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 2017

420
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

Mitchell’s Plains Clinic

Mitchell’s Plains Clinic

Feb 23 2017

Mother and child in newborn clinic. AIAIA expresses gratitude for the 400 hand made knitted caps. Ready to take on a new…

Food Distribution

Food Distribution

Feb 22 2017

Total food distribution Guguleteau Bette Reeder and Sue Rose Visit our Flickr page for more photos

Elderly Center

Elderly Center

Feb 21 2017

Each year the delegations visits the Guguleteau elder center to offer massages to the residents.   Jim Cassidy   Greg Kruse  …

On Our Way

On Our Way

Feb 20 2017

The very excited 2017 AIAIA delegation to South Africa is on the way and will arrive Sunday night, February 19, 2017 in…

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

2950 Dean Parkway Suite 1405 Minneapolis, MN 55416 

(612) 554-9021
jamesallencassidy@gmail.com 

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