The First Annual ‘The Children Matter’ Event

By |2018-08-06T08:00:58-05:00November 9th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Left: Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed-Simmons; Middle Left: Maria Menounos; Middle Right: Randy Jackson; Right: Brady Forseth & Quenton Marty. (Nov. 7, 2015 - Source: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America)  Thank you for making the first annual 'The Children Matter' event such a success! LA rolled out the red carpet Saturday evening (November [...]

Hope Rises with New Hospital in Dandora, Kenya

By |2018-08-06T08:01:00-05:00July 21st, 2015|Categories: Hospitals, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

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. A resident of Dandora walks across garbage in the huge dump surrounding the slum. The Dandora dump sits in [...]

In Zambia, Matter plans to deliver hope to maternity ward

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00June 29th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

The Matter team is on the road, visiting partners and new projects across Africa. Last week, President Quenton Marty and Vice President of Procurement and International Programs Mike Muelken were in Lusaka, Zambia, visiting our partners Health Hope Zambia at the UTH University Teaching Hospital. Part of the Labor and Delivery Wing of the University Teaching [...]

Matter’s 2014 Annual Report is Available to view Online!

By |2015-06-23T15:43:12-05:00June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

At the heart of Matter's Culture of Service is the belief that to whom much is given, much is required. The Matter team strives to embody stewardship in this way through our every day actions, especially our financial resources. Are you interested in learning more about how Matter leverages the generosity of our many donors and partners [...]

Matter Team Headed to Africa to View Health Projects

By |2020-12-23T13:03:18-06:00June 19th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Three members of Matter’s team are headed to Africa for a three-week trip to connect with partners on the ground, and get updates on our international health initiatives. President Quenton Marty, Vice President of Operations Jeremy Newhouse and Vice President of Procurement and International Programs Mike Muelken will visit Zambia, Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania over the [...]

Matter Goes Pro to Expand Access to Health in Senegal

By |2020-12-23T13:03:18-06:00June 18th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Gorgui Dieng is a long way from home these days. As a starter for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the last two seasons, he is far away from his birthplace of Senegal. Gorgui led the Louisville Cardinals to the Final Four of the 2011-12 NCAA Championships before joining the Timberwolves. But his homeland and the Senegalese [...]

First Matter Container Arrives in Dandora, Kenya

By |2018-08-17T10:25:45-05:00June 17th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

The first of three shipping containers filled with medical supplies arrives in Dandora, Kenya, at the newly completed hospital Dandora, a slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya, is home to the largest dump in the world – and 300,000 people. Many of the residents of Dandora seek out a living sifting through the [...]

What Can You do to Matter Today?

By |2018-08-06T08:01:02-05:00June 16th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , |

Erin Villareal worked with friends at Minnesota Teen Challenge to decorate MatterBoxes which she gave out as favors at her wedding, encouraging her guests to bless others in the community. When Hope for the City changed its’ name to Matter in 2014, one of the many reasons we chose to be “Matter” was [...]

MatterBox: Health – Matter and HCMC Work Together to Fight Diabetes

By |2018-08-06T08:01:02-05:00June 11th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Carmelia Nelson, Diabetes Educator at HCMC, is interviewed by KSTP about the relationship between food insecurity and diabetes, and what Matter and HCMC are doing to solve this problem. The correlation between food and health has never been stronger. Food insecurity today means not just hunger, but often obesity and a higher risk [...]

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