Variety Telethon

While the 47th Annual Variety Telethon did not happen in the traditional sense in 2021, Variety and thousands of volunteers continued to rally and work together to raise money for Iowa's children. Variety would like to extend our sincerest thank you to our wonderful VIPs and corporate supporters for contributing their time, heart and efforts for making kids a priority this year.


To all of our community and corporate supporters, please accept our deepest thanks for continuing to believe in Variety and our mission. The past year may have looked different in how we operated, but our end goal has always been the same – to provide opportunity, hope and care to children in Iowa. Your support is always important to Variety and our mission, but this year it carries even greater meaning. Your commitment to Variety and Iowa’s children is sincerely appreciated and will create positive change in the lives of youth and their families throughout the state. 


Every dollar makes a difference, and with your support, we can continue helping children in Iowa reach their full potential. 


About the Variety Telethon

Since 1975, Iowans have joined together to contribute their time, talent and hearts to the annual Variety Telethon. It is the foundation Variety - the Children's Charity of Iowa was built upon and is the highlight of each year. Traditionally, a line-up of local and international celebrities appears on-air, along with thousands of individual and corporate volunteers and donors who pledge their ongoing time and support to Iowa’s children. The Telethon also highlights the many ways Variety helps children, and features organizations that benefit from local support.


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Kids panel girl at Telethon smiling