Variety - The Children's Charity
Variety has touched the lives of babies, children and families from every corner of the province since the BC chapter was established in the 1960s. Recognizing the importance of BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre in caring for the province’s most critically ill babies, Variety provided a leadership contribution to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit Campaign. Faced with aging equipment, BC Women’s needed funds to invest in the next generation of neonatal technologies. Our clinical specialists must have the technology they need to remain at the forefront of care for the 1,400 critically ill newborns and families that we serve every year. Variety’s $1 million gift, one of the first donations to the campaign, enabled BC Women’s to purchase stateof- the-art medical equipment. Thanks to Variety, BC Women’s has new incubators and other life support equipment much-needed by our babies and much appreciated by their families. By providing the most up-to-date technology to support and nurture our newborns, Variety is “inspiring hope, enriching lives and building a better future” for BC’s sickest babies and their families. Variety has a long and rich history of helping families, communities and organizations throughout the province of BC. Guided by three priorities—Cares, Freedom and Future—Variety provides grants to individuals and organizations for life-saving, life-changing and life-enriching equipment supplies and programs. For the past two decades, BC Women’s has been fortunate to receive support from Variety for moms, babies and families in our care. Our newly renovated Variety - The Children's Charity NICU Family Lounge is named in honour of their generosity and their incredible commitment to family and community.
Pictured: Tamara Taggart, Anchor, CTV News at Six, David Coons Director - Fund Development at Variety, Bernice Scholten - Executive Director, Variety, Howard A. Blank - Board of Directors, Variety