This year, we were excited to have the opportunity to clothe over 2,000 children! We had three Around the Block events in November 2019: ATB Southlake on November 2nd, ATB Arlington on November 9th, and ATB Austin on November 16th.
Children and families lined up for the opportunity to go shopping for clothes. As these children were from families at or below the poverty level, this was the first time for many of them to buy brand new clothes.
To make this event possible, we needed hundreds of volunteers to shop with these children. Between all three events, we had nearly 700 volunteers sign up!
We cannot say thank you enough to these wonderful individuals who were willing to take time out of their busy schedules to help us with these events.
We couldn’t do Around the Block without our amazing partnership with Kohl’s department stores. They have given so much to this organization.
And of course, our spectacular Kids Matter board members contributed an incredible amount of effort and time to make all three of our ATB events the best that they could be.
We look forward to growing these events in the future. Thank you again to everyone who made ATB 2019 such a huge success.
At Kids Matter we believe in living and acting by faith and wisdom—not out of fear. We recognize that there is a lot of anxiety in the world right now, and for good reason. The COVID-19 outbreak is challenging each of us to modify our lifestyle and take extra steps to remain safe. Here we have staff members whose children’s schools have been temporarily closed, and like all of you we are committed to helping slow the spread of this illness. For this reason, our physical office space will have limited open hours until further notice. Thank you for your faithful support. Stay happy and healthy! 😊”