You can sponsor a New Zealand child today

More than 1 in 4 New Zealand children are growing up in deprivation, where even basics most of us take for granted are hard to come by – essentials like bedding, a school uniform, closed-in shoes, a warm jacket to wear in winter, and money for school camps and trips. Through no fault of their own they miss out and are isolated from their friends.

For as little as $45 each month, that's $1.50 a day, you can make a lasting difference to one of these children. You’ll provide necessities to keep your sponsored child warm, happy and healthy. When you sponsor a child, you give them the opportunity not only to enjoy their childhood, but to contribute positively to our society as they grow up.

Your sponsorship will help a local child by providing basics they need, like these:

Basic clothing

Basic clothing

Warm bedding

Warm bedding




School stationery and uniform




Activities like school trips, sport or music

Variety Sponsor - Thank you note


As a sponsor you will receive:

Variety Welcome Pack

A welcome pack with information about your sponsorship and the difference you’re making

Variety Profile Card

profile card to display on your fridge, with the child’s photo and information about their hobbies and favourite subject at school

Variety Birthday Card

The opportunity to send your sponsored child a card and gift voucher on their birthday


  • Updates about the difference you've made to your sponsored child's life
  • Regular email newsletters with stories from children and families who have been helped
  • A tax-deductible receipt annually for your generous donations
  • The opportunity to write to your sponsored child via our secure online portal


Variety Sponsor - Thank you Note

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Change a child's life for good. Sponsor now


Toni Street tells the story of a young Kiwi living in poverty

Learn more about how your support will make a difference to a child's life