The Block NZ teams up with KidsCan
Tuesday 15 October, 2013
The Block NZ teams up with KidsCan – supporting Kiwi kids “In our own Backyard”
The Block NZ has been one of this winter’s top-rating television programmes, generating strong public interest and support for the four competing teams. This weekend, the homes are being opened up for public viewing on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October from 10am -2pm, giving fans of the show the opportunity to see the renovations up close and in person.
KidsCan Charitable Trust have been chosen as the official charity partner for the open home weekend at which they hope to raise the awareness of their “In our own backyard” programme. Through the KidsCan “In our own Backyard” programme, currently more than 4,600 donors support Kiwi kids who are living in poverty and are in need of food, shoes, raincoats or basic healthcare and hygiene items.
“Many Kiwi families sponsor a child in developing countries which is awesome, but sometimes I think we forget about the kids just over the fence” says one KidsCan “In our own backyard” supporter. “It really breaks my heart to see Kiwi kids, whose parents are doing the best they can, not having enough food or appropriate clothes and shoes. The relative poverty here in NZ is very sad” adds the supporter.
KidsCan will be at The Block NZ Open Homes this weekend, as the official charity partner. Entry to the Open Homes is free, but KidsCan will be collecting donations and raising the awareness and support for the “In our own Backyard” programme.
The Block NZ Open
October 19 and October 20
10am until 2pm
Corner of Eversleigh and Lake Roads, Belmont
Free 813 buses from Takapuna and Devonport every 15 minutes
For full information visit TV3.co.nz/theblock
In our own Backyard Club – Support a child for 50c
a day to provide:
Food at school for a year
A waterproof raincoat
Two pairs of shoes
Two pairs of socks
Basic health and hygiene items
100 per cent of the funds donated through the “In our own Backyard” programme goes to kiwi kids living in poverty.