How Variety Helps – Going Mobile!

March 13, 2014

Variety goes mobile with Text to Donate! Text “Variety” to 41444 and help today!

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Variety to participate in the 2014 Day of Giving!

May 6, 2014

Variety is pleased to announce participation in the 2014 Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s annual 24-hour Day of Giving on May 6th, 2014.

The Day of Giving will help donors from all over the Bay Area to achieve the most of their donations through matching by Variety’s corporate sponsors.  Donations of the day will help Variety raise additional funding for our programs within the South Bay.

To participate in this amazing event visit Variety’s page HERE.  Be among the first to make a donation during the Kickoff Hour and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar!

For more information on the event visit www.SVGives.org.   To join as a matching sponsor, contact Ayesha Williamson at ayesha@varietync.org

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Members Pre-Release Screening of ON MY WAY / Elle s’en va

March 27th, 2014

Members and supporters, join us Thursday March 27th for a special pre-release screening of ON MY WAY / Elle s’en va.

RSVP HERE

After being dumped by her married lover for a 25-year-old woman, former beauty queen Bettie (Catherine Deneuve) grows tired of managing her failing restaurant and aging mother and, desperately trying to shake a lifetime of regret, impulsively sets off on a road trip adventure with an unexpected traveling companion, the ten year old grandson she barely knows. Emmanuelle Bercot, an actress as well as filmmaker (Polisse, Clement), wrote and directed this love letter to screen icon Deneuve as an engaging and whimsical journey of self-discovery and renewal.

Directed by: Emmanuelle Bercot
French Dramedy starring: Catherine Deneuve
Written specifically for the screen legend by writer-director Emmanuelle Bercot

This is a pre-release screening.  Regular public engagements of ON MY WAY start April 4 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco, and Landmark’s Albany Twin in Albany.

 

Join us at 6 PM for Happy Hour!

7:00 – Film begins

Free popcorn!!

Cash bar, tips, donations and 30% of art sales benefit Variety Children’s Charity

Suggested $10-$20 donation at the door helps to support Variety Children’s Charity!

No need to drive! We are directly adjacent to the BART/MUNIMontgomery Street Station!

The Variety Preview Room Theatre

The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor
entrance next to Citibank
582 Market St. @ 2nd & Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

415.781.3894

info@varietync.org

www.varietync.org

 

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Members Pre-Release Screening of LOVE AND DEMONS with Director Q&A

March 12, 2014

Members and supporters, join us Wednesday March 12th for a special pre-release screening of Love and Demons with a special Q&A with Writer/Director JP Allen.

Comedy ● Romance ● Thriller   87 mins.

Written & Directed by: JP Allen

Synopsis:
Two demons, slinging sex, drugs and chaos, attack the lives of a struggling couple.

6:00PM – Join us for HAPPY HOUR!
7:00PM – Film starts
8:30PM – Special Q&A with Writer/Director JP Allen

$10-$20 Suggested donation at the door, a cash bar & tips all benefit Variety

Your financial support ensures that we can continue to helping more children and to bring you films throughout the year!

**Seating is Limited

Variety members and their guest receive priority seating

 

Join as a member at:  http://www.varietync.org/how-to-help/donate

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Members Pre-Release Screening of AFTERNOON OF A FAUN

March 11, 2014

Members and supporters, join us Tuesday March 11th for a special pre-release screening of Afternoon a Faun: TANAQUIL LE CLERCQ, directed by Nancy Buirski.

Of the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. She mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike – her elongated, race-horse physique became the new prototype for the great George Balanchine. The muse to both Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, they loved her as a dancer and a woman. Balanchine married her and Robbins created his famous Afternoon of a Faun for Tanny. She was the foremost dancer of her day until it suddenly all stopped.

At age 27, Tanny was struck down by polio and paralyzed. She never danced again.

6:00PM – Join us for HAPPY HOUR!
7:00PM – Film starts

$10-$20 Suggested donation at the door, a cash bar & tips all benefit Variety

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The BEST Academy Awards Cocktail Party around!

March 2, 2014

San Francisco, CA

Variety invites you to the BEST Academy Awards Cocktail Party around! Hosted at our private screening room off Market Street and in partnership with Yuppie Friday, this event promises to be a fun filled, sensational, night!

