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Friday, February 23, 2024
The 40th Telethon in 2014 was one of the first Telethons that included specialized mobility presentations! During that weekend Variety presented ten specialized bikes... Read more
Friday, February 16, 2024
2004 commemorated the 30th Variety Telethon, which raised an impressive $3.8 million and surpassed a total of $60 million raised since the first Telethon in... Read more
Friday, February 16, 2024
  Rhythms of Grace is a nonprofit organization serving central Iowa with equine-assisted services. Riders develop independence, empathy, safety, decision-making and a... Read more
Friday, February 9, 2024
Hy-Vee is partnering with Variety - the Children’s Charity to once again conduct a round up at the register campaign to raise funds to help children who are at-risk,... Read more
Friday, February 9, 2024
The 25th Telethon marked another successful milestone - the first time we raised over $4 million!   Two telecasts originated simultaneously... Read more
Saturday, February 3, 2024
  The 1994 Telethon marked another significant turning point in Variety's history - the first time we hit a $3 million fundraising total!   Expressed in the... Read more
Thursday, February 1, 2024
  "As a 14-year-old, I have seen the inside of a hospital room too many times to count. I have had countless appointments where doctors and nurses ran all sorts of tests and scans. I... Read more
Monday, January 29, 2024
  The 15th Telethon marked another breakthrough occasion for Variety - the first time we hit a $2 million fundraising total thanks to a final-hour donation from Fareway... Read more
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
  Variety’s 10th Telethon marked a historic milestone – the first time we hit a million-dollar fundraising total! As stated in the 1984 newsletter, it was... Read more
Monday, January 22, 2024
The Easterseals Iowa Child Development Center opened at the Easterseals Iowa Camp Sunnyside location in July 2002. Parents didn’t want to have to separate their typically... Read more
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
In 1975, Stanley J. Reynolds, Steve Blank, Ray Johnson, and Mike Reilly, along with many other talented individuals, decided Variety Club of Iowa needed to raise more... Read more
Monday, January 15, 2024
Iowa Specialty Hospital – Clarion is a critical access hospital and rural health clinic that provides a wide variety of services including prenatal, labor, and postpartum... Read more
Wednesday, January 10, 2024
  Dental Connections is a private, nonprofit community health center that promotes equitable access to quality oral health care for children and adults.  The majority of their patients have state insurance... Read more
Wednesday, January 3, 2024
  Ally, a junior at Dubuque Hempstead High School, loves to compete! She uses crutches for mobility in her everyday life, and participates in wheelchair sports,... Read more
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Variety partners with Blank Children's Hospital, Broadlawns Medical Center, ChildServe, Mary Greeley Medical Center, and MercyOne Des Moines in central Iowa, and Mercy Medical... Read more
Monday, November 20, 2023
Variety raises funds each year in December to refill the Compassion Fund at local hospitals. Caring for a critically ill child is difficult - mentally, emotionally, and... Read more
Sunday, October 8, 2023
Round up at your local Hy-Vee to support Variety – the Children’s Charity   Hy-Vee is partnering with Variety - the Children’s Charity to once again conduct a round up at the register... Read more
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Variety – the Children’s Charity has invested over $3.5 million into Iowa’s children over fiscal year 2023 through Variety grants and programming.   Over the... Read more
Friday, September 15, 2023
Variety – the Children’s Charity’s Miller Lite Golf Invitational will celebrate 45 years of fundraising on September 28th at the Legacy Golf Club in Norwalk. This four-person best shot... Read more
Thursday, September 7, 2023
  Children’s Cancer Connection’s mission is to connect Iowa families affected by childhood cancer by providing opportunities that encourage relationships and strengthen... Read more
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
  Amanda the Panda Grief and Loss Camp: Barbara and Sam Barbara* reached out to Amanda the Panda (ATP) staff in the Summer of 2022 seeking grief support services for herself... Read more
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Heart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters serves youth ages 6-18 through one-to-one mentoring in Marshalltown, West Marshall, and BCLUW schools (comprised of... Read more
Thursday, August 3, 2023
Fareway Round Up For Variety Raises More Than $171,000 For Children In Need   Fareway Stores, Inc. partnered with Variety - the Children’s Charity to conduct the seventh annual Round Up... Read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
  Not all children begin life with equal opportunity for academic success. The earliest years are a critical window of opportunity, with rapid brain development... Read more
Monday, June 26, 2023
Fareway Stores, Inc. is partnering with Variety - the Children’s Charity to conduct the seventh annual Round Up at the register from July 3 - 22 at all 136 store... Read more
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
  MercyOne House of Mercy recently renovated a new large family visitation room thanks to grant support from Variety – the Children’s Charity. This updated space has helped enhance the child... Read more
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
  Mentor Iowa provides trained volunteer mentors to abused, neglected, and delinquent children who are under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court by working in partnership with the... Read more
Monday, May 22, 2023
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Corridor received a grant from Variety – the Children’s Charity to support the Unlocking the Future Capital Campaign to build a new Boys... Read more
Monday, May 15, 2023
Variety is proud to be a Tournament Charity Partner of the Principal Charity Classic! PCC has helped Variety provide more than 160 specialized pieces of mobility equipment to children... Read more
Friday, May 5, 2023
Best Buddies Iowa was able to host their Annual Friendship Ball on April 1, thanks to the funding support from Variety - the Childrens Charity. Best Buddies... Read more
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  Variety granted the Young Women’s Resource Center (YWRC) funding for their After School Empowerment Groups. YWRC programs and services are trauma-informed, culturally... Read more
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
As a first-time mother-to-be, Christy leaned on her sister when she experienced something during her pregnancy that seemed to be out of the ordinary. That is why she was the first call Christy... Read more
Thursday, March 30, 2023
When children who were sleeping on a couch, an air mattress, or the floor receive a bed, the impact is huge. The Iowa-Des Moines Chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace's mission is... Read more
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa’s mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. By... Read more