Category Archives: News

Variety to benefit from the 10th annual Toys for Tots

December 7, 2014 San Francisco, CA — Join us at the St. Regis Ballroom for the 10th annual Toys for Tots event benefiting Variety.   Help us top our previous record haul of more than 1,800 toys for our local … Continue reading

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Variety Partners with Gifts.com

November 13, 2014 Variety is pleased to announce our newest partnership with Gifts.com!                   Make a purchase of $100 or more and help make a difference in the lives of children in … Continue reading

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Variety welcomes new board members!

November 6, 2014 We are pleased to announce the newest Board members to Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California. In April we welcomed Lisa Giachetti, in September David Tate and at last week’s Board meeting we made it official for … Continue reading

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Variety Executive Director Ayesha Williamson featured on KRON 4 News

August 20, 2014 San Francisco, CA – Variety Children’s Charity Executive Director, Ayesha Williamson, was featured on the KRON 4 News shopping at Wal-Mart as she worked to quickly replace stolen school supplies in time for the 1st day of … Continue reading

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School robbed… TWICE – help us with this urgent need

August 19, 2014 Your Variety, your community.   My dear Variety NorCal friends & family, as we prepare for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, many families in our greater community are sending their children back to school.  Providing school supplies is … Continue reading

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Calling all World Cup Fans! Come watch your team on the BIG SCREEN!

June 12 – July 13, 2014 As the 2014 World Cup kicks off on Thursday June 12th with Croatia vs. Brazil and on through to the final round on July 13th, the board of directors at Variety encourage fans to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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! … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Variety Sponsors 300 children to attend the Grand National Rodeo

October 14, 2011 San Francisco, CA – Variety Children’s  Charity hosted over 300 children at the 2011 Grand National Rodeo, a tradition held at the historic Cow Palace since 1941.  This wonderful event, put on in partnership with the Ma … Continue reading

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Variety Mobility Program places 5 adaptive bikes within local community medical therapy centers

August 28, 2011 San Francisco, CA – Variety has place 5 specially-built therapy bikes within local Medical Therapy Units (MTU’s), the local school and therapy centers run by local counties and California Children’s Services and public school systems.   The MTU’s, … Continue reading

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Variety’s 2011 Gold Heart Gala is a fantastic success!

August 27, 2011 San Francisco, CA – Hosted at the historic San Francisco City Club, Variety’s 2011 Gold Heart Gala was a huge success and drew in more than 300 supporters celebrating individuals and community partners who believe every child … Continue reading

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Fallen Firefighters Memorial

August 14, 2011 San Francisco, CA – Variety, partnering with one of our valued community champions and long time supporter, Steve Indig, hosted a birthday celebration for recently fallen San Francisco Firefighter, Tony Valerio.   The event, which raised money for … Continue reading

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Variety named official charity partner by Innotas

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –Innotas, the leading provider of Cloud Solutions for IT Management, today announced its support of Variety, a Children’s Charity based in San Francisco. Variety has proudly served Northern California since 1947, and has since … Continue reading

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