Every day more than 1 in 4 Kiwi kids go without the basics most of us take for granted. This has a profound impact on their health, education and self-esteem.

Thanks to our generous supporters, Variety is changing this one child at a time.

With your help, when a child is going without essentials, we give them with exactly what they need – like warm bedding, clothing, school uniforms and stationery.

When a boy or girl is missing out on extra-curricular opportunities, we give them the chance to join in – whether it’s swimming or music lessons, having their own bike, going to school camp, trying out a new activity, or pursuing a goal in the arts, sport or education.