Mon, 12 Nov 2012 7:00p.m.
After our 'Lunchbox Day' fundraiser, food is going to all 70 schools who were on the KidsCan waiting list.
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16/11/2012 9:54:25 p.m.
Mary's comments about handouts are understandable but they lack compassion for the children. I'm annoyed at having to pay twice first by taxes for benefits and then charity. I don't believe kids going to school without lunch is purely lack of money. It's ignorance, laziness, drug and alcohol abuse. But think about this - how are the children without lunches supposed to know what they should do for their children if we don't show them? And what sort of lunches did their parents take to school? we are the adults in NZ and these are our children. If their parents don't feed them we must. I challenge everyone who can afford it to support one child with a monthly donation for each loved , healthy, well nourished child of their own.
15/11/2012 5:54:08 p.m.
Take the sector of NZ that lives on low incomes but is ignored. Over the last 30 years it has amoung the lowest average income, and yet they still work for a living, plus much of the NZ economy depends on them working, and without them we would not be able to afford our current welfare.The 2009 incomes of farmers were so low that they paid around $1500 in tax. Thats like a single unemployment benefit with no additional allowances! And they supported families on that!But brain-dead people instead of seeing that farmers have low income, made claims that revenue=profit and made claims that low income is not real - if its farmers. If farming so 'rich', try getting off a benefit and go farming! See how 'rich' it really is!What do farmers do when income gets tighter? They tighten spending even more, and survive. What do other low income peole do? Do they tighten their spending or moan louder? We have this section of NZ society that feels we can magically tax farmers into extinction and it will somehow pay for everything?NZ hasn't lived within its means in decades and we need to fix this. The last time we actually had a balance of payments suplus was 1973! Every year of government since then has seen deficits, reguardless of the Labour govt claims under Helen. What Labour did was to use creative accounting to hide borrowings, which still showed up on the balance of payments deficit.NZ cant afford to just spend/spend/spend as we have done for 40 years!
15/11/2012 2:48:16 p.m.
What about addressing disengagement in the classroom? StandTall - The Choice Foundation does this. Linda Su’a from Robertson Road Mangere won Leader of the Year 2010 before she entered StandTall program she was struggling academically and had very low confidence and was in a reading recovery class. After 2 years on StandTall she also received school dux.
Lets focus on some of the smaller charities doing the ground work in the schools to produce future leaders of New Zealand as well as these big issues charities.
The Choice Foundation is creating opportunities for kiwi kids to StandTall
13/11/2012 6:16:03 a.m.
What happens when the schools close for summer holidays? Poverty doesn't just disappear - kids will still get hungry, and parents will still get blamed for the shortcomings of the Government and its failure to provide for all.
13/11/2012 12:56:15 a.m.
Well done, these kids really will benefit from the food but really it is only a bandaid on a deep wound. It is not going to create a better environment for these kids to grow up in at home.
12/11/2012 9:52:31 p.m.
I think what you guys are doing is fantastic.Since watching the first clip lunch box differences between high and low decile schools, I have become quit involved. I Presented your clip to my class become a Kids can sponsor. I've also presented a power point presentation on 'The effect inequality has on low decile schools'.This is an important cause and its great to see behind it.
I hope kids can gets all the support they to help keep Kiwi kids feed.
12/11/2012 8:51:03 p.m.
Mary Snith wrote:
Yep you got food for the children at school and then you also given more money for neglecting parents to waste on not so important things when you are taking responsibility away and really creating trouble at home because Responsibility does not come from Handouts
12/11/2012 8:30:19 p.m.
A good news story. This is what I want to read about. Well done Lunchbox Day fundraiser. This is what makes communities strong and vibrant.
KidsCan work very efficiently and believe they can do a lot to help children in need with not much money.
Campbell Live shows exactly how money raised through lunchbox day is helping kids around the country.
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