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 [...]

Giving Back: Feeding Minnesota Partnerships Strengthen Our Community

By |2022-03-11T08:31:18-06:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: Companies That Matter, Sports Camps, Stories, Uncategorized|

When four-time Olympic gold medalist, Simone Biles, withdrew from the individual all-around gymnastics competition last month at the Toyko Olympics, mental health unexpectedly took the spotlight on the world’s largest stage. While many didn’t understand her decision, there was at least one Minnesotan who got it. And he couldn’t have been prouder of what she [...]

Transition Plus Volunteers Develop Job Skills at MATTER

By |2021-04-30T09:49:42-05:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Stories, Uncategorized|

“They love it now that they’re needed again. They’ve been wanting to help but because of COVID, they haven’t been able to get out into the community. They feel proud and happy to be volunteering at MATTER. They’re even trying to recruit other students because they feel it’s such an important thing to do.”  - [...]

Medical Supplies Bring Hope & Opportunity: Partnering With GoodJustice

By |2021-02-26T06:39:41-06:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Hospitals, Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: |

GoodJustice is dedicated to bringing hope and opportunity to marginalized communities around the world. Started by Jeff Ryal over 12 years ago, it was a life-changing mission trip to Peru eight years earlier that planted the seeds for its founding. The trip opened Jeff's eyes to the vicious cycle of poverty that entraps so many [...]

Get To Know Amanda Escen, MATTER’s New Board Chair

By |2021-02-17T09:35:27-06:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Press & Awards, Stories, Uncategorized|

Earlier this month, MATTER's board of directors elected Amanda Escen as board chair. Amanda assumes the position from Casey Carl, who will continue to serve on the MATTER board. As MATTER's first female board chair, Amanda brings a wealth of experience to her new role. She currently serves as the Manager of Investment Operations at [...]

Our Top 10 Favorite Stories of 2020

By |2021-01-15T07:06:46-06:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Uncategorized|

The global challenges of 2020 unleashed a tsunami of compassion, kindness, generosity and goodwill. Here are our top favorite stories of how you cared for and served others in 2020. YOU MATTER!   IOHPA & MATTER: Fulfilling Dreams to Improve Healthcare in Ethiopia For Dr. Nuredin Sule and Dr. Obsa Hassan, local physicians dedicated to [...]

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 [...]

Working Together Produces Little Moments of Big Impact

By |2020-02-21T09:26:09-06:00February 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 |2020-01-02T20:16:45-06:00January 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 [...]

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