Greenlea grant enables KidsCan to help more disadvantaged children

Greenlea grant enables KidsCan to help more disadvantaged children

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The KidsCan Charitable Trust is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from the Greenlea Foundation Trust.   

The much needed funding will enable KidsCan to assist a greater number of children living in poverty, to get the help they need through the school they attend.

The money from this grant will go towards providing children with the basics such as food, clothing and healthcare in the Northland, East Coast and Waikato regions of New Zealand.

KidsCan programmes currently operate in 350 schools throughout NZ, and this is expected to grow to 400 schools by the end of 2013.

Julie Chapman, KidsCan’s CEO and Founder says “We are very grateful to receive this generous grant from the Greenlea Foundation Trust. This funding will enable KidsCan to do even more for the children we support”.

The Greenlea Foundation Trust is an initiative by the shareholders of Greenlea Premier Meats to support a range of charitable organisations. The principal focus of the Trust is to assist those who are disadvantaged or in need of support within the community.

“The Greenlea Foundation Trust is pleased to support the work of KidsCan in our communities.  Assisting KidsCan will help to provide our neediest children with the basics of food, clothing and healthcare so their focus can be on learning.  Our children are our future and deserve every advantage that can be provided to them.” said James Egan, Greenlea board chairman.