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 $15 a month, you can join the thousands of New Zealanders dedicated to changing a child’s life.

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Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018

KidsCan charity helps schools bolster results


More than 2600 children from 19 schools sit on KidsCan's waiting list. The highest number in three years.

The charity is giving low-decile schools a boost to the top, with some schools reporting better student results.

Otahuhu Intermediate has had KidsCan support since 2012. In that time they've seen their attendance rise from 80 per cent to over 90 per cent, principal Brent Woods said.

Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018

Back to School Lunches with KidsCan

For some children, their biggest worry about lunch is whether they get a cheese and tomato versus a ham sandwich or if they have a yoghurt pot when they really want a packet of chips. The charity KidsCan is out to help all the children who go to school with no lunch at all.

Monday, 12 Feb 2018

Food, clothing keep kids in school

The tales of deprivation from school grounds continue to climb as families struggle to make ends meet, writes KidsCan founder and CEO Julie Chapman. 

Back-to-school costs are biting and they’re behind some confronting real-life examples of just what a struggle the beginning of the year is for many families.

Wednesday, 7 Feb 2018

Wairarapa principal says 'fantastic' Kidscan support has positive effect on kids

Donations of food, clothing and other items have improved school life for some   Masterton students and helped changetheir outlook on education.  

Hohepa Campbell, the principal of Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Wairarapa, said the school applied for Kidscan assistance because every so often there were students who arrived at school who needed help.

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