Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul

Mission Statement

Volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments The success of our 25th Anniversary Celebration, along with record contributions from our generous donors and outstanding sales from our award-winning Thrift Shop, allowed us to expand our programs, add three new partner organizations, and impact the lives of more than 33,000 children and adults in our community this past year. We listened and responded to our trusted partners' requests and returned over $470,000 to our community. Our 223 members volunteered over 35,700 hours administering our programs, staffing the thrift shop and running the organization. We’ve consolidated our Shops, Programs, Activities and Community Engagement in our location on Penn Avenue with an expanded Thrift Shop. Our Strategic Plan promotes growth throughout our organization with a special focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and the appointment of DEI coordinators so that we can further connect to the reality and needs of our community.
Current Goals Our strategic direction is to go deeper in 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 bugets, and potentially add or reduce programming. We will continue to use annual program assessments to measure our impact in the community. And, we will do this by continuing to integrate DEI throughout our organization.
Community or Constituency Served Minneapolis, MN, St. Paul, MN, Richfield, MN, Minnesota
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
Clothes for Kids:
Links to Learning:
Food for Kids and Every Meal:
Literacy Plus:
Assault Survivor Kits:
Start Smart:
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:

Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 01/24/2023

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 Ave. N.
Richfield, MN 55423-1141
Phone: 612-866-2135

General Information

Alternative Name: Assistance League The Thrift Shop
EIN: 41-1736323
Principal Staff: Sheila Bjorklund
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 0.2
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 21000
Ruling Year: 1994


Board Chair: Sheila Bjorklund
Number of Board Members: 9
Board Meetings with Quorum: 23
Average Member Attendance: 8.7

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