Get involved

There are so many ways you can make a difference. Find a way that suits you to help heart families across New Zealand.

Heart Kids is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of families with one or more child living with a heart condition, and we receive no government funding. We rely solely on the generous support from our wonderful community and supporters to provide the services we do for heart families.

Donate

12 kiwi kids are born every week with broken hearts. Your kind donation will help transform their lives, and the lives of their families. On their behalf, thank you!

Donate now

Make a regular donation

Become a “Heart Kids Hero”. By signing up to make a regular donation, you can help ensure that Heart Kids is able to provide services and support to heart families around New Zealand.

Donate now

Leave a lasting gift

A gift left to Heart Kids in your Will is one of the most generous and lasting ways you can make a life-changing difference to those who suffer from a childhood heart defect.

Read more

Volunteer

Heart Kids is always on the lookout for volunteers and there are plenty of different opportunities. These include assisting with fundraising events, getting a team of colleagues together to help cook meals for families as part of the Meals with Heart programme, assisting a local branch or shaking a bucket as part of our annual street collection. If you have some spare time or expertise to offer, please contact us today.

Email us

Corporate Support

We have a wonderful family of corporate supporters who make a huge contribution to the help and support we provide to heart children and their families across New Zealand.

Read more

Fundraising Events

Whether you’re a cyclist, a baker or simply up for a challenge Heart Kids has a number of fun signature events listed here like the Annual Appeal that you and your friends and family can get involved in.

Get in touch to find out what might suit you

Fundraise for us

You don’t need to wait for one of our events to make a difference. There are lots of different ways you can fundraise for Heart Kids from giving in celebration or memory of a loved one to running a race or holding your own fundraiser. Perhaps your school or workplace might want to do their own fundraising event? We can help you every step of the way. Contact Laura to find out more 09 393 8466

Email us

Get involved with a local branch

Heart Kids has a network of branches around New Zealand providing localised support and events. These branches are usually made up of volunteers (often heart parents themselves that want to make a difference in their area.. You can get involved in your local community by joining a local branch. For more information you can contact Julie on 09 393 8463.

Email Julie direct

Payroll Giving

Not only is payroll giving a painless way to donate to Heart Kids (it comes straight from your gross pay) you will receive a tax credit instantly. You can set the amount you want to donate to Heart Kids and this can be organised through your employer who will ensure it comes out of your pay. You can email nicola.garland@heartnz.org.nz

For further information on Payroll Giving you can visit the IRD website

Heart Kids Annual Appeal

Heart Kids runs a national campaign to raise awareness of the scale and scope of childhood heart conditions in New Zealand, highlighting those affected. We’re always looking for volunteers to help in the lead up to the campaign, and at our National Street Appeal. To find out more or to lend a helping hand, please email events@heartnz.org.nz.

Visit our Born Fighter site

360 Heart Stopper Challenge

Take the plunge in the signature event for Heart Kids. Costume-clad, kind hearted teams of 4-6 people seek sponsorship to plunge into a pool of icy water for 360 seconds.

Visit the 360 Heart Stopper site to find the next challenge in your region.

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Heart Kids is thrilled to be the official charity of the annual Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. Held in November each year, participants have the option of raising money as they pedal for heart Kids.

Visit the Taupo Cycle Challenge site to learn more about the event and riding for Heart Kids.

Have a Cuppa for Heart Kids

Host a morning or afternoon tea, register your event, and we’ll send you a hosting pack. Invite your friends, family, colleagues or neighbours to bring a donation and join you for a cuppa and catch up!

For more details email us

Corporate Support

We have a wonderful family of corporate supporters who make a huge contribution to the help and support we provide to heart children and their families across New Zealand.

Read more

Fundraising Events

Whether you’re a cyclist, a baker or simply up for a challenge Heart Kids has a number of fun signature events listed here like the Annual Appeal that you and your friends and family can get involved in.

Get in touch to find out what might suit you

Fundraise for us

You don’t need to wait for one of our events to make a difference. There are lots of different ways you can fundraise for Heart Kids from giving in celebration or memory of a loved one to running a race or holding your own fundraiser. Perhaps your school or workplace might want to do their own fundraising event? We can help you every step of the way. Contact Laura to find out more 09 393 8466

Email us

Get involved with a local branch

Heart Kids has a network of branches around New Zealand providing localised support and events. These branches are usually made up of volunteers (often heart parents themselves that want to make a difference in their area.. You can get involved in your local community by joining a local branch. For more information you can contact Julie on 09 393 8463.

Email Julie direct

Donate

12 kiwi kids are born every week with broken hearts. Your kind donation will help transform their lives, and the lives of their families. On their behalf, thank you!

Donate now

Make a regular donation

Become a “Heart Kids Hero”. By signing up to make a regular donation, you can help ensure that Heart Kids is able to provide services and support to heart families around New Zealand.

Donate now

Leave a lasting gift

A gift left to Heart Kids in your Will is one of the most generous and lasting ways you can make a life-changing difference to those who suffer from a childhood heart defect.

Read more

Volunteer

Heart Kids is always on the lookout for volunteers and there are plenty of different opportunities. These include assisting with fundraising events, getting a team of colleagues together to help cook meals for families as part of the Meals with Heart programme, assisting a local branch or shaking a bucket as part of our annual street collection. If you have some spare time or expertise to offer, please contact us today.

Email us

Payroll Giving

Not only is payroll giving a painless way to donate to Heart Kids (it comes straight from your gross pay) you will receive a tax credit instantly. You can set the amount you want to donate to Heart Kids and this can be organised through your employer who will ensure it comes out of your pay. You can email nicola.garland@heartnz.org.nz

For further information on Payroll Giving you can visit the IRD website