For more info and for tickets and registration, visit: http://yfoscars2014.eventbrite.com

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A Kind Word of Thanks From the Children We Serve

July 23, 2013

As part of Variety’s community outreach and support programs we take children’s groups to sports events, movies, museums, and more. Often times we provide a memorable movie experience for them in the Variety Preview Room, our own private screening room in the heart of San Francisco.

Seeing the smiles on their face as they not only get to attend a movie, but do so in a private VIP screening room is priceless.

From the wonderful children at Glide we received this kind thank you

MONSTERS University screening - Glide Thank You note

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Variety Children’s Comedy Benefit

At The Punch Line Comedy Club Thursday Feb. 7, 2013!

Join us during SF Sketchfest for an unforgettable night featuring Zach Galifianakis and The Punchline’s best lineup in support of Variety’s
Therapeutic Scholarship Program!

 

Tickets on Sale NOW!
Click HERE


Variety Children’s Comedy Benefit

 

February 7th, 2013

7 PM
The Punch Line Comedy Club
444 Battery Street, San Francisco

Starring Zach Galifianakis, Ronn Vigh, Alex Koll, Joe Tobin,
Carla Clayy,
and Chris Burns !

Zach Galifianakis

Comedian Ronn Vigh

Comedian Alex Koll

Comedian Joe Tobin

Comedian Carla Clayy

Comedian Chris Burns

 

Mingle with VIP guests

Renel Brooks-Moon
SF Giants Announcer and KISS FM Radio Host
Fiona Ma
Former SF Supervisor and California Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore
Mike Sugerman
CBS 5 and KCBS Radio Reporter
Wavy Gravy
Comedian

Renel Brooks-Moon SF Giants Announcer and KISS FM Radio Host

Former SF Supervisor and California Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore

CBS 5 and KCBS Radio Reporter Mike Sugerman

Comedian Wavy Gravy

 

 

 

Benefiting

Serving disabled, disadvantaged, and at-risk children throughout
Northern California
for over 65 years!

All proceeds from this great night will enable Variety’s Therapeutic Scholarships Program for children including those helped by Katie’s Clinic for Rett Syndrome to attend the James S. Brady Therapeutic Riding Program and Camp Winnarainbow


About Variety

Since 1947 Variety has worked tirelessly to serve disabled, disadvantaged, and at-risk youth throughout Northern California and has donated millions of dollars through our Therapeutic Scholarships Program—proving scholarships to deserving disabled children to receive specialized care and to achieve greatness, Mobility Program—providing specialized adaptive bikes, wheelchairs, and medical equipment for children suffering from degenerative illnesses, Compassion Fund— providing gas cards, hotel stays and groceries to families traveling far distances to visit their hospitalized children, and Outreach for At-Risk Youth Program— providing assistance to after-school and community youth programs.

Here are a few photographs of those kids we’ve helped throughout the years.

About the Event

An evening of world famous comics delivering their best lines and lighting up the room in support of children in need.

In addition to an evening of fun, this is a great opportunity to build recognition for your organization, employees, network, and to help us with our goal of raising $50,000 for Variety Children’s Charity Therapeutic Scholarship Program.

 

How Can You Help?

As a sponsor, you’ll gain VIP seating and get great exposure at the event and through our media campaign.  Specifics of each sponsor package are as follows:

 

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES:

Headline Sponsor: $8,000
▪ Two table for eight guests at the event
▪ Seating at event with comedian of your choice
▪ Company name and logo prominently featured and mentioned from stage at the event
▪ Mentions in press releases, and Variety Children’s Charity website
▪ A Therapeutic Scholarship will be named and made in recognition of your company
▪ Inclusion in one Variety Children’s Charity mailing
▪ Three complimentary corporate offsite engagements at the Variety Preview Room Theater and Event Space in the historic Hobart Building ($2,700 Value)

Featured Sponsor:  $5,000
▪ One table of eight guests at the event
▪ Seating at event with one celebrity comedian
▪ Company name and logo featured at the event and Variety Children’s Charity website
▪ Inclusion in one Variety Children’s Charity mailing
▪ A Therapeutic Scholarship will be named and made in recognition of your company
▪ Two complimentary corporate offsite engagements at the Variety Preview Room Theater and Event Space in the historic Hobart Building ($1,800 Value)

Table Sponsor:  $2,000
▪ One table of eight guests at the event
▪ Company name and logo featured on Variety Children’s Charity website
▪ One complimentary corporate offsite engagement at the Variety Preview Room Theater and Event Space in the historic Hobart Building ($900 Value)

Private Table:  $500
▪ One private table seating up to 6 guests

Silent Auction Donations:
▪ Your Donation and your Business will be featured on our website, Facebook posts, all pre- and post-show mailings, in print at every table, and called out live directly from stage.
▪ Donations are fully tax deductible. Examples: Wine Tours, Weekend Getaways, Private Chefs, Photography Sessions, Box Seats, Gift Certificates, Private Tours, Etc.

