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, 18 Feb 2021

KidsCan welcomes Government’s free period products programme

KidsCan welcomes the Government’s announcement today that free period products will be provided to all New Zealand students who need them.
Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021

Vulnerable families struggle with back-to-school costs in tough start to 2021

Teachers are preparing for a tough start to the school year as more families than ever struggle with back-to-school costs, due to the fallout of Covid-19.

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