MATTER Project Updates: Partners Making An Impact

By |2022-04-22T06:58:54-05:00April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Hospitals, Innovation Hub, MATTER Pro, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|

Welcome to our monthly update on projects that have launched or will soon be launching at MATTER.  MATTER Innovation Hub A new MATTER Innovation Hub (MIH) opened last week at the Conway Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Our partner, The Sanneh Foundation, constructed and designed a special room specifically for MIH learning. As part [...]

An Inspirational Volunteer Story: Meet Caitlin

By |2022-04-20T11:57:46-05:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

Meet Caitlin. A student at The Blake School in Hopkins, 13-year-old Caitlin is one of MATTER’s young volunteers with an inspirational volunteer story. Back in 2020, Caitlin began participating in an optional Service Pathway program through her school that encourages students to volunteer during their free time. This inspired her whole family to volunteer. They [...]

MATTERbox Madness National Champions Crowned!

By |2022-04-15T07:32:56-05:00April 15th, 2022|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERbox Madness, Uncategorized|

MATTERbox Madness 2022 is in the books and the MATTERbox Madness Champions Crowned! The annual food packing competition, as fierce and fun as ever, resulted in corporate teams packing 10,000 healthy snack packs for Minnesota children this summer. The idea for MATTERbox Madness started at Cargill in Minneapolis almost a decade ago. Amanda Escen, now [...]

Earth Day Activity: Take Action To Improve Our Planet

By |2022-04-04T10:49:41-05:00April 4th, 2022|Categories: Chaya, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Every year on April 22, people celebrate Earth Day. The first Earth Day took place in 1970, and today, more than 1 billion people across more than 190 countries participate in Earth Day observances and activities, according to earthday.org. An Earth Day activity is the perfect time to take action to improve our planet!  What [...]

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 [...]

Employee Volunteers: Build Engagement During National Volunteer Month

By |2022-03-27T20:22:56-05:00March 25th, 2022|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: |

National Volunteer Month, which takes place in April in the United States, provides a focused time of the year for volunteerism, as well as gives employee volunteers a special opportunity to support nonprofits important to them and their organizations. In this post, we'll discuss how you can engage your employees in volunteering during National Volunteer [...]

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, [...]

MATTERbox Impact Update

By |2022-02-04T07:59:27-06:00February 4th, 2022|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|

MATTERbox Healthy Meals in Communities Across the U.S. in 2021.  Working with our incredible partners and volunteers, the MATTERbox Volunteer Kits provided healthy food to communities in 49 states last year! Here are a few highlights from 2021 and a look ahead to what's coming up this year. 2021 Impact  245,891 MATTERbox Meals Distributed 4,120 [...]

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. [...]

Give To The Max Day: Volunteer Kits Provide Healthy Meals To Kids

By |2021-11-18T05:58:19-06:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|

Children matter. Their lives matter; their futures matter. Sadly, for the 150,000 children in Minnesota living below the poverty line, their lives and their futures are at risk from many negative outcomes including poor academic achievement, school dropout, abuse and neglect, behavioral and socioemotional problems, physical health problems, and developmental delays. That’s why we partner [...]

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