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

BlackRoots Marimbas

BlackRoots Marimbas

Nov 28 2016

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

Major HIV Vaccine Trial in South Africa Stokes Hope

Major HIV Vaccine Trial in South Africa Stokes Hope

Nov 26 2016

After decades of shadowboxing with the human immunodeficiency virus, researchers were encouraged four years ago when a test of a vaccine on…

Season Of Thanksgiving

Season Of Thanksgiving

Nov 14 2016

In this season of Thanksgiving, I am grateful for the opportunity that we have to continue to make a difference in our…

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…

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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