Sponsor a child

Every day, 1 in 5 Kiwi kids go without the basics that most of us take for granted. This has a profound effect on their health, education and self-esteem.

With the cost of living and rents skyrocketing, hardworking parents and caregivers are finding it more and more difficult to provide their children with essentials like bedding, school uniforms or shoes. These children are likely to miss out on important opportunities such as school camp or swimming lessons.

The Kiwi Kid Sponsorship programme addresses these needs by connecting each child with a generous sponsor, who helps provide the child with the items and opportunities they need to thrive.

As a Kiwi Kid Sponsor, your donations will be tailored to the individual needs of the child you support, so that their needs can be met in a meaningful, relevant way.

For just $50 a month, you can make a real difference in one young life.

Children across New Zealand are waiting to be connected with a sponsor like you.

Find a child to sponsor


Kiwi Kid Sponsorship has life-changing benefits.

Health

Sponsored children feel their health is better.*

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

Education

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."

Wellbeing

Sponsorship helps a child feel more included.*

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

Self-esteem

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!"

 


FAQs


Contact our team

Our Kiwi Kid Sponsorship team is happy to answer any other questions you may have.

Email sponsorkids@variety.org.nz or phone us on 09 520 4111.