January 2016
Young Variety Newsletter

Save the Date for Variety Telethon- March 5 & 6
Telethon is an entertainment showcase that serves as Variety's largest fundraiser!  Each year, a line-up of local,national and international personalities perform to support the children of Iowa.
Telethon also provides Variety the opportunity to highlight the children and organizations that benefit from Variety's support. Variety hosts  specialized bike presentations and interviews organizations that receive Variety grants.

We invite you to donate,   volunteer or become a   Variety VIP during the Variety Telethon. Be sure to tune in to ABC5 from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, or stop by to see the Telethon live!
YV Quarterly Event- February 10
Please join us for Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. for a tour of Youth Emergency Shelter and Services (YESS). YESS has been providing services to runaway, homeless, abused and troubled youth for over 40 years and offers emergency shelter, crisis nursery care, counseling and case management services, and family stabilization and assessment.

After the tour, Young Variety will host a social hour at Confluence Brewery starting at 7:00 p.m. Food will be provided by Jersey Mikes.
RVSP via Facebook or
email Jon Phillips, YV Membership Chair.

Help YV Fund a Specialized #BIke4Brayden
Young Variety is using crowd funding platform Change Heroes to fund a specialized bike for a 12-year-old Mason City boy named Brayden.
Brayden has   experienced a wide range of challenges in his life from brain surgeries to seizures. He is unstable on his feet making him unable to ride a traditional bike.  
Young Variety is seeking donations to raise $3,000 for a specialized bike to allow Brayden to safely experience outdoor activities while providing therapeutic benefits at the same time. Donations can be made here.    

Dine to Donate at Granite City Feb. 9
Renew your   Heart Donor Dues today.