Show your school spirit by hosting events in support of Variety BC

Variety Schools Fundraising

Kids across BC are coming together to support kids with special needs. Take action at your school and help us empower other BC kids to reach their full potential.

Planning and hosting fundraising events offers students a unique opportunity to develop their leadership skills. It also teaches them the importance of contributing to their community.

We’re honoured to have the opportunity to help kids develop these important skills and values by supporting them as they host fundraising events.

Get Involved

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Registration Survey

Tell us about your school for a customized experience that supports your unique community of change makers! Get started with the Variety Schools program by completing our registration survey!

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5 Pillars of Support

Learn more all the ways Variety BC supports kids and how your school can make an impact.

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Fundraising Toolkit

Download the Variety Schools Fundraising Toolkit  for thoughtfully developed campaigns that simplify the process of hosting fundraising events. Kits include tools to help you recruit volunteers, plan, and set goals for your fundraiser!

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School Fundraising Page

Get started with your own customizable school fundraising web page! Register below.

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Bring Variety to your School

Book an Action Planning Workshop for your class to help set goals, create a road map, and equip your students and/or PAC with some fun tips and tricks to get your fundraising efforts started. Stay tuned to find out when Variety Schools will be in your community OR email us to request a workshop or assembly!

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Resource Library

Coming soon! Use Variety BC’s Resource Library and dive deeper into conversation about the importance of inclusivity, accessibility, and diversity with your students.

Variety Schools Fundraising Resources

Fundraising Toolkit

Download your FREE Variety Schools Fundraising Toolkit including posters, parent letters and more.

Resource Library

Coming soon! Use Variety BC’s Resource Library and dive deeper into conversation about the
importance of inclusivity, accessibility, and diversity with your students.

Start your School's Fundraising Online

Schools across BC are showing their support for Variety and having fun with unique fundraising initiatives. Join our  school communities to see what they’re doing and find inspiration for age-appropriate ways your school can get involved.

Join our Elementary School Fundraising Community

Are you PAC-led or an educator working with students from kindergarten to grades 6 to 7? Join our thriving community of elementary schools that support Variety BC.

Join our Middle & Secondary School Fundraising Community

Are you an educator teaching a Leadership class with students from grades 7 to 12 or a high school student interested in starting a club with the goal of contributing to your community? Join our thriving community of middle and secondary schools that support Variety BC.

Contact Us

 

To learn more about the Variety Schools Fundraising Program, please contact Anna Polden by email or call her directly.

Want to upgrade your school to be more inclusive and accessible with a $10,000 grant? Click on the School Grants button below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the money our school raises in support of Variety BC go?

For over 55 years, Variety – the Children’s Charity of BC has stepped in where health care ends, providing direct help to children and their families and ensuring that all children have the support they need to reach their fullest potential and thrive. Your donation helps Variety BC to cover a wide range of assistance from adaptive & mobility equipment, educational bursaries and tutoring for children with learning disabilities, specialized therapies (such as speech & language therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, equine therapy, music therapy, autism assessments, and psycho-educational assessments), and mental wellness counselling. We’re one of the oldest registered charities in BC! Our Registered Charity number is: #108168709.

Will our school or supporters receive a tax receipt?

  • Schools will receive an unofficial tax receipt by mail acknowledging your donation to Variety BC.
  • Parents and supporters who require an official tax receipt can receive one from Variety BC.
  • For those who donate directly to your school’s online fundraising page set up by Variety BC, a tax receipt will be issued immediately by e-mail.
  • For those who prefer to donate offline, a personal cheque can be made payable to Variety – the Children’s Charity and mailed to 4300 Still Creek Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6C6.
  • Please ensure your school’s name is written in the cheque memo. We’ll add donations made by personal cheque to your school’s fundraising total, and a tax receipt will be mailed to the individual donor.

Where can I find more tools and resources to help organize my school fundraiser?

Variety BC has developed a FREE Fundraising Toolkit specifically for schools! Let us do some of the heavy lifting with pre-built fundraising campaigns, thoughtful conversation starters and reflection prompts for students, and action planning worksheets that can help take your event to the next level. Visit the Variety Schools Fundraising Program page on our website to download your toolkit today! If you have a great idea for the toolkit that you feel is missing, please feel free to reach out to Anna Polden at anna.polden@variety.bc.ca. We’re always thrilled to collaborate with students and teachers, and are here to work with you to build a stronger school community across the province!

How do we set up our school’s online fundraising web page?

Variety BC is pleased to offer schools their very own online fundraising page, where you can find tools to help you get those first few donations, update your community on your progress, share photos and video, and where friends and family can donate directly to your cause! Visit the Variety Schools Fundraising Program page on our website to get started. If you need support setting up your page, please contact Anna Polden at anna.polden@variety.bc.ca.

Can Variety BC visit our school?

Absolutely!

Variety BC offers free classroom workshops and school assemblies to help you plan and celebrate your fundraising events! Email Anna Polden at anna.polden@variety.bc.ca to inquire on opportunities to bring Variety BC to your school or visit the Variety Schools Fundraising Program page on our website to see when we’ll be touring through your neighbourhood next!