Press Releases

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
                                                                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Merchants Bonding Company Foundation’s 2020 Charity Golf Classic to Focus on The Vision to Learn Program Vision to Learn Program is Sponsored by Variety – the Children’s Charity and United Way of Central Iowa   WEST DES... Read more
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Variety - the Children's Charity Awards Over $1.8M to Children's Charities Throughout Iowa DES MOINES, IA - (Sept. 17, 2019) -- Variety - the... Read more
Friday, July 19, 2019
United Way of Central Iowa and Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa have formed an unprecedented partnership to provide quality vision care to... Read more
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa Announces the 23rd Annual “Polo on the Green” Coolest Party of the Summer Celebrates Variety DES MOINES, IA (Wednesday, June 26, 2019) – Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa announced today the... Read more
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  Variety is deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and matriarch, Jody Reynolds. Jody was not only dedicated to Variety and the children of Iowa, she was also a... Read more
Thursday, September 20, 2018
  Variety to Grant $1.9 Million to Children’s Charities at Grant Reception   MEDIA EVENT – Variety - the Children’s Charity will grant $1,926,671 to 62 Iowa... Read more
Monday, January 29, 2018
Find your valentine early this year at the 7th annual Des Moines Sweetheart Charity Date Auction! This year's auction is Saturday, February 10, from 6:00 p.m.... Read more
Monday, January 22, 2018
Variety- the Children’s Charity’s Black Tie gala, “New York, New York” kicked off 2018 by raising $148,000 to support Iowa children.     The gala was... 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
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
Monday, December 7, 2015
Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa will distribute brand new bikes, helmets and locks December 15 at 5:30 p.m. to 45 pre-selected children as part of its Bikes for... Read more
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa will distribute brand new bikes, helmets and locks October 31 at 10 a.m. to more than 100 pre-selected children as part of its... Read more
Monday, October 26, 2015
Fareway Stores, Inc. recently conducted a round-up at the register to support Variety – the Children’s Charity. Donations were collected from Monday, Oct. 5 through Saturday,... Read more
Monday, October 5, 2015
Fareway Stores, Inc. has partnered with Variety – the Children’s Charity to conduct a round-up at the register from Monday, October 5 through Saturday, October 24. All... Read more
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Variety- the Children’s Charity granted $2.5 million to 91 children’s charities throughout the state today at its annual grant reception at the Fred Maytag II Scout... Read more
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Break out your best bow tie! Young Variety invites you to the 3rd Annual Bow Tie Ball presented by Sherpa Investment Management.  Bow Tie Ball will be held October... Read more
Monday, July 6, 2015
Variety’s Ashley Okland Star Playground (AOSP) celebrates its first anniversary at Des Moines’ popular Ewing Park.  The playground is the first and only all-inclusive public park... Read more