Kids Matter Begins Funding New International Charities!

By Marti Conner | January 3, 2019

  Kids Matter is excited to announce that we are now supporting three new international charities: Coreluv International, Inc., Anker Christensen Charitable Fund and Victory Christian! Anker Christensen Charitable Fund is a 501c3 Christian organization with a mission of providing long term sustainable community development focusing on needs identified by the community itself such as…

Around the Block 2018 is a Success

By Marti Conner | November 21, 2018

Thank you to everyone involved! This year, we were excited to have the opportunity to clothe over 1,600 children! We had three Around the Block events in November 2018: ATB Southlake on November 3rd, ATB Arlington on November 10th, and ATB Austin on November 17th. Children and families lined up for the opportunity to go…

Volunteer with Around The Block

By Marti Conner | September 21, 2018

Around The Block (ATB) is our largest program where our leadership teams, volunteers, and donors can all interact together with the children we serve. Our flagship event at Kohl’s in Southlake has been confirmed for November 3, 2018. Our 2nd DFW event will be held at Kohl’s in Arlington on November 10, 2018. Kids Matter will be hosting a 3rd event in Austin on November 17, 2018. Mark all three dates on your calendars and sign up to volunteer!

Celebrate North Texas Giving Day!

By Marti Conner | August 30, 2018

SAVE THE DATE TO DONATE  Kids Matter is taking part in North Texas Giving Day! On September 19th, every donation on the North Texas Giving Day website in honor of Kids Matter will help more children in our community. Get the most out of your donation!   SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 6 AM CENTRAL – MIDNIGHT  …

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…

Thank you Bill Sandlin your service as Chairman of the Board!

By Rachel Dahlstrom | January 16, 2024

  Bill Sandlin, Chairman of the Board Retirement   We would like to express our gratitude to Bill Sandlin, a true servant-leader and our superhero, for his exceptional contribution to Kids Matter as the Chairman of the Board from 2017 to 2023. Bill has generously given his time, talent, and resources to serve children living…

Merry Christmas from your friends at Kids Matter!

By Rachel Dahlstrom | December 21, 2023

            May your days be filled with peace, hope, and joy this holiday season. As the year comes to an end, we want to thank you for your support! This year we provided necessities to over 1,500 underprivileged children in our community. Every $100 that we raised this year provided an estimated $250…

Making a difference one backpack at a time!

By Rachel Dahlstrom | November 16, 2023

Making a Difference in Underserved Communities with Jatalo! Here at Kids Matter International, we believe that every child deserves access to quality education and the necessary tools to succeed. That is why we are incredibly grateful to Jatalo for their recent donation of bags to underserved school-aged children through our organization. For those who are…

Welcome Victoria Meagher to KMI Board of Directors

By Rachel Dahlstrom | October 16, 2023

Welcome Victoria Meagher to the KMI Board of Directors “It took us a long time to have children, and finally having 4 miracles, time has proven how much they deserve pure love, comfort, guidance, and most of all, to feel safe. Kids Matter is devoted to helping children with their basic needs, and we can…

Around the Block Dates Have Been Set!

By Rachel Dahlstrom | August 23, 2023

Around The Block (ATB) is our largest program where our leadership team, volunteers, and donors can all interact together with the children we serve. ATB is a collaboration among Kids Matter, KOHL’s Department Store, and the McCarty Family Trust. Since 2006, we have served over 18,175 children in the DFW and Austin areas with our Around The Block program.…

Charity Ball 2023 Was a Success!

By Rachel Dahlstrom | August 23, 2023

We truly appreciate your support by attending our 2023 Boots & Bling Charity Ball, which is our main fundraiser. Because of you, this event was a great success, making our 16th annual ball one of the most successful ever! The funds you helped us raise will be used to continue our mission of helping underprivileged…

Save the Date for Kids Matter Charity Ball 2023

By Rachel Dahlstrom | December 21, 2022

Save the Date for Boots and Bling The Kids Matter Charity Ball is our largest annual fundraiser to support the many programs and partnerships we have to serve our mission. The 2023 Charity Ball is on April 14th at the Hilton in Southlake and kicks our fundraising efforts for the year. The funds raised allow us…

Put Stock in Something That Matters

By Rachel Dahlstrom | December 20, 2022

Did you know that when you donate stock, you avoid the tax on the gain while deducting 100% of the value of the contribution? When you give stock, you may earn 2-3x the tax savings vs. donating cash. It’s a win-win for you and us. And now it’s fast, safe and easy to do. Every…

Wrap, Wrap, Baby Fundraiser benefitting Kids in Tarrant County

By Rachel Dahlstrom | December 1, 2022

“Wrap, Wrap, Baby!” Bring your unwrapped gifts to our gift-wrapping fundraiser!  Leave the paper cuts to us! It will be at Restore Wellness Center, 2600 E. Southlake Blvd, Suite 150, Southlake, TX 76092 It will be from 4-7 pm on two consecutive Thursdays:  December 8 and December 15, 2022. For your tax-deductible donation, a “Kids…

Cambridge Investment Research donated over $75,000 to Kids Matter

By Rachel Dahlstrom | September 28, 2022

Kids Matter International received a generous $75,219.00 donation from Cambridge Investment Research at their annual Ignite National Conference. After extensive evaluation of charities in the metroplex, Kids Matter was selected to benefit from donations of over 1,800 attendees. Cambridge matched up to $50 of each donation and hosted a 5K run and silent auction for…