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Zimbabwe Nutrition Garden Yields Health

By |2019-04-24T10:11:46+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , |

On the grounds of the Victoria Falls Hospital, under the heat of the intense Zimbabwe sun gathered a small group of people from the hospital, the community and MATTER. After surveying a strip of land adjacent to the hospital’s back parking lot, it was declared "the perfect spot". The area, neglected and overgrown with weeds, [...]

Event Raises More Than $500K for Gorgui Dieng’s Senegal Efforts

By |2019-04-12T16:30:15+00:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Into a sold out, packed-to-the-rafters Holden Room in Minneapolis last week walked Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng. At 6’11’’ he towered over the crowd. Dressed in the bright, traditional clothing of his home country of Senegal, he was hard to miss. Smiles followed him as he made his way through the crowd, greeting friends and [...]

Nationwide MATTERbox College Campus Packing Event A Success!

By |2019-04-08T10:23:59+00:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|

The second annual nationwide MATTERbox college campus packing event was a huge success! Partnering with General Mills Foodservice and Chartwells Higher Ed, the two-day event engaged college students and volunteers on 100 campuses in 34 states to pack 44,000 MATTERbox snack packs for kids and families to activate healthy eating in their local communities. Eager to [...]

Gorgui Dieng Gives Back to Senegal

By |2019-03-25T13:41:42+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

On April 4th, The Gorgui Dieng Foundation and MATTER will host a very special evening at The Holden Room, sponsored by Parallel & Holden Room and Hennepin Made, in Minneapolis to raise pivotal funds towards the continuation of The Gorgui Dieng Project. For 2019, these projects include further advancements with the Gorgui Dieng Center for Agricultural [...]

MATTER & General Mills Foodservice Activate Healthy Eating

By |2019-03-13T17:08:18+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|

MATTER is excited to partner once again with General Mills Foodservice to engage college students and volunteers in a mass, two-day MATTERbox packing event to activate healthy eating in communities across the country. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success. 50 college campuses in 26 states held packing events on their campuses resulting in [...]

Chipo Mtasa Joins MATTER Board of Directors

By |2019-03-07T09:42:54+00:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Press & Awards, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

MATTER is excited to announce the election of Chipo Mtasa to the MATTER Board of Directors. Chipo is the Managing Director of TelOne, one of the largest telecommunication entities in Zimbabwe. Her selection to the board reflects MATTER’s continued efforts to expand and deepen partner relationships in Africa. Casey Carl, MATTER Board Chair, expressed the [...]

Drive to MATTER

By |2019-03-07T12:38:10+00:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The 2019 NCAA men's basketball Final Four is coming to Minneapolis this year and MATTER is harnessing the power of this popular sporting event to impact our Twin Cities community. Drive to MATTER, a charity golf tournament, will be one of several amazing opportunities MATTER is providing to individuals and corporations to help make a [...]

Bringing Purpose to the Fantasy Sports Industry

By |2019-03-20T13:21:23+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Events, MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|

MATTER has begun an exciting partnership with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), along with sponsors FanDuel and cause marketing pioneer Lou Raiola, collaborating to bring purpose and engagement to the hugely popular and fast-growing fantasy sports industry. Paul Charchian, President of FSTA At the recent Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) Winter Conference, [...]

Timberwolves, Hy-Vee & MATTER Team Up for Healthy Eating!

By |2019-02-17T10:51:25+00:00February 17th, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|

The Minnesota Timberwolves, Hy-Vee and MATTER are teaming up to educate and inspire kids on the importance of healthy eating! From February 13-27, customers at all 10 Twin Cities’ Hy-Vee stores can participate in this exciting initiative by purchasing coupons at checkout that will provide MATTERbox meal kits and snack packs to children and families [...]

Partnering to Increase Access to Health Services Worldwide

By |2019-02-08T07:19:45+00:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

According to the World Bank and World Health Organization, at least half the world’s population is unable to access essential health services. That translates to millions of parents unable to get proper care for their sick children, millions of families unable to care for the needs of their aging relatives, millions of people needlessly suffering and [...]