KidsCan believes that education is a child’s ticket out of poverty, and gives them the opportunity for a better future. We help the 1 in 6 Kiwi kids experiencing hardship by providing food, jackets, shoes and health products to schools and early childhood centres across New Zealand.
Helping to make this possible is our business community: our Principal Partner Meridian Energy, Major Partners, Associate Partners and Business Supporters. The financial and in-kind support of our business community enables us reach more children - together we help kiwi kids in need participate in learning each year.
Our KidsCan partners are truly invested in the education, health and wellbeing of Kiwi kids to help break the cycle of poverty. They work with us to help children in need, and create meaningful, measurable differences for their teams, customers and community. Their support includes financial and in-kind donations, plus volunteering their time and resources.
Our KidsCan business supporters are usually small to medium businesses who want to make a difference to their communities. They do this by giving an annual donation of $5,000 or more, or by supporting 15 or more Kiwi kids through our monthly giving programme.
As a Major Partner, you'll have access to KidsCan's volunteering programme, campaign association, reporting and accountability of funding.
As an Associate Partner, you'll receive campaign association, regular reporting and accountability of funding. We love to work with our Associate Partners on fun partner fundraising campaigns.
Our Business Supporters are usually individuals, or small to medium sized businesses wanting to give back to their local community. They receive regular reporting and accountability of funding.
Meridian has been putting their energy into reaching 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. They are committed to doing good things with their energy.
They have partnered with KidsCan to provide thousands of Kiwi kids with the basics they need to remove barriers to learning because they, like us, believe every child deserves a decent start in life and the same opportunity to learn as anyone else.
“We feel privileged to be part of making a difference in the lives of Kiwi kids living in hardship” - Meridian CEO Neal Barclay. Visit Meridian’s website for more information on how they support KidsCan.
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.
More information about how ASB helps KidsCan can be found here.
Tip Top Bakery has been partnering with KidsCan since 2009, 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.
More information about how Tip Top Bakery helps KidsCan can be found here.
NZ Safety Blackwoods is the lead partner on the KidsCan Jackets programme. Along with helping to provide jackets to thousands of children, they 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.
More information about how NZ Safety Blackwoods helps KidsCan can be found here.
Mobil has been working with KidsCan since 2018, to support the charity in its vision to help create a better Aotearoa for all tamariki. This aligns with Mobil's values, which seek to utilise social programmes to improve education opportunities in the communities where it operates, and to increase student participation and performance.
More information about how mobil helps KidsCan can be found here.
Countdown wants all Kiwis to have the opportunity to thrive. As part of their Food for Good programme, Countdown has partnered with KidsCan for a number of years, including selling Christmas Crackers, donating food and money, and helping establish and expand KidsCan's Early Childhood Programme which uses Countdown's online shopping platform. In 2020, Countdown's team and customers also raised $580,000 for KidsCan.
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.
The a2 Milk Company's purpose is to pioneer the future of dairy for good. We strive to make a difference by helping communities and supporting organisations such as KidsCan, which are helping to create a brighter future for children and families. We are proud to be a major sponsor of KidsCan and help New Zealand families thrive.
MouthFresh™ has been providing high quality and affordable oral healthcare products to kiwis for over 15 years. The MouthFresh range has been designed to adhere to the New Zealand Ministry of Health guidelines. The opportunity to partner with KidsCan was a natural fit with the MouthFresh team who feel all children should have equal access to the necessities in life. Early intervention and the development of healthy habits provides better outcomes for our community.
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