• Thousands of Kiwi kids go without the basics every day.  We’re on a mission to change that.
    Thousands of Kiwi kids go without the basics every day. We’re on a mission to change that.

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.

Support a child


Thursday, 19 Apr 2018

KidsCan and Meridian team up for 3 more years to help change kids' lives

There is power in organisations coming together, as KidsCan and Meridian Energy’s long-standing partnership to help pull children out of hardship shows. 

Monday, 26 Mar 2018

Walking in the shoes of Kiwi kids in need is not that easy

OPINION: "Shoes", it is probably too fancy a word for the dilapidated, scuffed, threadbare objects in the photo.

But it is a real photo taken by a teacher at a school in Auckland of 'shoes' that belonged to one of her students.

Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018

Families cutting food budgets and kids missing meals because of back-to-school costs

Families across the country are being forced to cut food budgets and kids are missing meals because of costs associated with sending children back to school.

Monday, 26 Feb 2018

Trademonster to partner with KidsCan

Leading eCommerce business Trademonster is partnering with the KidsCan Charitable Trust under a new agreement that will enable New Zealand children in need to benefit directly from this country’s fast-growing consumer products trade with China.

Thanks to our partners

Meridian, Principal Partner
Platinum Partners
Trillian Trust Incorporated McConnell Dowell, Creative Construction Ministry of Social Development