HELP NEEDED

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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.

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