About the Community Assistance Center
Community Assistance Center (CAC) serves families and individuals in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities. CAC’s services are designed to prevent homelessness, help meet basic needs and promote self-reliance. The Center provides food, clothing and emergency financial assistance to local residents facing unexpected crisis resulting in loss of income such as job loss, illness, death in the family, etc. CAC also provides adult education to enhance job and life skills and youth programs such as school supplies and holiday gifts for children in need.
CAC has been serving our neighbors in need for 32 years and is supported by 27 member congregations of all faiths, the City of Sandy Springs, Dekalb County, Fulton County, the United Way, local businesses, residents, schools and civic groups. Approximately 425 volunteers operate all areas of the center from client interviewing to the food pantry to the thrift shop. In 2019, CAC served more than 6,000 individuals from 3,000 households. Since CAC was founded in 1987, the Center has touched 24,000 families in our community.
Vintage Affair is the largest annual benefit for CAC which raised about $250,000 last year. Since wine, auction items and some of the food is donated for Vintage Affair, almost every dollar raised supports our efforts to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need and in our community.
For more information on CAC and how to get involved, please visit us online at www.ourcac.org