Your donations are tax-deductible. Receipt will follow in two weeks. EIN 94 1075155.

Please send inquiries and payment to: Variety Children’s Charity
582 Market Street, Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94104
info@varietync.org
(415) 781-3894

***LOGOS: Email your logo to ian@varietync.org in the following format:
1) JPG or GIF, 160×75 pixels, 72 dpi.
2) High-resolution JPG
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www.varietync.org

Please send this page and your check to: Variety Children’s Charity582 Market Street, Suite 101San Francisco, CA 94104Donations are tax-deductible. Receipt will follow in two weeks. EIN 94 1075155. ***LOGOS: Email your logo to ian@varietync.org in the following format: 1) JPG or GIF, 160×75 pixels, 72 dpi.
2) High-resolution JPG
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2013 Academy Awards® Cocktail Party

Sunday February 24, 2013

What better way to enjoy the Oscars than in a private theater and lounge. Dress up like a star and enjoy wine and beer while you meet and greet at San Francisco’s best Sunday night viewing. And best of all, proceeds will benefit Variety Children’s Charity and the thousands of children served each year through the Mobility Program, Variety at Work Program, and Compassion Fund.

Please join Yuppie Friday and Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California for a Glamorous Evening Cocktail Party and Live Screening of the 2013 Academy Awards® hosted at the private Variety Screening Room.

Tickets: http://oscars2013.eventbrite.com/

Includes hosted wine, beer, champagne and Catered Food!

Capacity is very limited in this intimate professional theater setting so please get your tickets early.

*This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Variety helps Lucy get a Van!

January 15, 2013

Dear Foundation Directors-

We are so grateful for your kindness and generosity in helping us get a wheel-chair accessible van for our sweet daughter, Lucy.  Your contribution was so thoughtful and helpful in getting this necessary piece of equipment.  We have already been able to take Lucy places and see new things with such safety and ease.

Although this letter is an inadequate expression of thanks, we certainly want to express our gratitude and appreciation for what your foundation does and how much it helped us.  We wish you all the best in the good work that you are doing.  If you click on the link to our blog, there is a video (second post from the top) that shows what a difference this van makes in our lives!

Many Thanks!

The Lunt Family (Chad, Cherisse, Dallin, Jocey, and Lucy)

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Variety Toy Drive

December, 2012

San Francisco, CA — A big THANK YOU goes out to Gregg Lynn and his fellow host committee members, the San Francisco St. Regis Hotel, and HSBC, for hosting what is sure to be one of Variety’s most successful Toy Drive events ever!

Last year’s event brought in over 1500 toys and 2012 is looking to be even brighter!  For more information, contact Variety or email the host committee!

 

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Variety hosts KEEN Athletes Holiday Party

December 2, 2012

San Francisco, CA — Variety welcomes KEEN athletes and coaches for a special holiday movie event at Variety.

Athletes and coaches only!  10:45am-12:45pm

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Variety Mobility provides freedom to Tessa!

November 10, 2012

San Francisco, CA — The Variety Mobility Program, celebrating more than 65 years of helping children throughout Northern California, provided a life-changing bike to Tessa!

After hosting fundraisers and gaining new member donors Variety delivered the custom-built bike to Tessa, a young girl suffering from movement and muscular impairment.

Nothing but smiles and a can-do attitude!

Giving her sibilings something to be jeaolous about!

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Variety Rebuilds Bayview Beacon after school center

October 27, 2012

San Francisco, CA — The Variety @ Work program hit a home run on Saturday with a day-long rebuilding project focused on the Bayview Beacon after school center.

The event, featuring dedicated volunteers from Farella Braun + Martel LLP and coordinated by the wonderful team at Rebuilding Together SF, turned the formerly dilapidated center into a shining example of good will, dedication, teamwork, and pride in our community’s next generation.

Thanks to all involved, the 600+ children served by the Bayview Beacon Center can enjoy a safe and inviting after school program and continued educational development.

Board Member Mark Porter hard at work!

