Every year hundreds of Kiwis get involved to help kids living in hardship. Want to join them?
You could run a marathon, hold a bake sale, host an event or organise a quiz night... the fundraising possibilities are endless! And every dollar you raise helps give Kiwi kids a fair start at life.
The KidsCan fundraising toolkit has all the information you need to get started. Our team is also here to answer all your questions and support your efforts. Contact us at email@example.com
Join the thousands who take part in New Zealand’s biggest running celebration with the ability to choose your distance from 5km, 11 km, half or full marathon. Take the opportunity to run over Auckland Bridge or take it at a slower pace and enjoy the great view of the city. Combine a personal challenge with helping Kiwi Kids by running as a KidsCan fundraiser!
Two barbecue-loving buddies cooked up the perfect scheme to helps kids in need – and let’s just say it was a sizzling success!
Aucklanders Matt Melville of seasoning firm Rum and Que and Noel Hassapladakis of the Meat Mafia Collective set out to break the world record for the longest barbecue – raising funds for KidsCan at the same time.
For 100 hours and over four long days they flipped, grilled, charred and generally went at it spatula and tongs to serve up a little kindness to children in need. Not content with slaving over a hot grill, they supercharged their fundraising efforts by teaming up with generous businesses, who donated fantastic items for Kiwis to bid on.
People flocked to sample Matt and Noel’s amazing kai, and to rally behind their call to support Kiwi kids.
We were blown away when the pair popped into KidsCan HQ to hand over a cheque for $31,000! What began as a crazy idea turned into tangible help for 86 children – each one supported for a whole year with breakfasts, snacks, jackets, shoes, socks and health products. Flippin’ awesome.
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“Some choose to use their superannuation to look after their grandchildren, which is great. But I believe that we can be grandparents to all New Zealand’s mokopuna and can have a role in helping to raise them.” – ShareMySuper founder Liz Greive.
This is the beautiful sentiment behind ShareMySuper – a scheme that allows Kiwis aged over-60 to share part or all of their superannuation to help kids in need.
Aware on an increasing divide between the “haves and the have-nots” in Aotearoa New Zealand, it struck Liz Greive that Kiwis who were living comfortably in retirement could give up some of their super to help others.
Initially she thought the focus of ShareMySuper could be quite broad. But then she realised “If we, as a country, could address child poverty this would lift this generation of tamariki and those that follow.”
KidsCan is now one of the 11 organisations ShareMySuper supports. The family of ShareMySuper charities are a diverse group who offer a range of solutions – from catering to immediate need to offering scholarships and lobbying for change.
While the scheme is for the retired, Liz sees an important role for young Kiwis too.
“Our donors are deeply concerned about child poverty; many of whom give to KidsCan. I know that many of the younger generation give to KidsCan, and I would love to see them going home and saying to their parents, ‘Hey, why don’t you look at ShareMySuper and think about giving when you do get your pension?”- Liz Greive.
Want to know more? Check out www.sharemysuper.org.nz
We’re always blown away by the kindness and initiative of our young supporters. Like 12-year-old Scarlett, who a few years ago created an event called ‘Stroke of Hope’ to raise money for those in need. This year we were the lucky recipients.
Her proud mum Esther told us: “She swims as many 25m lengths in 30 minutes as she can and asks people to sponsor her an amount of their choice per length. All the money then goes to a charity. This year she swam 70 lengths, and she chose to give the money to KidsCan to help kiwi kids in need.”
Scarlett raised an awesome total of $1583.50. That’s four kids supported with food, clothes, shoes and other essentials - for a whole year! Great job, Scarlett.
Then there’s Maggie Mellors – an enterprising 10-year-old who found a way to turn her love of peanut butter into a way to raise funds for kids living in poverty. Maggie’s very own recipe for ‘smunchy’ peanut butter was snapped up by Pic’s – and she asked for proceeds to go to KidsCan!
“Maggie is a very gentle soul and always thinks about kids less fortunate than her,” said dad Jon.
When Maggie and Jon hit on the perfect nutty combo – crunch and smooth – she wrote to Pic himself insisting it would bring “double the yumminess” to Kiwis.
For a limited time, 50c from each jar of Smunchy Pic’s Peanut Butter went to KidsCan – and a total of $1,350 was raised! Talk about spreading the love.
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