June 2021 E-Newsletter
We are so grateful for our donors and sponsors who donated items to support our Big Pop Up event.

Georgia Community Action Agency 
Tenacious Star, LLC 
Community Bank & Trust WGA 
Linda Bohannon 
Sherry Hendrix 
State Farm Agent Mable Smith Sharp 
Shenequa Killingsworth 
GA DFACS-Newnan 
Bremen Food & Clothing Bank 
The Piedmont at Buckhead 
Target Newnan 
Nestle Purina 
Jo-Etta Armstrong 
West Georgia Technical College 
A Perfect Time Atlanta 
Ceisha Dix and Family 
Marcia Matthews and Family 
Carmalitha Merriwether 
Newnan-Coweta Humane Society - Pet food pantry 
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers 
Patricia Woodyard 
Stephanie Lovick 
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Head Start Teacher's Assistant - Carrollton, GA
Caregiver - Carrollton, GA
Head Start Teacher's Assistant - Franklin, GA
Caregiver - Franklin, GA
Program Associate - LaGrange, GA
Program Support Specialist - LaGrange, GA
Education Specialist - Newnan, GA
We have several job openings at CAFI! If you are interested in the positions above, find more information and the CAFI Employment Application on our website:
2021 Community Foundation of West Georgia COVID Relief Fund
We are excited to announce CAFI is a recipient of the Community Foundation of West Georgia COVID Relief Fund. This $3,000 grant will allow CAFI and the Carrollton Neighborhood Service Center to support residents with rental assistance when the CDC eviction moratorium expires.
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CAFI Clients Testimonial
"On behalf of several seniors, I would like to say "Thank you!"I help several of the ladies schedule an appointment for heat/cooling assistance. Several of them came to Saturday's giveaway. They were very appreciative for the items they received. Thank you so much for all you do to help these families in need."
- Charlene Storey
In honor of Community Action Month, CAFI hosted our first Big Pop-Up Event! With the help of our generous sponsors, volunteers, and donors, we were able to help families in Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether and Troup counties. Throughout the event, close to 700 boxes full of cleaning supplies, food items, diapers, and more were given out!
For more photos, please visit https://flic.kr/s/aHsmW5S9na
Minnie Robinson Empowerment Fund Recipient Reception
The Minnie Robinson Empowerment Fund was established in honor of an outstanding community leader and stalwart community supporter, Ms. Minnie Robinson. Minnie Robinson’s storied career spanned 49 years as a CAFI champion and volunteer for the oppressed. The fund’s purpose is to enable eligible individuals to pursue personal development through advancing one’s education.

On May 20th Thursday night, we hosted our first Minnie Robinson Empowerment Fund Recipient Reception. One of our board members awarded the funds to the nine (9) students.
Spring Fun Day
Both Carroll and Heard County Head Start Centers had their end-of-the-year fun day on May 27th and 28th, 2021. During our fun day event, the parents were able to participate in activities with their children, including a picnic. The families present were also able to see their child/children interact with their peers, teachers, and use their imagination during playtime.

The Heard County Head start and Early Head Start received a toy donation from the Special Olympics. The toys were utilized to optimize growth and play with our Head Start and Early Head Start children. We would like to thank the Heard County Elementary school, the Special Olympics, and our families for this amazing event!
State of Georgia Rental Assistance Program (GRA)
The pandemic has caused countless renters to fall behind on their payments over the last year. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs wants to help those renters by providing their landlords with up to 12 MONTHS of rent. With over $552 million in funds from the U.S. Treasury, we are encouraging you to submit an application to the State of Georgia Rental Assistance program. Use this link for details on how to access these crucial funds: www.georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov
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