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


Monday, 10 Dec 2018

160,000 hungry kids need your help today

KidsCan is urging more action after this year’s Child Poverty Monitor found one in five New Zealand children – more than 160,000 kids - live in households without access to either enough food, or enough healthy food.


Monday, 26 Nov 2018

'I shut my door and burst into tears': Principal of one of NZ's most challenging schools

At 9am on my first day as principal of a small primary school, I shut my office door and burst into tears. After just 30 minutes on the job, I'd been sworn at by a child, abused by a parent, and a teacher had threatened to walk out. It only got worse. 

Monday, 5 Nov 2018

You can help us change children's lives too

KidsCan, supported by Meridian Energy, has distributed over 168,000 pairs of shoes and 337,000 pairs of socks to schools throughout New Zealand.

Hear what the kids have to say about their shoes. 




KidsCan, supported by Meridian Energy, provides lunches to over 30,000 hungry children. 

Hear what the kids have to say about how important it is to eat when you are at school. 




KidsCan, supported by Meridian Energy, has distrubted over 550,000 Health & Hygiene Items to schools throughout New Zealand. 

Hear what the kids have to say about the importance of staying healthy. 


Thursday, 1 Nov 2018

KidsCan survey exposes extent of period poverty in New Zealand

Almost a quarter of New Zealand women who responded to a KidsCan survey have missed school or work because they have been unable to afford sanitary items.

Thanks to our partners

Meridian, Principal Partner
Platinum Partners

Trillian Trust Incorporated Ministry of Social Development