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!

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…


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 ~  …

2017 Shining Star Nominee: Mimi Best

By Marti Conner | July 10, 2017

  Kids Matter nominates our longtime supporter, volunteer, and alternate board member, Mimi Best, for the 2017 Shining Stars Award!   Mimi has devoted her time and efforts toward the mission of helping children in our community with Kids Matter and is a woman of integrity and strength. We nominate her with honor!    …


By Marti Conner | June 27, 2017

Congratulations to all of the Celebrate Freedom Raffle Winners!!!   Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket. All proceeds go towards helping children in need. Kids Matter will be reaching out to the following winners:   Simply Vera Vera Wang Necklace Laura Green   $250.00 Visa Gift Card Adam Segura   $50.00 Barnes &…

Join Kids Matter at Celebrate Freedom!

By Marti Conner | June 14, 2017

  Kids Matter will be participating at the annual Celebrate Freedom music festival on Saturday, June 24th at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas!   Kids Matter friends and family will be located inside the booth of the North Texas Community Giving Foundation. We are honored to be their guests and to be affiliated with such a…

President/CEO Leaves Kids Matter

By Marti Conner | September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016 Southlake, Texas:       Joseph R King,  who has served as President/CEO of Kids Matter since 2006,  announced that he is leaving his post at the end of September 2016 after more than 10 years leading the charity which is based in Southlake, Texas. Mike Parham, Chairman, Kids Matter Board of Directors stated, “Joe…