COVID-19: Finding Ways to Give Back

Since 1987, Community Assistance Center (CAC) has played a vital role assisting the cities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, Georgia. Like many communities across the country, Sandy Springs and Dunwoody have experienced challenges related to suburban poverty. CAC actively engages clients to work towards greater self-sufficiency, helping nearly 675 households a year avoid eviction with emergency financial assistance and providing food to approximately 640 households a month.

Part of Cresa’s mission is to help make our communities better. Cresa Atlanta has been a part of the 1,700 CAC volunteers for nearly 10 years, bringing in 10 to 20 of our employees twice a year to help stock the community pantry or help within Upscale Thrift, CAC's thrift shop. Volunteers are the heart and soul of CAC, and it’s been a privilege to experience the difference this organization has made in areas so close to home.

Cresa Atlanta Volunteers with the CAC

Just weeks before stay-at-home guidelines were in place, our team volunteered time to help CAC with their Annual Winter Sale. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, CAC has since modified services to focus on serving families and individuals who have been hit the hardest by loss of income. The CAC is currently receiving 4 times as many requests for assistance than on average.

Cresa Volunteers at CAC

If you are interested in learning more about CAC, or would like to make a financial donation to provide rent assistance and food to those in need, visit Although the pandemic has put many daily routines on hold, we hope to return to CAC in the fall to continue supporting this great organization.