Thank you xoxo

By Marti Conner | August 29, 2018

 Thank you to all of our runners, volunteers, and sponsors!! Thank you so much for coming and helping at our 2018 5K & Family Run! It was very wet and rainy, and your commitment to staying and helping throughout the bad weather meant so much to us. We couldn’t have done the event without you!…

Earn Volunteer Hours!! Make a Difference with Homework Buddies!

By Marti Conner | August 3, 2018

  If you want to significantly impact the life of a child, then become a Homework Buddy. There are so many 1st-5th graders in the Colleyville/Grapevine Independent School District system who need help with their homework with emphasis on reading and comprehension skills. You don’t need to have any special certifications. What we need are…

Kids Matter Awarded Highest Level on GuideStar!

By Marti Conner | July 26, 2018

We have registered under GuideStar in the highest level, Platinum,  for the third year in a row! This is the highest level of recognition indicating our commitment to transparency. Less than .5% make it to this level!  😃 We are dedicated to showing our supporters how and where their donations are being used to help children in need. They…

Share your birthday!

By Marti Conner | July 20, 2018

  Birthdays only come once a year. Make your birthday this year extra special and create a birthday fundraiser on Facebook to help more children who live in poverty. For every $100 raised, one more child will receive new clothes!   You can create a birthday fundraiser on Facebook by following these steps.   Keep in…

Summer Reading Volunteers needed!

By Marti Conner | July 3, 2018

  Welcome to the 2018 Summer Reading Program at The Outreach Center and at GRACE. This program will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00  – 1:00 pm. The program and kids are in need of more volunteers!    For information on dates and to sign up, click here.

North Texas Gears Up For Annual Giving Day

By Marti Conner | July 3, 2018

With this year’s North Texas Giving Day set for September 20th, NTX area nonprofits are already gearing up for another exhilarating day of giving. The event helps build awareness and support for nonprofits like nothing else. In 2017, $39 million was raised through more than 137,000 gifts benefiting 2,723 local nonprofit, bringing the nine year total to $195…

5K & FAMILY FUN RUN SPONSORSHIP

By Marti Conner | June 11, 2018

Help us impact more children in the DFW area by sponsoring or attending our event! • Saturday, September 8, 2018 • Fun Run @ 8:00 AM • 5K @ 8:30 AM • Race Expo @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM • Bicentennial Park in Southlake, TX • Kids Fun Zone Run, walk, or Lend a Hand with…

Work Transition Program

By Marti Conner | May 17, 2018

[wp_swiper id=3210] Kids Matter has developed a Coffee Barista Program integrated with local high schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth community. The program focuses on mentally and developmentally challenged high school students and aims to teach skill-sets that they can use to find work after education. Our pilot Coffee Barista Program launched in 2017 at Colleyville Heritage High…

Congratulations to this year’s Lone Star Artist Award!

By Marti Conner | April 30, 2018

Congratulations to the 1st place winner of the Lone Star Youth Artist Award, Kortland Judd. Her charcoal work is titled “Right Eye” and is stunning!! Kortland is in 12th grade at Grapevine Faith School. We sponsor this award every year and are always floored by the talent right here in our community. For more information…

A successful book drive!

By Marti Conner | April 13, 2018

Thank you to Lisa Efthymiou – Realtor for organizing this successful book drive in honor of children served by Kids Matter International! Over 200 books were donated by generous supporters and we cannot wait to distribute to the children in our Ramp Up Reading literacy program! [wp_swiper id=3160]