Variety Cares Community
Caring for a child with special needs isn’t something parents prepare for. Members of the Variety Cares Community help ensure we are there every single day when families need us. This is the easiest and most effective way to provide a steady, reliable source of support to make a difference to BC’s kids.
“Becoming a monthly donor was a perfect option for us as it was simple and affordable. It was a way for us to help children with special needs all year long!”
– Joanne Stanely, Monthly Donor
Planned giving is a powerful act of kindness that will ensure Variety will be able to continue to support children with special needs.
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.
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 Cally Wesson by email
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 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.
Since 1966, Variety – the Children’s Charity has been helping kids access life-enriching education and experiences by providing reliable and safe transportation to community organizations across British Columbia. As one of our longest running and most cherished programs, over 600 Sunshine Coaches have been granted to recipient organizations thanks to our amazing donors.
For a minimum donation of $1047 (our chapter of Variety is also known as Tent 47) to the Variety Freedom program, we will recognize your donation on one of our upcoming Sunshine Coaches.
Please contact Neil McEachern at 604-268-3896 or by email for more information about the Sunshine Coach program.
Other Ways to Give
Celebrate a milestone or give thanks by donating in honour of someone dear to you. DONATE ONLINE.
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.
Celebrate your special occasion by arranging to have gift givers donate to Variety in lieu of receiving personal items.
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 Cally Wesson.
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 Jennifer Shang. Click here for the transfer form.
We are partnering with Return-It to make donating funds from beverage containers quicker and more convenient!
Follow these 6 Simple Steps to make a donation today:
1) Collect your empty bottles/cans in a clear or clear blue recycling bag
2) Find your nearest Return-It Express depot by following this link https://www.return-it.ca/locations/express/
3) Type in 604-310-KIDS(5437) at the Express Kiosk
4) Attached the label to your bag of bottles/cans
5) Put your bag in the designated bin
6) Your generous donation will automatically go to Variety!
Donate A Car
Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Variety BC. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to Variety BC through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for Variety BC to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, our charity will send you a tax receipt and will put your gift to good use.
To donate a vehicle please click HERE
Something Else? Not Sure?
Let’s chat! Call 604.320.0505 or send us an email.