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…


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]  

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…

Around the Block 2022 Dates Set

By Rachel Dahlstrom | September 12, 2022

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…

Eagles Challenge Hole-in-One 2022

By Rachel Dahlstrom | July 11, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Marti Conner, President Kids Matter International   $2,000,000 Eagles Challenge Hole-in-One Golf Tournament to Benefit Kids Matter   Southlake, Texas:  Golfers will have a chance to win up to $2,000,000 in cash and prizes at the Kids Matter International Eagles Challenge Hole-in-One Golf Tournament to be held on August 29th, 2022, at…

Kids Matter International Awarded 2022 Platinum Seal from Candid (Formerly GuideStar)

By Rachel Dahlstrom | January 25, 2022

                January 25th, 2022   We’re excited to share that Kids Matter International, 501(c)3, has been awarded the 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency by Candid (formerly GuideStar) for our 6th year! The Platinum Seal of Transparency demonstrates our commitment to share important information about our charity with the public.…

Kids Matter’s Around the Block Program Rated as Top Volunteer Opportunity in DFW!

By Rachel Dahlstrom | January 12, 2022

Kids Matter International is proud to be named as one of the top non-profit organizations to volunteer for 2021 by Community Impact Newspaper. Community Impact Article on Kids Matter Volunteer Opportunities “Kids Matter International serves kids in desperate need by promoting literacy and distributing essentials, such as clothes, backpacks, shoes, and books. Sample activities: shop…