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Give MN and Give to the Max Day

November 4, 2015

 https://www.givemn.org/organization/Assistance-League-Of-Minneapolis-St-Paul  It’s time to get ready for GIVE MN and Give To The Max Day. Assistance League is participating in this state wide celebration of giving and we need your help. The campaign begins in earnest on November 1st and culminates on the big, GIVE TO THE MAX day, November 12, 2015. So email your friends, family, neighbors and anyone…

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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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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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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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Shining Star Award Recipient

May 20, 2015

Member Nancy Larson is this year’s Shining Star Award Recipient! Nancy was presented this wonderful award at our May Annual Meeting. This highly regarded award is given annually to a member who has generously and consistently devoted time and talent to the chapter and is voted upon by the members. Nancy was heavily involved with our Thrift Shop as one of…

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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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