2016 Hero Campaign

Variety’s proud to announce our 3rd Annual Hero Campaign is ready to save the day. Learm more about how you can help the children of Eastern Iowa.



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Spirits of Spring

Join us in Cedar Rapids on Feb. 4 for Spirits of Spring: Party Gras; an evening of wine and beer sampling.

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Young Variety

Young Variety is a group of young professionals who are committed to improving the lives of children through fundraisers, volunteering and events.

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Upcoming Events

Variety Telethon


Description: Since 1975, Iowans have joined together to contribute their time, talent and hearts to...

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Savor Des Moines


Savor Des Moines is an evening sampling of signature cocktails and appetizers from area restaurants...

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Polo on the Green- Family Night


Description: An evening of fun for the whole family including a live polo match, face painting, pony...

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Latest News

Harris Recognized for Volunteer Service


Mitch Harris, long time volunteer for Variety – the Children’s Charity, has been recognized this week Volunteer Iowa for completing 50+…

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Dine to Donte- February 9 at Granite City in Clive


Dine at Granite City in Clive February 9 to support Variety!

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Thank you to Dean Foods!

Dean Foods partnered with Hy-Vee and Fareway stores i for the two-day Pure Comfort and Joy community campaign. Dean Foods donated $1, up to $10,000, for every gallon of LAND O LAKES® DairyPure® milk sold at the participating grocers on Dec. 18 and 19.


“We are so happy that consumers in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota helped us reach our goal for Variety,” said Dave Royer, General Manager at Dean Foods.  “During this season of giving, we were excited to team with Hy-Vee and Fareway to do something special for an organization that impacts the lives of children throughout Iowa.”


“Variety was thrilled to be part of Dean Foods’ Pure Comfort and Joy campaign,” said Sheri McMichael, executive director of Variety. “Thank you to all who purchased a gallon of DairyPure milk to give a gift to Variety. The funds raised will support Variety’s mission of improving the lives of children throughout Iowa."