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Wear Your Variety Gold Heart Pin & Help A Child In Need.

Sony and Variety – the Children’s Charity, collaborated to create limited-edition pins featuring iconic characters, Papa Smurf and Smurfette from “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” premiering April 2017. Proceeds will benefit Variety programs that provide life-saving, life-changing, and life-enriching equipment and services to disabled or disadvantaged children.


Are You Ready For Great Rewards?

Ready for great rewards? Once again, we have fantastic prizes for anyone who makes a credit card donation to the Telethon. View our 2017 Telethon Premium Packages and see how far your donation dollars can go! And remember, these rewards will be so much sweeter knowing that you helped improve the life of a child.


Come Join Us For Fun & Games During Our Cruise Nights!

Come by the Club every Tuesday evening from 5 – 9 pm from May 16th through September 12th for Variety Cruise Night! Friends, food, beverages, 50/50, DJ, cash bar and prizes.

Bring your cars and bikes and have a great time!


You Could Win A Car!

Purchase a ticket for your chance to win the Variety — Children’s Charity car. All proceeds go toward helping children of disability and disadvantage.


Over $300 in Savings!

Now through April 2nd, stop by Delta Sonic Car Wash, make a $5 donation to the Variety Kids Telethon and receive a coupon book with over $300 in savings!!!
We also have coupon books available to purchase over the phone: (716) 854-7577


Get your tickets for your chance to win this classic car!

Don’t miss out on your chance to win! Tickets are only 1 for $25 or 5 for $100. You can purchase them with cash or check from the Variety Office. Tickets also come with entry to the drawing party on November 17th.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to transform, uplift, and enrich the lives of sick, disabled, and disadvantaged children in Western New York.

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Our vision is to be the most trusted and effective children’s charity in Western New York.

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Our promise is to be a faithful steward of public funds and a compassionate advocate for sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in our region.

For the past 82 years, Variety of Western New York has been improving the lives of children and their families throughout the community. Help us continue our mission to help those who need it most.

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The kids and physical therapists at School #84 are very grateful to the Variety Club for choosing our school to be the recipient of one of their donations.  This bike has been used weekly for the past two years and will continue to serve this population for many years to come.  We can’t thank the Variety Club enough for their donation. It is a wonderful organization.

Courtney O’Brien

Senior Physical Therapist Healthcare Center for Children @ ECMC/School #84

From the beginning in the 1950s, Variety has been a major partner in the development and maintenance of the center now known as the Robert Warner MD Center for Children with Special Needs.

Dr. Martin Hoffman

Interim Medical Director, Robert Warner, MD Center

Thanks a million for Variety. We are so grateful.

Pam Acker

Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo, Masten Clubhouse Director

My son loves hockey – it’s his favorite sport. He wouldn’t be able to play without Variety. I could never afford it!


Mother of Variety Youth Hockey program participant