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

Bracelets

Bracelets

Feb 20 2019

Maureen Cannon volunteers with a local school and has a tradition of asking the students to make friendship bracelets for our friends…

Your Children

Your Children

Feb 19 2019

“Oh God, All Holy One. You are our Mother and our Father, And we are your children. Open our eyes and our…

We’ve Arrived

We’ve Arrived

Feb 18 2019

The 20th Arm in Arm delegation has arrived in Cape Town, South Africa.

Our 20th Journey

Our 20th Journey

Feb 16 2019

Today, the 16th of February, Arm In Arm In Africa delegation will begin our 20th journey to spend time with our friends and…

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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