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.

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…