Variety Cares Monthly Giving Program

Caring for a child with special needs isn’t something parents prepare for. By signing up for the Variety Cares Monthly Giving Program, you can help ensure we are always there when families need us.

Sign up and start making monthly donations today!

  • To make monthly donations on your credit card click here.
  • To sign up for automatic monthly bank withdrawals contact Jennifer Shang.

* donations will be processed on the 28th day of each month

All donations qualify for an annual tax receipt.  To learn more contact Jennifer Shang at 604 320 0505 or Jennifer Shang

Planned Giving

Leave a legacy today and become a member of the Variety Legacy Circle!

Planned giving is a powerful act of kindness that will ensure Variety will be able to continue to support children with special needs.

A planned gift:

  • does not impact your finances today
  • offers tax benefits now and in the future

Gifts through your will, publicly traded securities, life insurance, retirement funds, and charitable remainder trusts are just some of the ways you and your family can create a lasting legacy through thoughtful financial planning.

To learn more contact Kristy Gill at 604 320 0505 or by email.

 

Corporate Donations

As a team we can do more

Not only is supporting Variety a great way to give back to children who have special needs but it’s a perfect way to enhance your company’s social profile province-wide. Variety has the privilege of being partnered with some amazing companies such as Global BC, Pharmasave, Purdys and Buy-Low Foods (just to name a few). These brands, and many others, have been working with us for many years with the common goal of providing help and hope to children in need.

Make a Donation

Sounds simple right? But it’s more than a simple donation. Variety relies on the funds we collect from individuals and businesses alike to continue to provide help and hope to children who have special needs all across BC. With over 1500 individual grant requests in a year, there is always a need to be met and it’s growing year to year.

Event Sponsorship

With many major fundraising events happening annually including; our Show of Hearts Telethon, Boat for Hope, and our Variety Children’s Radiothons, there are many opportunities for your business to get involved as an event sponsor. Whether you participate as title sponsor or partial sponsor, there are many ways to contribute and partner with an event that fits your brand.

Partial Proceeds Program

Variety believes that strong partnerships provide strong results. Utilizing your business’ consumer capital is a great way to give back and empower your clientele to participate in the process. Whether you’re promoting a product, service or both, Variety will work with you to develop a partial proceeds program that is unique and effective.

Feeling inspired? Contact our Manager, Strategic Partnerships by email.

 

Champions Circle

The Champions Circle honours some of Variety BC’s most philanthropic donors both past and future, and supports Variety’s work throughout the year.

Champions Circle members are asked to make a $50,000 gift to help ensure that Variety can be there when a family needs us the most. Every grant they receive is a reminder that our donors are with them every step of the way.

Members of the Champions Circle are recognized throughout the year as very special members of the Variety family. Should you become a member, you will be helping hundreds of families and children, as well as inspiring other long-time supporters to join as well.

To learn more about the Champions Circle, contact Cally Wesson, Director of Development, at 604.320.0505 or by email.

Variety Mobility Program

Variety’s Sunshine Coaches and Family Vans allow children that have special needs the ability to get out and participate in the community.

Sunshine Family Vans

The freedom of mobility is often taken for granted, but families that have children with wheelchairs struggle daily with getting to and from the places they need to go. Sunshine Family Vans allow families to travel together in safety and comfort to doctors’ appointments, school and outings in their communities.

Sunshine Coaches

For community organizations, Sunshine Coaches make possible more access to life-enriching education and experiences. These vehicles are tailored to the needs of the recipient with the emphasis on safety and comfort. Our coaches range in size from 12 – 24 seats, with special equipment and hydraulic lifts for wheelchairs. One of Variety’s most cherished and enduring programs, there have been almost 600 Sunshine Coaches to hit the road in all corners of the province.

donate a minimum of just $1047 and you will receive name recognition on a vehicle along with other Sunshine Coach donors. Or make a corporate donation to cover the cost of an entire vehicle and have your company name and logo on the coach you funded.

Contact Meghan Bradner at 604.320.0505 or by email, for more information about contributing to the Variety Mobility Program.

 

Other Ways to Give

In Honour

Celebrate a milestone or give thanks by donating in honour of someone dear to you. Donate Online.

In Memory

Pay tribute to someone special by giving a Gift in Memory. We’ll send a message to the next of kin to celebrate your generous gift. Donate Online.

In Lieu

Celebrate your special occasion by arranging to have gift givers donate to Variety in lieu of receiving personal items. Set up your own fundraising page, or Contact Richard O’Shaughnessy.

Gifts-in-Kind

To make a charitable donation other than cash, consider an in-kind gift. Whether donating products, services or property your contributions go a long way in helping Variety help kids. Contact Jennifer Shang.

Publicly Listed Securities

Donations of shares in publicly traded securities can be used as an outright gift or to fund a charitable remainder trust or endowment. Prior to the actual transfer of securities, please contact us to ensure that your gift is handled smoothly and efficiently. Contact Meghan Bradner.

Something Else? Not Sure?

Let’s chat! Call 604.320.0505 or send us an email.

 

Looking to Help?

We believe we can achieve a lot more when we work together! Make a donation, volunteer your time, or even set up your own community fundraiser with our support!