FAQ

Ways to Give

Where does my monthly gift go?

Your monthly donation will support our areas of greatest need. Donations are directed to areas where they’ll be the most beneficial for the most children.

Are there other ways for a company to support Variety without making a cash donation?

People want to make a difference and your brand can help give them the opportunity to do so. There are so many ways to get involved! We will work with you to find the best approach to help your customers, employees and suppliers support our cause. To find out more, contact Angela Smith at [email protected].

What does it mean to be a matching donor?

Companies often match charitable contributions made by their employees, thus encouraging a philanthropic workplace culture. Or companies can agree to match donations made by the public to a campaign in order to double the impact of the individual donations. Being a matching gift sponsor can encourage supporters to donate more because they know their gift has greater impact. Please contact Angela Smith at [email protected] for more information.

How can I sponsor an event?

We have a wide range of sponsorship opportunities that include our 3 signature events – Show of Heart Telethon, Variety Week, and Boat for Hope – as well our annual grassroots events. Each event has a variety of sponsorship levels and we will work with you to develop a sponsorship package that meets your needs. For more information about our campaigns and events, click visit our Events page.

How can I learn more about Variety’s mission and how it allocates funds?

To learn more about Variety’s mission and vision, please visit About Us. To find out about how we our allocate our resources, please go to Our Impact for donor impact reports, case studies and stories from our families.

Why support Variety BC?

Variety has been providing direct support to children with special needs. For over 55 years, Variety has ensured children have the support to reach their potential. Since 2010, Variety has distributed more than $40 million in funding to families and organizations in communities all across the province. When you support Variety, you’re not only transforming the lives of kids in your community but their families as well.

How do I leave a gift in my Will?

There are two ways that you can leave a charitable gift in your will. You can leave a specific sum of money or leave a residual gift (ie. a portion of your estate in the form of a percentage or share, after debts, taxes and expenses have been paid). Leaving a bequest is simple. Discuss your wishes with your family and then speak to your lawyer about drafting or revising your will.  Email [email protected] for more information.

What other types of gifts can I leave to Variety?

By choosing to leave a gift of assets other than cash, you could save capital gains and estate taxes, and therefore make a bigger impact than you previously thought possible. Examples of other types of gifts you can leave are stocks and securities, life insurance, RRSPs or RRIFs, Annuities and more. For more information email [email protected].

Why should I consider leaving a gift in my Will to Variety – the Children’s Charity?

Leaving a gift in your Will to Variety is a big decision and a final statement of your values. If you want to leave behind a brighter future for BC’s kids and help to ensure that each child is receiving the support they need, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss how you can provide for your loved ones while also supporting the causes you care most about.  For more information email [email protected].

What if I wish to terminate my monthly gift?

You can alter or cancel your monthly giving arrangement at any time simply by contacting Kitty Au, Donor Relations Officer at 604.268.3885 or by going online to the Monthly Donation Adjustment form.