"Peace is possible!"

- Mattie J.T. Stepanek

We hope that MattieOnline.com inspires neighbors around the block and around the world. Together, let us choose to celebrate and share a message of hope and peace.

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Mattie’s “Head Elf” Legacy Lives on at North Pole

Mattie’s Head Elf Sleigh on Display during the 25th Annual CHI/United Fantasy Flight     At the age of 4, Mattie J.T. Stepanek went on his first “Fantasy Flight” to the North Pole to spend a morning celebrating the season in Santa’s workshop. The trip is an annual event sponsored by Children’s Hospice International and United Airlines at [...]

Mattie’s Peace Tree 2014 — free, fun, international

Fall/Winter Outreach Activity Mattie’s Peace Tree 2014 Many people — > one project — > peace. – Mattie’s Peace Tree 2014 is now displayed… —>CLICK HERE<— to view the tree and individual ornaments! Mattie’s Peace Tree 2014 — created by global neighbors! -  Click HERE for our MAIN PAGE (the tree, the individual ornaments, and [...]

Letter from Mattie’s Foundation

Mattie’s Foundation Needs You     Dear Friend of Mattie’s Foundation,   “Peace is possible! It begins with a choice – our choice.”   This quote by my son, Mattie, summarizes the mission of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation. Since 2005, our volunteer-based not-for-profit has worked to create programs and activities that support people of [...]

December Spotlight

Peace Seeker

Our Peace Seeker Spotlight honors Kelsey VanNostrand – a graduate student in healthcare who chose to learn more about Mattie’s message of peace after receiving a scholarship in Mattie’s name from the Rosalynn Carter Institute and Johnson & Johnson. Read more...

Peace Maker

Our Peace Maker Spotlight honors Shelly Gross – a videographer who shared her talents with Mattie’s Foundation to produce the 2013 “December Prayer” poetry video, a peace outreach project that represented global neighbors in 32+ countries. Read more...

Peace Bringer

Our Peace Bringer Spotlight honors Yuka Saionji Matsuura of Japan – the Deputy Chair of Byakko Shinko Kai and Goi Peace Foundation, whose grandfather launched a simple, global prayer after WWII that is now on peace poles around the world. Read more...

Peace Sponsor

Our Peace Sponsor Spotlight honors Sister Pauline Petruzzella, R.S.M. – who has been an advocate for Mattie’s Foundation for many, many years, and who shares Mattie’s message of peace with people of all ages and in many diverse places. Read more...

- Mattie J.T. Stepanek