Why we support KidsCan
We believe every child deserves a decent start in life.
Education is a child’s ticket out of poverty. It is how we will break the cycle of hardship, and it is at the core of everything KidsCan does. KidsCan are levelling the playing field, giving children whose families are struggling the same opportunity to learn as anyone else.
We have partnered with KidsCan to provide thousands of Kiwi kids with the essentials they need to remove barriers to learning. They are doing this by:
Removing tough choices for Kiwi kids
Kids shouldn’t have to make tough decisions like ‘do I walk to school in the rain without a jacket or shoes or stay home and keep dry?’ We don’t know about you, but we’d find it hard to learn if we were soaking wet or hungry.
KidsCan focused their March fundraising campaign on helping those kids who are forced to make hard choices every day, by asking Kiwis to help 500 tamariki (children) urgently in need. With one in five kids living in poverty, this is the sad reality for many tamariki in our communities.
As proud Principal Partner, we’re excited that Kiwis heard KidsCan’s plea, with 234 people signing up as monthly donors. That’s 234 new donors giving $30 a month to buy the essentials for 338 more kids that they need to learn and thrive.
With KidsCan, they know they have a warm jacket and sturdy shoes so they can go to school and spend the day learning and playing alongside their friends. They can also look forward to a delicious breakfast, nutritious lunch, and plenty of snacks to help fuel their brains and bodies.
At Meridian, we’ve been the proud Principal Partner of KidsCan since 2013 and have seen the difference KidsCan makes. And by being a Meridian customer, you’re helping too. Thank you for your ongoing support – together we’ve got the power to make a difference.”