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Variety Gold Heart Classic | 09.15.16

VARIETY GOLD HEART CLASSIC Registration Now Open! PEACOCK GAP GOLF CLUB 333 Biscayne Dr. San Rafael, CA Thursday, September 15th, 2016 Rated “Best of the County” by Marin Magazine and located in San Rafael, 25 miles north of San Francisco in … Continue reading

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In Celebration of Richard Mann

June 10, 2016 Richard Mann  – January 21, 1933 – May 6, 2016 (George) Richard Mann of Novato, California, passed away at home on Friday, May 6, 2016. Born on January 21, 1933 in San Francisco, California to George M. … Continue reading

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Join us for the FireFly Run at Crissy Field

June 25, 2016 The FireFly Run is the coolest, most eye dazzling, and illuminating 5K night race. Runners and walkers of all speeds and experience are welcomed. Decorate yourself like a Christmas tree or dress up in mesmerizing costumes and … Continue reading

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Free Screening of “Given-Your Happiness is Here and Now”

June 6, 2016 Join us at 4pm, 5:45, or 7:30pm for a free screening of “Given-Your Happiness is Here and Now”  

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Variety grants 18 Adaptive Bikes in Santa Rosa!

May 15, 2016 Today at Southwest Park in Santa Rosa we gifted adaptive bikes to 18 special kiddos! After hosting a special day in March of measuring and outfitting the children and working with CCS therapists and families to get … Continue reading

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Thanks to all of you, Ramon got his new bike today!

May 14, 2016 Along with help from the team at Freedom Concepts, 29 fabulous people from all over the state of California, Alaska, Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, Washington, North Carolina, Colorado and even the U.K. donated to help us make it happen. … Continue reading

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Variety grants 4 bikes to Sacramento area families

April 25, 2016 This past weekend we delivered 4 custom built #FreedomConcepts bikes to deserving children who had been on our waiting list. Each of these children had something in common.  They shared the challenge of mobility. One was literally … Continue reading

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Ramon’s bike was stolen!

March 19, 2016 Ramon’s bike was stolen! Before we had Ramon’s custom bike built for him he was limited to his wheelchair and the indoors. With the bike, he is free to be a kid. With the help of the … Continue reading

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A Variety Child Responds to Salesforce for Sponsoring a Bike Build.

January 19, 2016 Last fall, 50 employees from the Corporate Accounting Operations department at Salesforce joined us in the Variety Preview Room to sponsor a Bike Build. In less than an hour they put together 50 trick-or-treat baskets and built … Continue reading

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STAR WARS: Episode VII The Force Awakens benefit for Variety of Northern California

December 19, 2015 A Special Benefit for Variety kids STAR WARS: Episode VII Join us for a special screening on Saturday December 19th at 4pm, at IMAX The TECH Museum of Innovation in San Jose. Tickets available HERE   For … Continue reading

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Variety family featured on PG&E Currents

December 8, 2015 San Francisco: Longtime Charity Dedicated to Helping Children Wins $10,000 PG&E Grant By David Kligman SAN FRANCISCO — Riding a bicycle represents independence for children. But for the parents of 7-year-old Chandler Christen and other children with … Continue reading

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Variety WINS San Francisco’s Favorite Charity contest!

December 3, 2015 We WON! Last night the 7 finalist charities were invited to a party in San Francisco by 7×7 Magazine and PG&E where it was announced that Variety – the Children’s Charity of Northern California was voted San Francisco’s … Continue reading

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Variety is a finalist for 7×7 Charity of the Year!

November 16, 2015 Variety has been nominated as a finalist in 7×7′s Annual San Francisco’s Favorite Charities Contest! Voting time is here and we need your help! Click HERE to VOTE NOW Instructions: 1) Scroll to the bottom of the page 2) … Continue reading

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Special HALLOWEEN movie night

October 31, 2015 Join us in celebrating Halloween with one of the best holiday movies of all time: THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!!!!! Event open to adults and children of all ages (well, probably 7+). There will be Popcorn, Soda, and … Continue reading

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Get your tickets to TAKE A SEAT today!

October 8, 2015 Variety and IFDA Northern California (International Furnishings and Design Association) invites you to their annual “Take A Seat” gala and auctions to benefit Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California. Hosted at the wonderful B&B Italia showroom for an evening of extraordinary talent, savory hor d’oeuvres, … Continue reading

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Members Screening of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION

September 16, 2015 Join us for a special members screening of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION With the IMF now disbanded and Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, a new threat — called the Syndicate — soon emerges. The … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed to help collect donations at SF PRIDE

June 27 & 28, 2015 Variety is seeking volunteers! We invite you to come have fun and help support Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California as a Donation Volunteer at SF Pride. This is the 2nd year Variety NorCal is participating as a … Continue reading

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Variety Members Screening of The Warriors NBA Playoffs

June 9, 2015 Join us for Game 3 of the NBA Finals to cheer on our Warriors! Join us to cheer on the Warriors at our next Members & Friends Screening FUNDRAISER For over 65 years Variety Children’s Charity has met our mission of … Continue reading

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Variety delivers 11 custom bikes to Sacremento area children

May 29, 2015 – The following was taken from the FOX 40 News broadcast on May 29, 2015.  Click here to view the video – SACRAMENTO- Meet Miracle Joy Surgeon, a sweet 6-year-old girl who is living up to her … Continue reading

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Congrats to Rebecca N. for fundraising $1,175 for Variety kids!!!

