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I Matter Too® is a nationally growing nonprofit organization that mentors and tutors the most severely orphaned, abused and neglected children, through the love of Jesus Christ.

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I Matter Too

I Matter Too® was founded in 2007 by Stacia Hepburn and started with eleven students. Since its founding, the non-profit has gained substantial support.

Fast forward to 2016 and I Matter Too® is celebrating almost 10 years mentoring more than 600 children with the help of more than 1000 volunteers over the years. With your generosity, I Matter Too® continues to grow throughout Florida and Georgia, with a vision to one day reach every city across America.

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Child Abuse and Neglect

Just a few facts for children suffering abuse.

Statistics and Facts


US Epidemic:

  • 4-7 children a day DIE in America from child abuse. The US holds one of the world’s worst records.
  • Every 10 seconds, there is a report of child abuse. That’s 6.6 million children affected each year.
  • Every 2 minutes a child is removed from their home, often with nothing but clothes on their back.
  • There are more than half a million orphans in America.
Facts:

  • Less than 50% will graduate high school.
  • 9x more likely to be involved in criminal activity
  • ↑ likelihood of drug or alcohol abuse – 4000%
  • Illnesses like Heart Disease, COPD and liver disease are tied to child abuse.