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KidsCan News
Mon 5 Nov 2018
KidsCan, supported by Meridian Energy, has distributed over 168,000 pairs of shoes and 337,000 pairs of socks to schools throughout New Zealand. Hear what the kids have to say about their shoes.        KidsCan, supported by Meridian Energy, provides lunches to over 32,000 hungry children.  Hear what the kids have to say about how important it is to eat when you are at school.        KidsCan, supported by Meridian Energy, has distrubted over 550,000 Health & Hygiene Items to schools throughout New Zealand.  Hear what the kids have to say about the importance of staying healthy.   

KidsCan survey exposes extent of period poverty in New Zealand

KidsCan News
Thu 1 Nov 2018
Almost a quarter of New Zealand women who responded to a KidsCan survey have missed school or work because they have been unable to afford sanitary items.

We’ve teamed up with nib so that you can look after your health and support Kiwi kids in need at the same time

KidsCan News
Fri 26 Oct 2018
KidsCan and nib have teamed up with a shared vision of creating a brighter future for families across New Zealand.

The power of a pair of shoes

In the Media
Mon 1 Oct 2018

When donors meet the kids they support

In the Media
Fri 21 Sep 2018
Four wide-eyed Northland teenagers couldn’t keep the smiles off their faces as they sailed around Milford Sound last weekend, on a truly unique KidsCan fundraiser.
The Project

Aroha Mai, Aroha Atu

In the Media
Thu 20 Sep 2018

Signed by Pink!

KidsCan News
Mon 10 Sep 2018
Pink - one of the world's biggest pop stars - has signed a Northland artist's glittering portrait of herself, all to raise money for KidsCan. And you can get your hands on it! 

Life on the breadline: Surviving on $55 a week for food

KidsCan News
Thu 30 Aug 2018
Two South Auckland mothers have opened their finances - and their fridges - in a bid to show how desperate food insecurity has become for low-income families.

KidsCan sees record number of food items sent out to schools as requests increase

KidsCan News
Thu 16 Aug 2018
KidsCan hopes the 1.28 million items of food sent to schools at the beginning of term three will help alleviate the pressure put on parents to squeeze every cent out of their weekly food budget.