Variety Campaign Tops $4 Million

With a variety of hosts, celebrities and performers, the annual Variety telethon strives to keep its phone lines busy.

After its 43rd annual telethon, Variety — the Children’s Charity reported its annual fundraising campaign had reached almost $4.2 million. The organization supports underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children throughout Iowa. Over the years, the telethons have raised roughly $110 million. Variety programs include Bikes for Kids, Variety Vans and Variety Star Playgrounds. The charity also provides grants to more than 90 nonprofit children’s organizations annually for building expansions, renovations and equipment needs. Contributions can still be made online or by calling 844-414-5437.

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