Press Releases

Monday, February 6, 2017
Variety - the Children’s Charity has hired JJ Trotta to spearhead efforts in Eastern Iowa.  As Variety’s Eastern Iowa Director, Trotta is responsible for fundraising,... Read more
Monday, January 30, 2017
Local, national and international personalities come together at Variety – the Children’s Charity’s 43rd Annual Telethon Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 for a shared... Read more
Monday, January 30, 2017
Find your valentine early this year at the 6th annual Des Moines Sweetheart Charity Date Auction! This year's auction is Saturday, February 4, from 6:00 p.m. to... Read more
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
  Variety- the Children’s Charity granted $9,765 to two Sioux City children’s charities through its 2016 grant program.   “I want to thank all those who support... Read more
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
ESPN’s Jay Williams to speak at Variety Black Tie Gala   Variety- the Children’s Charity is hosting its 32nd annual Black Tie gala, “Fire & Ice” January 13, 2017 featuring... Read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
  Variety- the Children’s Charity granted $212,000 to 26 eastern Iowa children’s charities today at its annual grant reception at the Cedar Rapids Marriott.   “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... Read more
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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... Read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
  Variety – the Children’s Charity will benefit from a new partnership with Top of the Vine and the Iowa Craft Beer Tent at the 2016 Iowa State Fair, August 11-21.   Top of the... Read more
Monday, March 21, 2016
Variety – the Children’s Charity is joining forces with Jersey Mike’s Subs in Clive for the 6th Annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. During the month of March,... Read more
Monday, March 7, 2016
Variety – the Children’s Charity has raised $3,706,824 to support underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children throughout Iowa. The funds have been raised throughout the year... Read more
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Local, national and international personalities come together at Variety – the Children’s Charity’s 42nd annual Telethon Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 for a shared... Read more
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Local, national and international personalities come together at Variety – the Children’s Charity’s 42nd annual Telethon Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 for a shared... Read more