May 20, 2015 Palo Alto, CA – Variety asks all of our supporters to help us in congratulating Rebecca N. of Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School for her amazing work in fundraising $1,175! Rebecca’s fundraising was part of her 7th grade … Continue reading

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Oakland A’s Sean Doolittle and Batman help Variety Children’s Charity give bike to recovering boy

May 16, 2015 With the help of Sean Doolittle of the Oakland A’s, Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California, and Batman, a little boy named Andrew was able to receive a bike to help with his therapy. According to Ayesha … Continue reading

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Variety runs the 18th hole at Cadillac Match Play

April 27, 2015 Beginning Monday April 27th – Sunday May 3rd, Variety is running the 18th hole concessions at the Cadillac Match Play at Harding Park. This exciting opportunity will not only be a community outreach effort but will also help … Continue reading

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Variety featured on KRON 4 News!

April 24, 2015 Variety was featured on KRON 4 News as we delivered a van to help grandmother Maxine and her family care for grandson Marquis. See the KRON 4 Coverage here

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Variety welcomes Tim Schafbuch to our Board of Directors!

April 21, 2015 We are pleased to welcome Tim Schafbuch of Dolby to our Board of Directors. He joins our other 12 Directors in their passion for our mission to help children throughout all of Northern California.

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Join us for our 2nd annual guest bartending event at TONIC

April 17, 2015 Join us for our 2nd annual guest bartending event at Tonic on Russian Hill at 2360 Polk Street in San Francisco from 6-9 PM. Bring your friends and get fabulous drinks poured by your Variety Board officers and members … Continue reading

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Variety Sponsors the 10th Annual Beeper Egg Hunt

April 4, 2015 Variety sponsored the 10th Annual Beeper Egg Hunt, an event run by the Blind Babies Foundation, a leader in the field of sight impaired children and an organization that was founded out of our own NorCal Variety … Continue reading

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Members & Friends Movie Screening FUNDRAISER of “Dior & I”

April 17th, 2015 We are pleased to invite you to our next Members & Friends Movie Screening FUNDRAISER Not Rated   1Hr 30Min In 2012, legendary French fashion house Christian Dior Couture announced the appointment of designer Raf Simons as its head Creative … Continue reading

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Variety Hosts Booker T. Washington Community Center Children

April 3, 2015 San Francisco, CA Variety had the pleasure of hosting the the children from our long time partner agency, Booker T. Washington Community Center for a movie at our Variety Preview Room. The children ages 6-10 were enjoyed … Continue reading

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Members Pre-Release Screening of KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER

March 30, 2015 Members & Friends Movie Screening For over 65 years Variety Children’s Charity has met our mission of providing medical equipment, rehabilitation services, housing assistance, community aid, and more, to tens of thousands of the Bay Area’s children … Continue reading

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Academy Awards Cocktail Viewing Party tickets now available

February 22, 2015 Suit Up! Get ready to enjoy the Academy Awards in style at the private Variety Theater off Market.  Walk the red carpet with cameras flashing and watch the Oscars on the big screen.  Think you know your … Continue reading

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See us in action granting adaptive bikes on Good Day Live!

February 11, 2015 We were early risers this morning with our friends at CBS13 and CW31 Good Day Sacramento & Mark Allen as we granted 3 bikes to Kira, Emma, Fili and their families! Along with Al from Freedom Concepts, … Continue reading

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Variety receives $5,000 grant from Wells Fargo

February 6, 2015

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Catch the Best of SF Stand-up every Friday at Variety!

January 9, 2015 We are excited to announce the Best of SF Stand-Up Comedy officially now calls Variety home! Catch this amazing show, featuring a rotating troupe of Comics from HBO, NBC, and Comedy Central and SF locals, every Friday night … Continue reading

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2014 Recap

December 31, 2014 At the core of Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California is a desire and dedication to inspiring hope, enriching lives and building better futures for the children in our greater region.  From the Oregon state line to … Continue reading

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Peyton gets a bike!

December 21, 2014 San Francisco, CA – We’d like to thank our Variety Northern California donors who made Peyton’s ‘Freedom Concepts’ custom bike possible, we had a lovely party yesterday to give it to her and the echoing of her … Continue reading

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Variety hosts the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

December 14, 2014 San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Film Critics Circle held their annual awards event at the Variety Club’s Preview Room.  The group of 35 Bay Area film critics discussed the merits of the year’s films and … Continue reading

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Genentech employees give big for Variety NorCal Kids!

December 2, 2014 South San Francisco, CA – Genentech employees stepped up to help Variety raise over $2,000 toward the purchase of an adaptive bike for Julian, a boy and his family waiting for help. The generosity shown by the … Continue reading

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Variety NorCal launches the Childcare Pavilion!

Nov 21 – Nov 23, 2014 San Jose, CA – Variety launched the first ever Child Care Pavilion at the Abilities Expo!  The Abilities Expo is a trusted and hugely important resource for families seeking to expand and enable their … 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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