Sawyer* is a typical Kiwi kid, who dreams of a life of adventure, but he has muscular dystrophy, and tires easily.
He longs to be out, seeing the parks and beaches that other kids enjoy.
A specialised trike will give Sawyer the freedom to explore safely and with some independence.
Thanks to kind supporters like you, a new world of play will open up to this intrepid young Kiwi.
*Name has been changed to protect child’s privacy.
From as little as $10 a month, you’ll help Kiwi kids with:
Mobility equipment, beds and medical devices
"She's overjoyed with her mobility trike, and every day she can't wait to ride it."
Stationery, learning aids, uniform items and other school needs
"I can't wait to start school with my brand new uniform!"
Extra-curricular opportunities, such as camps and sports
"I got player of the day at netball - I'm so glad I had a go!"
Every child is unique, and each has different dreams and needs.
As a monthly donor, you’ll help make dreams come true for Kiwi kids, giving them the happier, healthier childhood they deserve.
From as little as $10 a month you can join like-minded individuals, committed to making a real difference in young lives.
So, ready to be a hero?
We get dozens of funding applications each month, for children in need across the country. As a Hero for Kids monthly supporter, your donations are combined with those of other generous supporters to fund the most urgent and immediate of needs, one child at a time. If you’re looking for a 1-for-1 way to help, Kiwi Kid Sponsorship might be just what you’re after.
We’ll send out your tax certificate at the end of the financial year (in April). This will cover all your donations, so you don’t have to keep track of several different receipts. If you make a donation in addition to your regular monthly payments (such as a donation to one of our appeals), you’ll receive a confirmation via email; then this will be reflected on your annual tax certificate. Donations are eligible for a NZ tax credit of 33.3c in the dollar.
Variety does not receive government funding. It is supporters like you who make our work possible. This is why every person who chooses to join our Hero for Kids team is a gamechanger!
At least 75% of every dollar you give is used for the direct benefit of the children. A small portion (25% maximum) helps cover the cost of running the programme. This includes getting in touch with the child’s family and support organisations to assess and support their needs, reporting back to you on how your donations have been spent and recruiting more caring people like you.