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Our School Reads!

December 20, 2017

  The mission of OSR is to encourage literacy through reading one book by all students and staff in selected schools.  This fall, three different schools: Richfield Middle School, Maxfield Elementary and Riverview Elementary, collectively, received 1,156 books! Maxfield Elementary chose Those Shoes.  The book will be the weekly theme and discussed during a school wide morning meeting.  They will be…

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Richfield Teacher Grants Awarded

December 4, 2017

Teacher,Nichol Kamholz, from Richfield High School, received a grant for her project,The Art of Book Illustration.  On the left, is Sandy , the Links to Learning Chair, from Assistance League. The Links to Learning Program awards grants to teachers. Grant winners and supporters from Richfield School District are pictured together. Also pictured with Sandy Warner receiving awards:Jennifer Kersten – Her…

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25 Years of Successful Collaboration with Minnesota Hospital Association

November 30, 2017

Assistance League has had a long-standing and successful collaboration with the Minnesota Hospital Association(MHA). Maggie Harris, Assistance League Assault Survivor Kit® Chair, (left) is pictured with Minnesota Hospital Association liaison, Sarah Bohnet, (right) a visual communications specialist/division assistant.  Assistance League members gathered at MHA in November to pack 425 kits.  Twice a year Assistance League volunteers replenish the kits with…

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Cupid, the Penguin, Spreads Love of Reading

November 29, 2017

Bethune second graders were thrilled to spend time with a 26 year-old penguin, named Cupid, visiting from the Como Zoo. Cupid was born on Valentine’s Day. He was a hit with the students and the adults! Books about penguins were then given to the students to read together with their Assistance League Reading Buddies in the Literacy+ program. Literacy+ kicks…

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Food For Kids Delivers!

November 26, 2017

Kids who come to school with empty stomachs do not perform well academically, and being hungry can also hinder their behavior in the classroom.  For that reason, Assistance League began our Food for Kids program in 2012.  In the past 6 years, FFK delivered over 134,000 pounds of food to hungry kids. Food for Kids provides week-end food packs for…

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33 Grants Awarded to Minneapolis Teachers

November 21, 2017

The three teachers pictured are from Nellie Stone Elementary School.  They are excited because they will be taking their 5th graders on an overnight field trip to the Audubon Society of the North Woods. Teacher Carol Devitt along with Steve Birth, an engineer, will help kids build from scratch an amplification system (updated boom box) which will inspire an interest…

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Sexual Assault Survivor Kits® Pack at Minnesota Hospital Association on KSTP

May 12, 2017


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Assault Survivor Kits® Program featured on KSTP and WCCO

April 25, 2017

To honor National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, President Peggy Cotter, discussed Assistance League and our Assault Survivor Kit® program on KSTP Sunday Morning and on the WCCO early show. See the interviews at: and at  

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Assistance League in Action Providing New Uniforms for Maxfield and Riverview Students

October 3, 2016

View SPPS students at Maxfield and Riverview receiving new school uniforms and sweatshirts from Assistance League volunteers.

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Sun Current Article Featuring Assistance League

September 30, 2016

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

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