We are all heroes

FlyingOne of the younger classes at school organised  “Heroes Day”,  celebrating people who do great things. The class was raising money and awareness to help KidsCan, a New Zealand charity that does awesome work supportong kids who go without the basics.

KidsCan addresses New Zealand’s serious problems in child poverty. We’re a first world-country that has shameful statistics in child health, nutrition and poverty. KidsCan provides raincoats, shoes, socks, and food for children who need help.

I love what KidsCan does, but I’m painfully aware that their work is a band-aid solution. What they do helps kids, but it doesn’t address the problems that lead to poverty, hunger and illness.

I am a firm believer that a strong society helps its weakest members; I would love it if KidsCan no longer had to support our children. In the meantime, helping out and raising awareness makes our kids heroes!

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