Category Archives: News

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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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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