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Our Top 10 Favorite Stories of 2020

By |2021-01-15T07:06:46-06:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Uncategorized|

The global challenges of 2020 unleashed a tsunami of compassion, kindness, generosity and goodwill. Here are our top favorite stories of how you cared for and served others in 2020. YOU MATTER!   IOHPA & MATTER: Fulfilling Dreams to Improve Healthcare in Ethiopia For Dr. Nuredin Sule and Dr. Obsa Hassan, local physicians dedicated to [...]

New Oxygen Plant Saves Lives At Victoria Falls Hospital

By |2020-12-11T10:34:10-06:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , |

“I have to tell you, for a doctor, it was nightmarish stuff. I lost patients because we’d run out of oxygen. It used to give me nightmares; it was deeply traumatic for all involved.” MATTER’s Medical Director for Projects in Zimbabwe, Dr. Mike Jeans, recently shared his harrowing experience as a doctor in Zimbabwe’s Victoria [...]

MATTERhouse: Building A Home That Gives Back

By |2020-12-04T09:29:49-06:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: MATTERhouse, Uncategorized|Tags: |

MATTER is excited to introduce the newest member of our team, Vicki Bachmann. Vicki comes to MATTER with extensive experience in corporate and nonprofit organizations. As Vice-President of Business Partnerships, Vicki will advance our corporate partnerships and oversee the expansion of MATTERhouse, an exciting initiative for tradespersons, subcontractors, and suppliers to partner with MATTER to [...]

The Chaya Tree Story: Plant A Tree. Change A Life.

By |2020-11-16T13:47:31-06:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Zimbabwe is suffering from one of the country’s worst droughts in 40 years. For the women of Zimbabwe who are responsible to grow the food that feeds their families, hopelessness is setting in. Their small garden plots are parched and barren; their livestock dying. In a country once considered the breadbasket of Africa, 650,000 of [...]

Eddy Cyphers: Volunteer Leaves A Legacy From Minnesota To Africa

By |2020-10-30T07:21:25-05:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Agriculture, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

On August 6, 2020, MATTER lost one of our dear friends and dedicated volunteers, Eddy Cyphers. Eddy became part of the MATTER family over three years ago when he reached out to us hoping to help with our agriculture projects. With his extensive experience in farming and travel, and his love for people, Eddy quickly [...]

Join teamMATTER: Help Kickstart Amazing Projects & Improve Communities

By |2020-10-24T06:45:55-05:00October 24th, 2020|Categories: teamMATTER, Uncategorized|Tags: |

It’s easy to feel discouraged about our world these days. The challenges we face seem to grow greater by the day. But here’s the good news. Where there are great challenges, there are great opportunities. And these opportunities lie in our own hands.   MATTER is built on the simple belief that you matter. When you believe [...]

Minnesota Timberwolves Family: MATTER 2020 Community Assist Award Winner

By |2020-10-16T09:19:43-05:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

“We had cars lined up literally for blocks...Imagine parents and kids in their cars, not knowing where they are getting their next meal. Then having Crunch, Lynx players and staff from MATTER and the Timberwolves working alongside the Urban Ventures team to hand them meal kits for the next several days.”  Dave Hawn, President and CEO [...]

MATTERhouse: Building More Than A Home

By |2020-12-09T20:52:27-06:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERhouse, Uncategorized|Tags: |

More than 20 years ago, MATTER’s founders, Megan and Dennis Doyle asked themselves this simple yet profound question: “What do we have in our own two hands that can change the world?” As commercial real estate developers, they looked around and found their answer: empty warehouse space. Launching their own non-profit organization, Hope for the City, they began filling the empty space with life-saving medical equipment [...]

You Matter Here: Giving Back Provides Purpose and Hope

By |2020-10-02T08:56:41-05:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: MATTERnation, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

This week's blog is written by Lindsey O'Connor who was recently part of a MATTER virtual packing event hosted by her company. Lindsey is a food and beverage trend researcher by day, diving deep into trends in the food world and discovering connections between humans and the foods they consume. In her free time, she’s [...]

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