Around the Block 2022 Dates Set
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2022
Contact: Rachel Dahlstrom
2,000 Under-Served Children To Shop For New Clothing
Southlake, TX: Over 2,000 economically disadvantaged children will shop for new clothes at KOHLS department stores thanks to Kids Matter International, a local charity serving children living at or below the poverty line. The Around the Block Clothing Program is an annual event hosted by Kids Matter International.
The children, who are referred from local schools, community agencies, and orphanages, receive a $100 voucher to spend on new clothing. With discounts and no tax, each $100 will equate to well over $225 –
$250 in merchandise. Through our long standing partnership with KOHLS department stores, 16,425 children have been provided new clothing valued at over $2,790,000 over the past several years. In addition, Twisted X Inc. is donating high-quality shoes for each child, an in-kind value of over
“Helping children in need is the core mission of Kids Matter International.” said Marti Conner, president. “For the majority of the children, it is the first time they will shop for new clothes versus receiving hand-me-downs. We hold the events during November to insure that the kids have warm clothing before Winter arrives.”
The three events will be held: Saturday and Sunday, November 5th and 6th, with over 500 kids from the area will shop at KOHLS in Southlake beginning at 7:30 am – 10:30 am; on November 12th and 13th over 500 kids will shop at KOHLS in Arlington and on November 19th and 20th, 700 kids will shop at KOHLS in Sunset Valley, Austin. We are in need of volunteers to shop with the kids. Visit https:// www.kidsmatterinternational.org/volunteers/around-the-block-volunteer/ to volunteer.
Kids Matter International is a 501(c3) charity serving children in need. The charity has received 6 consecutive Platinum ratings from Candid, formerly GuideStar, a national organization that tracks the transparency of nonprofits across the United States. Less than 1% of the charities are granted a Platinum rating.