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The Latest from Our Blog

  • Jan 28

    Awards Given to Teachers in the Twin Cities

    Assistance League’s Links to Learning program awards funds to teachers who want to provide new experiences and unique learning opportunities for their students. This year 41 grants totaling over $27,000 were awarded to educators in Minneapolis and St. Paul. These grants will provide 41 amazing projects, events and experiences that will enhance the education of over 7,000 children in 25 schools! There were…

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  • Jan 21

    Academic All Stars are WINNERS!

    Assistance League volunteers will give awards to about 70 elementary students and 75 middle school students who are on the A & B honor roll for the  second quarter at Lucy Laney K-8 Elementary School in Minneapolis. Each student who has been designated an Academic All Star by his or her teacher will receive a navy polo shirt with Academic All…

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  • Dec 15

    Thrift Shop News

    Our wonderful Thrift Shop is taking a holiday break starting December 21st and ending on January 2nd at 11:00 a.m.  The Assistance League volunteers who work tirelessly and always with enthusiasm at the shop will be enjoying some time with their families and friends. If you need any last-minute gifts, please stop in to see our quality merchandise at very…

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  • Nov 24

    Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation Awards Grant to Assistance League

    President Annette Anderson and Clothes for Kids program chairperson Carolyn Pierce accepted a $5,000 check from the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation during a pre-game ceremony on October 30th. The grant was awarded to Assistance League based on the theme New Seasons, New Beginnings and will help fund new school uniforms  through the Clothes for Kids program to students in Minneapolis and…

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  • Nov 18

    Reading Buddies Bring Smiles to Bethune Elementary School

    It was a brilliant morning at Bethune on October 22nd! The third grade students were pleased to receive a new book CREEPY CARROTS! and a Reading Buddy from Assistance League. Because we had time before the students arrived for the first half hour, the teacher suggested Reading Buddies sit at the desk of each assigned student. When the students entered the…

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  • Oct 27

    Food for Kids Kick-Off

    It’s October and that means our warehouse rooms are filling up with food. Cases of cereal, pasta and rice as well as canned vegetables, fruits, and ready to eat items such as beef stew, chili and soup line the shelves ready to be packed into backpacks and given to families in need at both Lucy Laney and Jenny Lind Schools…

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  • Oct 22

    Early Childhood Literacy Community Program

    Our Early Childhood Literacy Program is off to a great start this fall. This program encourages preschool and early elementary age children to read. Each week volunteers read stories to the children and help them select a book to borrow for a week. The young students love listening to the stories and our volunteers love giving back to our community…

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