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“Do your little bit of good where you are;
it’s those little bits of good, put together,
that overwhelm the world.” 

Desmond Tutu


Save the date for Acacia Global’s Fourth Annual Night of Ubuntu!

Thursday, September 12, 2019


Acacia Global

Acacia Global is a U.S.-based nonprofit that partners with non-governmental organizations and community leaders in South Africa to develop the next generation of leaders, meet basic human needs, and address social justice issues.

Founded in 2012, Acacia Global is led by a board of directors who have been involved for nearly 20 years with HIV/AIDS, nutrition, income-generation, education, and leadership development programs in the townships outside of Cape Town, South Africa.

Over the course of our work we have developed deep relationships with individuals and nonprofit organizations that make positive change in communities profoundly affected by poverty, disease, and a lack of educational and economic opportunities.


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The places we work

South Africa has a population of 55 million people. Approximately 10 percent of these people control 90 percent of the country’s wealth. Despite the country’s reputation as an economic powerhouse on the African continent, fully one-half of all South Africans live in poverty. More than one in four people are unemployed and, in the townships, nearly seven in 10 young people are without a job. The lack of employment and quality education opportunities impacts daily life in the townships. Thousands of black Africans live in informal settlements. There is limited access to clean water and sanitation. Disease, mental health issues, and violent crime are major issues affecting poor communities.

The townships are also home to incredibly dedicated and talented community activists and leaders. The individuals and organizations with whom we partner are unwavering in their determination to improve the lives of the hundreds of thousands of women, men, and children who call townships like Khayelitsha and Guguletu home.


Save the date! Thursday, September 12, 2019

Join us for our fourth annual “Night of Ubuntu”

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Win a four-day trip for two to Palm Springs, California

benefitting Acacia Global

Two round-trip, coach airline tickets to Palm Springs.
Four nights’ accommodation at the home of Tom Becker and Kyle Kossol

Travel dates subject to availability. Trip must be used between January 1 – December 31, 2020.

Raffle announced on September 12, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. in Minneapolis. Winner is responsible for any fees or taxes. Need not be present to win. Must be 18 and older to purchase ticket or win prize.

$25 Make checks payable to Acacia Global.
Raffle tickets are not tax deductible.

For raffle tickets, make checks to Acacia Global and mail to 4649 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406, c/o Kevin Winge, or contact Kevin at for more info.


Acacia Global & our sponsor Bobby Bead present

Bracelet-making classes for children and adults with master beader 

Mathaps Ngaka-Mtati

Please join us 

September 14, 2019

Bobby Bead, 2831 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

Children ages 6–10: 12:00–2:30 p.m. Mathaps will do face-painting during this class!

Adults and children ages 11+: 2:30–5:00              

Bobby Bead has generously offered their classroom space for this event, so we ask that you please purchase your supplies at the store. The first 1/2 hour of class time will be time for choosing beads and string. All other class needs such as tools and mats will be provided. Materials for these basic bracelets should cost up to $5.00 for the child and $10.00 for the adult class.

Class size limited to 10. To reserve a spot, please contact Julie Vogl by email:


Night of Ubuntu

Thursday, September 12, 5:00 to 9:00 pm

La Dona Cerveceria
241 Fremont Avenue North

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Are you age 70½ or older? You can donate to Acacia through your IRA.

If you’re age 70½ or older, the law requires that you withdraw a certain amount (the Required Minimum Distribution, or RMD) from your IRA each year. You can avoid paying income tax on any withdrawal from your IRA if you have the check written to a non-profit registered as a 501(c)(3) organization, which makes the organization exempt from federal income tax.

 You must be at least 70½ years old at the time the gift is made, and the check must be written to the non-profit (though it can be sent to the donor for transmittal to the non-profit). Donors cannot receive goods or services or any personal benefit in return for the gift.

 If you are considering such a gift, we suggest that you speak with your financial planner for further information.


Contact us

Jane Letourneau, Board President & program director • 612.720.2225

Kevin Winge, Executive Director • 320.269.1046

Acacia Global

PO Box 2128 • Ketchum, ID • 83340

4649 Minnehaha Avenue South • Minneapolis, MN • 55406

320.269.1046 • United States

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