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
215
Students received tutoring
800
Pounds of medical supplies
89%
Of donations distributed

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

Shared Community Organizing With Our Friends in South Africa

Time To Vote

Time To Vote

Nov 05 2018

“I have come to realize that those who make space for joy, those who prefer nothing to joy, those who desire the…

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…

The work we’ve done for
our friends in South Africa

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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