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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. Food, a warm jacket, solid shoes, feminine hygiene products - these are things we want every child to take for granted. We are levelling the playing field, giving children whose families are struggling the same opportunity to learn as anyone else.

Child Poverty Monitor: 2019 Technical Report.

Child Poverty Monitor: 2019 Technical Report

Child Poverty Monitor: 2019 Technical Report

Since 2005...

31 million food items
196,000 shoes & socks
386,000 raincoats
900,000 health items

Latest updates

Thursday, 15 Oct 2020

"It’s a different place here now and we’re so thankful."

Our community is really struggling and food is a huge issue. Most children weren’t turning up until Wednesday when their parents’ pay cheques came in. We’d tell them, ‘Don’t worry it’s ok to send your kids, we can provide for them.’ But we didn’t have the budget to provide as much food as we would have liked.  
Tuesday, 6 Oct 2020

"They're absolutely hungry."

I would say 90-95% of our families live below that poverty line. The majority of our children haven’t had breakfast when they come in. They’re absolutely hungry. Some might come in with a pack of noodles to get them through the day, or if there’s a sibling that one pack is to be halved between the two children.  
Thursday, 24 Sep 2020

KidsCan kids help with Tui Corridor project

The iconic sound of tūi song is set to return to Christchurch backyards with a major habitat restoration programme launching next week to establish a corridor of tūi friendly vegetation between the Port Hills and the central city.   

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