During Level 3, North Harbour Rugby were incredibly excited to support the KidsCan Back to Schools campaign. North Harbour Rugby share some wonderful partners with KidsCan and it was a great opportunity to bring these organisations together for an amazing cause.
Julie Chapman, CEO of KidsCan acknowledged Harbour Rugby’s Support. "At KidsCan we are facing unprecedented demand for food support - this term we'll be feeding 10,000 more children a day. We needed to get a record 152 tonnes of food out to our schools, and we couldn't have done that without the help of volunteers. We are so grateful to North Harbour Rugby for the time they gave us. It means kids go back to school this week with full tummies, so they can just focus on playing and learning."
David Gibson, CEO of North Harbour Rugby also commented on the wonderful work KidsCan does. “What KidsCan do is just so important. Last year they fuelled an average of 30,000 kids a day. We have a valued mutual partner in QBE who support our Rugby community. Through this connection we were able to our little bit to help out Julie and her hardworking team with this meaningful campaign.We encourage people to get behind this great organisation.
People can donate at: www.KidsCan.org.nz
KidsCan provides food, raincoats, shoes, socks, and basic health and hygiene items in 787 schools nationwide. Since October 2018, KidsCan has also been supporting preschoolers in 25 early childhood centres in Northland, Auckland and Hawke’s Bay. Every child receives a raincoat, shoes, head lice treatment and five fresh, healthy meals a week. The programme has just been expanded to 32 more centres.
Last year KidsCan provided
● Baked beans, bread, spreads, fruit, yoghurt, supergrain bars and scroggin, fuelling on average 30,000 children a day
● More than 424,500 servings of hot meals
● 128,000 loaves of bread
● More than 40,000 raincoats and 25,000 pairs of shoes
● More than 45,000 bottles of head lice treatment and 45,000 lice combs
● Almost 30,000 boxes of sanitary items - projected to rise to 120,000 this year
For further comment please contact:
Glenn Noble: Head of Partnerships
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