Stories

Nimo Ahmed: A Courageous Woman’s Mission to Restore Dignity to the Disabled

By | March 8th, 2018|Categories: Stories, Uncategorized|

When you meet Nimo Ahmed, you’re struck immediately by her kind smile and her warm, engaging presence. When you hear her story and learn what she is doing to make a difference in this world, you realize this petite mother of five is no push over. She’s very much a force to be reckoned with. [...]

Kids Cook with MATTERbox

By | January 23rd, 2018|Categories: MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|

“YUM! This is really good!” exclaimed a student during a recent MATTERbox cooking session at Brooklyn Center High School. For five weeks, 12 high school students with the 21st Century Learning Program worked alongside Timber Bay Mentors and MATTER to create and explore simple, healthy, and delicious meals that students were encouraged to re-create at [...]

Resounding Joy in Nicaragua

By | December 5th, 2017|Categories: Hospital In A Box, Simple Act, Stories, Uncategorized|

Over the past year, MATTER has worked with partners here at home and around the world on projects large and small. From building hospitals from the ground up to providing local kids with healthy food, we are committed to providing solutions that break down barriers to health. We recently received the following letter from one of [...]

Into the Hands of Those Who Need it Most

By | November 28th, 2017|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERnation, Stories, Uncategorized|

There was great need, and MATTERnation responded. In the two months since The Children Matter Benefit Concert on September 20, there has been a steady stream of support for hurricane relief coming in and critical aid going out from MATTER in seven shipments to affected areas in Houston, Anguilla, Dominica and Puerto Rico. Thanks to [...]

Community Paramedics Use MATTERbox As Teaching Tool With Patients

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Stories|

Community Paramedic. For most, this term conjures an image of emergency, flashing lights, and crisis; but for many, Community Paramedics are part of their health care plan and support team. Allina Health offers a revolutionary program for high-risk patients such as seniors and the chronically ill. These patients are often times return visitors in the [...]

Fueling Progress in Malawi Through Nutrition

By | August 12th, 2016|Categories: Hospital In A Box, Stories|Tags: , , , |

  As one of the nations that has been most drastically impacted by HIV/AIDS, Malawi is no stranger to adversity. Whether it’s a mother teaching her child with cerebral palsy to walk or a grandmother caring for her orphaned grandchildren, solid nutrition is necessary to fuel progress. In a recent International shipment, we collaborated with [...]

The Sound of Silence

By | July 27th, 2016|Categories: Stories, Uncategorized|

Only one muffled cry could be heard. A sound so soft, it could only have come from a very new life. Yet, this sound was eerily loud in a hospital hallway that otherwise was deathly silent. Down a dark narrow hallway, 20 young mothers sat on plastic chairs in single file, their new lives lying [...]

MATTERbox Challenge: Target Edition

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

"Companies that Matter" recognize, the power to make a difference within their community and around the globe is in their own two hands. In light of recent heartache, loss and tragedy in our community, Target decided to step up and DO SOMETHING. As a “Company that Matters”, Target is committed to investing in their local [...]

InSports Foundation uses MATTERbox in Summer Sports Camp

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

All kids desire and deserve to be active. Unfortunately, monetary constraints oftentimes prevent the formation of a healthy active lifestyle, leading to problems later in life. With over 328,500 Minnesota students receiving free and reduced lunches during the school year and over 250,000 missing meals during the summer months, the issue of scarcity is far [...]

MATTERbox Story: St. Louis Park Police Officer

By | June 15th, 2016|Categories: Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

One evening, I was dispatched to suspicious activity at an apartment complex. The resident mentioned that she had a suspicion that a homeless person was rummaging around residences storage lockers and thought someone was living underneath the stairwell in a maintenance closet. When officers found him, we discovered that he had been living there for [...]