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 too, 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, they 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 deserves the 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 staff in KidsCan’s work.  


Our focus at ASB is accelerating financial progress for all New Zealanders, and that starts from a young age with children getting a good education at school. Every child deserves to go to school warm, dry and well-fed so they can make the most of the opportunities they have.

"We’re proud to partner with KidsCan to help achieve this” – Vittoria Shortt, CEO ASB

More information how ASB 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 not-for-profit organisations through grants for specific purposes that benefit the community. 

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



1 in 8 Kiwi kids feel excluded from sport because they don’t have the gear. We’ve partnered with Cadbury to help address this problem. More information on how we are addressing this can be found here



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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 Foundation
  • 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