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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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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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Back to School with New Uniforms

We are busy checking sizes and quantities to ensure ample quantity as pallet loads of clothing have begun arriving at our warehouse. The arrival of the merchandise is the next step for the busy Assistance League members who organize a clothing distribution for over 3,500 school children. And, now, after months of planning, there are boxes and bags piled high…

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Thrift Shop Completes Refreshing

July 23, 2014 , ,

Our Assistance League Thrift Shop recently re-opened after two weeks of refreshing and renewing the shelves, walls, and carpeting.  Members spent many hours cleaning, dusting, re-organizing, and placing merchandise on the shelves and racks in time for the 10:00 a.m. opening on July 15th. The shop is spic & span and is a thrift shop like no other with its…

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Thrift Shop Spruce-up

June 23, 2014 , ,

Our Thrift Shop will be closed June 29 – July 14 for a big spruce-up and update. We realize that you loyal customers will experience Thrift Shop withdrawal, but you will be happy when the shop reopens on July 15th to see clean and sparkly walls, carpeting, and shelves. Assistance League volunteers will be putting in many hours to improve…

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Partnership with Mpls North HS

Assistance League was pleased to attend an Open House event recently at Minneapolis North High School for the new digital technology center. The center was completely refurbished in the last year, and equipped with state-of-the-art technology in large part due to a sizable donation from Assistance League. High school students are now able to gain current and marketable skills through…

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All Star Event at Maxfield Elementary School

St. Paul’s Maxfield Elementary School’s Academic All Star event was a wonderful success. Assistance League honored 76  Academic All Star students with shirts bearing the Academic All Star logo and recognized 20 students who demonstrated academic improvement with “Success” wristbands. Assistance League along with school administration and staff celebrated at an assembly that was led by the graduating 5th grade students.…

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