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Kids Matter International Helps Clothe Over 1,000 Children

Nov 13, 2015 01:56PM ● By Audrey Sellers

Volunteers Mia and Gabriella Tesoriero in action.

On November 7, Kids Matter International hosted its annual “Around the Block” clothing program at the Kohl’s in Southlake, helping clothe 874 children. After its Ft. Worth event on November 14, the nonprofit reports that it clothed a total of 1,311 children. 

The annual program provides underprivileged school-age children and their families with a volunteer personal shopper and $100 to spend at Kohl’s.

“Kids Matter feels that providing school-age children with new clothes and other accessories gives them new confidence and they can enter their classrooms eager to learn without the fear of being bullied for their wardrobes,” says Selena Richey, Development Coordinator with Kids Matter International.

“It is a blessing to see the smiles on the children’s faces who are buying their own new clothes for the first time,” she continues. “When a family walks out knowing that they do not have to stress during the holidays to provide these essentials, I know that Kids Matter is doing a great job.”

Southlake Style isn’t just covering this news; we were there as volunteers. Our Director of Advertising, Nicole Tesoriero, along with daughters Mia and Gabriella (pictured), helped out at the event.

Says Nicole: “It was such a great experience. Well-organized, families were grateful and so many local volunteers. As parents, we believe it’s never too young to teach our girls the importance of giving back.”

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