Books given to Duffy kids and counting

Welcome To

Duffy Books in Homes

Building better communities through books

Get Involved

Help us build better communities through books.

You can become a Duffy Funding Partner today! We need your support to get more books into the hands of kiwi kids. It costs approximately $50 for all of the perks a Duffy kid receives each year.

Your support will contribute to our mahi

Duffy kids receive at least 6 books a year to own

Visits from Duffy Theatre and inspiring Role Models

Book Awards in Weekly Assemblies and Special Events

Support for Whanau & Schools of Duffy Kids

Currently, only 60% of 15-year-olds in New Zealand are achieving above the most basic level of reading*
Students’ achievement in reading and writing is decreasing over their time at school. For example, in writing, 63% of year 4 students are achieving at or above the curriculum level, however, by year 8 this figure has dropped to just 35% of students*

Major Supporters

Our Work

What We Do

Delivering the gift of brand new books to over 100,000 New Zealand children three times a year.


Become a Duffy School

Find out what it takes to become a Duffy School

Book Offers

Book ownership is a key pillar of the Duffy programme

Role Models

Inspiring kiwis share their styories with Duffy kids


Duffy Theatre

Inspiring Tamariki through the power of live theatre.

Book Awards

Learn about the various awards that Duffy kids and adults win throughout the year

School Resources

Helpful resources for schools on the Duffy programme

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Current Duffy Kids

About Us

Our Mission & Vision

Duffy Books in Homes exists to break the cycle of booklessness in NZ homes. Our mission is to inspire a love of books in Duffy children so they become adults who inspire a love of reading.

We will achieve our vision by:


How We Make a Difference

Hear from some Duffy Funding Partners about why they support our work.

Jonathan Simpson
    Jonathan Simpson

    Goodman Foundation

    "The Duffy programme has aligned with the goals of our charitable foundation for some time so investing in education is a no brainer. It supports young people to achieve their best. You can see the positive influence the Duffy programme has on the kids.”

    Robyn-ann Rumney
      Robyn-ann Rumney

      Thompson Lawnmowers and Chainsaws

      "It is absolutely worth every penny. We often receive lovely letters from the kids who receive books and it’s wonderful to be able to visit the schools during the Role Model assemblies and see the kids receive their books."

      Lalueni Fuapoivaha
        Lalueni Fuapoivaha

        Duffy Co-ordinator - Weymouth Primary School

        “It’s an awesome programme, it helps me as a teacher to get to know more kids in the school. Everyone benefits so take advantage of the opportunity. You won’t regret it!”


        2 Railway Lane, Otahuhu
        Auckland, New Zealand
        PO Box 132146, Sylvia Park, Auckland 1644

        Our Details

        Telephone 09 259 5690
        Facsimile 09 270 7416
        Freephone 0800 383 392

        Our Team

        Head over to Meet the Duffy Team to contact a Duffy team member directly.

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