Variety – the Children’s Charity to host Two Days of Compassion Radiothon December 13 and 14

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Two Days of Compassion is a two-day radiothon, December 13 and 14 on 92.5 KJJY that raises money for the Variety Compassion Fund. The Variety Compassion Fund benefits critically ill children and their families at local hospitals by providing comfort, care, and fulfilling immediate needs such as:

  • A gas card for frequent travel to appointments
  • Meals for a parent who spends weeks at the hospital
  • Payment of immediate bills such as phone, heat, or electricity
  • Care for siblings when parents need to stay with their ill child
  • Sleep sacks for newborn babies to help prevent SIDS


Supporters can donate to the Compassion Fund by calling 92.5 KJJY at

515-276-6669 in central Iowa, 94.1 KRNA in eastern Iowa at 319-364-6400, Venmo @VarietyIowa, or make an online donation here:


The Compassion Fund provides support to families like Erica’s who are experiencing severe cases of RSV:

In the middle of October my two youngest sons (newborn and one-year-old) started getting a cough, and I didn’t think much of it until they both started having trouble breathing at home. I took them to the hospital and they both had a severe case of RSV and rhino enterovirus. My one-year-old was hospitalized for a week and my newborn was hospitalized for 19 days. One of the nurses told me about the Variety Compassion Fund and how it could help families like ours. I worried what we were going to do because my husband had to take off work to be with the kids and me. It was already so stressful having both of the babies in the hospital - when the nurse offered that financial help through the Compassion Fund it was such a blessing. You never know what someone is going through, and that little help could change someone’s life.” – Erica, mom of Ezra and Ezekiel


About Variety: Variety – the Children’s Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of children who are at risk, underprivileged, critically ill or living with special needs. Funding is provided to programs and initiatives that directly impact the well-being of children in our community. For more information on how you can be a part of our work, please visit

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