WCCO-TV Spotlights Assistance League® Minneapolis/St. Paul

Assistance League Minneapolis/St. Paul and its 25th Anniversary were highlighted by WCCO-TV’s Saturday Morning program on Saturday, May 21.  

Chapter president, Laurie Lokar, was interviewed by Jennifer Mayerle, WCCO-TV Reporter/Anchor. They talked about who Assistance League is, what the Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter does, and its 25th Anniversary. Here is the link to the morning show segment: https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/6242572-assistance-league-of-minneapolis-st-paul-celebrates-25-years/ 

For over 25 years, Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul has been actively working to reduce the barriers to success for children and adults by supporting their essential needs. In 1996 Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul began with a single program supporting sexual assault survivors throughout the state with clothing and toiletries.  

Now, twenty-five years later, Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul operates nine philanthropic programs focused on providing basic needs to children and adults. In addition to the Assault Survivor Kit® program, Assistance League has programs that provide food and clothing for students, support childhood literacy, recognize academic achievement, award post-secondary scholarships, and fund grants for classroom enrichment. 

Assistance League is an all-volunteer nonprofit whose 200 member volunteers design and manage the programs based on community partner input. Assistance League works directly with social workers, principals, and teachers in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Richfield public schools. Leading with the question, “What do you need?” allows Assistance League members to be responsive to changing community needs and to adapt their efforts and programs accordingly.  

With the impact of the pandemic and other events, the challenges in our community have grown. This is a pivotal time for Assistance League to ensure its programs continue to address the essential needs of children and adults in our local community.  

Interested in supporting Assistance League? You are invited to donate on-line, shop or donate at the Assistance League Thrift Shop, participate in the Silent Auction fundraiser, or join as a member. Information is available at msp.AssistanceLeague.org