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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

19 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.

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!

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.

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.

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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!

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.

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

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.

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.