Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing – love is in the air! Each year in Canada, more than $1 billion is spent on chocolate and over $70 million on flowers. There are lots of ways to declare your love this Valentine’s Day but the reality is, few gifts have a lasting impact. This year, why not make your display of affection a gift that not only shows how much you care, but a gift that also gives back.
This year help us celebrate by spreading the love to others in need! Donate to Variety-the Children’s Charity of Ontario and provide life-changing opportunities for children with disabilities.
How to Be a Giventine
1. Make a donation
Giving a Variety ecard can give so much more. In lieu of a gift this year make a donation to one of our kids in honour of someone special in your life. You will receive a Variety Giventine’s ecard and together you can feel proud to support children with disabilities.
2. Spread the love!
These little ones have a big piece of our heart. Help support them, and all of Variety’s kids, by creating your own personal online fundraising campaign and encourage friends and family to spread the love!
Did you catch the countdown?
Meet the faces of our campaign and read what they thought about Valentine’s day!
Variety, I looovvvvveeeee youuuuuuuuuuuu! – Kyra
Kyra loves coming to Variety for camp, but that can cost $300 a week. When you donate, you’re helping more kids like Kyra have the opportunities to enjoy fun camps and activities with other kids while still getting the support they need.
On Valentine’s Day, people get candy and some people cook a turkey! – Ben
Save yourself the trouble of cooking a turkey this Valentine’s Day; we’ve got the perfect gift! Donate to Variety on behalf of your Valentine and we’ll send you a free e-card to share! Your support will help more kids like Ben get the chance to play and have fun in an inclusive and accessible facility.
Dear Variety, I love you so much! Thank you for giving me the best time here! - Teagan and Hadley
On Valentine’s Day, 141 million Valentine cards are exchanged worldwide each year. This year, do something different and give the gift of inclusive sports and play to kids with disabilities. Give with all your heart, so kids can play with all of theirs.
I love Variety so much, I want to put a candy in it. - Emily
In Canada, people will spend an average of $121 on candies and chocolates. Give your Valentine’s purchases purpose! If just FIVE people donate that money to Variety instead- FOUR kids with disabilities will have access to our inclusive and accessible facility for a whole year! Show your heart this Valentine’s Day and give to Variety’s kids.
Each year, people spend over $1.7 billion on flowers for Valentine’s Day.
This year, trade the usual flowers and chocolates for a gift that will last longer and make an impact. Donate to Variety and give a life-changing gift to kids like Dylan. Check out the links above to donate or start your own fundraising page. Give with all your heart, so kids can play with all of theirs.
I don’t like Valentine’s Day because of all the smoochy smoochy! - Piper
You may not like Valentine’s Day like Piper, but that doesn’t mean you can’t love Variety! Say “I love you” in a unique and special way and donate to Variety’s kids. With options to donate or start your own personal fundraising page, everybody can help Variety kids. Give with all your heart, so kids can play with all of theirs.
I love coming to Variety and swimming with Mama! - Madi
Sometimes Madi needs one-on-one support when she comes to Variety’s camps. That can cost over $500 a week. When you donate, you’re helping more kids like Madi have the opportunities to enjoy fun activities while still getting the support they may need. Give a gift that makes a difference this Valentine’s Day.
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