This year, Variety, one of the World’s oldest children’s charities, will be celebrating its 90th Anniversary. That is 90 years of dedicated commitment to delivering on its promise to serve the needs of millions of children living with illness, disability and disadvantage.

From the inspiration and motivation of a single child, one of the world’s greatest children’s charities developed globally.  Today, Variety has a network of 45 offices in 14 countries, and many millions of individual children around the world, like Catherine Variety Sheridan, live a better life because of the generosity of Variety’s donors, sponsors and supporters.

Our Buffalo and WNY Chapter, Tent #7, was chartered May 12, 1934.  As one of the oldest Variety tents in the world, we are proud to also have the longest running locally produced Telethon in the entire United States, which highlights our Variety kids and the WNY community at large.

Variety’s success has been built solely on our mission to transform, uplift, and enrich the lives of sick, disabled, and disadvantaged children in Western New York.

We are proud to continue to be a faithful steward of public funds and a compassionate advocate for sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in our region.

Since opening in 1934, Variety – the Children’s Charity of Buffalo & Western NY has changed countless children’s lives through collaborations with dozens of community organizations that share our values of transforming, uplifting, and enriching the lives of children.  Whether through introducing children to hockey, providing life-saving equipment at Oshei Children’s Hospital, or providing camperships to children who would not have ever had the opportunity camp, Variety – the Children’s Charity of Buffalo & Western NY gives kids incredible opportunities to thrive.

You are to thank for all of these successes. Our donors, partners, supporters and sponsors have allowed us to continue to thrive year after year. Without your continued support and dedication to our mission, many children in our communities would not have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

On behalf of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Buffalo & Western NY and countless children in our communities, thank you for your endless encouragement and support.

Learn more about the history of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Buffalo & Western NY at