Variety Kiwi Kid Sponsorship

Variety undertook research to identify issues facing today's Kiwi kids. We spoke to our supporters, schools, doctors, community organisations and various government ministries, all of whom voiced concerns about the growing divide between the 'have' and 'have nots'.

Following a successful trial programme we officially launched Kiwi Kid Sponsorship in 2013 and the response has been overwhelming.

Variety Kiwi Kid Sponsorship helps level the playing field for financially disadvantaged kids from our own community. Disadvantaged children are given a good start to life by covering basic unmet needs like essential bedding and clothing, prescriptions, doctor's bills and school stationery, helping them to reach their full potential.

Kiwi Kid Sponsorship enables each and every one of us to connect and create change in the lives of disadvantaged Kiwi kids.

For as little as $35 per month you will help to provide a child with the basics that their family/caregiver is unable to afford. This includes, but is not limited to:

Since our launch, we have connected over 2000 Kiwi kids with sponsors, and while this is a fantastic start, it is just the beginning. With 1 in 4 Kiwi kids living in deprivation there is much work to be done. Watch the clip below to hear the stories of some Kiwi kids helped through Variety Kiwi Kid Sponsorship.


Do you have a child in need of assistance? Find out more about the Variety Kiwi Kid Sponsorship application process.

For all Kiwi Kid Sponsorship enquiries, please contact or phone us on (09) 520 4111