HDA Truck Pride raises $35,000 for Kids Matter International at Annual Meeting in April

By Rachel Dahlstrom | April 30, 2024

HDA Truck Pride raises $35,000 for Kids Matter International at Annual Meeting in April  This year at its annual meeting, HDA Truck Pride announced that the company has raised $35,000 for Kids Matter International, an organization that’s dedicated to brightening the lives of children in Grapevine, Texas. “Founded in 2006, Kids Matter International has been…

The Snow Ball was a success, thanks to you!

By Rachel Dahlstrom | February 29, 2024

The Snow Ball 2024 was a success! We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our sponsors, attendees, and supporters who contributed immensely to the success of the Charity Ball fundraiser for Kids Matter. This year, our fundraiser was held at the Bowden, and the theme was Snow Ball!  Thanks to the overwhelming support,…

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…

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.

North Texas Gears Up For Annual Giving Day

By Marti Conner | July 3, 2018

With this year’s North Texas Giving Day set for September 20th, NTX area nonprofits are already gearing up for another exhilarating day of giving. The event helps build awareness and support for nonprofits like nothing else. In 2017, $39 million was raised through more than 137,000 gifts benefiting 2,723 local nonprofit, bringing the nine year total to $195…


By Marti Conner | June 11, 2018

Help us impact more children in the DFW area by sponsoring or attending our event! • Saturday, September 8, 2018 • Fun Run @ 8:00 AM • 5K @ 8:30 AM • Race Expo @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM • Bicentennial Park in Southlake, TX • Kids Fun Zone Run, walk, or Lend a Hand with…

Work Transition Program

By Marti Conner | May 17, 2018

[wp_swiper id=3210] 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…

Congratulations to this year’s Lone Star Artist Award!

By Marti Conner | April 30, 2018

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…

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…