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Celebrating 20 Years of Helping People in Our Community

October 3, 2015

Our Assistance League chapter is celebrating its 20th year of assisting children and adults in Minneapolis and St. Paul! It all began in 1996 with the introduction of our Assault Survivor Kits Program, providing support for women who had been sexually assaulted. Since then we’ve added school uniform distribution, literacy programs, a food backpack program, and more. These philanthropic programs…

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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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We Have a New Board

May 24, 2015

Our new Assistance League Board was recently installed at our May Annual Meeting. Deb Sholl is our new President for 2015-2016. We are looking forward to an exciting year celebrating the 20th Anniversary of our chapter. Special events and promotions will take place at our Thrift Shop throughout the year, as well as a Fashion Show in May 2016. We…

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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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Volunteers and Students Shop Together for Uniforms

September 16, 2014

Fall is always a busy but invigorating season for Assistance League volunteers. It’s our annual Clothes for Kids time –we provide new uniforms to economically disadvantaged school children in 7 schools in Minneapolis/St. Paul. We love this one-on-one time to spend with the students as we help them get the perfect size of shirts and pants for the school year.…

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New Website

April 18, 2014 , ,

How do we look?  We are so pleased to unveil our new website and to be able to share our enthusiasm for Assistance League with you through bright colors, meaningful pictures, links and documents. As you navigate the site, you’ll read about our terrific philanthropic programs, our dedicated volunteers, and our business and school partners.  A special shout-out to Trevis@manageinfinity for…

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Thank you Ashley Furniture

For over ten years, Ashley Furniture has provided trucking services for our Operation School Bell uniform clothing event.  Ashley is offering 35% savings on all purchases made in any of their Twin Cities store locations on April 25, 26, and 27th.  Hurry!! Five percent of the proceeds benefit Assistance League.  Thank you Ashley.

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Assistance League Honored for Make a Difference Day

On Thursday, April 10th, Assistance League received a $10,000 award for the Make a Difference Day All-Star. The award was presented by Matt Lauer, Savannah Gutherie, Jenna Bush Hager, and Jon Bon Jovi. On a national level, Assistance Leaguers rounded up a total of 113, 000 books for at-risk children. The books were donated to foster programs, schools, shelter, libraries,…

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