Incredible Generosity: Coming Together To Feed Minnesota

By |2021-09-03T10:47:02-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|

MATTERnation, you did it! Your incredible generosity made Feeding Minnesota, our joint campaign with 5 Eyewitness News, a huge success! Together, we provided 50,000 healthy meals to children and families facing food insecurity and hunger this summer. The power of collaboration coupled with the beauty of community coming together to do something bigger than any [...]

Rock The Lake, Vol. 2: Concert Raises Over $287K To Improve Communities

By |2021-08-27T11:57:04-05:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|

There’s something magical that happens when people come together to do good for others. You can feel it in the air, a special energy that comes from compassionate and generous hearts eager to help change peoples' lives and bring hope to those who need it the most. That’s what happened this past Sunday, August 22, [...]

Giving Back: Feeding Minnesota Partnerships Strengthen Our Community

By |2021-08-20T10:57:42-05:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: Companies That Matter, Sports Camps, Stories, Uncategorized|

When four-time Olympic gold medalist, Simone Biles, withdrew from the individual all-around gymnastics competition last month at the Toyko Olympics, mental health unexpectedly took the spotlight on the world’s largest stage. While many didn’t understand her decision, there was at least one Minnesotan who got it. And he couldn’t have been prouder of what she [...]

Charitable Team Building: Engaging Employees To Strengthen Teams & Do Good

By |2021-09-03T14:43:15-05:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|Tags: |

What Is Charitable Team Building? Charitable team building is one of the best ways for companies to improve employee engagement, satisfaction, and enthusiasm. When businesses provide volunteer opportunities that their workers can participate in together, whether in-person or virtually, meaningful interpersonal connections are strengthened, and overall enthusiasm for their company’s mission and purpose increases. All [...]

These Volunteers are Joining Forces to Give Kids a Chance at a New Life

By |2021-07-30T10:28:27-05:00July 30th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Meet Abuzer. A sweet and happy little boy, Abuzer was born with a cleft lip. Living in Ethiopia where healthcare is sparse and medical conditions that require surgery often go untreated, Abuzer was facing a life filled with problems feeding and speaking, chronic ear infections, and possible hearing loss. Even worse, his birth defect would [...]

Hitting Home Runs & Enriching Lives: The JP4 Foundation and MATTERbox

By |2021-07-23T07:31:55-05:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Uncategorized|

When can you score a home run without ever hitting a ball? For The JP4 Foundation, an organization committed to enriching the lives of youth through baseball, home runs come when the kids at their summer camps feel safe enough to build meaningful relationships with their coaches and in the process, begin to understand how [...]

Broaden Your Horizons: Travel With A Purpose

By |2021-07-16T08:23:36-05:00July 16th, 2021|Categories: Insight Trips, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: |

“I was looking for an internship opportunity that didn’t involve sitting in front of a Zoom call all day since that’s what we did all year at school. When this opportunity came up, it sounded like an incredible experience to do something hands-on, and in a place I’ve never been before.” Minnesota college student, Michael [...]

Quenton Marty: Reflections From My Time In Zimbabwe

By |2021-07-02T12:30:41-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

This week's blog is written by MATTER's President, Quenton Marty. Quenton and his family recently returned to Minnesota after spending seven months in Zimbabwe working alongside MATTER’s partner, Love for Africa, and overseeing our collaborative projects that are improving communities in this amazing country. This week I had lunch with a longtime friend and MATTER [...]

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