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Welcome to Kids Matter InternationalThe KMI team is thankful for your interest. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Southlake, Texas, dedicated to building communities through our efforts assisting deserving children both locally and abroad. We invite you to join us as we serve our local kids through a variety of activities – including mentoring, clothing drives, and holiday giving – to name a few. Setting our sights beyond our own turf, Kids Matter has built and staffed orphanages and community centers in Roatan, Honduras and Andhra Pradesh, India. These centers house dozens of children who deserve the best we can offer them for their health, safety, and educational development.
Around the BlockNovember 15, 2011 01:00 PM
1256 Main St, Suite 244, Southlake, TX 76092
Join KMI for our seasonal program that clothes hundreds of children in DFW!
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Around the Block clothes hundreds of children in Tarrant and Dallas county (769 last year to be exact!) through providing them shopping sprees at Kohl’s. Thanks to all our sponsors, especially Boston’s Pizza, donors, our hundreds of volunteer friends, and our partners, Kohls and Buckner International who are instrumental to bringing joy to so many families during the holidays.
KMI Inaugural Cookbook 2011“Lets Cook….Kids Eat Free”
Your friends at KMI wanted to find a way for all of our friends and family to contribute to the work we do both around the world and around the block. We are designing a cookbook with the most delicious recipes our KMI friends have, and incorporating into the cookbook the KMI story and our successes over the years.
Please use the space below to submit your recipe. The proceeds from the cookbook will go toward clothing the kids at the holidays, supporting our foster homes abroad, our mentoring program and many more programs. The cookbook is coming along nicely and we look forward to your contribution.
- Let’s Have Brunch (breakfast and brunch recipes)
- Let’s Do Lunch (lunch recipes)
- Let’s Make Dinner (dinner recipes)
- Let’s Cook Out (grill and barbeque recipes, can include sauces and rubs)
- Let’s Party (entertaining recipes)
- Let’s Do Leftovers (leftover recipes)
- Let’s Cook with Our Kids (kid friendly recipes)
KMI INDIAKids Matter International has been supporting its orphanage in India since KMI’s inception several years ago and will continue to as each year we see new children and new opportunities to help those in need. Whether during a natural disaster or political unrest, KMI-India has been steadfast in its mission to help children in need.
For the past three years, Kids Matter has partnered with Buckner International to provide critical services for at-risk children on the island of Roatan, Honduras. These girls have suffered the most horrific forms of abuse in a country where there is little to no prosecution of offenders or protection for victims. Kids Matter and Buckner together have built, staffed, and maintained short-term transitional homes for 19 girls to date. Also, providing foster and kinship care, medical care, counseling, and job training for dozens of women in the community.
Life in RoatanHonduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, and is quickly slipping further and further below the poverty line.
- Population living below National Poverty Line: 53%
- Population living on below $1 a day: 20.7%
- Rural population using adequate sanitation facilities: 52%
Trafficking in RoatanDuring the last decade, Central America has become a new destination for the “sex tourism” industry, where child predators travel to sexually abuse children in those countries. Most of the victims are young girls who are either forced into the trade by family members, or are living on the streets with no other source of income or protection.
- 70% of girls have their first sexual experience in the form of sexual abuse from a family member
- Population living on below $1 a day: 20.7%
- The leading cause of death in girls under 15 is pregnancy, second to malnourishment.
To learn more about our work in Roatan, or to become involved with serving overseas, please contact Joe King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate!You are now able to submit donations to help Kids Matter International and kids all over the world from this page. Simply click the Donate button below that will take you to a secure site to make your donation.