sometimes, life happens in a way that disrupts the ability to meet those needs - and that is where CAC steps in. In 2023, we helped 3,835 families (8,599 people) with food, rent, clothing, adult education, career help and/or through one of our seasonal programs. That is a 33% increase over 2022. 962 of those families avoided eviction and 2,630 families put food on the table because of the help we provided. Most of these community members are not new to our area; many have been neighbors for generations.


On January 2, our waiting room was full of people in the midst of one of those life disruptions. It looks like this year may be much like last year in terms of people going through difficult times and needing a little boost to get over the crisis hump. We will be here to give that boost, and try to expand opportunities beyond the hump. To do that most effectively, we need you to continue to put your time, talents and treasure toward meeting these needs?  Help us activate hope in our community.


I would love to meet you. Please give me a call (770.282.0904) or email me to set up a time to meet.

- Francis, CEO of CAC  

CAC Career Center connects our community

Join us on March 13 for a FREE event that brings together local jobseekers and the thriving business community that resides in Sandy Springs. Skip the online wait and get face-to-face with decision-makers from companies like State Farm, Northside Hospital, and more.

Learn more and sign up to attend

Workshops for jobseekers

Virtual and FREE (registration required)

CAC Career Center participants gain access to over 50 virtual jobseeker workshops a month for FREE.

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Make a difference: become a Career Advocate

From resume review to interviewing tips, your professional experience can help an individual land a higher-paying job and get on stable financial footing.

Become a Career Advocate
Learn more about the Career Center


Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

8607 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Come see Canopy, our updated thrift store!

With new lighting, signage, awnings, and a newly-painted parking lot, it's never been easier to shop at CAC's thrift store! Our new name, Canopy, reminds you that, "we've got you covered!

Directions to Canopy Thrift

Friday, February 16 is FABULOUS FRIDAY!



Try your luck at the wheel every Monday. Spin the wheel for your chance at discounts on your purchase!


  • Men’s clothing
  • Linens (comforters, towels and sheets)
  • Athletic shoes
  • Decorative items

Donate, shop, and repeat at Canopy!

Like-new clothing, accessories, and household goods of quality can be found at thrift store prices. The best part?

All proceeds help fund CAC's emergency assistance program, so every dollar you spend means a dollar to help our neighbors in need.

Start the year off right with time spent in service

Make a direct, measurable difference in our community by helping our neighbors in need. CAC volunteers prevent hunger and homelessness in our community. Join our network of over 300 volunteers serving 7,500+ clients and make a real difference in 2024.

Volunteer at CAC

Change a family's financial position in one appointment via the VITA Tax Prep Program

VITA is an IRS national program that provides free tax prep to taxpayers with low-to-moderate income. With a bit of training, you can join a team of volunteers for the tax season and make a huge difference to our community. Last year, CAC's VITA program helped our neighbors get over $400,000 in tax returns, credits, and incentives. Learn more here.

Volunteer for VITA

Help at our South Sandy Springs branch

Our branch at South Sandy Springs (off Roswell Road, just south of I-285) needs help! We're open there on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and need financial intervewers and front desk help on all days.

Volunteer at South Sandy Springs

Questions? Ask away at [email protected].

CAC Mini-Markets help stretch budgets

Food costs continue to rise, so about 70% of CAC clients make use of our three Mini-Market locations to keep food on the table and free up some of their budget for other necessities like rent and utilities. You can help by donating food at any of our locations during our open hours or donating online so we can buy in bulk and receive a discount. Help us feed families in need!

Donate to buy in bulk and save
See our most-needed foods

Help us improve: we'd love to hear your comments and thoughts

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