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…

RAFFLE WINNERS!!

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…

Congrats to Overall Finishers AND Thank You to Our Race Participants & Sponsors

By Marti Conner | September 8, 2016

CONGRATS TO OUR OVERALL MALE & FEMALE FINISHERS: Wyatt Wingard – Male, Age 14, Frisco, TX Jackie Koza – Female, Age 23, Grand Prairie, TX We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the first annual Lend-A-Hand 5K Race on August 27. We at Kids Matter are truly appreciative of all of the runners…

Lend A Hand 5K Run/Walk – August 27, 2016 Bicentennial Park, Southlake

By Marti Conner | June 13, 2016

Cheers to 10 Years! We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary with our Inaugural Lend a Hand 5K Run/Walk. Come run, walk, & stroll with us at Bicentennial Park, Southlake’s premier park facility. There will be music, food trucks, and a special “Kids Mile” for the little ones to help raise awareness for children in need.…

2016 Lonestar Artist Award Winner

By Marti Conner | April 27, 2016

Kids Matter and Represenative Giovanni Capriglione are proud to announce, Itze Cuevas, a Senior at Westlake Academy and a Keller resident, as the 2016 Lonestar Artist Award Winner. The winning art piece was her oil painting named “Chepe”. Kids Matter sponsors and supports the annual Lonestar Artist Award with Representative Giovanni Capriglione from District 98 of the…

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…