Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul

Mission Statement

We are a nonprofit organization whose volunteers feed and clothe children, enhance and enrich education and support and serve our community.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Our dedicated members volunteered 35,480 hours to administrate our chapter, operate our Thrift Shop, and serve the community through our programs. We have strengthened our relationships with partner school districts: Minneapolis, St. Paul and Richfield leaders were very supportive as we expanded existing philanthropic programs and identified new schools to serve. A new pilot program of our signature clothing program has been developed, partnering with Target to provide clothing for students. We distributed new school clothing to 3500 students in the three school districts we serve. Another 200 students received food weekly, so they wouldn’t go hungry over the weekend. Our teacher grants (102 grants of $750 each) impacted over 17,000 students. We provided students with over 1600 books, weekly reading mentors, and honored 390 “Academic All Star” students at our partner schools. More than 1000 of our Assault Survivor Kits supported victims statewide.
Current Goals It is our strategic direction to go deeper at our existing partner school districts, rather than to expand geographically. Program needs are being assessed through a community needs assessment. The results of this will form recommendations to add partner schools, increase or decrease program budgets, and potentially add or reduce programming. We will continue to use program assessments to measure our impact in the community.
Community or Constituency Served At-risk youth ages 4-17, sexual assault victims.
Geographic Area Served Most programs serve the greater Twin Cities area, however our Assault Survivor Kits program serves hospitals throughout Minnesota.

Reports & Finances

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Operation School Bell Literacy Plus:
Assault Survivor Kits:
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 01/24/2020

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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6416 Penn Avenue S.
Richfield , MN 55423
Phone: 612 8662135

General Information

Alternative Name: Assistance League Thrift Shop
EIN: 41-1736323
Principal Staff: Mary Dries
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 0.2
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 20,000
Ruling Year: 1994


Board Chair: Deb Hamilton
Number of Board Members: 10
Board Meetings with Quorum: 12
Average Member Attendance: 8.8

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