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!
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! … Continue reading Thank you xoxo
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 … Continue reading Earn Volunteer Hours!! Make a Difference with Homework Buddies!
We have registered under GuideStar in the highest level, Platinum, for the second 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 … Continue reading Kids Matter Awarded Highest Level on GuideStar!
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 … Continue reading Share your birthday!
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.
Kids Matter has developed a Coffee Barista Program integrated with local high schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth community. The program focuses on mentally and developmentally challenged high school students and aims to teach skill-sets that they can use to find work after education. Our pilot Coffee Barista Program launched in 2017 at Colleyville Heritage High School and … Continue reading Work Transition Program
Congratulations to the 1st place winner of the Lone Star Youth Artist Award, Kortland Judd. Her charcoal work is titled “Right Eye” and is stunning!! Kortland is in 12th grade at Grapevine Faith School. We sponsor this award every year and are always floored by the talent right here in our community. For more information … Continue reading Congratulations to this year’s Lone Star Artist Award!
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!
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 ~ … Continue reading Text with Us!