A Matter of the Heart Helps Southeast Idaho Residents in Need

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Updated: 2/14/2013 10:46 am

        Anyone who has lived in Idaho knows this is a very giving state…and while we’re surrounded with DI’s, Goodwill’s and many other places alike, it’s a new group set on helping people; that’s starting to turn heads.

This group is using the social media platform to reach out to others who are in need and they’re already making quite the difference, but perhaps the best thing about this is that it’s absolutely free.

“Matter of the Heart is an area where everybody can come for help, there’s a bunch of different kinds of help, such as for items or food or friendship or family or, I mean just somebody just to lean on, just a shoulder to lean on or, there’s all kinds of different reasons for it” said founder Cheryl Tanner.

The group, which you can find on Facebook, was started in October of last year, since then it has grown significantly with over a thousand members in the southeast Idaho area.

“There’s a little girl that didn’t have a bed and we located a bed for her and took it over and set it up and I mean the mom was excited and
crying and sobbing and you know, a little while later when we started the food pantry that same little girl went through her mom’s cupboard and emptied out the cupboard into two grocery sacks and the mom brought it in, and was just, I mean sobbing so hard she couldn’t even talk an told me thanks” told Tanner.

Members of A Matter of the Heart find out about people who are in need and then find a way to get items to those people…for free.

“It feels great, that’s what it’s all about, so that’s why it’s called A Matter of the Heart, it’s all about the heart” continued Tanner.

The group has a transportation system as well as pickup locations everywhere from St. Anthony down to Soda Springs.

If you’re interested in joining the group A Matter of the Heart you can call 881-8112 or e-mail Cheryl Tanner at clltanner@msn.com



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aunt Betty - 4/4/2013 5:49 PM
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This is a bull group. I was one of their transporters and because someone lied about me, they kicked me off. Joke of a group!!!!!!!

Angel143 - 2/15/2013 1:13 AM
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I hope the page does well and all the drama goes well

daddysweetness - 2/14/2013 10:50 AM
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momma bear barb, werent you the same person who snitched out your so-called "friend" at christmas, when AMOTH was trying to bring Christmas to everyone who couldnt provide for themselves. you are a rude, bitter woman who has nothing better to do with your time than act rudely and call people names, good people who would give you the shirts off their backs in a snowstorm if you needed it. Shame on you!

Hendjes2 - 2/12/2013 8:18 PM
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This group is amazing! It gave Christmas to children that would not have had one otherwise and has come together over night to feed families that have nothing and for other emergency situations. I have seen the drop off/ transportation points to be able to testify that several wonderful people (Cheryl, Diamond and Marci just to name a few) have allowed this site to take over areas such as their garages to allow those in need to pick up their items. Cheryl literally covered my butt by giving me extra clothes out of her closet because I only had one pair of jeans. These site has restored my faith in people and shown me that not everyone is just out for themselves.

groovysmurf - 2/12/2013 7:24 PM
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I love my "family" at Matter of the Heart. Cheryl is a saint! Without her we would all be lost and lonely! Keep up the good work Cheryl and admins!

smgailey - 2/12/2013 6:06 PM
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This group has helped so many people! We all have something to give, and this group helps connect people throughout SE Idaho, and has filled so many needs- big and small. There is never talk of money- it is not allowed to offer or accept money for the items given. It is one of the most giving groups of people I have ever been privileged to be part of. And the unique transport system has allowed people to help from throughout the region rather than just in their own back yards. Clothing items, toys, furniture, kitchen items, food and bedding are just a few of the types of items that are regularly given.
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