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Volunteering Virtually: Engaging Employees During A Pandemic

By |2020-08-14T12:23:59-05:00August 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 [...]

Power of Partnering: Muslim Aid USA & 10,000 MATTERbox Meals

By |2020-07-24T08:09:31-05:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

There’s an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” At MATTER, our goal is to go far in creating meaningful and lasting change in communities. But we know we cannot do this alone. The only way this kind of life-sustaining change is possible is through [...]

Be A Superhero: Tell Someone They Matter

By |2020-06-12T17:42:00-05:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

In the wake of the civil unrest following George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis last month, residents of the city and beyond came out in full force to help bring peace and healing to their gutted communities. Parking lots were filled with seas of grocery bags and mountains of diapers. Floods of neighbors came pouring out of homes with buckets and brooms to clean up the debris.   Amidst the darkness of fear and death, [...]

You MATTER Cooking Website: Kids Learn To Cook While Home

By |2020-05-16T11:54:09-05:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

“This is so good! And it was super easy. I’d definitely make this again.” Fourteen-year-old Briar is taking her second forkful of the pasta salad she just made. Filled with black beans, corn, tomatoes, red and yellow peppers, red onion, cilantro, and avocado, it’s bursting with color and smells amazing. But best of all, it's tasty and healthy. Briar adds a squeeze of lime and takes another bite. “Perfect!”   [...]

YOU MATTER: Sending Thanks & Snack Packs To Frontline Workers

By |2020-05-13T14:28:55-05:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

From the east coast to the west, our nation owes a debt of gratitude to all of our frontline workers who are selflessly serving in the midst of this pandemic, tirelessly providing care and comfort to those most impacted by COVID-19.    When UCare and Health Fair 11 reached out to MATTER about partnering with them to provide healthy snacks to the frontline workers at Hennepin Healthcare and Carris Health in [...]

Stay At Home Volunteer Kit Challenge: Win By Helping Others

By |2020-05-02T08:54:45-05:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The date was circled in red. Thursday, April 30th, was scheduled to be our sixth annual MATTERbox Madness at the Mall of America. This energetic, high impact event features many of our corporate partners packing tens of thousands of healthy snack packs for Minnesota kids who need extra nutrition during the summer months. It’s one of our biggest days on the [...]

Bringing Food & Good To Communities Nationwide

By |2020-04-17T18:28:03-05:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

It was the end of last year, in what seems like a lifetime ago, when General Mills, Chartwells Higher Education, and MATTER began planning the annual Good Goes Round campaign that was to be held in March of this year. There’s always a lot of excitement around this campaign, which in the last two years has distributed more than 70,000 healthy MATTERbox snack packs to community organizations nationwide. At the time, none of us had any idea [...]

Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders Gives Back To Community

By |2020-04-04T10:11:14-05:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders smiles into the camera as he begins a video message to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities (BGCTC). His wife Hayley sits next to him on the couch, their young son fidgeting in her lap. Behind them a wall of basketballs and what looks to be [...]

Families Put The “DO” In Donate & Help Community

By |2020-03-30T15:35:39-05:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

When MATTER board member Amanda Escen heard about the MATTERbox Snack Pack Kit, she immediately ordered one. She loved the idea that her family, including her two young children, could pack 50 healthy snack packs from the safety and comfort of their home and give them to children, seniors or anyone in need during this [...]

YOU MATTER Cooking Show: Healthy Recipes Play Starring Role!

By |2020-03-13T09:40:08-05:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

This week's blog is written by MATTER's Vice President of Business Operations, Victor Salamone.  Lights! Camera! Action!   Standing in the darkened studio room under a bright spotlight with a television camera staring us in the face, my MATTER colleagues and I straightened our aprons, took a deep breath to calm our nerves and happily welcomed [...]

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