Variety Partners with The Container Store

Thank you to all those who shopped Grand Opening Weekend to support Variety. We are excited to annouce that $14,500 will be donated to Variety!

 

 

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Two Days of Compassion

Support critically ill children and their families, make a donation to our Compassion Fund today!

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Black Tie Jan. 13

Variety's Black Tie “Fire & Ice” is January 13, 2017 featuring guest speaker Jay Williams. Williams is a former NBA player, ESPN analyst and author.

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Upcoming Events

Two Days of Compassion

12/13/16

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

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Mommy & Me: Sweetheart Dance - Afternoon Dance

02/11/17

Save the date for the 2017 Mommy and Me Sweetheart Dance. New this year, there will be two dances...

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Mommy & Me: Sweetheart Dance - Evening Dance

02/11/17

Save the date for the 2017 Mommy and Me Sweetheart Dance. New this year, there will be two dances...

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Latest News

Variety Recieves Big Data Grant

11/28/16

  Variety has been awarded a Big Data Grant from B2E Direct Marketing as part of their 2016 Big Data for Nonprofits Grant Program. The…

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The Container Store Donates $14,500 to Variety

11/28/16

  The Container Store’s Grand Opening Weekend brought in a $14,500 donation for Variety – the Children’s Charity. Thank…

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Volunteer for Variety

Help Variety fulfill its mission of improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children by volunteering at one of our upcoming events!

December 2: Bikes For Kids - Prep Day
Variety has partnered with the Young President's Organization (YPO) to provide brand new bikes as well as Christmas presents to pre-selected families in need. Volunteers are needed to help load 11 bikes and 25 boxed bikes at Walmart in Windsor Heights (1001 73rd St) and unload them at the Wellmark YMCA downtown (5th  & Grand Ave). Some additional setup will be needed at the YMCA as well.

December 3: Santa Pub Crawl
 Spread the holiday cheer by volunteering at the  Santa Pub Crawl! Volunteers (ages 21+) are needed to act as bus captains. The event starts at Miss Kitty's and visits several establishments in Des Moines. Volunteers are encouraged to join in the festivities and dress up! Variety receives a portion of proceeds for providing volunteers.

January 13, 2017: Black Tie
Volunteers are needed to help set up for this fabulous Fire & Ice themed gala event! This entails setting up tables, silent auction, live auction pieces and decorating the venue.

February 18, 2017: Baconfest
Seeking volunteers (ages 21+) to bar tend, sell drink/food tickets, and hand out t-shirts at the Iowa Event Center. More details will be available in January, but shifts fill quickly, so reserve your four hour shift today. Variety staff will follow up with specific details in January. Variety receives a portion of proceeds for providing volunteers.

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