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…

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…

Kids Matter Begins Funding New International Charities!

By Marti Conner | January 3, 2019

  Kids Matter is excited to announce that we are now supporting three new international charities: Coreluv International, Inc., Anker Christensen Charitable Fund and Victory Christian! Anker Christensen Charitable Fund is a 501c3 Christian organization with a mission of providing long term sustainable community development focusing on needs identified by the community itself such as…

Around the Block 2018 is a Success

By Marti Conner | November 21, 2018

Thank you to everyone involved! This year, we were excited to have the opportunity to clothe over 1,600 children! We had three Around the Block events in November 2018: ATB Southlake on November 3rd, ATB Arlington on November 10th, and ATB Austin on November 17th. Children and families lined up for the opportunity to go…

Volunteer with Around The Block

By Marti Conner | September 21, 2018

Around The Block (ATB) is our largest program where our leadership teams, volunteers, and donors can all interact together with the children we serve. Our flagship event at Kohl’s in Southlake has been confirmed for November 3, 2018. Our 2nd DFW event will be held at Kohl’s in Arlington on November 10, 2018. Kids Matter will be hosting a 3rd event in Austin on November 17, 2018. Mark all three dates on your calendars and sign up to volunteer!

Celebrate North Texas Giving Day!

By Marti Conner | August 30, 2018

SAVE THE DATE TO DONATE  Kids Matter is taking part in North Texas Giving Day! On September 19th, every donation on the North Texas Giving Day website in honor of Kids Matter will help more children in our community. Get the most out of your donation!   SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 6 AM CENTRAL – MIDNIGHT  …

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.