Variety began in Pittsburgh, USA in 1928 when a group of Variety performers discovered an abandoned baby in an empty theatre. A police search failed to find the mother so the performers underwrote her care and education and so began Variety’s philanthropic focus. With these strong roots in entertainment, we’re now famous for unique fundraising events and campaigns.
Variety is a worldwide organisation with 43 offices across 13 countries. Variety New Zealand benefits from its international links, but ensures that all funds raised in New Zealand stay in New Zealand.
Since 1989 Variety has helped create brighter futures for Kiwi kids by providing more than: