Youth & Family Programs

CAC gives children the support they need

Through a variety of youth programs for CAC clients, CAC ensures that every child has what they need to thrive year-round. The child’s family must be a current CAC client to participate in the programs. Some programs require separate registration and additional documentation separate from the client enrollment process.

SUMMER LUNCHES

While school is out for the summer, CAC provides school-aged children with free easy-to-prepare meals each week.

 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

We provide school-aged children with age-appropriate school supplies and a brand-new backpack for the new school year.

COATS FOR KIDS

In partnership with the Knights of Columbus, CAC provides new coats for hundreds of children each autumn.

HOLIDAY GIFTS

At the end of each year, CAC matches families in need with donors to provide gifts for every registered child.

Summer Lunches Program

During the summer school break, CAC provides each school-aged child with free and easy-to-prepare meals each week. These meals are available at all our CAC Mini-Market locations, as assigned by the program manager. If you are a current CAC client, no additional documentation is required to enroll your child in the program.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM: April/May
PROGRAM REGISTRATION: May
DISTRIBUTION: May-August

Tools for School – School Supplies

We help get students ready for the new school year by supplying grade-appropriate school supplies to CAC clients in brand-new backpacks. Supplies may include notebooks, pencils, crayons, folders, binders, glue, paper, etc. Additional documentation is required for this program: verification of enrollment in a school in Dunwoody or Sandy Springs is required. Supplies may be limited; the program operates on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM: May
PROGRAM REGISTRATION: June-July
DISTRIBUTION: July-August

Coats for Kids

The CAC Coats for Kids program provides free, new jackets to local children in time for winter. This program is open to children newborn up to and including 18 years of age from CAC client families who live in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. The number of coats available is limited, so they are available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. CAC cannot guarantee the availability of any given size. Once the program is full, additional registrations will be put on a waitlist at the program coordinator’s discretion. No additional documentation is required to enroll in the program.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM: September
PROGRAM REGISTRATION: September-October
DISTRIBUTION: Mid-October

Holiday Gifts & Holiday Food

CAC believes every CAC family should be able to celebrate the year-end holiday of their choice. We make that easier by providing holiday food in either November or December. In addition, CAC clients can register their children in our Holiday Gift program, which pairs each family’s children with a donor, who provides an age-appropriate gift for each child.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM: October
PROGRAM REGISTRATION: October-November
(no registration needed for food boxes)
DISTRIBUTION FOR GIFTS: Early December
DISTRIBUTION FOR FOOD: November-December