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MATTER Partner Gorgui Dieng Aids Senegal During Pandemic

By |2020-06-26T07:11:10+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: MATTER Pro, Uncategorized|

Our friend and MATTER partner, Gorgui Dieng of the Memphis Grizzlies, has been keeping himself busy during the NBA’s suspended season. With his home country of Senegal ever on his heart and mind, he’s been focusing this unexpected downtime on helping Senegal address the COVID-19 pandemic.  On Instagram, Gorgui shared his foundation's mission during this time:   In response to the growing needs in Senegal, The Gorgui Dieng [...]

Coming Together for the Community: Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx & T-Wolves Gaming

By |2020-06-19T08:36:34+00:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

On June 11, players and staff from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx and T-Wolves Gaming came to MATTER to pack thousands of MATTERbox meal kits and snack packs for families in South Minneapolis. With food generously donated by Hy-Vee, everyone brought their A-game and got it done, packing more than 1,000 meal kits and 2,000 snack [...]

Be A Superhero: Tell Someone They Matter

By |2020-06-12T17:42:00+00:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

In the wake of the civil unrest following George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis last month, residents of the city and beyond came out in full force to help bring peace and healing to their gutted communities. Parking lots were filled with seas of grocery bags and mountains of diapers. Floods of neighbors came pouring out of homes with buckets and brooms to clean up the debris.   Amidst the darkness of fear and death, [...]

Expanding Opportunities for Impact: MATTER Now Accepts Cryptocurrency Donations

By |2020-05-20T08:48:41+00:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

You may have heard the term “cryptocurrency” and wondered what it was all about. Merriam-Webster defines cryptocurrency as “any form of currency that only exists digitally, that usually has no central issuing or regulating authority but instead uses a decentralized system to record transactions and manage the issuance of new units, and that relies on [...]

You MATTER Cooking Website: Kids Learn To Cook While Home

By |2020-05-16T11:54:09+00:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

“This is so good! And it was super easy. I’d definitely make this again.” Fourteen-year-old Briar is taking her second forkful of the pasta salad she just made. Filled with black beans, corn, tomatoes, red and yellow peppers, red onion, cilantro, and avocado, it’s bursting with color and smells amazing. But best of all, it's tasty and healthy. Briar adds a squeeze of lime and takes another bite. “Perfect!”   [...]

YOU MATTER: Sending Thanks & Snack Packs To Frontline Workers

By |2020-05-13T14:28:55+00:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

From the east coast to the west, our nation owes a debt of gratitude to all of our frontline workers who are selflessly serving in the midst of this pandemic, tirelessly providing care and comfort to those most impacted by COVID-19.    When UCare and Health Fair 11 reached out to MATTER about partnering with them to provide healthy snacks to the frontline workers at Hennepin Healthcare and Carris Health in [...]

Stay At Home Volunteer Kit Challenge: Win By Helping Others

By |2020-05-02T08:54:45+00:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The date was circled in red. Thursday, April 30th, was scheduled to be our sixth annual MATTERbox Madness at the Mall of America. This energetic, high impact event features many of our corporate partners packing tens of thousands of healthy snack packs for Minnesota kids who need extra nutrition during the summer months. It’s one of our biggest days on the [...]

Bringing Hope To Zimbabwe: Medical Container Ships

By |2020-05-13T14:28:09+00:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , |

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” Desmond Tutu  It’s MATTER’s privilege to partner with individuals and organizations to bring the bright light of hope to families and communities throughout our world. During these dark days of fear and uncertainty, sickness and death, that light is needed now more than ever.   In the capital [...]

Bringing Food & Good To Communities Nationwide

By |2020-04-17T18:28:03+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

It was the end of last year, in what seems like a lifetime ago, when General Mills, Chartwells Higher Education, and MATTER began planning the annual Good Goes Round campaign that was to be held in March of this year. There’s always a lot of excitement around this campaign, which in the last two years has distributed more than 70,000 healthy MATTERbox snack packs to community organizations nationwide. At the time, none of us had any idea [...]

Helping Our Hospital Partner Heroes

By |2020-05-13T14:27:12+00:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

New heroes are emerging during this global crisis and health care workers are at the very top. Willing to risk their lives to care for the rest of us, their work is indispensable to the global fight against COVID-19. Helping these heroes prepare for the pandemic has been one of MATTER’s top priorities over the last couple of months.   Ellie Zuehlke is the Director of Community Benefit & [...]

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