Kidscan are going electric hero

KidsCan is going electric

Driving towards a more sustainable future.

Meridian is the proud Principal Partner of KidsCan – an amazing organisation who work hard helping the kids of Aotearoa who are affected by poverty.  

KidsCan supports close to 1,000 schools and early childhood centres with food, shoes, raincoats and other essential items that help kids learn and play comfortably. Their staff spend a lot of time shuttling between their Auckland warehouse and the schools they support around the regions, ensuring their needs are met. 
Supporting Kiwi kids is a priority and KidsCan want to do this as sustainably as they can. And with the support of Meridian’s Decarbonisation Fund, they’re installing an EV charging station and replacing two of their fleet vehicles with electric vehicles. That’s a fair few tonnes of carbon emissions that they’ll be removing each year!  
"We're delighted that Meridian is giving us the incredible opportunity to go electric," KidsCan's CEO and founder Julie Chapman says. "Our programme’s team spend a lot of time on the road supporting schools, and it's great to be able to do this more sustainably.”