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© Variety - the Children's Charity of Northern California

Variety - the Children’s Charity of Northern California is a registered non-profit charitable organization (Federal Tax ID: 94-1075155). All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

HOW WE HELP

Through equipment, services, and experiences, Variety – the Children’s Charity of Northern California and its supporters serve children who may fall through the cracks of government funding or other aid. Under its core programs, Variety delivers on its promise to provide a future without limits for every child, regardless of their background or ability.

GET HELP

This is the place to get help. If you can’t find the application or information you’re looking for here, please feel free to contact us and we’ll work with you to see if we can help.

FUTURE PROGRAM

This program is designed to assist families in need. We currently have many separate giving areas:

  • Holiday Toy Program – Each year Variety disseminates thousands of toys to local children and partner agencies to ensure that as many children as possible can share in the holiday spirit.

 

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  • School Supplies Drive – Every year Variety provides school supplies to nearly 1,000 children in need.

  • Birthday Buddies – An exciting program giving caring families the opportunity to find a Variety Birthday Buddy and give a birthday gift to a child who would otherwise go without. You can purchase a tax-deductible gift from their birthday buddy’s wishlist and have them sent right to Variety for wrapping and special delivery!

BIRTHDAY BUDDY

  • Amazon Smile - Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Variety

AMAZON SMILE

CARE PROGRAM

Variety - the Children's Charity of Northern California has established the CARE Program, a primary provider of essential funds often required by families of children with illness. A diagnosis of childhood illness is devastating for the family. The Fund supplies basic household and family expenses, such as food, electricity, telephone, rent bills, clothing, and toys, as well as helping during emergency situations such as unexpected travel expenses, special tutoring, and, sadly, funeral planning and costs assistance.

Variety's Home Improvement Project (HIP) will re-modify homes for low-income homeowners and renters who have children with disabilities.

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Samantha Marie Memorial Fund

Variety – The Children's Charity of Northern California has created the Samantha Marie Memorial Fund to provide you with an outlet of support and understanding when coping with the death of a baby.

 

  • The Samantha Marie Memorial Fund is part of the CARE Program and is meant to help very premature infants and their families who are in crisis during the first year of their child's life. We deeply appreciate your donation.

FREEDOM PROGRAM

FREEDOM aims to help kids gain mobility, confidence, freedom, independence and the chance to join in the life of their community by providing funding for families with the most need. Variety’s Freedom Program delivers vital life-changing equipment and services for mobility, independence and social inclusion to individual children and children’s organizations. Together through the Freedom program, we change children’s lives by granting items and services that provide independence, mobility and freedom. Grants under the Freedom program are made to individual children and children’s organizations. Covering a wide scope, Freedom grants may cover:

 

  • Manual and powered wheelchairs

  • Adaptive bicycles and trikes

  • Assistance animals

  • Hoists and lifts

  • Modified vehicle access

  • Standing and walking assistance like gait trainers, walkers, standing frames and positioning systems

  • Specialized car seating, shower and toilet chairs, and many more

  • My First Bike - A program in which children are presented with a bicycle of their very own, along with a safety helmet and lock. We look for deserving children based upon need, school performance and more

 

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VARIETY PREVIEW ROOM

Sensory-friendly screenings of family-appropriate films for those raising children with special needs. Exclusive screenings in the Variety Preview Room provide a raised lighting and lowered sound volume experience designed to ease a child's comfort level. Events are free-of-charge to children and their families and currently take place within our private theater. For upcoming screenings and other opportunities, please contact us.

 

  • Inclusive Movie Screenings - Screenings of family-friendly films for those raising children with special needs. Screenings provide a raised lighting and lowered sound volume experience designed to ease a child's comfort level. Events are free-of-charge to children and currently take place within our private theater. For upcoming opportunities, please contact us.

VISIT THE PREVIEW ROOM WEBSITE

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