Variety - The Children's Charities
WHO IS VARIETY: Founded in 1941, Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California is dedicated to inspiring hope, enriching lives and building a better future for the children of Southern California. We’re one of the leading chapters of Variety International – The Children’s Charity.
WHAT DOES VARIETY DO: Variety awards over three quarters of a million dollars annually to organizations that support Southern California children in the areas of Health Care, Education and Mobility. Variety is also a major supporter of the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Boyle Heights.
Variety’s Mobility Program provides confidence, freedom, and much-needed therapeutic exercise to children with disabilities by providing specially-designed adaptive bikes, strollers and other mobility equipment.
Variety’s Health Care Program supports organizations that provide safety, help and hope to children who are victims of abuse, neglect and homelessness. Variety sends kids who are battling life-threatening illnesses to summer camp and provides medical care, therapy, and early intervention programs for kids with disabilities.
Variety’s Education Program provides underprivileged children and at-risk youth the programs necessary to pursue their education and dreams and overcome the barriers of poverty, poor performing schools and high levels of unemployment. Education grants fund early literacy programs, college scholarships, homework assistance, college prep, career readiness, art, music, science and technology workshops, sports and gang prevention counseling.
Since 1949, the Variety Boys & Girls Club has responded to the needs of children in the Boyle Heights/ East Los Angeles community by offering leadership development programs, tutoring and mentoring, recreation, sports and aquatics programs, arts and crafts, a computer learning center and library, social recreation, college scholarships, and special events to award members’ achievements and talents. The Club is a safe haven where our children are provided the support they need to make their dreams a reality.
Variety of Southern California is proud that it has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the highest possible rating and indicates that our organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California exceeds industry standards and out performs most charities in our area of work. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.
Variety the Children’s Charities