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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Over $150,000 has been awarded by Variety – the Children’s Charity to 18 children’s organizations in eastern Iowa. Funding is provided to programs and initiatives that directly... Read more
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa has awarded 85 grants to children’s nonprofit organizations totaling more than $2.1 million. Funding is provided to programs and... Read more
Friday, September 10, 2021
Variety – the Children’s Charity partnered with Cummins Inc. to build 50 bikes for local children in eastern Iowa. The bikes were gifted to youth at Four Oaks in Cedar Rapids,... Read more
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Ames and Iowa City-area Hy-Vee stores are going head-to-head supporting Variety through the Busch Light Brat promotion. From Sept. 1-30, 10 cents from... Read more
Friday, August 13, 2021
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa was represented with a bow tie by Senior MLB Reporter Ken Rosenthal during the Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees game at the... Read more
Monday, August 2, 2021
Variety – the Children’s Charity partnered with Cummins Inc. to build 50 bikes for local children in eastern Iowa. The bikes were gifted to youth who are a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar... Read more
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Variety – the Children’s Charity raised over $200,000 during its 25th Annual Polo on the Green event thanks to the generosity of sponsors and guests in our... Read more
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Fareway Stores, Inc. is partnering with Variety - the Children’s Charity to conduct the fifth annual round up at the register from Monday, July 6 through Saturday, July 24 at... Read more
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Hy-Vee is supporting Variety – the Children’s Charity from July 1-31 during an in-store promotion. Customers can shop their local Hy-Vee for bakery products... Read more
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Polo on the Green is back and better than ever as Des Moines’ #CoolestPartyOfTheSummer. Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa will host its 25th Annual Polo on the Green... Read more
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Variety – the Children’s Charity has tabbed community leader Carissa Johnson to lead Variety’s eastern Iowa team. Johnson was previously executive director of Cedar Rapid’s Freedom... Read more
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa welcomes a new slate of officers to the Young Variety Board of Directors for 2021-2022. Young Variety is the young... Read more
Friday, April 16, 2021
Variety and Sylvan Learning of Iowa have partnered to expand educational resources and give back to children throughout the state. Now through May 9,... Read more
Monday, March 29, 2021
Young Variety, the young professionals’ arm of Variety – the Children’s Charity, has opened applications for the 2021-2022 Board of Directors term. Applications... Read more
Monday, March 1, 2021
Local 5 and CW Iowa 23 are highlighting Variety - the Children's Charity this week leading up to the Telethon on Saturday, March 6. Tune in to learn how Variety's dollars are at work in... Read more
Thursday, February 25, 2021
For the first time since 1975, Variety – the Children’s Charity is broadcasting its 47th Annual Telethon virtually. The Variety Telethon will air on Local 5 and CW Iowa 23 on Saturday, March 6... Read more
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Young Variety, the young professionals’ arm of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa, announced that its signature Charity Date Night fundraising event is going virtual... Read more
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa was named the 2nd Most Influential Nonprofit in Greater Des Moines by the Des Moines Business Record’s 2021 Book of... Read more
Friday, December 4, 2020
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa will hold its annual Two Days of Compassion radiothon on 93.1-FM/1450-AM KMRY and KCRG-TV9, from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. on December... Read more
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa will hold its annual Two Days of Compassion radiothon on 92.5 KJJY, from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. on December 8-9. The radiothon raises... Read more