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?
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.
Mother and child in newborn clinic. AIAIA expresses gratitude for the 400 hand made knitted caps. Ready to take on a new…
Total food distribution Guguleteau Bette Reeder and Sue Rose Visit our Flickr page for more photos
Each year the delegations visits the Guguleteau elder center to offer massages to the residents. Jim Cassidy Greg Kruse …
The very excited 2017 AIAIA delegation to South Africa is on the way and will arrive Sunday night, February 19, 2017 in…
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