Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

Urgent donations for groceries and other support needed for Kiwi kids.

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Sponsor a child

Become a Kiwi kid Sponsor and help give a local kid the childhood they deserve

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Be a monthly donor

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At Variety - the Children's Charity, we help give disadvantaged New Zealand children the happier, healthier childhood they deserve.

Every day, more than 1 in 4 Kiwi kids go without the basics most of us take for granted. This has a profound impact on their health, education and self-esteem.

We believe that every child deserves the same opportunities to reach their full potential. With your help, Variety provides disadvantaged Kiwi kids with...


The basics that every kid deserves, like warm bedding, clothing and school uniforms


Opportunities like joining in on swimming lessons, sport or going on school camp


For children with extra needs like medical and mobility equipment

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The difference you can make

Find out more about us and how you can make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged Kiwi kids.

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Meet Eden

Winter was a tough time for 7-year-old Eden. Although her mum, Deborah, budgets to get by on her very limited income, even basic essentials most of us take for granted are often...

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Meet Nathan

Nathan accepts that his mum, Nellie, can’t always provide. As Nellie explains, "He would say ‘Mum, my shoes are giving me blisters.’ I would say, ‘I can’t afford to replace them...

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Meet Precious

For 9-year-old Precious, Kiwi Kid Sponsorship has made a world of difference. She had terrible eczema that made her itchy and damaged her skin. It was easily treatable but...

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Sponsor a Kiwi kid today

Change a child's life for good. Right now, New Zealand children are waiting for life-changing sponsorships. 

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Become a monthly donor

For as little as $10 a month you’ll give disadvantaged children access to life-changing assistance they would otherwise go without. 

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FAQs for Families and Schools

We have put together some frequently asked questions for our whānau and schools about the delivery of our services and programmes while we are on Covid-19 Alert Level 4.

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*** It is with great sadness that, due to COVID-19, we have made the difficult... more