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Minutes for Memories Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Foundations, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Health, Health Care, Human Services, Pediatrics, Philanthropy

Mission: Memories have the potential to lift people up when they need it most. At Minutes for Memories we realize that it only takes a few minutes to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Results: In 2012 Minutes for Memories helped start up a power wheel chair soccer team in Central Massachusetts and provide them with their initial funding. In addition they took a young boy from Worcester, Massachusetts who was severely injured in a car accident to his first Red Sox game with his family. Since then We have created memories at the Boston Celtics, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Concerts and more. To see more visit http://www.minutesformemories.org/past-memories/

Target demographics: Children who have sustained long term injuries aged 5-25 years old.

Geographic areas served: New England, Boston, Massachusetts

Community Stories

39 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

June 2013 my son,19 at the time, was in a car accident and suffered a serious tbi. His recovery has been nothing short of remarkable but like most tbis it has been a marathon not a sprint. Minutes for Memories came into my son's marathon and gave him a break from the often mundane and at times very difficult journey he is traveling. They have touched our family with their genuine kindness and compassion. My son went to the Celtics season opener with his dad, me, and his uncle and Matt and Greg from Minutes for Memories. He had a wonderful time and seeing him so happy meant so much to all of us. He tells everyone what Minutes for Memories did for him and how "awesome" it was. As a parent, what Minutes for Memories, brought to my son and our family was a minute to forget the difficulties of life and create a memory of laughing, fun, and togetherness.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Minutes for Memories is such a wonderful organization. I recently heard about their work when they took 5 families to the Boston Celtics. The kids looked so happy, it was so uplifting to see kids who have suffered so much enjoying themselves.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Minutes for Memories is a wonderful organization that helps children and families create unforgettable memories. The work done by this charity has a lasting impact on those who are involved and is truly an inspiration.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Minutes for Memories is an incredible organization, striving to make happy memories during what I can imagine are incredibly difficult times. Interacting with anyone on the team, it's clear that Minutes for Memories has a dedication and passion for this cause. Cannot say enough good things about this foundation.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Minutes for Memories staff are passionate and truly care about their mission. It's great seeing their natural interaction with children and the joy the kids take in getting to be part of memories.

1 Lori128

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My better half when healthy was a coach and played many sports. Once he was disabled he struggled with finding a way to channel his energy and love of coaching. He came across wheelchair soccer and enjoyed it. Minutes gave the team it's start. I am forever grateful to Matt and Greg for that. My better half is no longer with me, and I am thankful for the great memories I have.

1 Brandon17

Client Served

Rating: 5

Last year I was badly hurt in a car accident and suffered a tbi. Yesterday, October 29, I got to meet Matt and Greg and go to the Celtics season opener. The night was great! Matt and Greg were incredibly nice and understanding of everything I've gone through.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I know those involved with Minutes for Memories very well and its clear to see that they are so passionate about the Foundation's mission. Matt and the crew work hard to create experiences to lift up those that may need it after tragic accidents. Minutes for Memories is a great cause run by a great group.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an incredible organization - after someone suffers a tragic incident, they need tremendous support and someone to lift them up when they are struggling and that is exactly what Minutes for Memories offers to every child - inspiration.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i have the pleaseure of knowing people in charge on the oragainzation. He is so passionate about Minutes of Memories which makes everyone around him want to do more to help out in any way they can. Amazing orgainaztion with an amazing mission.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having a handicapped sibling myself, it is great to see what "Minutes for Memories Foundation" has done.
Their work really is inspiring to iniate something similar here in Germany!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The healing process after traumatic injuries extends beyond the hospital and PT setting. Minutes for Memories helps bring a little joy and happiness to the journey as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of accompanying Minutes for Memories on two of the Memories made through their partnership with the Boston Symphony's Symphony for Our City Program. Volunteering with this organization has been an awesome experience and I look forward to continuing my involvement in the years ahead!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Terrific nonprofit with inspiring mission. Hope to get a chance to help out with their goal one day

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think foundations like this are awesome. The goals of Minutes for Memories are so inspirational. Coming from a very athletic background I know that if I had a life changing injury I would still want to do things like this. I know people who have had life changing injuries as well, so knowing there is an opportunity for them to still be apart of their dreams is very rewarding. The struggle that some of these individuals go through is worth the fight when they can get a reward like the ones that MFM offers. I admire everything they are about and think they are the cat's meow.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I get a great feeling just knowing there are organizations like Minutes for Memories out in our community. It is an integral part of our duty to society that we take time out to look after and care for one another; to give back even if in some small way. We need more champions for those less fortunate or voiceless. Keep up the great work!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I stumbled upon this site based on a recommendation. As I perused the pages, I felt there was an effort to improve people's lives, by providing highlights that encourage and providing a voice where there were only whispers. It is good to know that there are good people out there to inspire such hope and commit to such efforts to make people smile.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The team at Minutes for Memories is very dedicated to their cause. I have donated to assist their efforts and plan to donate again. The most impressive part is the "Resources" section on their website, www.minutesformemories.org, where they promote other organizations also fighting for similar goals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dope non-profit that not only preaches, but walks the talk in everything that they do.

