Hitting Home Runs & Enriching Lives: The JP4 Foundation and MATTERbox

By |2021-07-23T07:31:55-05:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Uncategorized|

When can you score a home run without ever hitting a ball? For The JP4 Foundation, an organization committed to enriching the lives of youth through baseball, home runs come when the kids at their summer camps feel safe enough to build meaningful relationships with their coaches and in the process, begin to understand how [...]

Colliers MSP MATTER Packing Event Celebrates Jean Kane’s Departure & Dennis Doyle’s Legacy

By |2021-06-25T16:52:53-05:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: |

MATTER is joining with KSTP 5 Eyewitness News for Feeding Minnesota, a summer-long campaign addressing the needs of food insecurity and hunger in our communities. In the upcoming weeks, we will be highlighting stories featuring the collaboration with our amazing community and corporate partners to provide 50,000 healthy meals to children and families this summer. [...]

Feeding Minnesota | Addressing Summer Hunger

By |2021-07-02T13:32:59-05:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: |

MATTER is excited to partner again this year with KSTP 5 Eyewitness News, addressing summer hunger for children and families in Minnesota. Formerly called Summer Harvest for Kids, the new Feeding Minnesota campaign will run throughout the summer, raising awareness and funding to help alleviate household food insecurity and hunger in our communities. As part [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Healthy Snack Packs Build Relationships In Brooklyn Park

By |2021-04-09T13:00:03-05:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

“The families I come into contact with were struggling to put food on the table when the economy was good. With COVID now, things are so much harder for them. Many of the parents are not working anymore or their hours have been cut in half and their problems have multiplied. It just breaks my [...]

MATTERbox Madness Sponsor Spotlight: Buddy Fruits Donates 50,000 Fruit Pouches

By |2021-03-19T10:41:15-05:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERbox Madness, Uncategorized|

Traditionally, the summer months are hard on families suffering from food insecurity. Relying upon school meal programs for their children during the school year, they often struggle to feed their kids once the school year ends. Unfortunately, this summer is expected to be even harder on these families who have been hit extra hard by [...]

Healthy Food: Corporate Partners Come Alongside Community With MATTERbox

By |2021-05-03T10:55:47-05:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Food insecurity has been a growing problem for many Minnesota families in recent years but with the economic fallout from the pandemic, the crisis is now greater than ever. According to a report from 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was expected to create a hunger crisis affecting over 700,000 Minnesotans in a situation “reportedly not seen [...]

MATTERbox Madness: Game On For 2021 Virtual Event!

By |2021-01-22T08:05:29-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERbox Madness, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

With much of the country still in the throes of winter's snow and cold, many people are dreaming about spring. At MATTER, this time of year finds us dreaming about MATTERbox Madness, our annual March packing event that brings together some of the most generous companies in the Twin Cities to provide food for hungry [...]

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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