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

View works


Quarterly food parcels
Students received tutoring
Pounds of medical supplies
Of donations distributed

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

Our Latest Posts

Holiday Letter From Lorna

The Unakho Children’s Home, a small orphanage located in Gugulethu, South Africa is home for twenty-two children, ranging in age from one…

Sustaining Partner

Father James Cassidy recently addressed the faith community of St. Joan of Arc Church, located in Minneapolis, Mn.  The presentation provided an…

Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), American aid for the AIDS crisis in South Africa is soon moving on to…

Unakho Children’s Home Care

AIAIA has received an email from Lorna Rutter, the social worker from Unakho Children’s Home Care in Guguletu where AIAIA donates funds…


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

Health Care

Mother Bear

Walk About

Clothing for Children


Senior Centre

Food Distributions

Contact Us

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

(612) 424-2785

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