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About Us

Variety - the Children's Charity of BC

For over 55 years, Variety – the Children’s Charity has been transforming the lives of children & youth with special needs across BC. With the help of our generous donors, we are continually working towards a future where we can say YES! to every child in need of our help.
With the help of our supporters, we strive to fill gaps in the system. Together we are meeting the needs of families and affecting change in the province.

Our Mission

To inspire donors to help all children in B.C. who have special needs.
Variety will be the top of mind children’s charity, known for stepping in where health care ends.

Our Vision

That every child who has special needs is empowered to fulfill their unique potential.

Our History

A charity that grew out of a single good deed, Variety has been transforming the lives of children around the world for almost a century.
In 1927, the original Variety Club was formed by 11 businessmen working in the entertainment industry. This group discovered an abandoned infant in one of their theatres and banded together to raise her. This alliance grew into an organization that puts children first and boasts 40 chapters in 11 countries today.
Here in British Columbia, our chapter was established in 1966, focusing on empowering children with special needs throughout the province. Continually inspired by our roots in teamwork, we’ve partnered with donors and businesses to raise millions of dollars to help children and families across the province.
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