SANDY SPRINGS, GA – “We’ve got you covered,” reads the new slogan at the Community Assistance Center (CAC)’s Canopy thrift shop, located at 8607 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The CAC thrift shop continues to operate via volunteer labor and community donations of clothing, furniture, and household goods, with all proceeds benefiting CAC’s mission of preventing hunger and homelessness via emergency assistance.
Formerly named CAC Upscale Thrift, the store’s new name emphasizes its place in the community. “A new name means a new way of looking at what our thrift shop operations achieve,” shares Francis K. Horton III, CEO of CAC. “Yes, we sell high-quality clothing and household items, but more than that, we use every dollar from sales to better our community and keep families in their homes with food on the table. We facilitate community. ” CAC provides financial assistance, food, and clothing to neighbors in need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody via its emergency assistance program. Canopy Thrift proceeds feed directly into that program.
The store has been undergoing renovations over the last year in preparation for the change in name. In addition to new lighting and shelving (generously funded by the Sandy Springs Society), Canopy Thrift has installed new awnings and signage, all in CAC’s signature red. Freshly-painted parking lines help make the parking lot easier to navigate. The building’s monument sign now features the new Canopy logo as well as signage for CAC’s Mini-Market food pantry, located in the back of the building. Canopy has also extended its hours in 2024, opening from 9:30am to 4:00pm during the week and from 9:30am to 12:30pm on Saturdays.
“With such inviting building improvements, we hope curiosity wins and more people will stop in, shop and donate,” shares Debbie Olson, Thrift Store Manager at CAC. Canopy offers like-new clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children, as well as furniture, toys, small appliances, and other household goods. “We are proud to offer a wide variety of high-quality items to both the public and CAC clients,” Olson continues, “and provide a setting to build community and change lives.”