Variety Partners with The Container Store

The Container Store is proud to donate 10% of Grand Opening Weekend sales - Saturday and Sunday, November 19 & 20 - to Variety!



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Variety Stag Raises $250,000

Variety Stag raised $250,000 for Iowa's children. More than $85,000 raised for specialized bikes.

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Bow Tie Ball October 14

Break out your best bow tie! Enjoy great food, drinks and entertainment at this Young Variety event.

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Upcoming Events

Two Days of Compassion


Two Days of Compassion raises funds for the Variety Compassion Fund. The Variety Compassion Fund...

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43rd Annual Variety Telethon March 4 and 5


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

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Variety Stag


Join us for Variety’s 10th annual, one of a kind men’s event. This casual event will be...

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Latest News

Variety Stag Raises $250,000 for Iowa Children


Variety – the Children’s Charity raised a record $250,000 at its 9th annual Variety Stag event last night. More than 450 men crowded the…

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Variety Partners with The Container Store


 Join us in welcoming The Container Store to Des Moines! Variety is excited to be The Container Stores’ charitable partner. Shop opening…

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Variety Grants $2.2 Million to Central Iowa Children’s Charities

Variety- the Children’s Charity granted $2.2 million to 58 central Iowa children’s charities today at its annual grant reception at the Fred Maytag II Scout Center.


“I want to thank all those who support Variety and Iowa’s Children,” said Sheri McMichael, Executive Director of Variety- the Children’s Charity. “As a direct result of your generous support, Variety is able to grant funds for projects and programs that will directly benefit the lives of thousands of children”.


Variety funds eight different types of grants; acute, camperships, convalescent, variety at work, preventative, underprivileged, transportation, youth at risk. Organizations that receive Variety grants range in size and focus, but all share the goal of bettering the lives of children in Iowa.


Variety is dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children throughout Iowa. Funding is provided to programs and initiatives that directly impact the well-being of children in our community. For more information on how you can be a part of our work, please visit