One in four children in New Zealand currently live in poverty. KidsCan’s mission is to meet the physical and nutritional needs of these children so they are more likely to engage in their education and reach their full potential in life. The charity was founded in 2005 and today supports the education of thousands of disadvantaged children in schools across New Zealand.
ICAP Wellington supported KidsCan in 2012 and 2013. This enabled the Charity to expand its welfare programmes supporting hundreds of children and schools in need who are currently on the KidsCan waiting list. Simple things such as food, shoes, raincoats and basic hygiene and healthcare items make a powerful difference to a child’s start in life.
We were delighted to once again be part of this incredible Charity Day. The funds ICAP raised on the day have made a real difference to Kiwi kids who have been waiting, via the schools they attend, for our help.Jan Clark, General Manager of Marketing and Fundraising, KidsCan.
ICAP’s contribution from Charity Day 2012 has enabled three schools to join the KidsCan family in early 2013. The funds continue to sustain these schools; Linden School Wellington, Omanaia School Northland and Kakahi School in Taumarunui.
KidsCan was delighted to be chosen again as a recipient of the 2013 ICAP Charity Day. This meant a further four schools could join the KidsCan programme at the beginning of 2014.
In April, ICAP New Zealand Managing Director Richard Petersen and two ICAP staff, Mark Velvin and Mark Warrior, were invited to attend a special raincoat distribution at Titahi Bay School, one of the schools who have benefited from ICAP’s support. Both ICAP and KidsCan were warmly welcomed to the school with a Powhiri, followed by a special assembly where ICAP and KidsCan were able to hand out raincoats to every child in the school.
“It was a great experience to visit Titahi Bay School and see the difference the KidsCan programmes make first hand”. Richard Petersen, Managing Director ICAP New Zealand.