About Young Variety

Young Variety (YV) is a part of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa and is comprised of young professionals in central Iowa who are committed to improving the lives of children while having fun and meeting new people.


Through fundraisers, volunteer opportunities and charitable events, Young Variety supporters contribute much needed time and monetary support to Variety programs.


Young Variety events include charity tours, happy hours, Bow Tie Ball, Santa Pub Crawl, Sweetheart Date Night Charity Auction, Savor Des Moines and more.



Variety provides funding to non-profit children’s organizations for tangible items such as building expansions and renovations, equipment, programming needs and more.  Our Kids on the Go! program provides Variety Vans to children’s organizations, in addition to bikes, helmets and locks to children who have never enjoyed their own bike and specialized bikes for children with special needs.  All children should have the opportunity to experience a playground, which is why Variety is working with Iowa communities to provide all-inclusive playgrounds for children with and without special needs.

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Young Variety - the Children’s Charity is comprised of energized twenty and thirty-something's striving to improve the lives of underprivileged, at risk, and special needs children throughout Iowa.