• 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 $20 a month, you can join the thousands of New Zealanders dedicated to changing a child’s life.

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News

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018

Watch: Charity makes biggest shoe delivery of the year to grateful South Auckland kids

As basic as they may seem, kids' shoes are in high demand across the country. Charity KidsCan has just made their biggest shoe delivery of the year to grateful Mangere East school kids.

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018

Kids who have nothing yet still want to learn - scenes of child poverty in NZ

OPINION: For many parents, the morning routine involves dragging slumbering teenagers from their beds, and coercing them out the door to school.

Wednesday, 6 Jun 2018

You can help us change children's lives too

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. 

 

Tuesday, 5 Jun 2018

KidsCan Board member made Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Long-serving KidsCan Board member Nigel Hampton QC has been honoured over the weekend, bestowed a Royal Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Hampton is an internationally-applauded criminal defence lawyer and has been involved in the justice system for more than 53 years. The 74-year old has been a valuable member of the KidsCan Board since 2011 and thankfully for KidsCan - shows no sign of retiring any time soon!

To read more, please click here 

Thanks to our partners

Meridian, Principal Partner
Platinum Partners
Trillian Trust Incorporated Ministry of Social Development