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Giving Tuesday: Change Lives For Students Like Marissa

By |2019-12-03T06:10:42+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Education, Innovation Hub, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

Marissa Taylor, a sixth grader at Victoria Falls Primary School in Zimbabwe. Meet Marissa, a sixth-grader at Victoria Falls Primary School in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Marissa’s always liked school. She’s smart, curious and loves to learn. When the MATTER Innovation Hub arrived at her school, she was anxious to see what all the excitement [...]

Victoria Falls Hospital’s Nutrition Garden: Giving Thanks for the Harvest!

By |2019-11-26T18:24:05+00:00November 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 [...]

YOU MATTER Cooking: Kids Learn To Prepare Healthy Food!

By |2019-11-22T11:03:08+00:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

"Nutrition and healthy eating look different for every family, but with the support of MATTERbox, it will help introduce new foods for my students and their families to try." - Teacher Melinda Weiss, Henry Sibley High School   The day was Halloween, but for Mrs. Weiss’s REAL Program at Henry Sibley High School, the topic was not candy, [...]

MATTER Innovation Hub: Sponsor A Student, Fulfill A Dream

By |2019-11-13T17:30:10+00:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Hub, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , |

It’s every teacher’s dream for their students to come to class happy to be there and eager to learn. For Aubrey Chiwandura, the facilitator for the first MATTER Innovation Hub (MIH) Program in Zimbabwe, that’s his experience almost every day. And he loves it. “They come running with smiles on their faces because they love [...]

MATTER Partner Gorgui Dieng Awarded Offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award

By |2019-11-08T11:44:43+00:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Growing up in Senegal and seeing so much needless suffering made a deep impression on the young Gorgui Dieng. Kids wandering the streets barefoot and aimless, mothers with small children begging desperately for food, people dying needlessly over minor health problems; these realities troubled him, even then. As a teenager, he vowed that if he [...]

Connecting Health & Innovation: Dr. Peter Melchert

By |2019-11-01T16:53:35+00:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Events, Hospitals, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Imagine you’re a young child waking up one day to find a lump developing in your abdomen. Over the next several weeks, the lump gets larger and becomes more uncomfortable. As it grows, you start experiencing nausea, heartburn and constipation. You feel miserable. If you live in the United States, you’ll be taken to a doctor where [...]

MATTERbox Partners: Feeding Healthier Lives

By |2019-10-24T16:41:34+00:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

“When I first started doing this, I was focused on sports and education. Food was the last thing on my mind. But kids would be tired, and some were literally hurting because they were hungry. The MATTERbox snack packs caused me to look at things differently and make healthy food a key component of all [...]

2019 YOU MATTER GALA: 588,330+ LIVES CHANGED!

By |2019-10-10T15:29:55+00:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Events, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

It was a magical night. At the YOU MATTER Gala on October 3rd, hundreds of MATTER’s sponsors, donors, partners, suppliers and volunteers, came together to do something bigger than we’ve ever done before. The goal for the evening was to raise $500,000 to impact 500,000 lives. Thanks to the generosity of MATTERnation, we surpassed the [...]

YOU MATTER Gala Happening October 3, 2019!

By |2019-09-24T06:45:30+00:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Events, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Excitement is building for October 3, 2019, when MATTER holds its 2019 YOU MATTER Gala at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis! It promises to be an engaging evening celebrating the collaborative work of MATTER with our partners, donors and friends in bringing health and hope to millions of people next door and around the world. [...]

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