Impact Report 2018/19

We believe that all kids deserve a fair go

So we help kids with these challenges:

Last year in NSW/ACT

How We Helped

Our vision at Variety is for all Australian children to attain their full potential, regardless of ability or background. We’re passionate about all kids deserving a fair go, believing no child should fall through the gaps. In NSW alone, there’s 46,000 kids living with a disability, with 1 in 5 not receiving NDIS support. 1 in 7 kids in NSW are living in poverty, kids who have a higher chance of health and behavioural problems, and are less likely to finish school. Through our grants, programs, scholarships and experiences, we provide essential support when families need it most. This year we impacted the lives of 30,392 kids in need, granting $3.73 million to kids with over 200 conditions.

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How You Helped

We’re very proud of our impact, and it’s only through the tireless support and generosity of so many that we are able to help as many kids as we do. Our Bashers, Dashers and 4WD Adventurers collectively covered over 8,600 km this year to raise over $3m to help kids in need. Our partner Woolworths reached an important milestone of $10m fundraised through Woolworths’ stores since our partnership began in 2013. The team at G.J. Gardner Shoalhaven and their local community raised over $400,000 when the latest Variety G.J. Gardner Freedom House went under the hammer. Our Hair with Heart program received 7,109 hair donations this year, with $1.57m raised. These are just a few examples of the amazing support we have received and we thank everyone who has contributed in many different ways.

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Our Partners

We are grateful for the generous support we receive from our corporate partners, media partners, sponsors and supporters. This includes those who partner with Variety directly, and the many organisations who support our army of community fundraisers, including our Bashers, Dashers, 4WD Adventures, hair donors and more.

Each and every one of our partners is an important part of the Variety family. Like us, they are all passionately committed to giving all kids the same opportunities in life.

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Our Volunteers

At Variety we have a community of big-hearted volunteers who donate their time and skills. They work on everything from office tasks to events and supporting our kids. They come from all walks of life but all have one thing in common – they believe all kids deserve a fair go.

Last year our volunteers put in almost 5,000 hours ensuring our support can get to where it’s needed most – the kids. Thank you to our volunteers and committees who give so much to Variety and to kids in need.

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