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 Southlake; volunteers were ready to shop with the 874 children and their families for the holidays. The following Saturday, November 14th, an additional 437 children and their families showed up to shop for their essentials at 6:00 AM at the Kohl’s in Fort Worth.
Kids Matter is extremely grateful for everyone who participated to make this year’s event an enormous success and for those who helped us to provide for a record number of children this year. Our children are pre-qualified and selected from partner agencies and organizations throughout the DFW area. This year the children were selected from agencies/organizations from Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, and Keller.We are looking forward to growing our Around the Block program and serving more kids in the future.
A special thanks to our ATB program Co-Chairs, Deanna Marsh, Skip Marsh and Mike Kiselak, for their ongoing dedication to the Kids Matter’s mission of helping children in need. For more information about Around the Block, you can visit our website and or Click Here .
Happy Holidays! From All of Us at Kids Matter