Every kid deserves to
start school confident,
with a uniform
and supplies

Sponsor a Kiwi kid

Sponsor a Kiwi kid today for $45 a month and take the burden off back-to-school costs for a struggling family.

The new school year is a rough time for families living in poverty, as costs for school stationery, uniforms and trips roll in. As a Variety Kiwi Kid Sponsor, you’ll provide a child with the basic essentials for school and home that other kids take for granted.

Sponsor a Kiwi kid today and give them the start to school they deserve.


Sponsor a child

Your monthly support has a profound effect on a child's health, happiness and self-esteem


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."


Sponsored children feel their health is better.*

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


Sponsorship helps a child feel more included.*

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

As a sponsor, you'll provide a disadvantaged Kiwi kid with basic essentials like bedding, a school uniform and shoes  and access to important life opportunities such as school camp and swimming lessons.

Basic clothing

Basic clothing

Warm bedding

Warm bedding




School stationery and uniform




Activities like school trips, sport or music

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