HDA Truck Pride raises $35,000 for Kids Matter International

HDA Truck Pride raises $35,000 for Kids Matter International

With a donation of $100, Kids Matter International provides up to $350 worth of new clothes and shoes to a child in need.

HDA Truck Pride raised $35,000 for Kids Matter International, an organization dedicated to brightening the lives of children in Grapevine, TX. The announcement of the donation happened at this year’s HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting.

Founded in 2006, Kids Matter International has been instrumental in providing essential resources and educational opportunities to children in need in the Grapevine area. From providing new clothing, shoes, books, and backpacks, to offering educational programs, Kids Matter International empowers children and instills hope for a brighter future.

For a child who lives in poverty, Kids Matter International says wearing tattered, worn-out clothes and shoes can negatively impact their self-esteem and confidence. It can also negatively impact their ability to learn when not appropriately dressed for weather conditions. With a donation of $100, Kids Matter International provides up to $350 worth of new clothes and shoes to a child in need.

Kicking off their 2024 Annual Meeting, HDA Truck Pride hosted a Cornhole Tournament & Welcome Dinner, where teams competed in a friendly yet spirited competition with all proceeds being donated to Kids Matter International. Throughout the week there were additional opportunities for attendees to contribute to the charity partner and make an impact.

“We are honored to partner with Kids Matter International and incredibly proud of our network for their passionate efforts in being able to raise $35,000 for kids in need,” said says HDA Truck Pride president and chief executive officer, Tina Hubbard. “The Kids Matter commitment to the Grapevine community deeply resonates with the values we hold within our HDA Truck Pride network. We’re all about communities coming together to help each other and protect future generations.  What better way to do that than through some friendly competition?”

“This donation will enable us to provide clothing to an additional 350 kids in 2024, resulting in a total value of $122,500 in new merchandise,” said Marti Conner, president and chief executive officer of Kids Matter International. “On behalf of the children we serve, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to HDA Truck Pride and the attendees for making a significant difference in the lives of these children.” 

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