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Rock The Lake: Your Generosity Brings Hope To Children & Families

By |2020-09-04T11:27:34-05:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Events, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|

Last Saturday on the scenic shores of Lake Minnetonka, nearly a thousand Minnesotans came together to Rock The Lake and do good for our community. A flotilla of boats large and small filled one of the lake’s many bays as the high-energy band, Hairball, entertained the crowd from the shore. With temperatures in the mid-seventies and a picture-perfect blue sky above, people rocked out on their boats to the iconic hits of the ’80s. It was definitely [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Rock The Lake To Change The World!

By |2020-08-31T11:11:42-05:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Events, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

MATTER is a global movement of people who believe they can kickstart change in this world. That has never been more evident than this year. With each crisis we've faced, whether it be a global pandemic or civil unrest, MATTERnation has risen to its unique challenges, quickly adapting and responding in new and innovative ways.   In the last [...]

Jeannie Burns Buckner: Making A Difference When It Matters

By |2020-07-17T09:12:32-05:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: MATTERnation, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

Though 2020 has been a tough year, it’s also provided MATTERnation with some amazing opportunities to step up in new and creative ways to reach out to our neighbors, to rebuild communities and to help those on the margins of society. There’s no better example of someone making the most of these opportunities than one of MATTERnation’s most ardent supporters and partners, Jeannie Burns Buckner.   As a mother and grandmother, Jeannie is a passionate advocate for the healthcare needs of women and children around the world. After helping [...]

Our Global Village: Partnering with HOPE and CARE for Children in Liberia

By |2020-02-07T21:20:36-06:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Agriculture, Hospitals, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|Tags: |

They say it takes a village to raise a child. At MATTER we understand the concept of “village” well. In fact, we rely on it. It takes a village, oftentimes a global village, to nurture life-changing projects from the infancy of initial ideas to their activation in the community. A recent project in the West [...]

How Could YOU MATTER? UMN-TC Student Develops Inventory Solution

By |2020-01-24T06:07:34-06:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: MATTERnation, Uncategorized|Tags: |

What happens when people know they matter and use their unique skills and expertise to make a difference in peoples’ lives? At MATTER recently, we learned the answer when a student from the University of Minnesota volunteered to help us improve our inventory system. Because of his efforts, MATTER will be able to serve our [...]

2019 YOU MATTER GALA: 588,330+ LIVES CHANGED!

By |2019-10-10T15:29:55-05:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Events, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

It was a magical night. At the YOU MATTER Gala on October 3rd, hundreds of MATTER’s sponsors, donors, partners, suppliers and volunteers, came together to do something bigger than we’ve ever done before. The goal for the evening was to raise $500,000 to impact 500,000 lives. Thanks to the generosity of MATTERnation, we surpassed the [...]

YOU MATTER Gala Happening October 3, 2019!

By |2019-09-24T06:45:30-05:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Events, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Excitement is building for October 3, 2019, when MATTER holds its 2019 YOU MATTER Gala at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis! It promises to be an engaging evening celebrating the collaborative work of MATTER with our partners, donors and friends in bringing health and hope to millions of people next door and around the world. [...]

2019 YOU MATTER Gala Speaker Announcement: Chris Cronin

By |2019-09-23T12:52:21-05:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|

Our YOU MATTER Gala is almost here! On October 3rd, at the stunning McNamara Center, we'll hear from a few innovative and exciting leaders to help us better understand some of the biggest challenges facing our world today. Collectively, we'll explore real solutions to increase access to health for people next door and around the [...]

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