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Every week, Variety of Wisconsin touches the lives of many children in need, helping them to live, laugh, and dream. Our donors, members, volunteers, and sponsors are the ones who make this happen. Without your support and generosity none of this would be possible. It doesn’t take much to make a big difference. Read about the different ways you can help below:

Make a Financial Contribution
Much of our financial support comes from individual gifts. There are several easy ways you can donate to Variety.

  • Click the button below and make whatever financial contribution you can to help Variety’s kids.
  • Select Variety as your charity of choice through the United Way Community Giving program and contribute to Variety each pay period though an automatic deduction from your paycheck.
  • Ask your employer to add Variety to the list of charities on your employee giving program.
  • Mail a check payable to Variety – The Children’s Charity to:
    Variety – The Children’s Charity of Wisconsin
    12425 Knoll Road, Suite 110
    Elm Grove, WI 53122

Donate an Auction Item
Variety is the grateful beneficiary of several fundraising events throughout the year. Donate an auction item, such as a gift certificate, gift basket or week at your vacation home, and help us raise the money we need to help more kids in need.

Gold Hearts

Since 1991, the Gold Heart Pin Campaign has been Variety’s signature fundraising endeavor. Variety works with one major motion picture studio every year, including Lionsgate, Twentieth Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Sony, Paramount, Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures to design a pin based on a film or character, including universally recognized characters Mickey Mouse, Kermit the Frog, E.T., Spider-Man, Shrek, Yogi Bear, Yoda, Darth Vader, R2-D2, C-3PO, and the Minions. Through this partnership, the Gold Heart Campaign has raised millions of dollars to help children in need.

The collector’s item will be available for a minimum donation of $2.00 in movie theatres and select retail outlets nationwide from November 2016 – March 2017. You may get your pin at all Marcus Theatres in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio from November 6, 2015-February 14, 2016. You can also find our pins at Rogers Cinema, Micon Cinemas, Rouman Cinema, Historic State Theatre, Luxury 5 Cinemas, and Stanley Theater. A full list of participating locations can be found on www.usvariety.org.


Paper Hearts

We invite you to participate in our Paper Heart Campaign to help us raise funds and awareness for Variety! It’s a fun and easy opportunity for businesses to give back to the community in a meaningful way.

It’s easy to participate! Here’s how it works:

  • We provide you with all of the materials you need for the campaign including paper hearts, posters/counter cards, campaign guide with instructions
  • You ask your customers/clients/friends to donate a minimum of $1 to Variety
  • Your customers/clients/friends receive a paper heart for their donation, which includes a space to write their name
  • You display the paper heart in your place of business
  • Paper hearts are “sold” anytime between November to August (minimum 30 days).
  • Your business name and website link will be added on our website.
  • All proceeds will be used to purchase necessary medical equipment and ensure that we fulfill our mission to provide life-enriching assistance to Wisconsin children challenged by physical disabilities.

Join the campaign! Please contact Dua at dua@varietywi.org or 262-777-2090 for more information.


Volunteer

Fundraising Event Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteering can be one of the most rewarding experiences that you can undertake.

There are a number of events during the year that require help from dedicated volunteers. Current volunteer opportunities are listed below. Please contact the Variety office at 262-777-2090 for more information or to volunteer for an event.

Future Program Event Volunteer Opportunities
Please stay posted for Future Kids event volunteer opportunities.

Chatter Matters! Communication Camp
We are looking for volunteers to help with camp activities (arts and crafts, music, nature walks, and more) at our annual overnight camp! Please contact Taimi at 262-777-2090 for more information on this volunteer opportunity.


LOV-Ladies of Variety

The ladies spoke and we listened! LOV, Ladies of Variety, is our latest initiative. We are bringing new and exciting events geared toward ladies!

We are in the process of planning LOV events including dinner & a chickflick, adventure days, shopping outings, and more! Our goal: to bring unique, fabulous events that will become “must attend” for ladies and their girlfriends. The end result: a memorable day out for the ladies that connects them with Variety’s children and mission.