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Posted by Erik Anderson, January 14, 2017 12:43 pm

Congratulations to Variety friend and partner Planning Alternatives, as a recent recipient of the Charles Schwab & Co, Inc. (Schwab) Trailblazer IMPACT Award.™ This award honors a firm that is helping the investment advisor industry reach new heights through special initiatives and passion they bring to their business. Thank you for all you do and thank you for generously choosing Variety The Children’s Charity as your charity of choice.


Posted by Erik Anderson, November 3, 2016 7:25 pm

The 4th Annual Variety Chili / Mac & Comfort Food Cook-Off on will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at The Townsend Hotel. A select group of southeastern Michigan’s most celebrated chefs are gearing up for a fun and friendly competition to support Variety core programs serving children with special needs.

Chefs from popular local restaurants and hot spots will compete for the titles of “Metro Detroit’s Best Chili”, “Metro Detroit’s Best Macaroni & Cheese” and “Metro Detroit’s Best Comfort Food.” Their fabulous creations will be judged by a panel of critics and popular choice! This fun-filled event will include local entertainment, exciting raffle items, dancing and much more.

Tickets: $100/$150
Available by calling 248-258-5511 or at the door.


Posted by Erik Anderson, 7:22 pm

Variety the Children’s Charity was recently awarded the inagural $100,000 grant from Impact100 Oakland County, a women’s philanthropic group. Grant funds will be used to support the Variety Feeds Children program.

Variety the Children’s Charity provides nearly 1,000 Pontiac elementary students who are at-risk of weekend hunger with nutritious, easy to assemble meals to allow children to grow, learn, and live healthy lifestyles. The grant will expressly fund the purchase of weekend meals for an additional elementary school (approximately 330 children) in the Pontiac School District for three years. Working with Oakland County law enforcement and Sheriff Bouchard, the food is distributed by officers and Variety volunteers. The unique pairing of food distribution and law enforcement provides physical sustenance to the children while nourishing the needs of both school and community.

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Our Mission

Variety-Detroit is a children’s charity, simply helping kids no matter the need, and serving as a trusted local source to do what’s right – changing our lives by changing theirs.


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