Category Archives: News

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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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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