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MatchBack Monday: January 8

Have you met Carson? Seriously, we don’t play favorites. We’re like your first-grade teacher who swore to the moon and back they liked each and every classmate the same. Ha, who are we kidding? That’s a total lie, Carson is totally one of our favorite...

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MatchBack Monday: October 23rd

Since we started, back in July, a lot has changed. We’ve traded in our swim trunks for scarves. We’ve more than doubled our Teens-In-Need Network partners, and we've launched the Work Bonus Program. But what hasn’t changed? How MatchBack works....

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MatchBack Monday: October 16th

This is why. I was a target, and I felt the sharp sting of biting words. I was taunted, and I felt the terrible unease of knowing it would come, but never knowing when. I was called names, and I felt a gaping hurt, wholly invisible to others. Twenty-five...

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MatchBack Monday: October 10th

Oh, they’re so sexy. Those smooth marketing tactics intended to woo first-time customers. “For new customers only!”  “This exclusive offer is only available to new accounts.”  “Sign-up today for this limited-time offer.”  “25% off for new customers, this...

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MatchBack Monday: September 25th

Fashion that…feeds? A brother (Christian Black) and sister (Carmin Black). A meager $200 startup investment. An enormous passion for people, design, charity, and entrepreneurship. And a beautiful vision to help children in need. This is the inspiring...

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MatchBack Monday: September 18

They’re just shirts. Right? Actually, before you answer, let’s just back it up for a minute. What do you do with a trash bag? Go ahead, answer the question, it’s not rhetorical and I have no witty punchline waiting for you. I don’t know about you, but in...

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MatchBack Monday: September 11

Saturday afternoon. A grocery store. I’m lost in thought in the produce aisle. A man approaches. “Hello,” he ventures. More of a question than a statement. Ugh. Doesn’t he know that I’m trying to determine whether I’ve got the cilantro or the flat leaf...

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MatchBack Monday: September 5

It’s the first day back after a long weekend. We’re sorry. Perk up today’s grind with some wise words (which we didn’t write) that we hope will inspire you to Do Good as we jump into the week:  People will forget what you said, people will forget what you...

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MatchBack Monday: August 21

The sun isn’t up yet. Her alarm won’t go off for another 15 minutes, and although her eyelids want nothing more than to squeeze those last few ounces of sleep out, her mind is showered, dressed, and out the door. The day, as usual, promises to be a...

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MatchBack Monday: August 14th

You’ve heard it before I’m sure. This new generation has it so easy. Back in the day you actually had to go to a library to write a research report. Back in the day you actually had to stalk someone using binoculars and stealth, there was no Facebook. You didn’t get...

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The MatchBack.org team would like to thank the MatchBack-er who generously shared the following: “I have two grown children and one on the verge of teenager-hood.  We have been very fortunate to be able to provide for our children beyond the basic...

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On the twelfth day of back-to-school shopping my mother bought for me: Twelve socks so itchy Eleven floppy folders Ten pointy pencils Nine neon leggings Eight cheesy chinos Seven sweaters so last season Six too-big hoodies Five cutoff jeans Four ugly boots...

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MatchBack Monday: July 24

Perspectives. We all have one. From the moment you entered the world, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, your worldview began to form. Your home. Your family. Your friends. The list goes on. Good, bad, or somewhere-in-between, our relationships and life...

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MatchBack Monday: July 17

Oh, those shoes. Sky blue leather moccasins intricately embroidered with red, navy, and white beaded accents. Buttery soft and looking like they were straight up from the nearest Navajo reservation. I’m not quite sure where my parents got them. If you were to ask...

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Hey, let’s catch up…

Hey, Lets Catch Up.. MatchBack’s first month is in full-swing and we’re loving every minute of it! (Cue the confetti and balloons.) Our very first matched orders have left our doors headed straight to youth in need. For the month of July we have teamed with local area...

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MatchBack Monday: July 10

The MatchBack team would like to thank this generous MatchBack-er for her willingness to share the following story with our community.  She notices.  Again?  Again.  And it’s far too hot.  Yes, something is not right—she is sure of it....

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MatchBack Monday: July 3

I've never told anyone. A secret long held, of a memory never forgotten. Red wagon in tow, four young siblings set out. They weren’t headed to the park. Or grandma’s. Or even out to play. No, they had a mission. It was collection day. The first doorbell rings. Manners...

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MatchBack Monday

MatchBack Monday Adam is a man of many shoes. And many t-shirts. Like, a lot. No, really. Like so many that one might infer that his retirement nest egg is literally within those laces, leather, and air pump technology. Either he is going to be living large off his...

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MatchBack Blog

You’ve heard it before I’m sure. This new generation has it so easy. Back in the day you actually had to go to a library to write a research report. Back in the day you actually had to stalk someone using binoculars and stealth, there was no Facebook. You didn’t get...

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