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]  

The 2018 Charity Ball was a success!

By Marti Conner | March 26, 2018

Kids Matter thanks everyone who attended and supported this year’s 2018 Charity Ball. This year we truly made a difference in raising funds that support all the children we serve. We will look back at this year’s Charity Ball with fond memories. Thank you again for your continued support! Sincerely, Kids Matter [wp_swiper id=3086]  …

Kids Matter Charity Ball

By Marti Conner | October 3, 2017

  Charity Ball Ticket Purchase  The Kids Matter Charity Ball is our largest annual fundraiser to support the many programs and partnerships we have to serve our mission. The Charity Ball is held in February each year at Hilton Southlake and kicks-off our fundraising efforts for the year. The funds raised allow us to…

Harvey Recovery Project

By Marti Conner | October 2, 2017

Thank you to all those who donated to our Harvey Recovery Project last month! In partnership with Pepco Sales & Marketing, we were able to raise enough funds to assist families affected by Hurricane Harvey in and around Houston, TX. We, at Kids Matter and Pepco Sales & Marketing, are grateful we were able to extend our support…

5K & FAMILY FUN RUN

By Marti Conner | July 12, 2017

Help us impact more children in the DFW area by sponsoring, attending, or volunteering for our event! •  Saturday, September 9, 2017 •  Bicentennial Park in Southlake, TX • 1 Mile Family Fun Run at 8:00 AM • 5K at 8:30 AM • Race Expo @ 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM • Individual and Team…

Text with Us!

By Marti Conner | July 11, 2017

  We are thrilled to announce a new way of communicating with you. Receive updates on events & programs, or keep in touch with us, via TEXT! Our new texting number is 817.442.2112. If you call this number, you will be rerouted to our office.   ~ Text KIDS to 817.442.2112 to join ~  …

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 Rachel@KidsMatterIntl.org 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…

Kids Matter has earned the Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency for the 5th year!

By Rachel Dahlstrom | February 12, 2021

Southlake, TX—February 2021 Kids Matter International has earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. This is the fifth consecutive Platinum rating earned by Kids Matter International.  Less than half percent of charities receive a Platinum rating. By sharing metrics that…

Shoe Drive Success!

By Rachel Dahlstrom | January 4, 2021

Happy New Year from your friends at Kids Matter! This past December, Kids Matter alongside Camille Matthews the school counselor at Cross Timbers Middle School, to provide children in need with new shoes! With a generous donation of 2,000 shoes by Twisted X, a portion of those shoes went to Around the Block, state agencies, and…

4th Year of Platinum Guidestar Rating

By Rachel Dahlstrom | October 26, 2020

Kids Matter has earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by Guidestar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. This is the fourth consecutive Platinum rating earned by Kids Matter. Less than half percent of charities receive a Platinum rating. By sharing metrics that highlight progress Kids Matter is…

Help us build a virtual library!

By Rachel Dahlstrom | October 19, 2020

Help us build a virtual library! We’re currently looking for volunteers to help us build a virtual library which will be featured on our website. The families we serve are at home due to COVID and to make things easier we want to create an online library for the children. To make this a success,…

Around the Block 2019 Success!

By Rachel Dahlstrom | October 15, 2020

This past year with your support, we were able to clothe 2,000 children with new clothing, shoes, backpacks and books at our annual Around-the-Block programs!  Across our three Around-the-Block events that took place last November, we surpassed the previous year’s number of children in need clothed. Thank you to our volunteers, supporters, KOHL’s, and board…