Dedicated volunteers used over 100 gallons of paint

Board Member Christina Millikin painting away!

New furniture, too!

Rebuilding volunteers unite!

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Variety Members Screening: FLIGHT

November 8, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Current members and personal guests are invited to join us for an exclusive screening of FLIGHT, Thursday at 6pm.

In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault, and what really happened on that plane?

Click here to RSVP:  http://flightscreening.eventbrite.com/

All donations and proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity programs.  To make a donation today, or to sign up to be a monthly donor, visit http://varietync.org/how-to-help/donate

Or Join as a Member HERE

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SF Sports Domination!

October 29th, 2012

San Francisco, CA — Come watch the World Series game 5 at the Variety Screening Room,  private movie theater and lounge! Its downtown, drinks are cheap, its all for charity, and GLORY!

And, if we’re already champs come Monday, no need to fret, the 49ers are playing Monday Night football.  No matter what, the night is sure to be full of great SF sports greatness!

RSVP here: http://sfsportsnight.eventbrite.com/#

 

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15th UNITED NATIONS Association Film Festival

October 24, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Variety is pleased to host the 15th UNITED NATIONS Association Film Festival at the Variety Preview Room Theater, Northern California’s most advanced private screening room and events lounge.

Variety Preview Room Theatre, 582 Market St. San Francisco

OCTOBER 24th -  5:00PM

Reception with the filmmakers to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the United Nations signing of the Declaration of Human Rights.

UNDOCUMENTED DREAMS -6:00 PM

Director/Producer: Sara Masetti Loren, a young Latino college graduate and civil right

organizer, learns to move forward in life with an engineering degree in one hand and an expired visa in the other.

Biography: Sara Masetti is an Italian graduate student filmmaker at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Her interest varies from social issues to hybrid international documentary with a focus on topics and practices like immigration, minority representation, social justice, war zones, applied anthropology, and participatory video.

IMAGINING EMANUEL: 6:20 PM

Description:

How can we know who a person is? Emanuel’s identity is unknown, and his life is put on hold. Emanuel has an unknown identity and is residing illegally in Norway. He entered the country in 2003, but does not want to live in Norway illegally, and has tried to return to his homeland without success. He claims to be from Liberia, but Norwegian authorities claim that Emanuel comes from Ghana and have forcibly sent him there twice. Each time, Ghana has returned him to Norway with the message that he is not Ghaneser.

Emanuel is thus condemned to a life in limbo, without a residence permit and rights, but also without exit opportunity. Through several different documentary genres, Imagining Emanuel attempts to form an image of a man calling himself Emanuel. At the same time, the film exposes the process of observing, and how credibility is formed in a documentary. Who is Emanuel? What is identity? How can identity be depicted? Who holds the truth?

Biography:

Thomas A. Østbye was educated as an editor at the Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer, and works as an artist, film director, and editor. He runs his own production company, Plymserafin, and works with documentary material in film, photography, and installations. His short documentary In Your Dreams received numerous awards and nominations, among them the Prix Francaise at the National Art Exhibition in the autumn of 2005, the Best Short Film Award at Bergen International Film Festival and the award for best documentary at Euganea Movie Movement. It was also nominated for the National Film Award Amanda for best short film in 2005 and bought by the Arts Council Norway. Veil from 2008, and the fiction short Human from 2009 were also shown at various festivals around the world.

Director: Thomas A. Østbye Producer: Kristine Ann Skaret

PANEL DISCUSSION: 7:15 PM

Filmmakers discussing the DREAM ACT and its effects.

CAPTIVE RADIO: 8:30 PM

Director/Producer: Lauren Rosenfeld

Description:

Every Sunday morning, men and women in captivity deep in the Colombian jungle show.Captive Radio tells the story of two families that use the unique radio program to communicate with their loved ones held hostage by rebel guerrilla groups in Colombia. The film follows the harrowing personal accounts of the police major, Guillermo Solórzano, and the parents of Juan Camilo Mora, who have waited six years for news of their kidnapped son. Their stories represent the thousands of people marred by kidnapping who desperately seek a way to cope with separation and find it through The Voices of Kidnapping.

