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75 Children with Disabilities Ride Adaptive Bikes from Variety the Children’s Charity of Southern California

September 26, 2016, 10:09 am 

Charity Celebrates 75th Anniversary at LA Live with its Largest-Ever Mobility Grant LOS ANGELES September 26, 2016 – Yesterday, 75 local children experienced for the very first time something that is a rite a passage for most kids — they rode a bike. Many of these children have cerebral palsy,

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Variety’s 6th Annual Poker & Casino Night “Ups the Ante”

July 25, 2016, 05:36 pm 

Celebrities and Studio Execs Raise Money For Local Children In Need At Variety’s Annual Poker Tournament Hosted on the Paramount Studios Lot LOS ANGELES July 25, 2016 – Variety, The Children’s Charity of Southern California (www.varietysocal.org ), which provides health, education and mobility support to kids and organizations throughout Southern

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Variety Earns Charity Navigator 4 Star Rating

June 22, 2016, 08:49 pm 

Variety of Southern California’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars – its highest rating.

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Los Angeles County Charitable Giving Campaign

August 19, 2015, 10:19 pm 

Variety is excited and honored to be taking part in the 2015 LA County Employee Charitable Giving Campaign.

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Wine, dine and recline at Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21

July 30, 2015, 07:52 pm 

Regal Entertainment Group Announces Luxury Wing at Irvine Spectrum Theatre, special preview day August 4th, with proceeds to benefit Variety of Southern California.

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Variety of Southern California Donates Wheelchair Accessible Van in Long Beach

June 26, 2015, 03:05 pm 

LONG BEACH, CA —Variety The Children’s Charity Southern California Donates Wheelchair Accessible “Sunshine Coach” to AbilityFirst for Children and Youth with Disabilities.

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Upland girl receives $5000 bike from Variety, after hers was stolen

April 02, 2015, 08:04 pm 

UPLAND (CBSLA.com) — A 10-year-old girl Thursday received a special bike to help alleviate her disabilities. Kayla Hall has suffered from a congenital disease, known as Prader-Willi Syndrome, since birth. The syndrome causes low muscle tone, reduced mental ability and insatiable hunger. Kayla also suffers from a severe form of

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14 Bike Giveaway

February 14, 2015, 04:18 am 

SAN DIEGO, CA —On Valentine’s day, 2015, 14 Adaptive bikes were given away to 14 disabled children. Many of them had never ridden a bike before.

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Variety teams up with Universal Pictures to create Minions Gold Heart Pins

October 28, 2014, 07:58 pm 

LOS ANGELES, CA —Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have collaborated with Variety the Children’s Charity to create limited-edition pins featuring Illumination’s beloved Minions for Variety’s 25th annual Gold Heart Pin Campaign.

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Los Angeles County Employee Charitable Giving Campaign

October 20, 2013, 09:18 am 

In 2013 Variety of Southern California earned a coveted spot as one of only seven charities in the State invited to participate in the Los Angeles County Employee Charitable Giving Campaign. We thank the employees of LA County for their support as we strive to help more children than ever

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