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 [...]

YOU MATTER…And Can Change The World!

By |2019-12-12T15:21:29-06:00December 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 |2019-11-26T18:24:05-06:00November 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 |2019-09-06T16:47:34-05:00September 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 [...]

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