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Giving in EPIC Proportions

When children are born with an illness or disability that will require surgery or a lifetime of therapy, the emotional pain the family goes through can be unimaginable at first.   Fortunately organizations like Easter Seals has set its mission to help those with special needs lead a fulfilled life.  Variety-The Children’s Charity of Florida is also contributing by providing the connections and equipment to make a difference in the lives of children.   One such connection is with Epic Theatres.  Thanks to the generosity of Epic Theatres, a special adaptive bike was donated.    The bike will help those with mobility challenges who receive therapy at the Easter Seals of Volusia and Flagler Counties.

The presentation held, in the lobby of the Epic Theatre in Deltona was attended by Variety board members, supporters, and friends.   The Vice President of Epic Theatres, Clint DeMarsh will make the donation in memory of his parents.  The DeMarsh family has been in the theater business for generations and is a supporter of Variety’s initiatives.

Variety’s International President, Peter Drummond, visiting the Florida tent from New Zealand was also on hand for the presentation.    Drummond has served the charity in New Zealand for twenty years chairing, organizing and contributing to the 12 million dollars raised in New Zealand for children through charitable activities.


For more information, please contact

Marsha Reece @ 407-951-3298



A Little Change for a Brighter Future!


Make the change when you stop by your local Wawa convenience store.  Fuel up on gas, fresh  food, then just drop your extra change in the jar on the counter.  Join Variety – the Children’s Charity of Florida and our friends as we collect pocket change to help children at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.

Donate your change at the following locations or find the nearest Wawa to you here!

Store #5100
2500 Silver Star Rd.
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 578-8574

Store #5111
2239 North Semoran Blvd
Orlando, FL 32807

Store #5105
7030 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 240-3238

Store #5113
8049 East Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32807

Store #5103
4700 South Goldenrod Rd.
Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 380-9800

Store #5112
1609 South Orange Blossom Trail
Apopka, FL 32703
(407) 464-3171

Store #5101
5910 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 345-5210

Store #5116
SR 535 and Poinciana Blvd
Kissimmee, FL 34744

Store #5104
2449 North Orange Blossom Trail
Kissimmee, FL 34744
(407) 870-1502

Store #5102
2184 East Irlo Bronson
Kissimmee, FL 34744
(407) 944-1101




They Scare Because They Care

Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios have partnered with Variety the Children’s Charity to create our 2013 Gold Heart Pin featuring Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan (Sulley), the beloved characters from “Monsters, Inc.” and the upcoming film, “Monsters University.” Our 2013 Gold Heart Pins are available in theatres nationwide, and proceeds will benefit Variety programs that serve children who are disabled and disadvantaged around the world.

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