Biography:

Lauren Rosenfeld has worked on a variety of educational films, multimedia content, public television series, and independent documentary films. She settled in the Bay Area after producing two documentaries in Chile, including Watershed, which screened at film festivals and environmental forums around the world. Her other credits include coordinating producer of the George Lucas Educational

Foundation’s Digital Generation Project and consulting producer for the PBS

series E2: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious. She was the associate producer at Talking Eyes Media, where she managed the production and outreach campaign for the documentary film, Collateral Damage and co-produced the Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook for MediaStorm. Lauren worked for Propeller Films on two documentary features, including The Recruiter, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast on HBO. She was also an assistant editor on the Emmy Award-winning film, Made in LA. Most recently, Lauren has produced content forMission Loc@l, MediaStorm, the PBS NewsHour and the Center for Investigative Reporting.


Hazaribagh, Toxic Leather: 9:10 PM

Director: Elise Darblay, Eric de Lavarene Producer: Veronique Mauduy

Description:

Hazaribagh is giant slum of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh. The increasing production costs in China have pushed this slum to one of the first world leather-producing rank. Garments and accessories, mainly intended for the European market, bring in more than 350 millions euros per year to Bangladesh. In archaic conditions, the workers work at least twelve hours a day for forty euros per month. Cancer, congenital malformation, ulcers, and many other illnesses will catch and kill them before they are fifty. Hazaribagh became a sanitary and environmental drama scene, and European and Bengali authorities seem to ignore it. This is a story about the everyday life of those men and women who live in one of the world’s top most polluted areas.


Biography:

Elise Darblay is an author of various documentaries and has been an assistant director for over five years. She worked on various series thirteen -to twenty-six minute TV reports, including one in Nagorno Karabakh that explores the issues of a country auto-proclaimed independent in the heart of hostile Azerbaidjan. Elise then became one of the directors for Yann Arthus Bertrand’s 7 billion Others, a world-scale project covering the UN Millennium Development Goals. She is currently working for WA Productions, writing and directing series of documentaries on the new human and environmental issues of our world.

Eric de Lavarene left for Cambodia during the peace process and became a journalist by working in a monthly magazine, which was published in Phnom Penh. He went back to Paris after four years to work with a new magazine and work in TV. For two years, he worked with Aina, an NGO media centre, training Afghan journalists and also working as a correspondent for radio France. Since 2003, he has covered the war on terror in Afghanistan and Pakistan for French public radio. He created various documentaries in the region: The Hunt of Ben Laden, The Country of the Taliban andIslamization of Pakistan. He is just finishing a documentary for French public television showing how NATO forces lost the war in Afghanistan.

UNAFF would like to thank both the UNA-San Francisco Chapter for organizing tonight’s reception and the Variety Screening Room for their generous support of the festival.

 

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Variety Members Screening: TAKEN 2

October 9, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Current members are invited to join us for an art reception, happy hour and screening of the new hit movie TAKEN 2!

Join us for a pre-show happy hour and artists reception with Devika Keskar and Belinda Lima!  FREE Admission and popcorn!  RSVP HERE

All donations and proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity programs.  To make a donation today, or to sign up to be a monthly donor, visit http://varietync.org/how-to-help/donate

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Monday Night Football is on!

September 17, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Variety Members and guests are invited to join us for Monday Night Football!   Come see the game in life-size HD in the Variety Preview Room movie theater and lounge!

RSVP HERE:  http://nflatvariety.eventbrite.com/

Or learn about private rentals on our webpage:  http://www.varietync.org/screening-room

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Happy 65th Birthday Variety!

1947-2012

San Francisco, CA–2012 marks Variety’s 65th year helping children in Northern California!  Among our rich history are programs that launched the Blind Babies Foundation, built community centers, funded summer camps, purchased Sunshine Coaches, wheelchairs, surgery, therapy, emergency aid, and more, to thousands of children.

As we celebrate this legacy, we’ll be publishing information from our archives.  Look for more posts to see more of the outstanding work Variety has done over the years.

An excerpt from the Feb. 1967 Newsletter showing the inauguration of a Variety Sunshine Coach

Variety welcomes US Senator George Murphy as an official member

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Variety Board approves $10,000 grant for Bayview Childrens Center

July 25, 2012

San Francisco, CA–The Variety Board of Directors, as part of the Variety@Work program, approved a $10,000 grant toward the rebuilding of San Francisco’s Bayview Beacon Center, serving the youth of San Francisco’s Bayview and Hunter’s Point neighborhood.

The grant provided by Variety Children’s Charity will go toward a rebuilding project lead by an exceptional community partner, Rebuilding Together San Francisco, on October 27th.

