Party and Raise Funds for Kids in Need!
Make your next birthday a life changing event. Ask your family and friends for a donation instead of gifts. You will help give kids a fair go – which is the best gift of all!
Be a Legend
Decide to get donations for kids in need instead of gifts and become a B’day Legend.
Start your campaign
Set up your fundraising page and share it with your loved ones.
Throw a party… or not
If you want to throw a party we’ve got decorations & invitations sorted. Just pick a date & invite your mates.
Give kids a fair go
HOW TO PARTY & RAISE FUNDS
We’re stoked you’re choosing to Be a B’day Legend and part of the Variety family! Fundraising often takes a little bit of creativity and effort, but it goes such a long way in helping kids in need, so thank you for all your support! Download our favourite tips to get you started.
We Make Birthdays Easy!
What difference can I make donating for my birthday?
A really big difference! Thanks to the support of legends like you, last year alone, Variety – the Children’s Charity provided $1,762,450 in grants in Victoria impacting 8,769 local children. Visit variety.org.au to learn more about Variety’s work to give all kids a fair go in life, no matter what their ability or circumstance.
How does being a B’day Legend work?
Set up an online fundraising page here. It’s quick and easy, we promise. Once you’re set up let your closest friends and family know what you’re up to and ask them to make the first donations before sharing it far and wide!If you’d like to throw a party too - download your printables which include invites, bunting and other party decorations! Plus we’ll send you out a pack with some extra goodies too. If you’re creating a page on behalf of your child, make sure you use your details (including date of birth) when setting up the page.
Why use an online fundraising page, can’t my friends and family give me cash?
When your friends and family donate through your fundraising page Variety receives the money automatically, and they receive their tax-deductible receipt straight away. If they prefer to give cash, you can make a payment of the same amount to your online fundraising page using your credit or debit card. If it’s a large amount of money that you’ve raised in cash, send us an email or give us a call about other options.
I've never fundraised before, how do I start?
There are lots of ways to fundraise – and something to suit everybody, even if it’s your first time! You could start small by setting up a fundraising page and only share it with close family and friends, or you may want to go a bit bigger and share it will all your friends on social media.
You can download your Fundraising Guide here for all the tips and tools.
And we’re here to help! If you have questions, ideas, or need anything – send us an email to [email protected], give us a call 03 8698 3900.
What party supplies will you provide?
I’m not the party-type, can I skip the party?
Absolutely! You can choose to fundraise only through your online fundraising page (which you can set up here if you haven’t yet).
Where will the money go?
Variety – the Children’s Charity believe all kids deserve a fair go. So we help kids who are sick, disadvantaged and have special needs by delivering support in four key ways.
We grant a range of equipment – such as wheelchairs or all-abilities playgrounds - to provide practical help to kids, schools and organisations in need. We run programs to educate & empower kids in need. We give scholarships to encourage the talents of kids living with disadvantage or disability. We hold special events to bring joy & engage kids in need and their families.
Other Ways to be a LEGEND!
If you've got a special occasion coming up and you want to make a difference to kids in need, why not donate to celebrate! Whether it's a wedding, anniversary or other special day - you and your friends and family can make a real difference to kids in need! Accepting donations in lieu of gifts is a way to create a lasting memory of you special occasion and change a child's life at the same time! It's easy to set up a fundraiser. Simply fill out the form by clicking on the button below, personalise your page and share with your friends. Your supporters will receive an instant tax deductible donation when they choose to celebrate with you.
Click here to celebrate with us!