By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: Hospital & Clinic Program, Uncategorized|

FROM GARBAGE HEALTH RISES IN DANDORA There is a Kenyan proverb that says “It is the grass that suffers when the elephants fight”. For the poor living in the surroundings of the dump in Dandora, this proverb epitomizes their experience. The Dandora dump sits in the midst of a capital experiencing a vibrant growing economy [...]

Top 5 MATTER Moments

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

1. Healthy Meals for Mogadishu A shipment of FMSC Mana Packs and medical supplies to continue MATTER's & the local MN Somali Community MCAPD (Minnesota Community of African People with Disabilities) work towards rebuilding a healthy and thriving community in Mogadishu, Somalia. 2. MATTERbox Madness Teams Prepare for the WIN This week we met with [...]

Impact Interview: Ethiopia

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Filled to the brim with medical supplies the 2nd shipment for AgapeMED departed the MATTER warehouse headed to Ethiopia. We sat down with Aby Tezera of AgapeMED who has been spearheading everything from funding to rallying volunteers in the sorting and packing of medical supplies into MATTERboxes for this shipment. What is the biggest healthcare [...]

Pack a MATTERbox. Meet Xavier Rhodes, Vikings Cheerleaders & Legends

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

 Pack a MATTERbox.  Fuel a Future. Mall of America, Macys Courtyard Sunday, February 19th 2:00 - 5:00 PM Meet Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders & Legends MATTERbox Cooking Demonstrations by CRAVE Chefs Join Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes, Vikings Legends & The Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders to pack a MATTERbox of 5 healthy meals & nutrition [...]

Top 5 Matter Moments

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

1.  Gorgui Dieng, Serge Ibaka & 9 Crown College Students Nine Crown College students from the Congo spent their Saturday afternoon making an impact for their home-country by sorting and packing MATTERboxes of medical supplies at MATTER. Monday evening, after the Timberwolves vs. Magic game the same student’s met NBA Power Forwards Gorgui Dieng and [...]

United FC InSports Day

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

Over 60 Minnesota kids got in the game on the very same practice fields as their favorite professional soccer players at the 2nd Annual United FC InSports Day. InSports days are geared towards exposing kids to a new sport, improve their current skills, technique and set personal goals for each child to work towards. Stewart Ceus, [...]

Access to Health Brings Hope & Healing for Women in Haiti

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Global, Health, Uncategorized|

-Haiti has the highest incidences of cervical cancer in the world. Cervical cancer takes the lives of more women in Haiti than all other cancers combined, yet it is so preventable! The test is simple and treatment takes only minutes. So why isn't every clinic offering cervical cancer testing? Hospitals and clinics simply do not have [...]

Dignity Deserves A Fighting Chance

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: Food, Uncategorized|

"Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare." - Muhamad Ali For 28 year-old Slim, the impact of Fighting Chance has reached far beyond his training inside the ring. When Slim started to box at FC, he was floating between temp jobs, unable to secure a steady job. Due to limited support, the proud father of 3 found [...]

From Minnesota to Timbuktu

By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: Global, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Yes. Timbuktu is a real place... Timbuktu conjures up images in our mind of a far off land and long camel caravans out on the edge of the sand-strewn Sahara — a remoteness so legendary that the ancient city is still a byword for the end of the earth. True to our minds imagery, Timbuktu is, [...]

A Look Back: 2016

By | December 31st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

With 2017 only a few short hours away, we are humbled looking back at what an what an incredible year of growth and impact 2016 has been for Matter. As we prepare to countdown to 2017, we are taking a look back at our biggest highlights from the past year. 1. Expanded access to health for 2,670,998 [...]

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