Stay tuned or contact us for more information.

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Variety proudly welcomes Christina Millikin to the Board of Directors

July 25, 2012

San Francisco, CA –The Variety Children’s Charity Board of Directors is proud to welcome Christina Millikin, owner of Glow Event Design, as a new member of the Board of Directors.

Christina brings great energy, amazing creativity, and a passion for helping the children Variety serves.  She has already become a champion of the Variety Mobility Program and has been personally responsible for granting the delivery of adaptive bikes and medical equipment to children and families and will be working with our community partners to ensure we can continue outreach to new constituents in need.

Welcome Christina!

To contact Christina:  christina@varietync.org

 

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Variety Members Screening of Spiderman 3D

July 9, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Current members are invited to join us for a screening of the new hit movie The Amazing Spiderman in 3D!

Making the event even more special, this will be our first screening using Variety’s new state-of-the-art 3D Digital projection system featuring Dolby 7.1 Surround sound!!

Join us for a pre-show happy hour!  FREE Admission and popcorn!  RSVP HERE

All donations and proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity programs.  To make a donation today, or to sign up to be a monthly donor, visit http://varietync.org/how-to-help/donate

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Variety Members Screening of Fairwell My Queen

July 2, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Current members are invited to join us for a screening of the new hit movie Farewell My Queen!

Join us for a pre-show happy hour!  FREE Admission and popcorn!  RSVP HERE

All donations and proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity programs.  To make a donation today, or to sign up to be a monthly donor, visit http://varietync.org/how-to-help/donate

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Live HD TV on the big screen at Variety!

June 11, 2012

San Francisco, CA – The Variety Preview Room theater and event space is now equipped with complete HD satellite programming allowing private rentals with the ability to stream live sports and all HD programming carried by DirecTV!

This addition to the Preview Room digital offerings allows Variety to continue reaching a new market of renters for the Preview Room space, from which all proceeds benefit the programs of Variety Children’s Charity.

Whether it be a private viewing party for the Super Bowl, a Pay-Per-View event, Mad Men, or any other selection, Variety is ready to indulge viewers with a full compliment of options.

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Variety Joins Grantwatch

May 16, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California has joined GrantWatch!

GrantWatch.com is the #1 daily resource detailing grants for nonprofits and grants for small business.  GrantWatch.com displays the newest available grant applications, proposals, RFPs and funding opportunities that offer free government money, free foundation money and corporate giving  for capital funds, economic development, community programs, and educational programs, including: youth grants, arts and culture grants, science grants, technology grants, disabilities grants and special education grants.  Grantwatch.com fully describes the grant proposal in an easy to read format that details grant eligibility requirements and funding sources for available grants. GrantWatch.com has domestic grants and international grants.

Grant Watch

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Variety Members Screening of MIB 3!!!

May 29, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Current members and supporters are invited to join us for a screening of the new hit movie Men In Black 3!

Making the event even more special, this will be our first screening using Variety’s new state-of-the-art Digital projection system featuring Dolby 7.1 Surround sound!!

Join us for a pre-show happy hour!  FREE Admission and popcorn!  RSVP HERE

All donations and proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity programs.  To make a donation today, or to sign up to be a monthly donor, visit http://varietync.org/how-to-help/donate

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The Variety Screening Room goes DIGITAL and 3D!

May 25, 2012

San Francisco, CA – The Variety Screening Room and Event Space is proud to announce we have gone DIGITAL!  The new state-of-the-art system featuring the very latest NEC projection system, Dolby 3D technology, and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound cements the Variety Screening Room as the only screening room in Northern California with such setup.

In recent months, the motion picture industry has undergone a dramatic change when it comes to format and equipment.  As Variety’s Preview Room Theater primarily functions as a review screening room for the trade, we began to see that we’d lose business as studios began shipping digital instead of 35MM.

To keep that business, and maintain the firm financial base that running the business of the Preview Room Theater provides to Variety…

We’ve upgraded!

AND WE’VE GONE ALL THE WAY!!

Variety is proud to offer the screening capability for: Digital and 3D cinema /35 MM / VHS / DVD / Blu-Ray / Broadcast and Satellite TV

A HUGE THANK YOU is owed to Jerry Harrah and Harrah’s Theater Equipment Company for the generosity and expertise that has guided this project from the beginning.

Thanks to Jerry, we look forward to not only continuing to support  Variety through the increased business in the Theater, but entertaining our supporters, members, and children at the movies!

