• 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 $15 a month, you can join the thousands of New Zealanders dedicated to changing a child’s life.

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Events & Campaigns


Monday, 14 May 2018

This Mother's Day, let's ditch terrible stereotypes about NZ mums

On Mother's Day it's important to recognise all mothers - and to consider the way we talk about those mothers who bear the brunt of stigma around poverty and income inequality, writes KidsCan's Julie Chapman.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Celebrating the mums who give it all

It’s Mother’s Day - when our glossy magazines are overflowing with flawless images of Kiwi celebrities paying tribute to their mums, and the latest gifts to surprise yours with. 


Saturday, 12 May 2018

Record delivery: Children's charity KidsCan distributing more than 1.4 million food items to 718 schools


Children's charity KidsCan says winter expenses are contributing to a rise in children coming to school without lunch or having eaten breakfast.

KidsCan CEO Julie Chapman says the extra demand has led to the charity's largest ever national food distribution: more than 1.4 million items are being delivered this term to 718 schools.

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