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

Justice, Truth and Peace

Justice, Truth and Peace

Mar 08 2019

South African Prayer for Peace… “Gracious God, we come in prayer. Make us instruments of your peace. Where there is ignorance and…

Might Have Been Otherwise

Might Have Been Otherwise

Mar 07 2019

“And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself…

Peaceful Hearts

Peaceful Hearts

Mar 06 2019

Oh Great Spirit of our ancestors, I raise my pipe to You, to your messengers, the four winds, and to Mother Earth,…

Beyond All Limits

Beyond All Limits

Mar 04 2019

Prayer For the Common Good… “God of compassion and love, show us how to care for each other and live in the…

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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