How We Were Called to MATTER
“What do you have in your own two hands?” This foundational question is the soil from which we have grown to become MATTER.
When Minnesota business owners Dennis and Megan Doyle saw valuable corporate surplus being discarded, they took action. Using what was in their own two hands, warehouse space, they began to gather life-saving resources to put into the hands of people that could benefit, specifically people living in scarcity. It soon became their calling, and in 2000 they started Hope for the City.
Over 20 years later, we have evolved to be called MATTER. Our name calls us to action and drives us to create a world where we all matter. As an organization, we focus on leveraging some of Minnesota’s biggest resources: healthcare, education, and agriculture.
While not a faith-based nonprofit, we refer to MATTER as “faith-inspired,” a result of the deep conviction and strong belief of our founders, who were inspired by two scriptural commands: “To take care for the least of these”, from Matthew 25; and to be good stewards of God’s creation and its abundant resources, as found in Genesis 2.
Since 2000, tens of thousands of donors and volunteers have helped grow MATTER into an organization that has distributed over $655 million in restorative aid and is impacting millions of lives around the world.
What do you have in your own two hands? It’s a simple, yet profound, question that can change the world. That IS changing the world. Join us in creating a world where everyone and everything is valued for all its worth.
A world where we all MATTER.