• 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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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 

Friday, 1 Jun 2018

718 schools across New Zealand receive KidsCan programmes as winter bites

Nine more schools will be added to the KidsCan programme this term as the total of primary, intermediate and high schools across New Zealand asking for help continues to grow.

There’s been no let-up in schools applying for KidsCan assistance over the past 12 months with more than 70 schools from all 16 regions of the country joining as KidsCan partner schools. However, there are still children set to go without this winter.

Friday, 25 May 2018

The Power of a Full Tummy

Hear about the difference from Sharren Read, principal at Waitara Central School Principal 

Thanks to our partners

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