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KidsCan welcomes Government’s free period products programme

KidsCan News
Thu 18 Feb 2021
KidsCan welcomes the Government’s announcement today that free period products will be provided to all New Zealand students who need them.

Vulnerable families struggle with back-to-school costs in tough start to 2021

KidsCan News
Tue 26 Jan 2021
Teachers are preparing for a tough start to the school year as more families than ever struggle with back-to-school costs, due to the fallout of Covid-19.
A boy watches his friends play ball

Dozens of schools ask for KidsCan support as more families struggle in tough year

KidsCan News
Fri 20 Nov 2020
Children suffering stomach cramps from hunger, boys in their dad’s hand-me-down shoes held together with masking tape, and a rise in anxiety amongst many students as their parents’ incomes are hit by Covid-19.

"It’s a different place here now and we’re so thankful."

KidsCan News
Thu 15 Oct 2020
Our community is really struggling and food is a huge issue. Most children weren’t turning up until Wednesday when their parents’ pay cheques came in. We’d tell them, ‘Don’t worry it’s ok to send your kids, we can provide for them.’ But we didn’t have the budget to provide as much food as we would have liked.  

"They're absolutely hungry."

KidsCan News
Tue 6 Oct 2020
I would say 90-95% of our families live below that poverty line. The majority of our children haven’t had breakfast when they come in. They’re absolutely hungry. Some might come in with a pack of noodles to get them through the day, or if there’s a sibling that one pack is to be halved between the two children.  

KidsCan kids help with Tui Corridor project

In the Media
Thu 24 Sep 2020
The iconic sound of tūi song is set to return to Christchurch backyards with a major habitat restoration programme launching next week to establish a corridor of tūi friendly vegetation between the Port Hills and the central city.   

Thousands of preschoolers wait for help as the Covid-19 fallout hits under fives

KidsCan News
Mon 21 Sep 2020
Early childhood centres are reporting an increasing number of children arriving without enough food or warm clothing as their families struggle with the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.

KidsCan’s record food delivery as Kiwi kids in hardship face toughest winter yet

KidsCan News
Mon 20 Jul 2020
Vulnerable children living in hardship are facing their toughest winter yet as the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic hits home. Schools surveyed by KidsCan are reporting more students arriving without enough food or warm clothes.

This winter, the power will go out for children living in hardship

In the Media
Tue 7 Jul 2020
This winter is not going to be easy. It’s hard to think of families sitting in the dark and cold, cooking food by a flame.