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Thursday, 20 Apr 2017
Jayden with his twin sisters, Ariana and Kaylee. Photo credit Robert Kitchin/Fairfax NZ Two years ago, 7-year-old Jayden found it hard to shake colds and sickness, especially in winter. He was prone to chest infections and was frequently in hospital. His twin sisters Kaylee and Ariana (8)... more
Thursday, 30 Mar 2017
For 8-year-old Precious, Kiwi Kid Sponsorship has made a world of difference. She had terrible eczema that made her itchy and damaged her skin. It was easily treatable but her mum, Sueanna, simply couldn’t afford the medication to make it better.  The doctors also recommended... more
Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017
April 7, 2017 Rachel Thomas Stuff.co.nz Sarah's daughter, Destiny, is one of close to 500 Kiwi kids on a waiting list for sponsorship for basic needs. Robert Kitchin/Fairfax NZ Sarah's daughter, Destiny, is one of close to 500 Kiwi kids on a waiting list for sponsorship for basic... more
Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017
Over the past few months the team at NZ Retail Property Group have given a generous gift of $7,000 to help children of homeless families at a school in the Bay of Plenty. NZRPG runs Westgate, Milford, Highbury and Fraser Cove shopping centres and are committed to helping children in the communities... more
Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017
Ana is 17 years old and has Goldenhar Syndrome. This has caused multiple disabilities, including being born with one ear. She has severe hearing difficulties and communicates using New Zealand sign language, she also wears a hearing aid. On advice from her teacher, Ana's mum applied to... more
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
On Wednesday 22 March, The Spinoff published an article telling the story of Esther and her family.  Their house burnt down, along with nearly all of their possessions. They've had to move into a cold, damp home far away from the children's schools. This family are waiting for... more
Tuesday, 07 Mar 2017
March 6 2017 Emily Ford Stuff.co.nz Family seeks support after being burgled 13 times in nine years This story was published in the Papakura Courier and by Stuff. Click here to read article on stuff.co.nz. Teresa's spirit won't be broken despite being burgled at least once a year for... more
Friday, 24 Feb 2017
On Thursday 24 February, we headed along to Point England School to be at the opening ceremony of their new bike track. Thanks to our generous partner Dimension Data, we were able to give 50 brand new Avanti bikes and helmets to the school for the students to enjoy! After the ribbon was... more
Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017
Photo credit Torika Tokalau/Fairfax NZ Nathaniel, 12 years old, has been given the chance to learn the piano again after missing out on lessons because his family couldn't afford it. The family live on one income, and piano lessons just became too much of a struggle to afford,... more
Friday, 20 Jan 2017
Variety – the Children’s Charity is delighted to welcome Dimension Data to the family of dedicated organisations that are making a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged Kiwi kids. In 2017 Dimension Data has committed to funding up to 250 bikes and helmets for Kiwi kids living in... more
Monday, 09 Jan 2017
In October, the Christchurch Press told the story of a Canterbury family on the waiting list for Variety Kiwi Kid Sponsorship. Grandmother, Lisa Carter had to give up her job last year when she suddenly found herself the full-time caregiver of her two grandchildren.  Things have been... more
Thursday, 22 Dec 2016
This Christmas, The Warehouse brought joy to Kiwi kids right across the country.  The Warehouse, with the help of New Zealand Post, Orora, Value Add and other fantastic suppliers, distributed almost 1,800 Christmas gift boxes across New Zealand to each of the families enrolled and on... more
Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016
This festive season, Variety has partnered with Groupon to offer 5 great gifts for your friends and family that will also help New Zealand children in desperate need. You'll receive a fun, cheeky card to give to your lucky friend or relative (detailing how generous you’ve been on... more
Thursday, 01 Dec 2016
It was a bright start to Christmas for young Shaniqua who was given the important job of lighting Auckland's tallest 'Christmas tree' - the Sky Tower on Wednesday night. Shaniqua is 10 years old and faces more challenges than any child should. She has global development delay, a condition... more
Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016
Last night saw the launch of a significant child poverty awareness campaign titled #DearNewZealand by Variety – the Children’s Charity. Variety’s aim is to generate conversation about child poverty in New Zealand and encourage the sharing of ideas about what we as a country... more
Tuesday, 02 Aug 2016
Last month 18 talented young people were awarded Variety Gold Heart Scholarships to help them achieve their dreams and goals in sports, education, arts or music. Each young person will receive up to $5,000 to nurture and develop their talent over the coming year. Among the winners were... more
Monday, 01 Aug 2016
Variety recently provided funding for a the junior students of an Auckland school to go on a class trip to Kelly Tarlton's aquarium. The kids had been learning about the ocean as part of their topic study. None of the children had been to the aquarium before and their teacher said that they were... more
Thursday, 28 Jul 2016
  Pictured: Variety CEO Lorraine Taylor (right) and NZRPG GM of Marketing and Communications, Sara Johnson meet to confirm the partnership        The future looks brighter for Kiwi kids living in hardship in Auckland... more
Monday, 11 Jul 2016
As we approach the one year anniversary of the Variety Book Fair going online on Trade Me, we acknowledge all those people and organisations who have donated books for us to sell, thank you!  On 1st August 2015, the book fair was launched on Trade Me, following many years of running... more
Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016
Variety – the Children’s Charity is thrilled to be the charity partner of Miss Universe New Zealand once again this year. Variety has had a long standing relationship with Miss Universe New Zealand and have been the charity partner of the competition since 2013. Since then,... more
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