Bakery franchise to raise $50k for NZ kids in need

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A New Zealand bakery franchise is on a mission to raise $50,000 for a charity that supports Kiwi kids in need.

Despite having to close their doors for eight weeks earlier this year, Bakers Delight stores across the country will donate 100 per cent of sales from select baked goods to KidsCan until October 28.

Bakers Delight country manager Derek Raux is excited to see what customers can do for KidsCan after such a tough year.

"2020 has been extremely difficult year for many and despite having to close their doors earlier this year, our franchisees can’t wait for the campaign to begin with the aim to raise $50,000 for KidsCan.

“Our bakeries are built on the foundation of creating close connections with the local community and giving back to those in need and through our partners

KidsCan provides children affected by poverty the essentials such as food, socks, raincoats and hygiene products. These items help ensure kids are in the best position to attend school and participate in learning.

Founder and CEO of KidsCan Julie Chapman says the fallout from COVID-19 saw the cancellation of fundraising events for KidsCan - and also an increase in the kids needing help.

“KidsCan is now feeding 10,000 more children a day than Term 1 and distributed over 200 tonnes of food last term. This year has been a tough year for many people and we appreciate the continued support provided by Bakers Delight and their customers.”

Over the past two years, Bakers Delight franchisees and customers have raised over $80,000 for KidsCan.

Customers can support the campaign by visiting their local Bakers Delight bakery and purchasing a Fun Bun or four pack.

In Tauranga, Bakers Delight franchises are located in Mount Maunganui and Gate Pa.

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