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
invite you to
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!
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.
Young Variety is using crowd funding platform Change Heroes to fund a specialized bike for a 12-year-old Mason City boy named Brayden.
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