13 Nov 2017

Children sleeping on floors, sharing toothbrushes, towels

From Checkpoint, 5:21 pm on 13 November 2017

Children's Charity KidsCan has partnered with the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, for a six month pilot to target children living in severe hardship in Hamilton.

In just three weeks, 20 beds have been given - some of the children being helped had never slept in a bed before.

Checkpoint reporter Zac Fleming spoke to KidsCan CEO Julie Chapman today, who began by explaining what's being provided: