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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Monday, 20 Nov 2017

New Zealanders urged to help create a better world for all Kiwi kids

KidsCan hopes New Zealanders will use Universal Children’s Day to pause and put themselves in the small shoes of Kiwi kids living in hardship. 

“It’s crucial we do, because the children of today will determine the future of this country and we will be dependent on them for the shape of what our future looks like. Failing to help them create better lives, and failing to fight for their dignity will wind up hurting all of us,” says KidsCan CEO and Founder, Julie Chapman.

Thursday, 16 Nov 2017

Feeding a family of four on just $89 a week? Here's how you do it


The Auckland mother of three who manages to feed her family on less than $89 a week says shopping smart and sticking to the basics is the only way she can survive.

Part-time teacher aide Catherine opened up her household books to bust the myth that those struggling to make ends meet are wasting their money.

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017

Distributing one million food items this term a tremendous task

“It’s a good day for it, surprise, surprise, it’s not raining for a change!”

And with that the early morning quietness of the KidsCan premises is replaced with sound of a clattering opening roller door as operations team member Aroha Rule walks into the warehouse ready for one of her busiest weeks of the year.

As Aroha switches on the big overhead florescent lights you can see why, the warehouse is full with aisles of food products all neatly packed by type and pallets-upon-pallets stacked high above eye level.

Monday, 13 Nov 2017

Children sleeping on floors, sharing toothbrushes, towels

Children's Charity KidsCan has partnered with the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, for a six month pilot to target children living in severe hardship in Hamilton.

In just three weeks, 20 beds have been given - some of the children being helped had never slept in a bed before.

Thanks to our partners

Meridian, Principal Partner
Platinum Partners
Trillian Trust Incorporated McConnell Dowell, Creative Construction Ministry of Social Development