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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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

FLY Program Newsletter

In the past year, Arm In Arm In Africa has had the honor of partnering with Fun Learning for Youth, In Gugulethu,…

Unakho Children’s Home Care

The Unakho Children’s Home Care in the township of Guguletu. Cape Town, South Africa, is home and orphanage for 22 children ranging…

Day Sixteen

St. Hilda Community of England (Peace Prayer) Brothers and sisters, be at peace, We meet together to share this meal, May  it…

Day Fifteen

St. Francis Peace Prayer (Adaptation ) Oh God of all creation Make us instruments of your peace Where there is hatred Let us…


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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