About Us

Variety is a worldwide organisation with 43 offices across 13 countries. Variety New Zealand benefits from its international links, but ensures that all funds raised in New Zealand stay in New Zealand.

Since 1989 Variety - The Children's Charity has been creating brighter futures for New Zealand's sick, disabled and disadvantaged kids. Our success is born from diversity. With a broad reaching range of programmes, a calendar of dynamic fundraising events and the support of generous corporate partners and individuals, Variety is proud to help over 10,000 disadvantaged Kiwi kids each year.

We work alongside schools and agencies to connect with Kiwi kids that need our help right across the country. Our strong relationships with community organisations help us identify the children who need help most and create positive change in their lives. The breadth of our work enables us to help in many ways. Whether it is providing a scholarship to nurture a special talent, connecting a sponsor with a Kiwi kid living without the basics, or funding an essential piece of equipment for a child with a disability - Variety is committed to making sure local kids are not missing out.

We fill the funding gaps and meet a wide range of grass-roots needs through our Future Kiwi Kids, Caring for Kids and Kids on the Move programmes, and through our signature event, the Variety Bash.

We believe every child in New Zealand has the right to a happy childhood and to be provided with the opportunities and resources to flourish.

Variety is privileged to share the journey with the children and families we assist each year.