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 Operation School Bell® new uniform clothing distribution served over 4000 students at 8 schools, and recognized nearly 600 student achievers as “Academic All-Stars.” Over 1600 students were impacted by our literacy programs providing reading buddies, books, speakers, and field trips. Our teacher grant program distributed over $31,000 to create educational enhancements, field trips and classroom projects for over 6500 students. An expansion of our food program sent home weekend food with 155 students each week from October through May. Hospitals throughout the state received 1350 Assault Survivor Kits to support victims.
Current Goals We will prioritize needs and define goals for expanding programs into the Richfield School District. We plan to develop and deploy partner organization assessments to evaluate relationships with our major partners. We will operate all programs to maximize program delivery to those who need it most.
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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Major Program Expenses
Operation School Bell-Clothes for Kids:
Food For Kids:
Links to Learning:
Assault Survivor Kits:
Operation School Bell-Literacy Plus:
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
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Organization Last Reviewed on 06/08/2017

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6416 Penn Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423
Phone: 612-8662135

General Information

Alternative Name: Assistance League
EIN: 41-1736323
Principal Staff: Kris Bjorklund
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): .2 We have only one very part-time employee who works in our Thrift Shop about 35 hours per month.
Number of Volunteers: 200
Number of Clients: 15,000
Ruling Year: 1994


Board Chair: Kris Bjorklund
Number of Board Members: 9
Board Meetings with Quorum: 15
Average Member Attendance: 8.1

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