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Education is a child’s ticket out of poverty. It is how we will break the cycle of hardship, and it is at the core of everything KidsCan does. We are levelling the playing field, giving children whose families are struggling the same opportunity to learn as anyone else.

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Statistics NZ

Child Poverty Monitor: 2018 Technical Report

Child Poverty Monitor: 2018 Technical Report

Since 2005...

27 million food items
170,000 shoes & socks
345,000 raincoats
704,000 health items

Latest updates

Monday, 1 Jul 2019

Kids turning up to early childhood centres ‘daily without food’

Some babies are being dropped at pre-school with no formula or nappies, and toddlers are going without shoes or lunches in the middle of winter.
Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019

Hundreds of hungry, cold Rotorua children on KidsCan wait list

Julie Chapman founded KidsCan 14 years ago. She says "things are pretty grim for families" the charity works with - now more than ever. There has been "no let up" in need between Rotorua, Taupō, and Tokoroa.
Monday, 10 Jun 2019

KidsCan plea: Principal tells heartbreaking story of truant brothers who only had one pair of shoes to share

An increasing number of children are turning up hungry and shoeless to school as the cost of living for some families in New Zealand proves too hard to handle.

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