Every Dollar Donated Stays in WNY


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21 Sep

Inaugural Variety Ride is a Success!

The First-Ever Variety Ride Raised over $10,500 Nearly 60 riders came out for the inaugural Variety Ride on August 26th, and the event raised over $10,500 for the Variety Kids Telethon. Thanks to all our sponsors, volunteers, and riders for making the Ride a success! Kelly Hoffman, with younger brother Jacob (left) and twin Kyle (right), along with parents Brian and Stacy and Variety board member Carol McMahon We kicked off the event with our 2017 Celebrity Family, the Hoffmans, and Twin Kelly...

21 Aug

Day of Caring Volunteers Help Make Variety Beautiful!

Volunteers are all smiles as they work on the Variety Clubhouse Twenty-three volunteers from Synacor and United Silicone spent the day on August 16 at the Variety Clubhouse as part of the United Way’s Day of Caring. The teams worked hard to beautify the Club, polishing the banquet hall, cleaning the kitchens, painting the exterior, and helping with new siding and landscaping. Their efforts were led by board members Bob Parrish, Carol McMahon, and Rose DiPaola, who made sure to make...

26 Apr

Welcome To Variety

Variety has been in Western New York for 82 years, and have we got a story to tell! From our history-making Telethon, now in its 55th year, to the millions of children we’ve helped and the hundreds of thousands of Western New Yorkers who have made our mission possible, we are proud to say that Variety is WNY! We Are Western New York.  Variety’s history in Western New York is proud, rich and enduring....

26 Apr

Meet The Twins!

Telethon 2017 Celebrity Twins Kelly and Kyle Hoffman, 6, of Pendleton, NY are Variety’s first-ever set of boy and girl twins. The adorable pair is getting their feet wet with the celeb lifestyle by attending events, starring in photo shoots, and being the “children of the hour” in general. In just a couple of months, they’ll do their close-up with Channel 7 as a preview to the Telethon on April 2nd. All of this is on top of going to...

26 Apr

Thank You Friends and Supporters!

Our Telethon is a celebrated Western New York tradition, and every year, Western New Yorkers and others from all over the region come through for the kids of Variety. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of those associated with making this Telethon a success, year after year. Firstly, Thank You to the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, the new home of the Variety Kids...