Stories

Working Together Produces Little Moments of Big Impact

By |2020-02-21T09:26:09+00:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|

This week's guest blog written by Joie Norby Lê, PhD, Co-Director of Education|Special Projects for Friends of the Lakota Nation, Inc.  Oftentimes, the work we do would not be possible without the assistance of others. For our organization, Friends of the Lakota Nation (FOLN), this certainly proves true. In October of 2019, our nonprofit developed [...]

Helping Kickstart Your Big Ideas To Change The World!

By |2020-01-02T20:16:45+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: |

What happens when people believe they matter? What happens when people realize they have what it takes to make this world a better place? At MATTER, we know first-hand the power of people who believe they have a unique and vital role in finding solutions to some of the biggest problems facing our world today. Throughout 2019, we saw the [...]

YOU MATTER…And Can Change The World!

By |2019-12-12T15:21:29+00:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Hospitals, Stories, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , |

YOU MATTER.  Two simple words that come together to form a powerful statement. At MATTER, this is not a mere tagline. It’s the guiding principle by which we work with and serve others. When people believe they matter and believe others matter too, amazing things happen!   There is no better example of this than that of our dear [...]

Victoria Falls Hospital’s Nutrition Garden: Giving Thanks for the Harvest!

By |2019-11-26T18:24:05+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Hospitals, Stories, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , , |

Here in the Midwest the growing season is definitely over. The fields have been harvested and are now sitting barren and brown, waiting for the cover of snow to blanket them until spring. But it’s another story entirely in Zimbabwe. With temperatures in the 90’s and humidity at 90%, their growing season is in full swing.  There's [...]

Offering Healthy Food Creates Conversations for Avivo

By |2019-09-06T16:47:34+00:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|

On a sunny day in Minneapolis recently, a homeless man, tired and disheveled, walked through the doors of 1800 Triage, a health and wellness center for individuals and families bogged down in the mire of poverty, homelessness, unemployment, chemical abuse and mental health issues. The center is a collaboration between several organizations, including MATTER’s partner [...]

MATTERbox: At the Intersection of Food & Health

By |2019-08-30T14:42:35+00:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Being diagnosed with prediabetes can be an overwhelming experience, especially when the treatment for it requires changes to diet and lifestyle, changes that can feel as daunting and formidable as scaling a mountain. How do I do this? Where do I start? What does healthy eating look like? Can I afford it? What if I don't like [...]

MATTERbox Hitching A Ride On Scott County’s Readmobile

By |2019-05-21T09:27:41+00:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|

One of our missions at MATTER focuses on educating and encouraging kids on the importance of healthy eating. To accomplish this mission, we connect with kids in schools, community centers, and sports camps. This summer, our MATTERbox snack packs are hitching a ride on Scott County Library’s Readmobile and heading into communities and parks to [...]

Bringing Purpose to the Fantasy Sports Industry

By |2019-03-20T13:21:23+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Events, MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|

MATTER has begun an exciting partnership with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), along with sponsors FanDuel and cause marketing pioneer Lou Raiola, collaborating to bring purpose and engagement to the hugely popular and fast-growing fantasy sports industry. Paul Charchian, President of FSTA At the recent Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) Winter Conference, [...]

Timberwolves, Hy-Vee & MATTER Team Up for Healthy Eating!

By |2019-02-17T10:51:25+00:00February 17th, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|

The Minnesota Timberwolves, Hy-Vee and MATTER are teaming up to educate and inspire kids on the importance of healthy eating! From February 13-27, customers at all 10 Twin Cities’ Hy-Vee stores can participate in this exciting initiative by purchasing coupons at checkout that will provide MATTERbox meal kits and snack packs to children and families [...]

MATTERbox: Empowering Kids with Health and Nutrition

By |2019-02-13T15:25:11+00:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: |

At MATTER, we’re on a mission to find solutions for some of today’s greatest global challenges in health, nutrition and education. As described in last week’s blog, the MATTER Innovation Hub (MIH), deploying here in the U.S. and around the world, trains students to meet the challenges they will face in an increasingly technologically dependent [...]

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