MATTER Project Update – April 2022

By |2022-04-01T07:48:58-05:00April 1st, 2022|Categories: Careers, Companies That Matter, Hospitals, Innovation Hub, MATTERbox, MATTERbox Madness, Uncategorized|

If you're wondering what's happening in MATTERnation these days, wonder no more. It's time for another MATTER Project Update! Ukraine Medical Relief   As the war continues to rage on in Ukraine, MATTER is continuing our efforts to provide medical relief supplies to the people in that beleaguered country. In collaboration with our partners, Chalice [...]

Take A Tour Around MATTERnation: Project Updates

By |2022-02-18T07:05:10-06:00February 18th, 2022|Categories: Chaya, Companies That Matter, Hospitals, Innovation Hub, MATTERbox, MATTERbox Madness, Uncategorized|

Each month we'll bring you an update on projects that have launched or will soon be launching at MATTER. Fasten your seatbelts for a quick tour around MATTERnation!    Hospital and Clinics The Gorgui Dieng Foundation continues to send shipments of medical equipment and supplies to help improve access to healthcare in Senegal. Last month, [...]

A Year of Impact: 2.5 Million People in 15 Countries

By |2022-04-19T12:47:23-05:00December 29th, 2021|Categories: Chaya, Companies That Matter, Innovation Hub, MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

2021 was another year of unexpected challenges. But with these challenges came incredible opportunities to help people launch projects that improve communities. Together with our donors, partners, supporters and volunteers, we impacted more than 2.5 million people in 15 countries worldwide. 2021 also marked the end of a three-year strategic plan that started in 2019. [...]

Giving Back: Feeding Minnesota Partnerships Strengthen Our Community

By |2022-03-11T08:31:18-06:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: Companies That Matter, Sports Camps, Stories, Uncategorized|

When four-time Olympic gold medalist, Simone Biles, withdrew from the individual all-around gymnastics competition last month at the Toyko Olympics, mental health unexpectedly took the spotlight on the world’s largest stage. While many didn’t understand her decision, there was at least one Minnesotan who got it. And he couldn’t have been prouder of what she [...]

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 [...]

2021 MATTERbox Madness: Tradition Capital Bank Champion | Trimble Wins Team Spirit Award

By |2021-04-09T08:32:33-05:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox Madness, Uncategorized|

MATTER's seventh annual MATTERbox Madness is in the books! With twelve generous companies participating in the virtual competition this year, nearly 12,000 MATTERbox snack packs were packed, launching us toward our goal of providing 50,000 healthy meals for children this summer. Though COVID changed how MATTERbox Madness looked this year, it didn’t spoil the fun [...]

Minnesota Timberwolves Family: MATTER 2020 Community Assist Award Winner

By |2020-10-16T09:19:43-05:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

“We had cars lined up literally for blocks...Imagine parents and kids in their cars, not knowing where they are getting their next meal. Then having Crunch, Lynx players and staff from MATTER and the Timberwolves working alongside the Urban Ventures team to hand them meal kits for the next several days.”  Dave Hawn, President and CEO [...]

MATTERhouse: Building More Than A Home

By |2021-05-03T10:56:35-05:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERhouse, Uncategorized|Tags: |

More than 20 years ago, MATTER’s founders, Megan and Dennis Doyle asked themselves this simple yet profound question: “What do we have in our own two hands that can change the world?” As commercial real estate developers, they looked around and found their answer: empty warehouse space. Launching their own non-profit organization, Hope for the City, they began filling the empty space with life-saving medical equipment [...]

Using Surplus For Good: 200,000+ Target Baby Kits Reach Parents

By |2020-08-21T10:45:48-05:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERnation, Stories, Uncategorized|

When Target recently found themselves with surplus product leftover from a 2019 sales campaign, they had a couple of options for what to do with these items. They could dump the more than 200,000 baby kits filled with diapers, wipes, pacifiers, lotions, and other essential baby needs into a landfill to rot and decay, or they could find a way to get the kits [...]

Engaging Employees: Volunteering Virtually During A Pandemic

By |2021-04-19T14:21:14-05:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, MATTERnation, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

In recent years, more and more companies have recognized the benefits of giving back to their communities by providing employees with opportunities to volunteer. Not only does it make their brand more recognizable in the communities in which they work, but it also makes for happier employees. Regarding a recent survey on the importance of workplace volunteerism, businessnewsdaily.com noted,  “The research revealed that employers that encourage and promote [...]

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