These Volunteers are Joining Forces to Give Kids a Chance at a New Life

By |2021-07-30T10:28:27-05:00July 30th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Meet Abuzer. A sweet and happy little boy, Abuzer was born with a cleft lip. Living in Ethiopia where healthcare is sparse and medical conditions that require surgery often go untreated, Abuzer was facing a life filled with problems feeding and speaking, chronic ear infections, and possible hearing loss. Even worse, his birth defect would [...]

Hitting Home Runs & Enriching Lives: The JP4 Foundation and MATTERbox

By |2021-07-23T07:31:55-05:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Uncategorized|

When can you score a home run without ever hitting a ball? For The JP4 Foundation, an organization committed to enriching the lives of youth through baseball, home runs come when the kids at their summer camps feel safe enough to build meaningful relationships with their coaches and in the process, begin to understand how [...]

Broaden Your Horizons: Travel With A Purpose

By |2021-07-16T08:23:36-05:00July 16th, 2021|Categories: Insight Trips, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: |

“I was looking for an internship opportunity that didn’t involve sitting in front of a Zoom call all day since that’s what we did all year at school. When this opportunity came up, it sounded like an incredible experience to do something hands-on, and in a place I’ve never been before.” Minnesota college student, Michael [...]

Quenton Marty: Reflections From My Time In Zimbabwe

By |2021-07-02T12:30:41-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

This week's blog is written by MATTER's President, Quenton Marty. Quenton and his family recently returned to Minnesota after spending seven months in Zimbabwe working alongside MATTER’s partner, Love for Africa, and overseeing our collaborative projects that are improving communities in this amazing country. This week I had lunch with a longtime friend and MATTER [...]

Colliers MSP MATTER Packing Event Celebrates Jean Kane’s Departure & Dennis Doyle’s Legacy

By |2021-06-25T16:52:53-05:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: |

MATTER is joining with KSTP 5 Eyewitness News for Feeding Minnesota, a summer-long campaign addressing the needs of food insecurity and hunger in our communities. In the upcoming weeks, we will be highlighting stories featuring the collaboration with our amazing community and corporate partners to provide 50,000 healthy meals to children and families this summer. [...]

Feeding Minnesota | Addressing Summer Hunger

By |2021-07-02T13:32:59-05:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: |

MATTER is excited to partner again this year with KSTP 5 Eyewitness News, addressing summer hunger for children and families in Minnesota. Formerly called Summer Harvest for Kids, the new Feeding Minnesota campaign will run throughout the summer, raising awareness and funding to help alleviate household food insecurity and hunger in our communities. As part [...]

Back by Popular Demand: Rock The Lake, Vol 2!

By |2021-06-23T10:33:28-05:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: Events, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021 | 5-7PM | BOAT-IN BENEFIT CONCERT | BROWN'S BAY LAKE MINNETONKAIt was a party to remember on a fantastic weekend during a challenging time. In the summer of 2020, on the scenic shores of Lake Minnetonka, nearly a thousand Minnesotans came together for MATTER's (un)gala, Rock The Lake, to do good [...]

Summer Hunger: Thielen Foundation + MATTERbox Snack Packs Feeding Minnesota Kids

By |2021-06-11T07:06:38-05:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Uncategorized|Tags: |

For most children, summertime is filled with long, lazy days in the sun and exciting adventures with family and friends. Sadly, for children who rely on their school’s free and reduced-price meal programs during the school year, summer can also be filled with hunger and food insecurity. That’s why MATTER is partnering again this year [...]

Rod and Marge Jenkins: Cherished Volunteers Leave Legacy of Service

By |2021-06-04T07:48:35-05:00June 4th, 2021|Categories: MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Winston Churchill is quoted as saying, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” No truer expression could describe two of MATTER’s longest-serving volunteers, Rod and Marge Jenkins. They built their lives around giving to others and giving back to their community. Faithfully volunteering with MATTER [...]

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