Campbell Live raises $300,591 for KidsCan
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 7:38p.m.
Campbell Live has thrown its full weight behind a KidsCan funding initiative aimed at providing lunch to those children in the country’s decile one to four primary schools.
As part of that initiative, we organised for today to be National Lunchbox Day , and asked individuals, businesses and better off schools to get involved.
By 7pm on Thursday night, we’d raised $69,903 from 23,301 text messages.
But New Zealanders around the country have been finding ways to contribute to the cause, and by the end of the show tonight we had raised a massive total of $300,591.
We’d love to know about the effort you’ve made to raise money for KidsCan, and you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who still wish to donate can deposit money in the following bank account:
KidsCan Charitable Trust: ASB BANK 12 3026 0348180 03
Or text Lunch to 8595 for an automatic $3 donation.
Watch Campbell Live next week to find out the grand total of money raised.
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12/11/2012 7:31:35 p.m.
rachelle mcdonald wrote:
We didnt need schools to EVER feed OUR KIDS wen labour is in government...
john key has done this to our country
4/10/2012 1:40:27 p.m.
Has the PMs amnesia made him forget his maiden speech in November 2006 when he talked of an underclass which had been allowed to develop in NZ? Are not the policies he and his ministers are espousing ensuring that this so-called underclass is growing in numbers?
3/10/2012 9:49:33 p.m.
j taufa wrote:
MALO E LELEI TEAM CAMPBELL,YOU HAVE DONE SO MANY GOODTHINGS FOR AS LOW PEOPLE,BUT THIS IS ONE OFF THE BEST,KEEP IT UP,OFA ATU
3/10/2012 8:17:32 p.m.
WOW, what an awesome effort; what inspiration to set it all up ; truly wonderfulcompassionate hearts of our kiwis. !!!Blown away
3/10/2012 12:26:39 p.m.
Kimi Mareangareu wrote:
It show's you the generosity of Kiwi's who care about our kids as a whole, throughout our beautiful country, thank you to all.
2/10/2012 9:58:31 a.m.
Ever thought about introducing canteens in schools? People go on about breastfeeding your child cause is best. How about giving them proper food as they grow up too?
2/10/2012 8:43:28 a.m.
As a traditional National Party supporter I do not support John Key or his approach to this issue or many other including his most recent scandals with the GCSB and John Banks. The man is dishonest. I do not agree that education in this area is lacking either, as many schools have taught the food pyramid and nutrician for many years, so obviously education is not the issue. Lowering minimum wage is not the answer, america has more social issues and a higher proportion of homelessness than New Zealand does. The only people arguing that minimum wage needs to be lowered are businessmen, so that they can increase their profits. As a business person myself I am happy to pay the current minimum wage, our business is successful so we wouldnt necessarily be hurt by an increase in minimum wage either. Most small business people pay decent wages, it tends to be large international corporations that are arguing for lowered working conditions and lower wages and this will not help the country in anyway. Most business people are still making a profit, if they were not, they would not still be in business. I and many of my friends would happily give our tax cuts back to help alleviate the situation. What John Key is doing by picking on the underpriveldged is forcing them into the workforce to flood the job market, and in all honesty there are no where near the requisite number of jobs to go around. What this will therefore do is allow employers to pay lower wages because demand for workers is lower than the supply of workers.
2/10/2012 12:10:56 a.m.
I can't believe you managed to do an entire show about this issue without telling me who the children you're donating to are, or what the feelings of them and their communities are about the charity or economic situation. Which is kind of gross.
1/10/2012 11:49:43 p.m.
Mike,I can understand your frustration, but don't berate Campbell live for a problem that should be being solved by the government. Campbell Live is a television programme after all, NOT a Government department!! At least Campbell Live have brought this issue to the attention of people who may not have previously realised the extent of the problem, and have done their bit to help in some way.
1/10/2012 8:27:17 p.m.
Hi, wouldn't it be good if - instead of immoral dramas, crime docos, and gourmet cooking shows, there were wholesome broadcasts - such as shows which taught skills such as cooking low-cost good food?!!
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