You Matter Marathon Update

You Matter Marathon Update

Hi YuMMies, We’re about six weeks away from November, and the YMM already has 1,164 individual participants, 127 Ambassador organizations and 44 schools signed up for 2021! Check out the impact YOU MATTER is having in schools already this year… “I have used the cards...

Two Weeks Left to Double Your Impact

Two Weeks Left to Double Your Impact

Mt. Lebanon School District, Pittsburgh, PA We’re amazed. A number of you have already sent virtual hugs to school students around the world by making a gift to the You Matter Marathon that was doubled! We’re doing the happy dance! We welcome more contributions so we...

You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup

You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup

“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”–Eleanor Brown Hi YuMMies, As we move into September, we’re beginning to gear up for the 2021 You Matter Marathon! 2021 may be our most important year yet. Now more than ever, people need to know that...

Be an A+ YuMMie – Schools Need YOU MATTER Magic

Be an A+ YuMMie – Schools Need YOU MATTER Magic

Now more than ever, school communities need connection and positivity. From students to staff, bus drivers to school nurses, so many people are facing uncertainty and challenges this school year. You Matter Marathon needs YOU to help us show our school communities...

A Labor of Positivity and Connection

A Labor of Positivity and Connection

As Labor Day approaches, You Matter Marathon is reminded of how impactful spreading the YOU MATTER message while working can be. Proof, straight from our YuMMies. “I work in e-commerce and recently spent time with our hourly associates – these people are braving the...

YOU MATTER Marathon Hits the Books

YOU MATTER Marathon Hits the Books

As schools and colleges across the nation prepare for another year, a lot of questions remain. From students to staff, bus drivers to school nurses, so many people are facing uncertainty and challenges this school year. We know from previous YuMMies, how much joy YOU...

You Matter Magic – Camp Edition

You Matter Magic – Camp Edition

We’ve  heard so many inspiring stories about spreading YOU MATTER magic this summer! As summer camps are wrapping up, we were reminded of the instant impact one YuMMie made when sharing YOU MATTER cards. “I handed out cards at my Girl Scout Troop and gave each girl an...

Mattering and Work

Mattering and Work

In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart.–Blaise Pascal Just last week a client shared that she’s starting a job search, even in the midst of these challenging times, because she’s tired of feeling like she doesn’t matter at work – especially to her...

You Matter Magic Takes a Road Trip

You Matter Magic Takes a Road Trip

Summer months are typically filled with road trips and vacationing – both perfect opportunities to spread YOU MATTER magic! We know this year is different and you may choose a staycation. Whether your travel plans are visiting abroad or visiting your local pool, don’t...

Calling all YuMMies! Share your YOU MATTER story with us!

Calling all YuMMies! Share your YOU MATTER story with us!

Calling all YuMMies! Share your YOU MATTER story with us! Can you help us? We’re collecting inspiring stories, testimonials, photos, and videos to feature in our 2021 You Matter Marathon marketing campaign and we’d love to include yours! We’re eager for others to join...

The Magic and Mystery of a You Matter Card

The Magic and Mystery of a You Matter Card

The Magic and Mystery of a You Matter CardThe Magic and Mystery of a You Matter card. When you give someone a You Matter cardyou never know the hurtthey may have recently been throughor the self-doubt they’re going through. Maybe an ordinary day; maybe not. And when...

Meet our You Matter Marathon Elves!

Meet our You Matter Marathon Elves!

Dear YuMMies, Even though the Marathon is traditionally in November, we’re busy all year preparing and mailing You Matter cards throughout the world! For the fourth year in a row we’re delighted and grateful to have the students and staff of the Special Education...

How One Super YuMMie is Making a Difference

How One Super YuMMie is Making a Difference

Check out this You Matter Moment! I order You Matter cards by the thousands and give them to any and everyone! I put them inside my bill payments, letters, place them on parked cars, and share 25-50 cards to those who would pass them along. Recently, at a big box...

Why the You Matter Marathon Means More This Year!

Why the You Matter Marathon Means More This Year!

The last 18 months have been a challenge for so many people in many different ways. A lot of our You Matter Marathoners have continued handing out You Matter cards during the pandemic and have seen such gratitude from those that receive a card! One of our You Matter...

Check out this You Matter Inspiration

You Matter two short words nine letters for the one who receives them and the one who gives them they're words rarely if ever spoken and what difference makers those words can be in a world fraught with indifference they can stop someone in their tracks here this for...

Can the You Matter Marathon Change Your Life?

Can the You Matter Marathon Change Your Life?

YuMMies from around the world often share with us why they love joining the You Matter Marathon. Some of the top reasons include: spreading kindness, expressing gratitude, and sharing the words YOU MATTER with others. What surprises some of our You Matter Marathoners...

Check out this You Matter Moment!

Check out this You Matter Moment!

You Matter MomentPeople know me as the You Matter lady in my community. I give a You Matter card every time I tip in restaurants and also put them in laundromats. Right now I’m visiting New Zealand and am in a mandatory 14-day Managed Isolation. Even in isolation I’m...

Why Gratitude Lists Don’t Work

Why Gratitude Lists Don’t Work

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world.–Mary OliverLike many wonderful people in our YMM community, you may share You Matter cards to express gratitude to others. By now many of us have heard of the benefits of gratitude.  As...

Check out this You Matter Moment!

Check out this You Matter Moment!

You Matter MomentI find myself giving "You Matter" cards anytime the spirit moves me, which seems to be often these days! Recently, I was going through the drive-through at a Wendy's, and handed the young man taking my money a You Matter card along with the cash. When...

Check out this You Matter Moment!

Check out this You Matter Moment!

You Matter MomentI work at an inpatient Drug and Alcohol facility. Many times, our clients come to us discouraged and hopeless. As they spend time here, they become clearer with what they want to do with their lives. One thing they enjoy doing is giving back to the...

Check out this You Matter Moment!

Check out this You Matter Moment!

You Matter MomentI’ve handed these cards out to homeless people on the street. I usually place the card in front of the dollar bill I give them. A few of these homeless people have looked at the card, read it, then held it up high with a smile. Some have even said...

Check out this You Matter Moment!

Check out this You Matter Moment!

You Matter MomentThe You Matter Marathon came into my life with perfect timing. It was five years ago and my 70th birthday was fast approaching. I was seeking a way to help others and make a difference. My friend and creative writing professor told our class at Barnes...

We met our match!

We met our match!

Because of you...We are amazed. Our generous YuMMies have contributed $3,380 this month. Our “You Matter Match-a-thon” is complete, and we could not have asked for a better outcome. Your generosity shows you know how valuable the You Matter message is, and for that we...

Match point!

Match point!

Only $430 to goDear YuMMies, We are so close! Thanks to our amazing and generous YuMMies, we are only $430 away from completing the $3,000 matching challenge offered by School Improvement Partnership for this year’s “You Matter Match-a-thon.” Would you be one of the...

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