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 2018

450
Quarterly food parcels
125
Students received tutoring
800
Pounds of medical supplies
96%
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

Shared Community Organizing With Our Friends in South Africa

Dream Of Justice

Dream Of Justice

Apr 04 2018

Let us say Yes again and again and again to keeping the Dream alive.. Remembering our friend Martin… “No lie can live…

Conscious Of The Injustices

Conscious Of The Injustices

Mar 23 2018

I came across this article in the Washington Post, written by Amanda Erickson, “Women are poorer, more hungry and more discriminated against…

Never Give Up

Never Give Up

Mar 19 2018

Carter Heyward writes…”Love does not just happen. Love is a choice. Love is a conversion to humanity, a willingness to participate with…

Choose A Life That Matters

Choose A Life That Matters

Mar 12 2018

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All…

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

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Malungeni Food Distribution

Malungeni Food Distribution

Itipini Food Distribution

Itipini Food Distribution

Guguletu Food Distribution

Guguletu Food Distribution

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Contact Us

2950 Dean Parkway Suite 1405 Minneapolis, MN 55416 

(612) 554-9021
jamesallencassidy@gmail.com 

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