We sincerely appreciate the generosity of all of our donors who keep our services available for those who lean on us. Because we understand the needs of our population, most of our services are free or offered at the lowest available fee. We believe that we make a significant difference in these families’ lives – with your support – imagine what we can do.
$1,500 sponsors a person to get Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide training – with your support, they can get a job with starting pay at $10 – $17 an hour.
A gift of $1,000 helps us place about 15 people in jobs that range from construction, office work, manufacturing, and a variety of other positions. The average starting wage of our placements is over $12.00 an hour (not averaging in part-time placement).
$250 helps us purchase science and math books for the young people in our Career Immersion High School or those studying for their GED. As the academic success for the urban poor continues to fall, the likelihood to gain good jobs or college evaporates. Your investment in an enriched math and science program will give our students a career choice rather than to simply gravitate toward the lower end of the job market.
$135 offers 100 bus rides for newly placed workers or job seekers. Transportation is a key component to getting and keeping a job, especially in the first month when little earned income is coming in. Your support can help those without the resources get and keep their new job.
A gift of $25 allows us to provide those most in need with diapers, formula, winter clothing, and school supplies.
We are also interested in donations from local bakeries for our biweekly information sessions held on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Anyone can help out with either a monetary donation or with baked goods.
AIOIC is fortunate to have the support from the Greater Twin Cities United Way and of many of Minnesota’s finest foundations. We especially thank 3M Foundation, Ameriprise Financial, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, General Mills Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Medtronic Foundation, Otto Bremer Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.