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 Photos

Thank you to all who joined us for Black Tie. The event raised $150,000 to support Variety kids. Check out photos from the event here. 

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Upcoming Events

Mommy & Me: Sweetheart Dance - Afternoon Dance

02/11/17

Please join us for the fourth annual Mommy & Me: Sweetheart Dance presented by COUNTRY Financial of...

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Mommy & Me: Sweetheart Dance - Evening Dance

02/11/17

Please join us for the fourth annual Mommy & Me: Sweetheart Dance presented by COUNTRY Financial of...

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43rd Annual Variety Telethon March 4 and 5

03/04/17

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

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Latest News

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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Variety Stag Raises $250,000 for Iowa Children

09/09/16

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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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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