7 Days In Senegal: Day 3

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Day Three 8.3.17 It was a difficult and hot day on the farm. We were up at 6:00am and started sweating immediately. Later in the day, I drove the truck in Kebemer and got reprimanded by the head of the police for taking a video. "Give me your phone! Remove it!" The police man was [...]

AUG 5 | CrayFest 2017

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Events, MATTERnation, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

Smack Shack's CrayFest, is bigger, better & more impactful than ever! Saturday August 5th, 2017 | 12 - 8PM | Smack Shack North Loop It's the best block party of the summer! You don't want to miss their Famous Cray Fish Boil & Eating Contest,Modelo USA,Fulton Beer, Indeed Brewing Company and Fair State Brewing Cooperative beer and Captain Morgan hurricanes. New this [...]

The Children Matter Presented By Bridgehampon Benefit Southampton, NY

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|

Southampton, New York rolled out the red carpet for The Children Matter presented by Bridgehampton Benefit this past weekend. The evening was truly a night to remember, with an incredible performance by Sophie Simmons, Sal Valentinetti, The Janes and many more. Hosted on the beautiful west lawn of the Southampton Arts Center, the unforgettable evening kicked off with an energizing performance [...]

7 Days In Senegal: Day 2

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Farm In A Box, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Day Two 8.2.17 It was amazingly hot getting out of the truck as Gary and I settled in for a long day. The east side of the fence is complete. The stakes for one greenhouse are finally up. I was happy to see Tapha, a tractor driver from Kebemer, tilling in the grass where we [...]

7 Days In Senegal: Day 1

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Farm In A Box, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The  second of two shipments of sustainable farming equipment has arrived in Senegal! And Our Farm In A Box Program Manager Chris Newhouse is hard at work with Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves to expand access to health in the player’s home country. This journal entry is the first in a series that depicts Chris’s [...]

Modernizing Mixto: Elevating the Quality of Healthcare in Guatemala

By | July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Hospital In A Box, Uncategorized|

Medicine and healthcare have seen exponential improvements over the past few decades, making it possible to treat patients more effectively than ever before. However, in many corners of the globe, the technology that makes this level of care possible is scarce. Joining forces with Food for the Poor and Hormel Foods Corporation, MATTER is making [...]

MATTERnation Volunteer Spotlight: Teresa

By | July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Hospital In A Box, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|

“It’s been the best thing that I ever could have done with my life.” Spoken softly and sincerely, Teresa makes it instantly clear that her 40-year career in medicine has been so much more than a job. Splitting her time between nursing at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, visiting orphanages in China to [...]

MATTERbox Challenge: EMPOWER Leadership Academy for Girls + Minnesota Vikings

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|

MATTER is always searching for new ways to empower youth and show them just how much they MATTER. So when the opportunity to partner with The Minnesota Vikings and EMPOWER Leadership Academy for Girls at one of their summer day camps this past weekend, we were beyond excited! Throughout the day, a group of 43 girls [...]

Summer Harvest 2017: Creating a Summer that Matters

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

On the morning of June 8th, before the sun had even thought about rising, volunteers were hard at work in the otherwise-empty Mall of America. Only one thing can explain why anyone would crawl out of bed hours before the doors of Starbucks open: passion. Fueled by passion and hosted by KSTP, MATTER teamed up [...]

Xavier Rhodes MATTERbox Challenge + InSports Football Camp

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Events, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|

Join Minnesota Vikings Cornerback Xavier Rhodes at US Bank Stadium on June 23rd for a InSports Football Camp + MATTERbox Challenge! Campers get hands-on instruction alongside Xavier Rhodes, with fundamental football skills & drills stations, contests, and non-contact games in a high-energy, fun, and positive environment. Campers will be placed in small groups to ensure that each [...]