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Mother’s Day Movie and Spa Day

May 13th, 2012

San Francisco, CA – As part of Variety’s annual Mother’s Day celebration efforts working with the Hamilton House, Variety will host nearly 50 children for a day of fun, games, and movies as their well-deserved mothers enjoy a spa day!

 

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Variety Donors Screening of SAFE

May 3rd, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Join us at the Variety Screening Room for an action-packed screening of the new thriller SAFE starring Jason Statham!

Join us for a pre-show happy hour!  FREE Admission and popcorn!  RSVP HERE

All donations and proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity programs.  To make a donation today, or to sign up to be a monthly donor, visit http://varietync.org/how-to-help/donate


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Variety Home Improvement Project Day with Ameriprise

April 28, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Variety, in partnership with Ameriprise Financial and Rebuilding Together San Francisco, be part of a wonderful day to rehabilitate the home of a multi-generation family!

 

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Variety volunteering at the Beeper Egg Hunt

March 31, 20120

San Francisco, CA – It’s that time again – the 11th Bay Area Beeper Egg Hunt is underway! Thank you again to all who volunteered last year – it made the day run so smoothly to have you all there!

We are looking forward to seeing you all again this year, and having new volunteers as well! The egg hunt is on March 31, and will be at the same location as last year, Midtown Terrace Park in San Francisco, click
HERE for a map.
We will need volunteers from around 9:30 for set-up through 3 (maybe just 2:30 if we get enough people to help clean up!). If you are unable to make it for the whole day, that is okay but please let me know your availability so that I can assign people appropriately!
For more information…

For more information about the day, please visit our 2012 Beeper Egg Hunt website at: http://blindbabies.org/2012/01/2012-beeper-egg-hunt/

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Board Member Applicaitons for New Members

March 8, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Variety Children’s Charity enjoyed the privilege to participate in The Volunteer Center’s annual Board Match event hosted at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

Variety met many new exciting potential board members and will begin inviting new members to join our March board meeting on Wednesday, March 28th.

Interested candidates can download the New Board Member application can be downloaded here.

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Academy Awards viewing party LIVE at the Variety Theater and Lounge

February 26, 2012

Please join Yuppie Friday and Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California for a Glamorous Evening Cocktail Party and Live Screening of the 2012 Academy Awards® hosted at the private Variety Screening Room. Capacity is very limited in this small intimate theater setting so please get your tickets early.

What better way to enjoy the Oscars than in a private theater and lounge. Dress up like a star and enjoy wine and beer while you meet and greet at San Francisco’s best Sunday night viewing.  And best of all, proceeds will benefit Variety Children’s Charity and the thousands of children served each year through the Mobility Program, Variety @ Work Program, and Compassion Fund.

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Yuppie Friday is a group of young urban professionals dedicated to supporting San Francisco philanthropy through cocktails. Our mission is to increase awareness, raise financial support and encourage volunteerism for local Bay Area charities. We meet every other month on a Friday at various bars around the Financial District for a happy hour featuring a particular charitable organization. For more information visit our website: www.yuppiefriday.com and blog: www.yuppiefriday.com/blog

Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California provides services that make a difference in the lives of disabled, at-risk, and disadvantaged children in the Bay Area and throughout all of Northern California.  They have proudly served Northern California since 1947 and have evolved into a leader of programs to support the needs of disabled, critically ill and disadvantaged children without proper access or coverage by insurance, hospital services or government agencies.Learn more at www.varietync.org

Very limited attendence so please get your pre-sale ticket before it sells out.

*This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Tickets:  http://oscarsyf.eventbrite.com/

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Kids day at the Movies! Presented at Variety in partnership with Cinemagic

February 17th, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Variety, in partnership with Cinemagic, hosted 50 eager and deserving children to a day at the movies, including snacks, games, and a live Q&A session about the films.

As one of many events of the Variety at Work program, Variety invited the wonderful children of the Booker T. Washington school.  The day was filled with smiles!  Many of the children were repeat customers at the Variety Screening Room and we all look forward to having them back as part of our upcoming summer series of movie events for children.

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Free donors screening of “Carol Channing: Larger than Life”

January 23, 2012

Variety Club Movie Night!

Variety Club screenings are special fundraising events provided to thank our donors and supporters.

We invite you to attend CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE!

