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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Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018

Back to School Lunches with KidsCan

For some children, their biggest worry about lunch is whether they get a cheese and tomato versus a ham sandwich or if they have a yoghurt pot when they really want a packet of chips. The charity KidsCan is out to help all the children who go to school with no lunch at all.

Monday, 12 Feb 2018

Food, clothing keep kids in school

The tales of deprivation from school grounds continue to climb as families struggle to make ends meet, writes KidsCan founder and CEO  Julie Chapman. 

Back-to-school costs are biting and they’re behind some confronting real-life examples of just what a struggle the beginning of the year is for many families.

Wednesday, 7 Feb 2018

Wairarapa principal says 'fantastic' Kidscan support has positive effect on kids

Donations of food, clothing and other items have improved school life for some   Masterton students and helped changetheir outlook on education.  

Hohepa Campbell, the principal of Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Wairarapa, said the school applied for Kidscan assistance because every so often there were students who arrived at school who needed help.

Friday, 2 Feb 2018

Lakeview’s decade with KidsCan

Lakeview School pupils have come to school with focussed minds and full bellies thanks to over 50,000 food items donated by KidsCan in the past 10 years.

Principal Tim Nelson said the decade-long partnership with KidsCan had made “a massive difference” to the families at the school.

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