Since 2013, thousands of generous New Zealanders have responded to the needs of children living in poverty through Variety’s Kiwi Kid Sponsorship programme.

Each child on the programme is matched with someone like you who provides support for items such as clothing, shoes, bedding, school uniforms, stationery, school camp, sport and performing arts, as well as medical expenses. 

Funding is directed to meet the specific needs of the individual child you sponsor.  

For just $50 a month, your help as a sponsor will have a profound impact on the child’s health, education and wellbeing. 

Children across New Zealand are waiting for sponsors now. 

Choose a child to sponsor

Learn more about the life-changing benefits of Kiwi Kid Sponsorship.


Sponsored children feel their health is better.*

"I feel happier and healthier and not so stressed."


Sponsored children enjoy school more and they feel they do better.*

"I'm able to try my hardest at school now due to the stationery I have."

Family wellbeing

Sponsored children do more fun things with their family.*

"Our family is happier and get along better."


Sponsorship helps a child feel more included.*

"I feel better about myself and more confident to do things at school."

What other Kiwi Kid Sponsors are saying

"I can't help all the kids but I can make a difference to one."

"We are helping a child start life – and taking a little stress off parents."

"I know we're making a real difference to a Kiwi kid's life and that's great."

"When I receive a letter from my special friend and hear what she has been doing – priceless!"

"I have three children, my eldest is eight – the same age as Athena. I also have a six-year-old daughter and four-year-old son. Sponsorship is a valuable lesson for them, that helping those in need is important. It also helps them realise how lucky they are having a warm house, warm clothes, lunch every day."



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.