For as little as $45 per month, Variety Kiwi Kid Sponsorship provides essentials for school and home for a child living in poverty. 

It might be school uniform, basic clothing, shoes, stationery, warm bedding, medicine or an extra-curricular activity that helps them feel included.

Nearly 1 in 3 Kiwi kids live in deprivation. Let’s give them the good start in life they deserve.  

Variety works alongside schools, community agencies and healthcare professionals who refer children around the country who most urgently need our help.  We then match sponsors with an individual child so they can connect and create positive change in their lives.  

We have a waiting list of over 600 children in need right now.

Become a Kiwi Kid Sponsor and make a real and tangible difference for a child in need.

Click here to sponsor the next child on our waiting list

Learn about the positive impact Kiwi Kid Sponsorship has on children in need.

Contact our team 

Our Kiwi Kid Sponsorship team is happy to answer any other questions you may have. Email or phone us on 09 520 4111

Frequently Asked Questions PDF

Watch this video to learn more about Variety Kiwi Kid Sponsorship

Do you have a child in need of assistance?

Click here to find out more about the Variety Kiwi Kid Sponsorship application process. 


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