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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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Thrift Shop News

December 15, 2014

Our wonderful Thrift Shop is taking a holiday break starting December 21st and ending on January 2nd at 11:00 a.m.  The Assistance League volunteers who work tirelessly and always with enthusiasm at the shop will be enjoying some time with their families and friends. If you need any last-minute gifts, please stop in to see our quality merchandise at very…

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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

November 18, 2014 , ,

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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Food for Kids Kick-Off

October 27, 2014 , , ,

It’s October and that means our warehouse rooms are filling up with food. Cases of cereal, pasta and rice as well as canned vegetables, fruits, and ready to eat items such as beef stew, chili and soup line the shelves ready to be packed into backpacks and given to families in need at both Lucy Laney and Jenny Lind Schools…

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Early Childhood Literacy Community Program

October 22, 2014

Our Early Childhood Literacy Program is off to a great start this fall. 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. The young students love listening to the stories and our volunteers love giving back to our community…

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Member Awarded for Dedication to Assistance League

October 12, 2014 ,

One of our chapter members, Susan Dolan, was recently awarded the Assistance League Circle of Honor at the National Conference in Orlando, Florida. Susan, a member for more than 14 years, was recognized for her strong commitment to Assistance League. She has served on a number of committees of our local chapter and is, also, currently serving on the Assistance…

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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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