KidsCan is helping Kiwi kids living in hardship reach their full potential and create brighter
futures for themselves.

We provide Kiwi kids in need with food, clothing and health items at school, so they can get into the classroom in a position to learn. KidsCan does this because we believe that education equals opportunity, and all children, regardless of their social economic background should have an equal chance.

For just $20 a month, you can join the thousands of New Zealanders dedicated to changing a child’s life.

Support a child

Events & Campaigns


Wednesday, 3 Oct 2018

Primary school children struggling with period poverty

Girls as young as eight are getting their period, new figures reveal. It comes as demand for KidsCan sanitary products in primary schools increases, as many parents on low incomes struggle to afford the essential items for their children.

Monday, 1 Oct 2018

The power of a pair of shoes

Too many Kiwi kids go without shoes

Teachers all over the country have highlighted the sad state of hand-me-down shoes kids are wearing to school.

Friday, 21 Sep 2018

When donors meet the kids they support

Four wide-eyed Northland teenagers couldn’t keep the smiles off their faces as they sailed around Milford Sound last weekend, on a truly unique KidsCan fundraiser.

Thursday, 20 Sep 2018

Aroha Mai, Aroha Atu

At Tikipunga High School no one gets left out. The families of students at this Whangarei school are often struggling financially, leading to tough decisions on what essential items to prioritise.

Thankfully the school has found a way to bring the community together using the KidsCan Food Programme to provide a full tummy for those in need.

Thanks to our partners

Meridian, Principal Partner
Platinum Partners

Trillian Trust Incorporated Ministry of Social Development