Partners in the Pandemic Campaign

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, Variety must postpone its 2020 Gala – our most important fundraising event of the year. It provides us with critical funds where we need them the most (raising upwards of $250,000).

As a result, we are launching our Partners in the Pandemic Campaign for Kids with Disabilities to ensure that our work and impact does not falter or slow down, and to raise funds where we need them most.

A  Rare  Ask  For  Support

With our goal of raising $250,000 by January 31st, any donation will make a difference, so we humbly ask, will you be our Partner in the Pandemic?

  • Donate online now by clicking here (and designate your donation to Partners in the Pandemic), or you can mail your gift by check (see attachment).
  • Every donor will be recognized here on our website.
  • In addition, we will recognize larger donations in a variety of ways (see attachment). Could you approach your employer to make a donation or get us connected?

We are hopeful that you’ll consider becoming our Partner in the Pandemic, and give to where we need it most to keep our programs rolling.

Your donation will help us, help even more kids, and it will ensure that Variety’s work and mission never fades or ceases to exist.

If you want to talk further, Variety’s CEO, Charlie LaVallee would be delighted to setup a time to talk by phone or Zoom to provide even more updates on our life-changing work for kids with disabilities. Just send him an email at

Life-Changing Impact ($25,000+):

Transforming Kids’ Lives ($10,000+):







“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me,
‘LOOK FOR THE HELPERS. You will always find people who are helping.”
Fred Rogers

Miles of Smiles ($5,000+):









It’s All About The Kids ($1,000+):

AFSCME District Council 83

Greg and Carla Babe

Barber National Institute

Bender Leadership Academy


Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

CDL Nuclear Technologies

CIM Investment Management, Inc.


Dennis and Kathy Cronin

Bill and Gail Doring

Edgar Snyder & Associates

Mary Ann and Dave Eisenreich

Bill Fera

Fraternal Order of Eagles

Giant Eagle, Inc.

IBEW Local Union 5

Tom and Chris Kobus

Laborers’ District Council of Western Pa.

My Benefit Advisor

Pittman, Priola & Associates Wealth Advisory Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Roy Powell

Mike Schneck

Don Vidic

WTS, Inc.

Sam and Sue Weber

Helping Kids, Be Kids

Bruce Barger
Mark Brennen
Mary Brougher
Dr. Sricharan Chalikonda
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cicco
Stephen Darcangelo
Mark DeAndrea

Helping Kids, Be Kids

Dr. Wayde Killmeyer
Lois and Michael Kirk
Charles and Terese LaVallee
McGee Maruca & Associates, P.C.
Heather McMillen

Helping Kids, Be Kids

Mill Family Giving
Steve and Pam Miller
Joe and Nancy Mycka
Bernedette Palmer
Paul Pappasergi
Larry Wargo

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in this life is A HERO TO ME.” Fred Rogers