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. We have also had over 157,000 books, 30,350+ backpacks, and 15,350 school shoes donated.
Kids Matter has conducted three events per year, averaging 2,000 kids. Our flagship event is held at the KOHL's Southlake. The second location in the DFW area is at the KOHL's Arlington. Since 2016, a third event has been held at KOHL's Sunset Valley in Austin, thanks to the support provided by the McCarty Family Trust.
Kids Matter aims to grow the Around The Block program and event to a national level with more events held annually.