The life story of legendary performer Carol Channingis as colorful as the lipstick on her big, bright smile. CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE captures the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon—both onstage and off…past and present. The film is both an intimate love story and a rarefied journey inside Broadway’s most glamorous era. It is, above all, a look at an inspiring, incomparable and always entertaining American legend.

Monday, Jan. 23

6:00PM – Doors and cash bar opens

~ ~ Happy Hour ~ ~

6:45PM – Seating

7:00PM – Film starts

87 mins./ This film is unrated.

 

Don’t drive!  Parking in the area is extremely congested.

We suggest public transportation – we are located directly adjacent to the Montgomery Street BART/MUNI station!

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Cost: FREE

A suggested $10 donation at the door, a cash bar & tips all benefit

Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California

**Seating is Limited; first come, first seated.

Variety members and their guest receive priority seating

Tickets will not guarantee seating after 6:45pm.**

To make a donation go to www.varietync.org

Your support helps fund programs including the purchase of pediatric wheelchairs, adaptive bikes, and mobility programs for disabled children in our community – and much more!  Join our mailing list to learn more, and keep in touch with Variety events!

 

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“My First Bike” Bike Build with Lend Lease

December 9, 2011

San Francisco, CA – Thank you to Lend Lease and Training Edge Group for hosting a wonderful event that has allowed Variety to grant local children with their very first bike!  This program, put on by Variety in partnership with proactive and charity-minded organizations such as Lend Lease and Training Edge Group allows companies to host team building events for a great cause!

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Join us at Books, Inc. for a fantastic Book Sale benefitting Variety!

Help us raise $1,000 Saturday, Dec. 17th!

Join us from 6-9pm at Books, Inc. at Opera Plaza (601 Van Ness @ Golden Gate Ave.) for a Book Sale benefitting Variety Children’s Charity!

Come shop at the store while enjoying complimentary wine, coffee and tea from 6-9pm!  Variety gets 20% of all sales during this time period, including in-store sales, mail order, even ebook downloads!

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2011 Toy Drive helps Variety collect over 1,650 toys for children in need!

December 4, 2011

San Francisco, CA – Variety’s annual Toys for Tots toy drive hosted by longtime patron, Gregg Lynn, yet again raised a record amount of toys, easily topping 1,650 toys collected.  The St. Regis Hotel again has graciously hosted this amazing event  and helped Variety to collect toys that will be distributed among our partner agencies, including the Blind Babies Foundation, Hamilton Family Services, Coalition on Homelessness, Oakes Childrens Center, Booker  T. Washington Community Services Center, Edgewood Children and Families Center, United Playaz, Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, Boys Hope Girls Hope, Boys and Girls Clubs of SF, Oakland and San Mateo, and more.

In the days that follow Variety’s volunteers will first sort the toys by gender and age range and then pick out specific toys for each of the intended recipients and deliver them onsite.

Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers that made this event possible, and congratulations to Gregg Lynn and his host committee, Geoffrey Applegarth, Brian Backus, Derek Barnes, Julie Candice, Chris Carnes ,John Caruso, John Crandon, David Dancer, Jason Dorn, Elizabeth Erhardt, Marc Freed Finnegan, Ellen Goodman, Arthur Goodrich, Christy Hannaford, Lance Holman, Tony Jenkins, David Kensington, Kevin Lemons, Tom Perrault, and Ken Smith!

 

 

Photos by Agency 94 Photography

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Variety Grants Adaptive Bike to Celeste Rubio, part of Variety’s National Bike Giveaway!

December 3, 2011

San Francisco, CA – Variety is proud to announce the award of an adaptive bike to Celeste   Rubio, a very deserving young girl from California’s Central Valley, as part of the Variety national bike giveaway day!   Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California’s coverage spans from Bakersfield all the way North to Oregon border and includes parts of Northern Nevada and as such we are constantly striving to meet the needs of the countless deserving children across our coverage area.  The help we are providing to Celeste comes in the form of an adaptive bike, part of our Mobility Program, which will allow Celeste to gain independence from the confines of a wheelchair and to experience the childhood joy of riding a bike, while also helping to provide therapy to help aid in her medical condition.

Variety’s National Bike  Giveaway day is a  coordinated effort by the many tents of Variety to create a day of giving in which as many children as possible are awarded the medical equipment and mobility enabling devices they need.  This effort is also in partnership with the UN’s “Enable” program and is the first of many coordinated efforts by Variety’s many localized tents to provide aid as far and as wide as possible.

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