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Free Uniforms Thanks To Assistance League

September 12, 2015

KARE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA7k4aaOWQI KSTP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coFkBd5z7vg     Opening day at Operation School Bell® Clothes For Kids on September 9th at Lucy Craft Laney School was a great event. VIP’s came out in force including: Minneapolis Schools’ Interim Superintendent, Chief of Schools, Associate Chief of Schools, our City Council Member and liaisons to all three of the federally elected offices representing the…

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Academic Achievement is Awarded

June 11, 2015

Assistance League volunteers honored 137 students for academic achievement this month. Both Bethune Elementary School in Minneapolis and Maxfield Elementary in St. Paul had students who were honored for testing at grade level or above in both reading and math. Our Academic All Star program recognizes students each year with a special awards ceremony, including a presentation of special shirts,…

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Assistance League Event Airs on WCCO

May 31, 2015

Our Assault Survivor Kits® program is getting some notice by WCCO. Please watch our women at work as they pack the kits at the MN Hospital Association. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/05/29/volunteers-packing-survivor-kits-for-sex-assault-victims/. The importance of this Assistance League program is enormous to our chapter members because we know the kits provide some comfort and dignity to the sexual assault survivors who receive them at the…

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Help for Sexual Assault Survivors

As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary in 2015-2016, we hold our Assault Survivor Kits® program dear to our hearts. It was our chapter’s very first program! Our founders wanted to serve people in our community who weren’t being helped by other organizations. We learned 20 years ago that sexual assault survivors needed clothing and toiletries after their visits to the…

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Student Excitement in Grants to Teachers Program

Our GRANTS TO TEACHERS program is a wonderful provider of funds to teachers of Minneapolis schools and Maxfield and Riverview West Side in St. Paul. The grants we offer are up to $750 and are given to expand the standard curriculum. Thanks to a grant from Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul, a teacher at the Keewaydin Campus taught her students about buoyancy and displacement.…

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Our Community Outreach Program Reaches Out

March 8, 2015

One of our nine community programs is what our chapter calls Available Hands. We reach out to meet needs on a short-term or emergency basis. The school nurse at Lucy Laney recently made us aware of a particular health need for one of its families and we’ll help with this need along with providing personal hygiene kits for 80 5th…

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Awards Given to Teachers in the Twin Cities

January 28, 2015

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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Academic All Stars are WINNERS!

January 21, 2015

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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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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Reading Buddies Bring Smiles to Bethune Elementary School

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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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