Major Giving

Would you like to create a better future for children sooner rather than later? The need is now - why wait?

A major gift can help more children with significant needs and impact children's lives today.

"We would like to thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do to help........
it does not go unnoticed and we are forever grateful, so thank you a million times over."


Do you want to make a meaningful difference in children's lives now?

Giving while living means you have the satisfaction of seeing the incredible impact you're having on children's lives.

Make a real difference in the lives children and young people in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Every year, Variety improves the lives of thousands of children in need through targeted, flexible support. But child poverty rates are declining far too slowly. The grim reality is that tonight hundreds of kids won’t get much sleep; without proper, warm bedding or even a bed of their own.

What about tomorrow when the school bell rings? Imagine a child’s dread if there isn’t enough money for a uniform or consider the kid who is being left behind because they have no device to study on, constantly losing out to classmates and no hope of keeping up. No pupil wants to stand out for all the wrong reasons.

These basics are only the start; there are young people with every kind of need – specialist learning support, the chance to join in sports and extra-curricular opportunities, mobility and medical issues sensory challenges to overcome, the list is near endless.

Every gift helps but if you want to make a gift that could change the landscape of child poverty in New Zealand, then it is time to talk to us.

Variety Guardians

A regular donation from our Guardians means we can say ‘yes’ to more families and help more children thrive.

The Variety Guardians programme has been developed to address an urgent need – to support the unacceptable numbers of children going without basics like shoes, warm bedding or desperately-needed medical equipment right here in New Zealand, the place we’re proud to call home.

Every child has a right to a happy, healthy childhood filled with opportunities to explore, grow and learn. The support we provide is tailored to the unique needs of every child.

Your invitation

We warmly invite you to become a Variety Guardian with a donation of $250 a month or more. Please join us and give Kiwi kids in need the childhood they deserve.

Level of Support


From $250 per month ($3,000-$5,999 per year)


From $500 per month ($6,000-$11,999 per year)


$1,000+ per month ($12,000+ per year)

Don’t forget that your donation will be eligible for a 33.3% tax rebate. At the end of each tax year, Variety will send you an annual tax receipt and an IRD Tax Credit claim form to complete.

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Our promise to you
As a Variety Guardian, we would like to acknowledge your generous contributions to Variety and your commitment to improving the lives of disadvantaged Kiwi kids.

You can expect:

  • Personalised, quarterly updates on the wonderful work you’re funding and information on the children whose lives you’re transforming
  • A personal point of contact at Variety. This person will be available to answer any questions you have and will ensure your experience as a Variety Guardian meets your expectations
  • Advanced notice of upcoming Variety events
  • Access to senior staff and the charity’s Board
  • To feel fantastic! As a Variety Guardian, you will be supporting a charity, that like you, is committed to providing a better future for Kiwi kids. It’s something you can be very proud of.

Considering a major gift or becoming a Variety Guardian?

If you would like more information or to discuss what your gift might be used for, please contact us.

Susan Glasgow

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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