Variety - the Children's Charity is a champion for Kiwi kids; and with 1 in 3 New Zealand children growing up in deprivation our work is essential. Every year we help over 13,000 local children to have brighter futures.

Variety offers Kiwi kids and their families’ targeted, flexible support to meet their specific needs. We help by providing the basic necessities, much-needed medical equipment, life-changing mobility needs, and innovative educational initiatives.

Variety works alongside schools, community agencies and healthcare professionals, tackling child deprivation so that one by one, Kiwi kids who urgently need our life-changing assistance are set up to reach their full potential in life.

Variety is a registered charity with the New Zealand Charities Commission (CC24039), making donations tax refundable.

Our Vision and Purpose

Our Vision

Helping New Zealand's sick, disabled and disadvantaged children reach their full potential.

Our Purpose

To raise and distribute funds to children in need of basic necessities, vital medical equipment, life-changing mobility needs and essential learning opportunities.

Our Values

  • Community focussed 
  • Outcomes oriented 
  • Caring 
  • Inclusive 
  • Entertaining  
  • Innovative 
  • Responsive 
  • Humble 
  • Accountable

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Summer 2015/16

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Summer 2014/15

Winter 2014

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Meet Charlie

Meet Charlie. Variety provided a $1000 grant so his family could purchase a Vitamix blender for his meals. Charlie was born with a condition called tracheal-esophageal atresia which... Read more