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KidsCan welcomes new lunch fund for year 1-8 students

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 7:31 pm | KidsCan

KidsCan welcomes new lunch fund for year 1-8 students - but job far from done KidsCan is welcoming the Government’s announcement of a new lunch fund for some primary and intermediate schools as an important step to strengthen support for Kiwi kids ... More >>

Start your engines! KidsCan Pork Pie Charity Run

Monday, 15 April 2019, 3:20 pm | KidsCan

Sixty minis will line up in Kaitaia this Easter, on Good Friday, at the start of an epic 2,500 km journey to Invercargill. It will take the teams six long days to reach their destination, following the route taken in the classic Kiwi movie “Goodbye ... More >>

KidsCan helping vulnerable preschoolers

Sunday, 10 March 2019, 10:38 am | KidsCan

KidsCan has created the first national programme supporting children under 5, with the aim of helping the country’s most vulnerable kids attend early childhood education. The move comes in response to increasing requests for help from centres, as parents ... More >>

Heading back to school hungry

Sunday, 27 January 2019, 12:15 pm | KidsCan

As back to school costs mount, families living in hardship are struggling to provide the essentials for their children. KidsCan’s data shows that one in every five children in low-decile schools around New Zealand will head back to class this year ... More >>

160,000 hungry kids need your help today - KidsCan

Monday, 10 December 2018, 9:11 am | KidsCan

KidsCan is urging more action after this year’s Child Poverty Monitor found one in five New Zealand children – more than 160,000 kids - live in households without access to either enough food, or enough healthy food. More >>

KidsCan survey exposes extent of period poverty in NZ

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 8:33 am | KidsCan

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. More >>

Primary school children struggling with period poverty

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 11:12 am | KidsCan

Girls as young as eight are getting their period, new figures reveal. It comes as demand for KidsCan sanitary products in primary schools increases, as many parents on low incomes struggle to afford the essential items for their children. More >>

KidsCan supports Meridian Energy decision

Friday, 14 September 2018, 6:03 pm | KidsCan

KidsCan Founder and CEO Julie Chapman says she is pleased Meridian Energy have made the decision to scrap their prompt payment discounts saying they disadvantaged our most vulnerable families. More >>

KidsCan sees record number of food items sent out to schools

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:08 pm | KidsCan

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. More >>

718 schools across NZ receive KidsCan programmes

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:31 am | KidsCan

Nine more schools will be added to the KidsCan programme this term as the total of primary, intermediate and high schools across New Zealand asking for help continues to grow. More >>

KidsCan government funding to continue for 12 months

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:43 pm | KidsCan

KidsCan is delighted by the government’s acknowledgement of the crucial work the charity is doing in schools around New Zealand to help children in material hardship. More >>

KidsCan and Waikato-Tainui unite to help Kiwi kids

Friday, 11 May 2018, 12:26 pm | KidsCan

KidsCan and Waikato-Tainui today announced a landmark one-year partnership marking the first Iwi collaboration for the charity. Waikato-Tainui is contributing $100,000 towards helping KidsCan provide food and health items across 23 Waikato and south ... More >>

Pork Pie Charity Run for KidsCan sells out

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:17 pm | KidsCan

We’re taking this car to Invercargill! 60 intrepid duos have snapped up places for a road trip like no other - the 2019 Pork Pie Charity Run. In homage to the classic 1981 movie “Goodbye Pork Pie”, teams will drive their beloved Minis more than ... More >>

KidsCan and Meridian team up for another three years

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:53 am | KidsCan

There is power in organisations coming together, as KidsCan and Meridian Energy’s long-standing partnership to help pull children out of hardship shows. More >>

Hundreds more students to receive KidsCan programme support

Sunday, 4 March 2018, 3:03 pm | KidsCan

Hundreds more students to receive KidsCan programme support this NZ Children’s Day KidsCan is marking New Zealand Children’s Day by announcing the addition of 10 schools to its family of KidsCan partner schools. This takes the number of schools ... More >>

Will poverty reduction targets measure up?

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 3:22 pm | KidsCan

KidsCan, the charity which provides food, clothing and basic health items in 700 schools nationwide, is urging caution that setting a target will not magically lift people out of poverty as the Government’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill heads to ... More >>

2,652 children waiting for KidsCan help as school gates open

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 6:56 pm | KidsCan

2,652 children waiting for KidsCan help as school gates open As the calendar ticks over to the start of another school year, KidsCan has 2,652 students from 19 schools waiting to benefit from the charity’s food, clothing and health programmes. This ... More >>

Decline in child poverty numbers prompts plea from KidsCan

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 8:19 am | KidsCan

KidsCan hopes the slight decline in child poverty rates in this year’s Child Poverty Monitor won’t stop Kiwis from keeping the significant issue of children living in hardship at the top of their minds. The just released 2017 Child Poverty Monitor ... More >>

Christmas comes early for children visiting the Blues

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 2:29 pm | KidsCan

A group of 15 children from KidsCan partner school St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Grey Lynn are preparing to join some of their Blues heroes at an afternoon training session Wednesday. More >>

NZers urged to help create a better world for all Kiwi kids

Sunday, 19 November 2017, 12:38 pm | KidsCan

New Zealanders urged to help create a better world for all Kiwi kids. KidsCan hopes New Zealanders will use Universal Children’s Day to pause and put themselves in the small shoes of Kiwi kids living in hardship. “It’s crucial we do, because ... More >>



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