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Quenton Marty: Reflections From My Time In Zimbabwe

By |2021-07-02T12:30:41-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

This week's blog is written by MATTER's President, Quenton Marty. Quenton and his family recently returned to Minnesota after spending seven months in Zimbabwe working alongside MATTER’s partner, Love for Africa, and overseeing our collaborative projects that are improving communities in this amazing country. This week I had lunch with a longtime friend and MATTER [...]

Back by Popular Demand: Rock The Lake, Vol 2!

By |2021-11-24T10:54:31-06:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: Events, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021 | 5-7PM | BOAT-IN BENEFIT CONCERT | BROWN'S BAY LAKE MINNETONKAIt was a party to remember on a fantastic weekend during a challenging time. In the summer of 2020, on the scenic shores of Lake Minnetonka, nearly a thousand Minnesotans came together for MATTER's (un)gala, Rock The Lake, to do good [...]

Summer Hunger: Thielen Foundation + MATTERbox Snack Packs Feeding Minnesota Kids

By |2021-06-11T07:06:38-05:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Uncategorized|Tags: |

For most children, summertime is filled with long, lazy days in the sun and exciting adventures with family and friends. Sadly, for children who rely on their school’s free and reduced-price meal programs during the school year, summer can also be filled with hunger and food insecurity. That’s why MATTER is partnering again this year [...]

Rod and Marge Jenkins: Cherished Volunteers Leave Legacy of Service

By |2021-06-04T07:48:35-05:00June 4th, 2021|Categories: MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Winston Churchill is quoted as saying, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” No truer expression could describe two of MATTER’s longest-serving volunteers, Rod and Marge Jenkins. They built their lives around giving to others and giving back to their community. Faithfully volunteering with MATTER [...]

Community Engagement Matters: AIG Employee Virtual Packing Events Make A Difference

By |2021-05-28T10:07:08-05:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|

“Thanks for finding a great way to give back in a virtual world! This event was fun and energizing. Glad to share this experience with AIG colleagues across the country.”  That was just one of the many enthusiastic comments from AIG employees after their company hosted MATTERbox virtual packing events as part of their Global [...]

MATTER’s Founding Story: A Tribute To Dennis Doyle

By |2021-05-17T08:43:18-05:00May 15th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Don’t judge, don’t come up with grand ideas. Come with a spirit of love and you’ll reach people in a way they understand.” Dennis Doyle MATTER was founded on a simple, yet profound question asked by our founders, Dennis and Megan Doyle. As people of deep faith with a keen sense of responsibility towards the [...]

Living Out Collaboration Saves Lives in Rural Haiti

By |2021-05-14T12:36:24-05:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|

Collaboration is one of MATTER’s key values and collaborating is essential to the work we do. By partnering with other like-minded organizations, we’re able to make critical and sustainable impact in communities worldwide. Recently, our Medical Program Director, Joel Anderson, spoke with two of our dedicated partners, Lisa Campbell, Director of Purchased Services Contracting at [...]

Improving Healthcare in Africa: Binga Clinic to Change Mothers’ Lives

By |2021-05-06T22:21:32-05:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

In the middle of the wild and desolate Zimbabwe wilderness stands the nearly completed Jeannie Burns Buckner Maternity and Pediatric Clinic. Located in the rural district of Binga, the large, U-shaped brick facility stands in stark contrast to the round thatched-roofed huts that dot the landscape around it. When completed, this will be the first [...]

Transition Plus Volunteers Develop Job Skills at MATTER

By |2021-04-30T09:49:42-05:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Stories, Uncategorized|

“They love it now that they’re needed again. They’ve been wanting to help but because of COVID, they haven’t been able to get out into the community. They feel proud and happy to be volunteering at MATTER. They’re even trying to recruit other students because they feel it’s such an important thing to do.”  - [...]

Earth Day: Plant a Chaya Tree | Fight Climate Change in Zimbabwe

By |2021-04-22T14:17:51-05:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , |

Today is Earth Day, a day set aside to commit ourselves to be better stewards of this amazing planet we live on. It’s also the perfect day to celebrate the incredible Chaya tree and its impact on the people and environment in Zimbabwe. We’ve already told you about the enormous nutritional benefits of the Chaya [...]

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