Partners

Partnering with KidsCan

We are extremely grateful for the partnerships that we have with the New Zealand business community. Our partners share our mission to improve the lives of Kiwi kids in need.

Our partners financial support allows KidsCan to support more Kiwi kids which means they get to class with a full tummy and a warm body. Together, we’re levelling the playing field, so children whose families are struggling have the same opportunity to learn as anyone else. We also enjoy that our partners get involved to, it’s not just a monetary donation to them, they are truly invested in the good of Kiwi kids and want to help. They do this by kindly volunteering their time and getting involved which allows them and their staff to see and feel at the ground level the true positive difference that KidsCan and their partnership is having on Kiwi kids.

Increasingly, we are finding organisations interested in supporting our work are seeking true partnerships that create meaningful and measurable differences to their people, customers and society.

Find out more about partnering with KidsCan

 

KidsCan Principal Partner - Meridian 

Good to people, good for the environment

Meridian has been putting their energy into reaching more Kiwi kids in hardship since 2013, after staff volunteered at a local Wellington primary school breakfast club and saw the real need in the community wanted to help even more children. Meridian is one of the leading power companies in New Zealand, generating power from only 100% renewable sources and is committed to doing good things with their energy. To do good to people, and good for the environment. 

They have partnered with KidsCan to provide thousands of Kiwi kids with the basics they need to remove barriers to learning because they believe every child deserves a decent start in life and deserve same opportunity to learn as anyone else.

“We feel privileged to have been part of making a difference in the lives of Kiwi kids living in hardship” Meridian CEO Neal Barclay.

More information how Meridian helps KidsCan can be found here 

 

 

We like to think of our Major Partners as an extension to the KidsCan whānau, helping us make a difference to the lives of thousands of Kiwi kids in over 740 schools and 25 early childhood centres going without the basics, so they can focus on their education. Our Major Partners have access to a range of volunteer opportunities to engage your staff in KidsCan’s work.  

ASB

ASB has committed 5,000 staff volunteering hours each year to KidsCan, with hundreds of staff already rolling up their sleeves to dish up hot meals and hand out shoes and raincoats at low-decile schools and early childhood centres across the country.

"A country like New Zealand shouldn't be one where our kids are going to school hungry or without these basic necessities, and we're proud to be able to say we're helping to change that" ASB CEO, Vittoria Shortt.

More information how ASB helps KidsCan can be found here.

 

Freightways

Freightways is the lead partner on the KidsCan Shoes for Kids programme, the partnership not only allows for team members to participate in handing out the shoes to the kids at school but also a range of volunteering opportunities including skill sharing, breakfast clubs, warehouse packing and school working bees. Freightways is a premier provider of network courier services to New Zealand businesses. Specialising in express parcel delivery, service standards range from 2.5 hours for local deliveries, to overnight by 9.30am for nationwide deliveries.

“We quickly discovered we shared similar philosophies around caring for and supporting whānau in our communities that may need help” Freightways Team.

More information how Freightways helps KidsCan can be found here.

 

George Weston Foods (GWF) 

George Weston Foods has been partnering with KidsCan since 2013, providing over 100,000 loaves of bread to KidsCan partner schools every year. The team have also supported our Crazy For KidsCan day and volunteering with our warehouse packing days for distribution to schools.

“We are extremely proud of the partnership George Weston Foods shares with KidsCan, over 500,000 loaves of bread have been gifted to feed Kiwi kids in need across the country. That’s a lot of happy tummies and engaged minds! Next time you’re at the supermarket, look out for the KidsCan logo on the Tip Top Bakery Bread packaging and know that by purchasing a loaf it’s a simple way to do your bit to feed our future.” George Weston Foods, GM Marketing & Innovation, Victoria McCrea.

 More information how George Western Food helps KidsCan can be found here.

 

NZ Safety Blackwoods

NZ Safety Blackwoods is the lead partner on the KidsCan Raincoats for Kids programme. Along with helping to provide raincoats to thousands of children, NZSB donate $5 from the sale of every pair of Tredlite shoes or boots to KidsCan. The importance of giving back to the local community is key to the staff at NZ Safety Blackwoods.

"KidsCan aligns with our values and resonates well with not only our customers, but also our employees who have expressed an immense sense of pride to be supporting a charity that tackles the important issue of childhood poverty in New Zealand” NZ Safety Blackwoods, General Manager, Andy Antoci.

More information how NZ Safety Blackwood helps KidsCan can be found here.

 

Trillian Trust 

Trillian Trust has provided valuable support to KidsCan since 2007 and continue to help us reach more children in hardship. Trillian Trust is a Charitable Trust formed to provide support to New Zealand based charitable and non-for-profit organisations through grants for specific purposes that benefit the community. 

More information how Trillian Trust helps KidsCan can be found here.

 

Waikato-Tainui

In 2018, KidsCan and Waikato-Tainui announced a landmark one-year partnership marking the first Iwi collaboration for the charity. Waikato-Tainui is helping KidsCan provide food and health items across 23 Waikato and South Auckland schools.

“For Waikato-Tainui partnering with KidsCan is a different way of working together to achieve our strategic goals for tamariki and mokopuna within our tribal rohe and the communities they are in” Waikato-Tainui.

More information how Waikato-Taiuni helps KidsCan can be found here.

KidsCan is grateful for all of our Supporters, who significantly and in various ways contribute to KidsCan, without which we couldn’t do what we do.

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Trusts and Foundations
We value the ongoing support of the following trusts and foundations that have made a serious commitment to work with KidsCan.

  • American Express
  • USANA 
  • General Mills
  • Acorn Foundation
  • Charitable Trust administered by RSM Law
  • Clyde Graham Charitable Trust
  • Eastern & Central Community Trust
  • Endeavour Community Foundation
  • Greenlea Foundation
  • Hawke’s Bay Foundation
  • HSBC Employee Community Fund
  • Hutt Mana Charitable Trust
  • Infinity Foundation
  • Jones Foundation
  • Len Reynolds Trust
  • Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Community Group Funding
  • Maurice Paykel Charitable Trust
  • Newman’s Own Foundation
  • Pub Charity
  • Scarlett Trust
  • Skycity Hamilton Community Trust
  • The Gilbert & Ines Stringer Charitable Trust
  • The Sargood Bequest
  • The Tidd Foundation
  • The Trinity Foundation
  • The Trusts Community Foundation
  • The Whitehouse Tavern
  • Trillian Trust
  • W Duncan Bickley Trust Fund
  • Youthtown Inc

Local Government

  • South Waikato District Council
  • Auckland Council –Otara/Papatoetoe board
  • Auckland Council -Mangere/Otahuhu board
  • Auckland Council –Manurewa board
  • Auckland Council - West Auckland board
  • Auckland Council –Papakura board
  • Porirua City Council
  • Far North
  • Whangarei/Kaipara
  • Rodney/North Shore
  • Great Barrier Island
  • Waitakere
  • Manukau
  • Papakura/Franklin
  • West Waikato
  • Kirikiriroa/Hamilton
  • South Waikato
  • Tauranga Moana
  • Rotorua
  • Tongariro
  • Mataaua
  • North Taranaki
  • South Taranaki
  • Kahungunu ki Heretaunga
  • Whanganui/Waimarino
  • Manawatu/Horowhenua
  • Wairarapa
  • Whitireia
  • Coastal Otago
  • Southland