Variety – the Children’s Charity of Buffalo and WNY is proud to announce the 2019 grant recipients of Variety Kids Telethon Funds. These programs touch thousands of children and their families, ranging from critical support to enrichment programs in sports and the arts.
  • Variety Tent #7 Robert Warner MD Rehabilitation Center
  • Pastoral Care
  • Research projects by Drs. Hicar, Mastrandrea, and Farooq
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Child Life Services

Other Children’s Charities

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier

  • Provide Activities for Children Enrolled in Mentoring Program


  • Direct Training for Parents and Staff in DIR/Floortime Model

Boys and Girls Club of East Aurora

  • Support for Visual and Performing Arts Program

Boys & Girls Club of the Northtowns

  • Funding for Food, Fitness, and Fun Program in Riverside Neighborhood of Buffalo

Buffalo Public School 17

  • Adaptive Desks

Camp Good Days & Special Times

  • Tables for Community Dining Hall


  • Players Benches for Baseball Diamonds

Children’s Growth Foundation

  • Psychoendocrine Services for Children, Adolescents, and their Families
  • Medical and Non-Medical Assistance

Excalibur Leisure Skills

  • Operational Costs for Excalibur’s Adaptive Program Vessel

Jewish Community Center of Buffalo

  • Support for Au-Some Swimmers Program for Children with Autism
  • Support for Holland Family Center

Music is Art

  • Purchase New and Repair Donated Instruments for Youth

Oishei Children’s Hospital/ Variety Tent #7 Robert Warner MD Rehabilitation Center

  • Family and Transitional Services
  • Comprehensive Developmental Program
  • Socialization Group
  • Independence Training Group
  • Aquatic Therapists

Police Athletic League

  • Mayor Brown’s Summer Reading Rules Challenge Sponsor
  • Bike Helmet Giveaway Sponsor


  • One School Day Adaptive Ice Skating Program Class

Variety Camping Program/Cradle Beach

  • Sponsor Camping for Children at Cradle Beach

Variety Hockey/Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo

  • Provide Children through Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo Opportunity to Play Hockey 

Variety at Work

  • Numerous Community Endeavors to Improve the Lives of Children who are Sick, Disabled, or Disadvantaged

YMCA Genesee County

  • Swimming Program