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

198
Quarterly food parcels
250
Students received tutoring
750
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

Laureates for Peace

Laureates for Peace

Feb 05 2016

LAUREATE 2016 – GLOBAL PEACE and RECONCILIATION INTERNATIONALLY-REPUTED PEACEMAKER Michael LAPSLEY, a priest from South Africa who works with victims as well…

More Learners and New Classroom

More Learners and New Classroom

Jan 18 2016

We recently received a newsletter from our friends at FLY. Here is a review of the work they are doing in their community…

BlackRoots Marimbas

BlackRoots Marimbas

Jan 17 2016

BlackRoots Marimbas started with three ladies from Gugulethu in Cape Town who started playing marimbas together in 2010. They fell in love…

Fr. Michael Lapsley Visit

Fr. Michael Lapsley Visit

Sep 28 2015

Fr. Michael Lapsley, South African Anglican priest and social justice activist, was in the Twin Cities recently conducting Healing of Memories workshops.…

 

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) 424-2785
 pmurphy@aiaia.org 

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