Variety Blog

Catie Cares: Hugs & Kisses

Some of the best fundraisers coincide with our favorite holidays, especially Valentine’s Day. The day of Cupid is perfect for selling candies and treats for charity since everyone’s looking for something a little sweet. One of our favorite fundraisers to throw is the Hugs & Kisses drive.


Catie Cares: Cookies and Cooking!

There’s an old saying that the fastest way to a man’s heart is through is stomach. However, we think this speaks for everyone! Who doesn’t love fresh baked goods or their favorite family recipe. If you have a large group that loves to cook and wants to fundraise through the Catie Cares program, then we have two fun ideas for you. Offer Christmas cookie baking services or write a cookbook. Both are great for every level of chef.


Catie Cares: Jeans Day

Do you work for a company or organization where the business attire is always required? Speak with your Human Resources department to see if they’ll let you hose a jeans day for Variety of Greater Kansas City.


Catie Cares: Car Wash

During the summer, many of us want to be outside as much as possible. By throwing a fundraiser car wash, you and your group can have some fun in the sun.


Catie Cares: Game Night

Part of the mission behind the Catie Cares program is to spread fun and awareness about Variety of Greater Kansas City. A great way to generate buzz and raise funds is to host a game night. There are a few ways to go about it, but we really like hosting a board game or trivia tournament.


Help us celebrate 80 years with 80 stories

For the past 80 years, Variety of Greater Kansas City has been a charitable force in the Kansas City community – bringing the gift of mobility to children with mental and physical disabilities.

Leading up to this year’s Variety Show, we’re planning to gather all the stories that represent that history that we possibly can. We want to celebrate the last 80 years and look forward to what is to come in the next 80.
For 80 days leading up to the Variety Show on March 28, 2014, we will share a different story from families, children, volunteers and other Kansas Citians – and we want to make sure your story is included too.

Share your story with us and we may feature it at the 2014 Variety Show 

  1. Post on TwitterInstagramPinterest or our Facebook page with #varietyofstories
  2. Or submit your story, photo or video on our landing page and we’ll share it for you

We hope you’ll help us celebrate our 80th anniversary by sharing the story, memory or experience with Variety that means the most to you. Families and children are what make Varieties so special, and we can’t wait to hear all about your Variety memories.

Catie Cares: Yard Sale

It is inevitable, we all have stuff floating around our attic, basement or spare room that we just don’t need anymore. However, these trinkets are another person’s treasures. Clear out the clutter in your house and help a great cause at the same time by hosting a yard sale.


Catie Cares: Host A Dinner

Some of the most popular fundraisers involve food, so why not host a pizza night or spaghetti dinner. Both are super easy to pull off and can be a lot of fun for your group.


Catie Cares: Bag It!

Did you know that many local grocery stores host volunteer baggers for charity fundraising? Why not give your favorite store a call to see if they’ll sponsor your group as baggers for a day. Bagging is a quick and easy fundraising idea that allows you to help those in your community and raise funds at the same time.


Catie Cares: Bake Sale

No matter the time of year, everyone loves homemade baked goods. Whether it’s a gourmet apple tart, or grandma’s oatmeal cookies, people flock to bake sales. Since bake sales are relatively easy, it’s a great way to get a group involved in raising money for Variety of Greater Kansas City. Follow a few of our tips to make your event go off without a hitch:


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