The Children's Charity of Buffalo & Western New York

52nd Annual Variety Kids Telethon

For the Love of "Our" Kids

With your help the Telethon raised $1,102,337. Please honor your pledges.
A heart felt THANK YOU from all of us at Variety!

Variety - The Children's Charity of Buffalo & Western New York is known for its support of the Robert Warner M.D. Center for Children with Special Needs and the Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. We also support many Western New York children's charities through its annual telethon on WKBW-TV broadcast live from the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo, New York.

Mayor & Erie County Executive
Proclaim Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Buffalo News Kids Day

2014 Buffalo News Kids Day Proclamation
[L to R] Mayor Byron Brown, 2014 Telethon Chairwoman Liz Kuciel, Representative of Tops Markets, Phil Cantanese from the Buffalo News and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz

Mayor Byron Brown & Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz held a press Conference inside City Hall to read a proclamation that Tuesday April 29th is Buffalo News Kids Day, proceeds to benefit The Variety Kids Telethon, Woman’s and Children’s Hospital. Joining them is 2014 Telethon General Chairman Liz Kuciel, Phil Cantanese of the Buffalo News and Tops Markets.

The special edition Buffalo News Kids Day paper will be available at various locations and street corners around Buffalo including Tops Markets. Papers sold for $1 each. Proceeds of the paper will go to benefit the Variety Kids Telethon.

Going To Bat For The Kids Girls Softball Tournament

Going To Bat For The Kids Softball Tournament

May 17 & 18, 2014
Amherst Girls Softball League
Northtown Center
1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Amherst, NY 14221

Congratulation to the 2013 Car Raffle Winner, Amanda Frese!

2013 Chevy Cruze winner Amanda Frese
Winner, Amanda Frese, shown here with 2014 Celebrity Child,Brandon Steffan & Car Raffle Chairman Bob Parish (kneeling)

2014 Telethon National Cast

Thank you to the members of the 2014 Telethon National Cast:

The Scintas
Terry Buchwald
Howard Rosenthal from the Mr. Food Test Kitchen
Lyndsey Highlander - new cast member for the 2014 National Cast

You all did an amazing job! Thank you for your generous gifts of time, energy and talents to help make this years Telethon memorable.

Celebrity Child 2014 - Brandon Steffan

2014 Celebrity Child - Brandon Steffan

Brandon Steffan is proud to accept the honor of being selected as the Celebrity Child for the 52nd Annual Variety Kids Telethon. Brandon is 6 years old and attends first grade at Dodge Elementary School. Born at 37 weeks, Brandon has had to deal with many challenges in his young life, from dealing with Cerebral Palsy to sensory issues. Brandon and his family live in Getzville, NY. Read more...

2013 Car Raffle

Thanks to The Basil Family Dealership for donating the 2013 Chevy Cruze

2014 Gold Heart Pics
Star Wars

Star Wars Gold Heart Pins