About AIAIA

We come as a family to make a connection,
person to person, arm in arm.

Our Mission “We come as a family to make a connection, person to person, arm in arm and along the way to share our lives. It is our honor to improve the conditions and create opportunities for changing the cycle of poverty and disease in South Africa.”

In the fall of 2000, Rev. James Cassidy and Pat Murphy of Minneapolis, MN, with members of a small delegation made their first trip to the townships of Cape Town, South Africa to meet Rev. Spiwo Xapile from the JL Zwane Memorial Centre, a Presbyterian community.

What we do?

Giving our friends a hand-up

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AIAIA BY THE NUMBERS 2016

320
Quarterly food parcels
250
Students received tutoring
1000
Pounds of medical supplies
99%
Of donations distributed

AIAIA is dedicated to changing
the cycle of poverty and disease
in South Africa

Residential Hospice

In 2003 Arm in Arm in Africa became a registered non-profit that has made a strong commitment to providing emergency food relief in rural South Africa. On September 26th, 2015 Arm in Arm in Africa’s Board unanimously voted to expand their mission to serve the growing need of suitable options for patients and families for end of life care.

Based on our research there is an ever increasing need for residential hospice care, Minneapolis was identified as the initial location to establish our first residential hospice. The hospice would self-fund the end of life care continuum as well as providing the incremental funding needed for education, medical assistance and emergency food relief in South Africa.

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Our residential hospice
will have a significant impact
on the community

Our Latest Posts

Rescued Portraits

Rescued Portraits

Jul 20 2016

A Glimpse Into Apartheid-Era Life By Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel, and National Geographic Photographs by S.J. “Kitty” Moodley Kitty’s photo studio was in the middle…

Unequal Scenes

Unequal Scenes

Jun 28 2016

“Discrepancies in how people live are sometimes hard to see from the ground,” photographer Johnny Miller writes online. “The beauty of being…

Catholic Theological Union

Catholic Theological Union

Jun 27 2016

I am honored to have been asked to share the story of Arm In Arm In Africa and how my life’s journey…

New Food Distribution

New Food Distribution

Jun 10 2016

The Arm In Arm In Africa Board has unanimously approved new food distribution for 100 families in the township of Gugulethu, a…

A glimpse of the work we’ve done for
our friends in South Africa

Hospice Care

Hospice Care

Delegations To South Africa

Delegations To South Africa

Unakho Children’s Home

Unakho Children’s Home

FLY: Fun Learning for Youth

FLY: Fun Learning for Youth

Medical Supplies

Medical Supplies

The Rainbow School

The Rainbow School

Walk About

Walk About

Food Distributions

Food Distributions

Our Videos

Contact Us

3415 Fordham Court NE, St. Anthony Village, Minnesota 55421 

(612) 554-9021
jamesallencassidy@gmail.com 

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