Donor

Rating: 5

After much research I decided to make Minutes for Memories by choice nonprofit organization to donate to. Minutes for Memories is made up of hard working volunteers making a BIG impact on an important cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minutes for Memories is a wonderful foundation with a great leadership team. I have been honored to be involved with their past events.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Minutes for Memories has been an extremely worthwhile, rewarding process. I got involved as an intern with the organization as a freshman at Boston College. Now, going into my sophomore year, I continue to work with these amazing people as we expand the network for young life-changing injury survivors. I remember that one of the first things said to me at the beginning of my time with Minutes for Memories was that my work there would be meaningful and valuable to the organization, and that has proven to be more than true. The members of this organization have big dreams for the future, and I have no doubt that they can successfully do whatever they put their minds to!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Minutes for Memories is a foundation with a thoughtful and important cause. It is run by a group of devoted and enthusiastic individuals, whose goal is to bring smiles to the faces of children in need (as well as their families). It’s apparent that the employees/volunteers truly care about the kids they work with and they strive to create a unique experience that’s well-matched with the interests of each individual. I’m also impressed by how the foundation successfully reinforces the notion of overcoming life’s challenges. Keep up the good work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a freshman in Boston College, I was so lucky to get involved with MFM, a growing non-profit with great potential. It is the first time for me to really understand how a non-profit operates and do what I can to help people in need, something I have always dreamed of. It is extremely exciting that under the collaboration of the team, MFM has successfully started a chapter in Boston College, which offers more resources and opportunities for the organization to grow, and to achieve bigger goals in the future. I will definitely continue to work with MFM so that more people will enjoy the benefits!
                                   
                                     

1 Leann O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Minutes for Memories is an amazing Foundation. Matt, Greg, Allison and Krystal are Fun,Caring, and Giving group of young individuals who gave my son a trip to his First Celtics game in Boston. What a fun time. They brought us the dinner first, bought him a t-shirt, and purchased awesome seats at the game.
They also went out of their way to send a jersey to him on his 16th birthday. They are so thoughtful.
We are hoping to get together again. The Group will be forever in our hearts for giving our son a memory he will never forget.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MFM is a wonderful charity with an amazing mission. Everyone involved shows a sense of passion, creativity, and teamwork that reflects their mission to create new memories to prove that an injury does not have to dictate the quality of ones life. It is simply inspiring!

For such a young foundation they have already accomplished so much!
I cannot wait to see what Matt and the team bring to the table in the future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Minutes for Memories is a great foudation. The team/group that works on this foundation is truley dedicated to their mission, and have already touched so many lives with their work. They want to make a difference and do not believe a disability should define someone.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minutes for Memories is a wonderful organization. It has been an honor to volunteer with them. They have come so far in the year they have been serving those who need their help. I look forward to watching this organization grow for many years to come.

Jeffrey12

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure to work with Matt and the rest of the board members as their trusted tax advisor and also as an attendee of some of their events. All individuals involved with the foundation truly live up to the mission at hand and continue to make this a truly unique organization.

Nevena D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Minutes for Memories is an amazing Foundation. I can't beleive how much lives it's touched in just a year. I am very exicited for the future and the wonderful work I know the Organization will accomplish in years to come. Keep up the wonderful work

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful charity with a great mission. Those involved give it their all with passion, creativity, and teamwork in the hopes of never letting an injury dictate the quality of life by creating new memories. For such a young foundation, so much has already been accomplished, and I look forward to seeing the growth of MFM in the future and being a part of it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Minutes for Memories for over a year now and have witnessed firsthand how this organization helps people living with injuries remain active in pursuing their dreams. Through the creation of positive memories, MFM aims to not let an injury define the rest of a person’s life and to ensure that hope remains to conquer all challenges. I look forward to continuing my work with MFM as it continues to grow and help others. This is an awesome organization that leaves a smile on the face of anyone involved!

Lauren31

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I fully support this organization; What a positive influence on our community and on our youth! They develop some great events that support the cause, I highly recommend attending or volunteering. Keep up the good work!

Betty16

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great charity with an amazing goal to bring smiles and memories to those in need of a brighter day. They have grown so fast and will hopefully continue to spread their message and mission to children and young adults across the country.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm new to the organization but very excited to help in their future. I have been to one of their events and it went off without a hitch. I can tell you they are on their game though. Very good at keeping donors, prospective donors and anyone who wants to know more in the loop. They are also social media savvy. I look forward to watching their progress and growth as they do good in this world. I highly recommend doing business with them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am new working with this organization. I am looking forward to being part of the great work they do going forward.

1 Linda134

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group of dedicated people have done so much to give lasting memories to the people whose lives they have touched. I am impressed with the impact they have made not only on the children they have helped, but also on their families. And in such a short time. They are making a difference one person at a time and I will follow them to watch their growth as they make memories for many more children.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've had the honor of working with Minutes for Memories from its inception in 2011. In it's short life, Minutes for Memories has been able to help a power chair soccer team get started and create a memory at a Red Sox game for an exceptional young man who was injured in a car accident. Getting to continue making these memories is something I look forward to doing. Seeing the happiness on the kids and their families faces makes it all worth it.

2 Dave34

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Its amazing what Minutes for Memories has accomplished in only one year. I have been able to witness first hand the smiles they have brought to these children. I look forward to watching them grow in the years to come.