Children can’t learn if they are cold, wet and hungry. So we work with schools and preschools around the country to deliver the essentials to children in need so they can get the best possible chance in life.
Schools and early childhood centres supported
Children fed every day
Jackets given since 2005
Pairs of shoes given since 2005
"KidsCan helped me out so much, with those little things of hope. When it's the only meal you're having a day, or your first new shoes, you can't even imagine the impact that has on kids. It's someone showing you they care about you. Just to feel like someone could see me and see what I was going through is really cool."
We need to wrap these kids in support. No child should be hungry. We have KidsCan snacks for morning tea, so the kids are getting fed throughout the whole day. KidsCan is an intricate part of the fibre of our community.
The Warehouse and Warehouse Stationery are donating 100,000 classroom essentials to KidsCan for 73 schools from Kaitaia to Invercargill. They are also making it easy for customers to help support, and until February 7, you can add $1 for KidsCan at their checkouts.
Share My Super founder, Liz Greive, shares with KidsCan her first experience of child poverty, why hardship in New Zealand is worse today than 40 years ago, and the role the community has to lift up the next generation