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iantheperson

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Review for Variety Club of Northern California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I joined Variety because of the fun group of supporters, donors, volunteers and board members that work so hard to make a difference to improve the lives of impoverished and disabled children who need help the most.

Variety has a long history in San Francisco and Northern California and has enjoyed the support of this great community since 1947. The Blind Babies Foundation, which is now a leader in their field, was spun off out of Variety of Northern California and we continue to partner with dozens of organizations today.

Over the years I've been part of Variety, I have been fortunate to see an incredible group of community members, corporate sponsors and volunteer board members all come together to help countless children in need and I'm proud to be a part of this great organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have been present at many great occasions made possible by Variety. Witnessing an otherwise wheelchair-bound child experience the freedom of self-mobility and autonomy on a specially built bike is unforgettable, and the children beg and beg to keep on riding! Variety has also donated and placed Vans within our partner organizations, purchased and built bikes for hundreds of children and collected over 1000 toys each holiday season.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Recruit more Board Members to help lead and plan events.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Board Match event

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

To upgrade our private Preview Room movie theater and event space so that we may attract more corporate events.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To establish a successful monthly giving campaign

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Board Member & I have volunteered at events, volunteered as a board member and donated money.