One of the many ways that you can be involved in International Book Giving Day on 14th February is to support KidsCan, one of our wonderful local charities who get books into the hands of the children who need them most. The wonderful folks at KidsCan have written a post all about the amazing work that they do.
KidsCan delivers targeted programmes which remove the physical barriers preventing children from getting the most out of their education. These tangible initiatives are ensuring New Zealand children living in poverty get through the school gate in a better position to learn. Simple, things – food, shoes and raincoats – can make a powerful difference to a child’s start in life.
The causes of poverty can be debated but there is almost universal agreement on the value of education. Children who grasp the power of learning have the power to change their future.
International Book Giving Day is a great initiative that is dedicated to getting as many new, used and borrowed books into the hands of as many children as possible. KidsCan is very pleased to be a recipient of these books that we can then pass on to children at our partner schools.
See our website http://www.kidscan.org.nz/ for more info on how to get involved in other ways to support these children.
If you would like to donate books to KidsCan you can send them to:
38F Apollo Drive
Attention: Natalie Vincent
You will also need to send them your contact details and a book list with an approximate value as they must register them as in-kind donations.