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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Monday, 16 Oct 2017

Quarter of kids in low decile schools need food support

School food charity KidsCan says demand for emergency food supplies in low decile schools has doubled over the past 6 years.

KidsCan CEO Julie Chapman says the percentage of children needing food in schools that are supported by the charity has jumped from 11 per cent in 2011 to 22 per cent this year.

Chapman says the jump has been particularly noticeable in the east of Christchurch where at least 10,000 houses were demolished due to the Christchurch earthquakes.

Tuesday, 3 Oct 2017

KidsCan Staff Profile

Marise Hurley
Communications Manager

How did you first get involved with KidsCan?
At the risk of revealing I’m not that young, my first contact with KidsCan is one I’ve never forgotten. I was a TV reporter and covered the first delivery of raincoats to a school. The joy it brought those children that day is etched in my mind. Despite the passing of years, I’ve always remembered what an empowering charity KidsCan is.

Tuesday, 3 Oct 2017

Meridian Energy gifts 2,000 beanies

With some extremely cold and frosty starts during the winter months, it is so important that kids are warm, healthy and able to get to school in a position to learn.

Our generous Principal Partner, Meridian Energy, kindly donated 2,000 fleece lined beanies to children in 32 KidsCan partner schools in the colder regions of New Zealand.

Meridian staff went along to Linwood North School and Northcote School in Christchurch, and Avalon Intermediate in Wellington to deliver these beanies.

Tuesday, 3 Oct 2017

Schools' Update

This winter, we had a record number of our partner schools ordering raincoats and shoes for their students. It's great to know that they will be kept warm and dry.

Thanks to our partners

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