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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

NZ Art Guild and KidsCan partner up

We are excited to announce that this year we are partnering with KidsCan Charitable Trust for the 2011 Collaborative Artwork. 100% of the sale proceeds form this artwork and a percentage of each limited edition print sold will be donated to KidsCan.

KidsCan is an amazing nationwide charity that is dedicated to eliminating poverty.

Education equals opportunity! Unfortunately in New Zealand thousands of children live their lives in extreme poverty, going without the basics most of us take for granted and this has a major impact on their ability to learn so they can reach their full potential.

So what is daily life REALLY like for the more than 200,000 New Zealand children living in poverty? These are New Zealand’s forgotten children who existing a world where they cannot be sure of having three meals a day, suitable clothing and heating in their home in winter. It means getting sicker more often, shortened life expectancy, poor nutritional status and not achieving age-appropriate developmental milestones. It means missing out on school excursions and not being able to participate fully in classroom activities; which leads to social isolation, feelings of worthlessness, loneliness and alienation.

KidsCan helps meet the physical and nutritional needs of disadvantaged NZ children so they can reach their full potential in life. They have several different programmes including Food for Kids, Shoes for Kids, Raincoats for Kids, Warm Kids (providing beanies and thermal tops) and Cool Kids (providing sun hats)

KidsCan currently supports more than 41,000 kids in 201 low decile schools. The demand for their programmes is growing - they have 21,000 children still waiting for their support. By supporting KidsCan we can help reduce their waiting list and ensure no child in our country goes without the basics they need for a healthy happy life.
Check out their website for more information and to see how you can help.

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