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 2017

420
Quarterly food parcels
250
Students received tutoring
1000
Pounds of medical supplies
99%
Of donations distributed

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

Residential Hospice

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.

More

Our residential hospice
will have a significant impact
on the community

Our Latest Posts

Congratulations To T.Mychael

Congratulations To T.Mychael

Mar 21 2017

On behalf of the Arm In Arm In Africa Board, I want to congratulate T.Mychael for his most recent and well deserved…

Make Space For Joy

Make Space For Joy

Mar 10 2017

The AIAIA delegation will be leaving tomorrow in order to return to our lives in Minnesota. This will be the last blog…

Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

Mar 09 2017

In his book, Wishful Thinking, Frederick Buechner writes that- “God might describe grace something like this; ‘Here is your life. You might…

The Front Door

The Front Door

Mar 08 2017

An excerpt from Carter Woodson’s, What About the Front Door? “If you can control a person’s thinking, you do not have to…

A glimpse of the work we’ve done for
our friends in South Africa

Hospice Care

Hospice Care

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

Medical Supplies

Medical Supplies

The Rainbow School

The Rainbow School

Walk About

Walk About

Food Distributions

Food Distributions

Our Videos

Contact Us

2950 Dean Parkway Suite 1405 Minneapolis, MN 55416 

(612) 554-9021
jamesallencassidy@gmail.com 

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