Ways you can help

There are so many ways you can help IDFNZ / Kids Foundation. We've outlined a few options and ideas below, and if you have ideas of your own, please ring and tell us about them! If you belong to a school, business or community, we also have some great ideas about how you could get involved and support the Foundation.

Make a donation

If you'd like to make a donation today, please click here.

Volunteering your time

We are a small Foundation with big hearts and with hundreds of children, patients and families to support. From time to time, when we hold events for our families or other fundraisers, we require manpower to help us achieve our goals. If you'd like to try something new and rewarding and be part of our Foundation family, email us and we'd love to have you along to help at our next event! Email us at info@idfnz.org.nz.

Goods and Services

We welcome support in all shapes and sizes! We are constantly supporting families who are going through challenging and stressful times, often spending long periods away from the comforts of their own home and with limited income, with parents needing to give up work to ensure full time care for their children. We would welcome any toys, clothing and books in good condition that we can pass on to our families and we know they will be greatly received. We also welcome donations in any other shape and forms that we can pass on to help make the lives of our families easier. If you have more ideas about goods and services you could donate, please email us at info@idfnz.org.nz.

Wishlist Givers - 'Friends of IDFNZ'

These are a network of supporters, many of whom have sponsored the Foundation since it was started in 1989. Their loyal support is greatly appreciated and we ensure they are kept up to date with all our activities. By becoming a wishlist giver, you have chosen to help us by contributing specifically to an item on our wishlist. Some of these are big ticket items, but every cent helps and there are always plenty of non-monetary ways to support us. Read about our wishlist projects here, and if you think you can help, then email us at wishlist@idfnz.org.nz.

Annual Appeal

The KIDS Foundation holds an Annual Appeal every year that forms the backbone of our annual fundraising. We choose to do this by hosting a series of Charity Shows developed for family entertainment and offered free to thousands of disabled and disadvantaged children and their caregivers - in centres across New Zealand. The profits from the shows go towards continuing our National and Regional support programs, our core work with families. Find out more...

Gifts for a Difference

If you would like to direct your donation to a specific purpose within the Foundation's programme, we recommend you purchase a Donation Gift Card. These great gifts can be ordered from IDFNZ and you will receive an attractive gift card which can then be passed on to friends and family as a substitute for giving a 'gift' to that person - a way of marking a special event in a purposeful way. To order your gift card, please visit our online shop.


The Foundation is also grateful for support gained through grants from various community funds and Trusts. Applications are always specific and based on Board resolutions with full accountability. Read more about who's been supporting us recently...