The 2022 Variety Kids Telethon will take place Saturday, March 5th from 6pm- 11pm on WGRZ, Channel 2 AND Sunday, March 6th from 10am-8pm on WBBZ, Channel 67.1, Cable 5.

We are both thrilled and humbled to say the Variety Kids Telethon is entering its 60th year. 60 YEARS!  The Variety Kids Telethon is the longest running Telethon in North America and this is all thanks to YOU! With your continued support we are able to provide our children right here in Buffalo and WNY with the care they need.

This year we look forward to introducing Giovani Fiore, the 2022 Celebrity Child and telling his story.  You will fall in love with this wonderful little boy. 

 We will be announcing talent and special guests soon.  We can’t wait to celebrate the 60th year and hope you will tune in and help us raise money for our beloved Variety Kids right here in Buffalo and WNY!

Please consider making a donation today!

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*Attention Former Variety Kings/ Queens, Variety Celebrity Kids and Telethon Chairs we are looking for you! Please read below and reach out at (716) 854-7577 or email at [email protected]! We hope to hear from you soon!

Here is a little history about the Telethon:

The Variety Kids Telethon, now in its 60th year, is the nation’s longest-running, locally-produced telethons – and its home is right here in WNY! It all started back in 1962, when Dr. Robert Warner asked Variety to help him fulfill his dream of a rehabilitation center for children with special needs. The first Annual Variety Kids Telethon raised over $80,000, and the Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center for Children with Special Needs became a reality at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

Since then, the Telethon has been a WNY treasure, all thanks to the tens of thousands of Western New Yorkers who tune in and pledge their support every year. The Telethon funds dozens of local children’s nonprofits, in addition to the Hospital, and every penny stays right here in WNY. It’s because of this we say “Variety is WNY.” We couldn’t do it without you. Thank you, WNY!

Please consider making a donation today!