Category Archives: News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Variety Screening Room and Event Venue launches online booking
The Variety Screening Room and Event Venue officially launched a new online calendar and reservation system this week. Part of an overall web re-design performed by the firm Fresh Interactive, the new website enables potential renters to view the available … Continue reading
SF Gate article on Variety’s Camp Bennett
Camp Bennett gives child stroke survivors a boost Erin Allday, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, July 25, 2011 At Camp Bennett, Alexis Peppers is strong – and strong-willed. She’s 8 years old, and one of the older kids. That means she … Continue reading
Variety underwrites Loved Twice operations
June, 20 2011 San Francisco, CA – Variety has underwritten the operations of Loved Twice, an award-winning charity organization dedicated to providing under privileged families with newborns a full year’s of baby clothing. The grant provided by Variety has enabled … Continue reading
Variety’s Mobility Program helps Cameron Honey experience freedom and independence!
June 8, 2011 San Francisco, CA – Variety’s Mobility Program has granted a much-needed adaptive bike to Cameron Honey, a Bay Area boy limited in his ability to exercise and to experience autonomy from his braces and wheelchair. Through the … Continue reading
Mother’s Day Kids Movie Club sponsored by Variety!
May 8, 2011 This Mother’s Day the Variety @ Work program helped provide a much deserved respite to the mothers of the Hamilton Family Center, one of Variety’s local partner agencies, by hosting a screening of Toy Story 3 in … Continue reading
Variety Mobility Program delivers help the Martin Bucio
April 10, 2011 San Francisco, CA – Variety’s Mobility Program helped deliver aid in the form of special adaptive medical equipment to Martin Bucio, a local youngster, and his family through a grant for specially designed and fitted equipment for … Continue reading
Variety underwrites Camp Bennett
March 29, 2010 San Francisco, CA – The Variety Board of Directors unanimously approved funding of thousands of dollars for scholarships to underwrite Camp Bennett, a San Francisco based camp using Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT), serving children who have … Continue reading
Variety Sponsors the Blind Babies Foundation Annual Beeper Egg Hunt
March 16, 2011 San Francisco, CA – Supporting the Blind Babies Foundation, a wonderfully successful organization helping children and families struggling with vision impairment issues that is a child organization of our very own organization, Variety Children’s Charity of Northern … Continue reading
Variety Participates in Board Match
January 11, 2011 San Francisco, CA – Variety Childrens Charity proudly participated in the Volunteer Center’s annual Board Match event. The event, which took place at the San Francisco Moscone Center, hosted over 1,000 people and was a wonderful success. … Continue reading
Variety hosts 55th annual Blind Babies Foundation Holiday Party!
December 12, 2010 San Francisco, CA – Celebrating Variety’s successful sister organization, the Blind Babies Foundation, has been an important yearly milestone since the Blind Babies Foundation (BBF) was spunoff of one of our own programs all the way back … Continue reading
Variety, KCBS, and Les Schwab Tires collect school supplies for 1,000 Bay Area school children
August 9, 2010 – September 15, 2010 San Francisco Bay Area, CA – A wonderful partnership campaign hosted by Les Schwab Tires and KCBS enabled Variety to collect and distribute school supplies for 1,000 local school children throughout Alameda and … Continue reading
The Great Urban Race stops at Variety!
August 10, 2010 San Francisco, CA – Over 1,200 racers following scavenger hunt treasure maps rushed throughout the City of San Francisco to compete in the 2010 Great Urban Race. Variety’s Screening Room, chosen as one of the stops , … Continue reading
The Great Gatsby Ball hosted at the Palace Hotel
June 30, 2010 San Francisco, CA – Hosted at the historic Palace Hotel, Variety’s annual gala event was themed “Great Gatsby” and was attended by hundreds of guests, local business leaders and charitable partners. Sponsored by ClearChannel, Francis Ford Coppola … Continue reading
Variety triumphs Access to Adventure!
May 1, 2010 San Francisco, CA – Variety, as one of approximately 30 organizations supporting Access to Adventure, hosted a hands-on booth and exhibit at the annual fair held in Golden Gate Park’s museum concourse. This all-day event garnered attention … Continue reading
Kids Movie Club sponsored by Variety!
April 30, 2010 San Francisco, CA – The Variety @ Work program received a huge boost and put smiles on the face of 50 children who’s family’s are helped by our partner agency, the Coalition on Homelessness. As part of … Continue reading
Variety provides 100 children with their first ever bike!
April 24, 2010 San Francisco, CA – Variety Children’s Charity sponsored and hosted a team-building Bike Build event for the benefit of 100 deserving children identified by the Coalition for Homelessness. Each child, whom has never had their own bike, … Continue reading
Smiles abound as Variety send over 100 children to see the world famous Harlem Globetrotters!
April 23, 2010 San Francisco, CA – Variety Children’s Charity sent over 100 children to see the famous Harlem Globetrotters. In partnership with our generous sponsors, Variety provided free tickets to children supported by our partner agencies, Booker T Washington, … Continue reading
49ers vs Raiders “Battle of the Bay”
On May 15, 2004 Variety hosted the 49ers vs Raiders “Battle of the Bay” Celebrity Basketball Tournament Local Children Shoot Hoops with the Raiders and 49ers Celebrity Basketball Game to Benefit Variety Children’s Charity and South Bay In a special … Continue reading
April 9th, 1947 Tent 32, as Variety Club of Northern California is otherwise known, was chartered and officially recognized on the 9th of April, 1947!!!