Why we support KidsCan

We believe every child deserves a decent start in life. One in four New Zealand children live in hardship, KidsCan makes a real difference

KidsCan offers practical, hands-on assistance to thousands of children in schools throughout New Zealand including:

  • providing food items to more than 709 New Zealand schools to support hungry kids
  • distributing thousands of raincoats, shoes and socks
  • the Health for Kids programme with nit treatments and basic health and hygiene items.

KidsCan accomplish a lot, but with 290,000 Kiwi children still living in poverty, they need your help.

Meridian visits Russell school

In Wellington, Meridian staff were invited to Russell school to participate in the KidsCan distribution of Vodafone Warriors raincoats. It was an opportunity to see first-hand the practical difference that KidsCan makes in the lives of New Zealand children

Meridian visits Stockburn school

In Christchurch staff were invited to Stockburn school to participate in the KidsCan distribution of Vodafone Warriors raincoats. It was an opportunity to see first-hand the practical difference that KidsCan makes in the lives of New Zealand children.

Russell school visits West Wind

Children from Russell School visit our West Wind farm to celebrate Meridian’s KidsCan sponsorship.

About KidsCan

KidsCan is helping Kiwi kids living in hardship reach their full potential and create brighter futures for themselves.

Help provide shoes, food, raincoats and basic health and hygiene products for New Zealand children.