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Supplies from Matter Support Paramedic Training in the Dominican Republic

By |2018-08-17T10:18:50-05:00August 7th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Paramedics in the Dominican Republic learn through simulations of emergency situations with supplies and equipment provided by Matter. Having well-trained paramedics is something that is easy to take for granted, and proper training equipment is an essential piece of developing these vital health care providers. In the city of San Juan de la Maguana in [...]

Hope Rises with New Hospital in Dandora, Kenya

By |2018-08-06T08:01:00-05:00July 21st, 2015|Categories: Hospitals, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

There is a Kenyan proverb that says "It is the grass that suffers when the elephants fight". For the poor living in the surroundings of the dump in Dandora, this proverb epitomizes their experience. A resident of Dandora walks across garbage in the huge dump surrounding the slum. The Dandora dump sits in [...]

Volunteers are using Matter supplies in hospitals around the world

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00July 16th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

"We had 12 babies resuscitated through bag and mask and they are still living now because we had the resources to help." All around the world, hospital and clinics lack the most basic supplies for their trained doctors and nurses to get their jobs done well. We've all heard the phrase, "You can give a [...]

You Saw MatterBox on Reddit – Why this project is so exciting

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00July 14th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

It was a rainy spring afternoon when Matter’s phones started ringing and our email inboxes filled up: “Did you know you’re trending right now??”, “I just saw you on the front page of Reddit!” For the last few months, everyone at Matter has been honored that our newest program, the MatterBox, has gotten national attention [...]

Matter Team Meets with Tanzanian Deputy Minister of Health

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , |

While Jeremy Newhouse and Mike Mulken waited for Matter's first container filled with life-saving medical equipment to arrive at the Serengeti District Hospital in Mugumu, Tanzania, they were able to experience some of the most incredible landscapes in the world - as well as some of the greatest need. "Within a few kilometers of each other there [...]

Kids Serving Kids This Summer

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , |

Youth from the Lord of Life Church in Maple Grove package MatterBoxes in the warehouse for children across the Twin Cities facing food insecurity this summer. Last year, over 100 million meals were missed in Minnesota; 40% of these by youth. Each year, the summer months prove to be an especially trying time for families whose [...]

In Zambia, Matter plans to deliver hope to maternity ward

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00June 29th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

The Matter team is on the road, visiting partners and new projects across Africa. Last week, President Quenton Marty and Vice President of Procurement and International Programs Mike Muelken were in Lusaka, Zambia, visiting our partners Health Hope Zambia at the UTH University Teaching Hospital. Part of the Labor and Delivery Wing of the University Teaching [...]

The Gift of Play

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00June 25th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Matter President Quenton Marty and VP of Procurement and International Programs Mike Muelken with school children in Zambia, who paused their play for a moment to show off their new indestructible soccer balls. Matter staff members are on the ground in Africa, visiting current partners and projects, as well as developing new relationships [...]

Simple Act: First Quarter Report 2015

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Check out the ways in which Matter is expanding access to health and food, next door and around the world in the first quarter of 2015! You'll learn about a village in Uganda, where the local clinic finally received life-changing resources, local families receiving healthy food from the Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies and the day that Cargill [...]

Matter’s 2014 Annual Report is Available to view Online!

By |2015-06-23T15:43:12-05:00June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

At the heart of Matter's Culture of Service is the belief that to whom much is given, much is required. The Matter team strives to embody stewardship in this way through our every day actions, especially our financial resources. Are you interested in learning more about how Matter leverages the generosity of our many donors and partners [...]

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