About Us
Niños Matter is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating a positive change in improving the lives of children in need. We believe every child deserves a chance to thrive, regardless of their circumstances.
Our mission is to inspire and uplift children, unlock their potential, and create pathways for a brighter future. Through our empowering projects and unwavering support, we aim to provide children around the world with the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to thrive and make a positive impact in their communities.
The founders of Niños Matter unintentionally stumbled upon the idea in December of 2014 on an extended family trip to the Dominican Republic. Looking for ways to serve, they loaded up two suitcases full of hair bows, and with their young kids in tow, arrived at an orphanage hoping to help. As the founders surveyed the children at the orphanage and their surroundings, two very distinct ideas emerged: “There is no way that we could pick only one child to help, we need to help all of them,” and “We need to help these kids become self-sufficient.” From these two ideologies, Niños Matter was born.
Fast forward a couple of years and the founders had embraced the principle of service in their families, communities, and even businesses. They strove to give back whenever and wherever possible and soon realized that the generational problems they encountered in the Dominican Republic needed to be rectified early on. “We needed to start with the kids. We knew if we could make them feel safe, loved, and empowered, we could break the cycle of injustice and shape a brighter future. Because they know we’re in their corner, they feel safe. Our consistent presence and support have reassured them that someone will fight for them and that they can have confidence in themselves.” - Misty Kirby.
Our quest and motto became clear: “If you are comfortable, give comfort. If you’ve been blessed, be a blessing.” And that’s what Niños Matter aims to do; perpetuate a never-ending cycle of compassion and support, fueled by the unwavering belief that every child deserves a chance to thrive and make their mark on the world.
Our Mission
At Niños Matter, we believe that the well-being of children is at the heart of building a strong community. We are committed to addressing the various challenges children face, including poverty, lack of access to education, and limited opportunities. Our programs and initiatives focus on the following areas:
We believe education is a powerful tool for breaking the cycle of poverty. We provide educational resources and tutoring programs to ensure children have equal access to quality education. We also work closely with schools and educators to identify and address the unique needs of each child.
Enrichment and Recreation
We believe in the power of play, creative expression, and extracurricular activities to foster confidence and empower growth in children. Our organization offers art programs, sports clubs, music lessons, and funded recreational activities to encourage the development of skills, talents, and positive self-esteem.
As Niños Matter continues to evolve, we remain steadfast in our dedication to improving the challenges children face. We rely on the generosity and support of individuals, businesses, and community partners to make a lasting impact. Together, we can transform the lives of children across the globe, giving them the tools and opportunities they need to reach their full potential.
Join us in our mission to create a brighter future for children in need. Together, we can make a difference and build a more compassionate and inclusive society where every child is provided with the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to thrive and positively impact their communities.
Meet Our Board
  • Misty Kirby
  • Trent Kirby
  • Shawn Patten
  • Chani Reeve
  • Ryan Reeve
  • Jared Spataro
Contact Us
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