Kids Matter Charity Ball- February 26, 2016

By Marti Conner | December 1, 2015

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 will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Hilton Southlake Hotel. This one night event kicks-off our fundraising efforts for the year allowing us to continue to…

Kids Matter Clothes 1,311 Children at 2015 Around The Block Event

By Marti Conner | November 17, 2015

With the support of nearly 20 corporate sponsors, hundreds of individual givers, and 400 volunteers, we were able to provide new clothes, shoes, backpacks, and books to a total of 1,311 children in need from our local communities. On November 7th, Around the Block began early on a cold, rainy morning at the Kohl’s in…

Generosity- the gift that keeps giving

By Marti Conner | September 29, 2015

Published: 28 September 2015  Terri Yablonsky Stat, Chicago Tribune; A number of studies have found that generosity, both volunteering and charitable donations, benefits young and old physically and psychologically. If there’s a magic pill for happiness and longevity, we might have found it. Countless studies have found that generosity, both volunteering and charitable donations, benefits young and…

Around The Block Volunteer Registration Now Open

By Marti Conner | September 24, 2015

Are you ready to light up the faces of children again this year?  The joyous season of giving to the children of North Texas is almost here! Around-The-Block is Kids Matter’s largest local program that serves thousands of underprivileged children in North Texas each November. In 2014, with the help of over 400 volunteers, this…

Kids Matter Exceeds Fundraising Goal On North Texas Giving Day

By Marti Conner | September 24, 2015

Kids Matter would like to give a huge “THANK YOU” to all who participated in North Texas Giving Day last September. We exceeded our goal of $10,000 because of all of YOU! Kids Matter raised $12,000 with 33 unique gifts from donors in just 18 hours! Thanks to an additional $5,000 matching gift, the total raised amounted…

Ryan Palmer and RBC Raise $30,000 to Support Kids Matter

By Marti Conner | July 23, 2015

PGA Golfer, Ryan Palmer chose Kids Matter as his charity to raise funds for the RBC Golf4Kids social media challenge. Palmer was joined by over a dozen other golfers while at The Open in St. Andrews who were tasked with raising money for their charities of choice. The RBC Canadian Open will take place July…

Kids Matter names Mike Parham as Chairman of the Board

By Marti Conner | July 2, 2015

Kids Matter is proud to announce Mike Parham as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors effective June 15th, the 9th Anniversary of Kids Matter International. Mike has been on the board of KMI since its inception in 2006. Kids Matter is excited for Mike to contribute his business savvy and management skills to this new phase in our organization…

Around the Block Clothing Event, Kohl’s Southlake

By Marti Conner | May 30, 2015

4:00 PM Kohl’s Southlake 3001 E State Hwy 114 Southlake, TX 76092 (817) 749-5645 HELPING DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN OF NORTH TEXAS THIS SEASON Are you ready to light up the faces of children again this year? The joyous season of giving to the children of North Texas is almost here! We will be clothing over 1,200…

Congratulations to the 2016 Congressional Art Competition Winner- Zhexin “Lola” Jiang

By Marti Conner | May 29, 2015

On Saturday, May 2nd at the Tower Gallery in Grapevine, Congressman Kenny Marchant and Kids Matter were pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Zhexin “Lola” Jiang will receive a trip to Washington D.C. and her artwork will be displayed at the United States Capitol for an entire year! We want…

Kids Matter Presents Synergy Award to Jennifer and Ryan Palmer

By Marti Conner | May 28, 2015

During the 2015 Kids Matter Charity Ball, held at the Hilton Dallas/Southlake Hotel on Feb. 20, Dr. Jennifer and Ryan Palmer were the honorees to receive this year’s Kids Matter Synergy Award. The Synergy Award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of Kids Matter (KMI) by creating the “Synergy” between a new partner and our charitable organization.