Sponsors are urgently needed for the Variety Kiwi Kid Sponsorship programme.
The initiative has been running since January 2013 and has unearthed many cases where the basic needs of children including medical expenses, clothing, bedding and school essentials are not able to be met by struggling families.
More than 800 sponsors are now taking part.
But many children in high risk situations requiring immediate help are still waiting for sponsors.
There are currently 56 children in the Auckland region on the waiting list with four living in Mt Roskill and one in Onehunga.
Sponsors are matched to individual children and the minimum donation is $35 per month.
Contact Giselle on 522 3740 or go to variety.org.nz.