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Buy a KidsCan cracker and give back this Christmas

For immediate release
16 November 2017

Buy a KidsCan cracker and give back this Christmas

As the saying goes, Christmas is a time for giving and KidsCan has the perfect solution for caring Kiwis wanting to share some goodwill this festive season thanks to its Christmas Cracker appeal.

The better-than-your-average crackers are now available for purchase nationwide for just $2. With the money raised being used to help provide on-going assistance to thousands of disadvantaged Kiwi kids in the 700 low decile schools supported by KidsCan.

“They are pretty special goodwill crackers because not only are you helping Kiwi kids living in hardship get an equal chance at an education, you could also be clutching some Christmas cheer for yourself, because there are more than 2,300 prizes* to be won,” explains KidsCan CEO and founder, Julie Chapman.

The long list of prizes includes a family spa pool from Vortex Spas, a trip for four to Hawaii thanks to the Flight Centre Foundation, a diamond ring from Lusty’s showcase jewellers and Jumpflex trampolines.

“It’s fantastic to have Countdown on board again this year selling the crackers, along with Harvey Norman, Toyworld, Number One Shoes, Smith & Caughey’s, The Coffee Club, Cash Converters, Crown Relocations, EziBuy and New Balance outlet stores.

“Our KidsCan Christmas Cracker appeal is an important one for us and it is now in its 11th year. We hope New Zealanders join us on our mission, buy a cracker or two and enjoy giving back with KidsCan,” says Julie Chapman.

This year Countdown supermarkets will have more than 54,000 crackers available for purchase nationwide. Countdown’s General Manager Corporate Affairs, James Walker, says they are proud to get behind this year’s cracker appeal.

“Last year Countdown customers raised $95,000 for KidsCan from cracker sales. This year we’re hoping together we can do even more and exceed $100,000 for KidsCan! It’s an easy way to support a great cause and give back this Christmas.”

The KidsCan Christmas Crackers are now available for purchase nationwide until 27 December.

*Terms and conditions apply to these prizes and are detailed on the KidsCan website from 1 November 2017 (


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