Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

Operation School Bell®/Literacy+

March 9, 2014

Operation School Bell/Literacy+ supplies tutors for school children to help them read at grade level. Studies show that students who are strong readers have a significantly greater chance for academic success. This program also provides books for children’s home libraries and books and reference materials for school libraries. In addition, the program hosts an event designed to encourage family involvement…

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Community Outreach

March 8, 2014

This program allows Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul to meet a range of needs on a one-time or short-term basis. This enables our organization to react to requests from the community for goods or services in a flexible manner. It also allows Assistance League to collaborate with other charitable organizations, school, city or county programs as needed. Request Funds >

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Assault Survivor Kits®

March 7, 2014

Sexual assault survivors are often discharged from emergency rooms with only a hospital gown to wear because their clothes are needed as evidence. Assistance League seeks to ease some of the immediate stress and emotional pain by providing Sexual Assault Survivor Kits. We work in partnership with the Minnesota Hospital Association to provide these kits free of charge to hospital…

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Early Childhood Literacy

March 6, 2014

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. Because the participating school does not have a library, children are also taught about library principles by borrowing books and returning them on time.  Books are provided for the children’s…

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Operation Graduation

March 5, 2014

Operation Graduation is a celebration that honors General Education Degree (GED) graduates. Twice a year, Assistance League members host a graduation night to recognize graduates‘ accomplishments. At the graduation ceremony, GED graduates receive a professional photograph of themselves in their cap and gown and are treated to a reception for the graduates, their families and friends. In addition, Assistance League…

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Food for Kids

March 3, 2014

To address the needs of hungry kids in North Minneapolis, Assistance League established Food for Kids in early 2012. Each Thursday, members meet at our warehouse to pack nutritious food into 80 backpacks, which are then delivered to two north Minneapolis schools. Each Friday 80 children take home the packs filled with enough food to provide three dinners, two lunches…

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Academic All Stars

March 2, 2014

This program, which works in conjunction with Operation School Bell/Clothes for Kids®, recognizes students in grades K-8 who achieve specific performance levels determined by their teachers. Recipients of this award receive Academic All-Star shirts and much-prized Academic All-Star wristbands.

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Operation School Bell® Clothes for Kids

March 1, 2014

Operation School Bell®/Clothes for Kids provides new uniforms to economically disadvantaged school children. The goal of the program is to help the children feel better about themselves and be more comfortable attending school. Studies show that appropriate school clothing can improve school attendance and increase classroom performance. Operation School Bell/Clothes for Kids is the only Twin Cities nonprofit clothing program…

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Thanks to Debra Fisher Goldstein Photography for many of our photos.

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