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Thankful for Toys

During the holidays, more assistance than ever is needed to help families in Northern California. Not everyone has the time, or money, to provide a holiday season with food, gifts, or common household necessities. Here at Variety, we like to change that. We partner with many groups in San Francisco, Marin, The Sonoma Sheriff's Department, and as many other agencies that we can touch.


Toy Barrels

Want a Barrel in Your Office or Business? 

We'd love to have your help. Contact us today and we can arrange a Toy Barrel to be delivered to your space to help collect toys for children who aren't as lucky as us. Just make sure the toys are like new & unwrapped, and we'll make sure they get to deserving hands. Email, or Call 415-781-3894.

Money and Gift Cards

A donation of money or gift cards also allows us to make sure the perfect gift gets into the families in need. They offer more flexibility and are easier to distribute to rural children where large trucks aren't always available for delivery of items.


Food and Household Accessories

We certainly won't say no and will make sure any donations get to families in need. and household items tend to be bulky and hard to transport and as a local charity with limited resources and a small staff, we don't always have the people to cover an area the size of Northern California efficiently. These donations may take a little longer to distribute. If you have any questions, email, or Call 415-781-3894.


© 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.