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…

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…

Kids Matter International Earns GuideStar’s Highest Rating

By Marti Conner | December 16, 2019

Donors to Focus on Platinum Seal Allows Progress and Results Southlake, TX—July 2020 Kids Matter International has earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. This is the third consecutive Platinum rating earned by Kids Matter International.  Less than half percent…