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, 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 32,000 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.

Friday, 26 Oct 2018

We’ve teamed up with nib so that you can look after your health and support Kiwi kids in need at the same time

KidsCan and nib have teamed up with a shared vision of creating a brighter future for families across New Zealand.

nib has over 60 years experience in providing health insurance and now provides health cover to more than one million people across New Zealand and Australia. As New Zealand’s second largest health insurer, nib provides a range of health insurance options for Kiwis and their families so that they have the freedom to choose when, where, how and by whom they get treated.

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.

Thanks to our partners

Meridian, Principal Partner
Platinum Partners

Trillian Trust Incorporated Ministry of Social Development