News

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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.

Kiwi kids to benefit from EasiYo promotion

KidsCan News
Tue 14 Aug 2018
Children’s charity KidsCan is set to receive $2 from every specially marked Pink EasiYo Yogurt Maker sold through Countdown supermarkets from the month of August.  

Get a little crazy for KidsCan!

KidsCan News
Mon 6 Aug 2018
Decorate your shoes, add some spikes to your hair, or create some rainbow cupcakes and get cray cray for #CrazyForKidsCan day.  

GSK Cookbook App Helps Children in Need

KidsCan News
Fri 27 Jul 2018
A new smartphone app featuring recipes created by Kiwi Masterchef Brett McGregor has been launched by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to support children’s charity KidsCan.  

You can help us change children's lives too

KidsCan News
Fri 27 Jul 2018
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.   

Why one school put its hand up for help

KidsCan News
Thu 19 Jul 2018
What prompts a decile three school in central Auckland to ask for KidsCan help, after previously getting by?

Shoe Distrubtion Event at Southern Cross Campus

KidsCan News
Mon 9 Jul 2018
Thanks to our friends at SC Johnson, who are the lead supporter of our ‘Shoes for Kids’ programme, over 1200 shoes were delivered to kids at Southern Cross Campus in our biggest shoe order this year.

Watch: Charity makes biggest shoe delivery of the year to grateful South Auckland kids

KidsCan News
Wed 20 Jun 2018
As basic as they may seem, kids' shoes are in high demand across the country. Charity KidsCan has just made their biggest shoe delivery of the year to grateful Mangere East school kids.

Kids who have nothing yet still want to learn - scenes of child poverty in NZ

KidsCan News
Tue 19 Jun 2018
OPINION: For many parents, the morning routine involves dragging slumbering teenagers from their beds, and coercing them out the door to school.

KidsCan Board member made Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in Queen’s Birthday Honours

KidsCan News
Tue 5 Jun 2018
Long-serving KidsCan Board member Nigel Hampton QC has been honoured over the weekend, bestowed a Royal Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.