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Telemedicine In Kenya: Big Idea Creating Access To Healthcare

By |2020-09-25T09:40:25-05:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

One of the many ways COVID has changed our world since its recent arrival is how it’s altered our practice of healthcare. With the necessity to restrict in-person visits, clinics and hospitals turned to telemedicine, offering patients virtual medical visits with their doctors.  Though not a new technology, telemedicine is becoming more and more popular in the U.S. [...]

Medical Equipment & Supplies Deliver Hope To Zimbabwe

By |2020-09-18T13:36:45-05:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , |

On a beautiful summer day in 2018, a container load of medical equipment and supplies from MATTER was being unloaded at Victoria Falls Hospital in Zimbabwe. Winnie, one of the hospital's nurses, stood watching from a distance hardly believing what she was seeing. “I feel like we go to war every day. We get people in accidents that need x-rays, pregnant [...]

Regenerate Senegal: Farming, Friendships and a Bright Future

By |2020-09-10T20:47:22-05:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: Agriculture, Education, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

For small chicken farmers in Senegal, the proverbial question is not, “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” It’s “What will come first to kill our chickens?” Tragically, Senegalese farmers lose half of their flock to disease, stress, heat and a myriad of other conditions every year. As an important source of nutrition and income, it’s essential small farmers learn a better way to farm their chickens that is more productive [...]

Rock The Lake: Your Generosity Brings Hope To Children & Families

By |2020-09-04T11:27:34-05:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Events, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|

Last Saturday on the scenic shores of Lake Minnetonka, nearly a thousand Minnesotans came together to Rock The Lake and do good for our community. A flotilla of boats large and small filled one of the lake’s many bays as the high-energy band, Hairball, entertained the crowd from the shore. With temperatures in the mid-seventies and a picture-perfect blue sky above, people rocked out on their boats to the iconic hits of the ’80s. It was definitely [...]

Using Surplus For Good: 200,000+ Target Baby Kits Reach Parents

By |2020-08-21T10:45:48-05:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERnation, Stories, Uncategorized|

When Target recently found themselves with surplus product leftover from a 2019 sales campaign, they had a couple of options for what to do with these items. They could dump the more than 200,000 baby kits filled with diapers, wipes, pacifiers, lotions, and other essential baby needs into a landfill to rot and decay, or they could find a way to get the kits [...]

Volunteering Virtually: Engaging Employees During A Pandemic

By |2020-08-14T12:23:59-05:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, MATTERnation, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

In recent years, more and more companies have recognized the benefits of giving back to their communities by providing employees with opportunities to volunteer. Not only does it make their brand more recognizable in the communities in which they work, but it also makes for happier employees. Regarding a recent survey on the importance of workplace volunteerism, businessnewsdaily.com noted,  “The research revealed that employers that encourage and promote [...]

Bayat Foundation: Advancing Healthcare In Afghanistan

By |2020-08-07T11:25:30-05:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|

Since 2006, the Bayat Foundation, Afghanistan’s largest humanitarian organization, has been on a mission to rebuild Afghanistan by bringing hope and support to those marginalized and most at-risk in their country. A variety of initiatives aimed at women and families, including women’s healthcare and empowerment, seek to improve the quality of life and restore the [...]

Rock The Lake To Change The World!

By |2020-08-31T11:11:42-05:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Events, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

MATTER is a global movement of people who believe they can kickstart change in this world. That has never been more evident than this year. With each crisis we've faced, whether it be a global pandemic or civil unrest, MATTERnation has risen to its unique challenges, quickly adapting and responding in new and innovative ways.   In the last [...]

Power of Partnering: Muslim Aid USA & 10,000 MATTERbox Meals

By |2020-07-24T08:09:31-05:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

There’s an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” At MATTER, our goal is to go far in creating meaningful and lasting change in communities. But we know we cannot do this alone. The only way this kind of life-sustaining change is possible is through [...]

Jeannie Burns Buckner: Making A Difference When It Matters

By |2020-07-17T09:12:32-05:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: MATTERnation, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

Though 2020 has been a tough year, it’s also provided MATTERnation with some amazing opportunities to step up in new and creative ways to reach out to our neighbors, to rebuild communities and to help those on the margins of society. There’s no better example of someone making the most of these opportunities than one of MATTERnation’s most ardent supporters and partners, Jeannie Burns Buckner.   As a mother and grandmother, Jeannie is a passionate advocate for the healthcare needs of women and children around the world. After helping [...]

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