Heritage & CityLife Hotels Support KidsCan

Heritage and CityLife Hotels are delighted to announce their partnership with KidsCan.

KidsCan chief executive officer and founder, Julie Chapman, says "we're really grateful to the Heritage and CityLife Hotels for their support. Their contribution will help us ensure that New Zealand children in poverty will have the full tummies and warm bodies they need to focus on learning."

KidsCan is a charity that works with over 700 low decile schools around the country to help children overcome the hardships associated with poverty. The charity provides tangible programmes that concentrate on giving the basics of food, raincoats, shoes and essential healthcare directly to those children who are in need.

"We are working to level the playing field so children whose families are struggling have the same opportunity to learn as anyone else, because it's education that will break the cycle of poverty. Thanks to Heritage Hotels for stepping up to be part of the solution", adds Julie Chapman.

“Our Heritage, CityLife and Heritage Collection properties are delighted to be involved in this worthwhile cause “says Graham Yan, chief executive of Heritage Hotel Management Ltd. “We believe every child deserves a decent start in life. Removing barriers to education by no longer going to school hungry, cold or wet aides learning and creates a brighter future. The team and I very much look forward to working with KidsCan to improve educational opportunities for Kiwi kids in need.”

For more information and more ways for you to help KidsCan, head to www.kidscan.org.nz

About KidsCan

The KidsCan Charitable Trust was co-founded in 2005 by Julie Chapman in her Auckland garage. After hearing continuous media reports about New Zealand children going without the basics, she conducted an evaluation in 80 low decile schools to see how widespread the problem was and how it was affecting children in the classroom. KidsCan now work in partnership with 740 low decile schools throughout New Zealand to deliver essential items their students would otherwise go without. By working directly with Schools they're able to reach the students most in need of their support, ensuring they are fed, warm and healthy so they can focus on learning.