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Make an impact of kids living with disability, disadvantage or illness through a cryptocurrency donation

Donate Cryptocurrency to Variety the Children's Charity

Change a Child's Life with Crypto

Support Variety - the Children's Charity's life changing work by making a charitable gift in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and over 70 leading cryptocurrencies!

Your cryptocurrency donation to support Variety - the Children's Charity will directly impact the lives of kids experiencing disability, disadvantage or illness through the provision of tangible equipment and programs.

Our Work

We deliver programs, kids experiences, grants and scholarships to improve children’s lives. 

Our Impact

Our work allows kids to gain mobility, to get out and about in the community, to communicate, achieve
independence and increase their self-esteem. 

Our Supporters

We work together with donors, corporate partners, sponsors and volunteers to provide essential support where families need it most.

How Your Crypto Donation Goes to Work

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Grants

We grant tangible equipment, educational resources and technology to help kids and organisations.

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Programs

We run programs like Variety SHINE to help kids keep up in the classroom and empower their future.

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Scholarships

We give scholarships in arts, education and sport to encourage the talents of kids experiencing disadvantage.

Kids Experiences

We run kids events to bring laughter, joy and inclusion into the lives of kids who may otherwise miss out.

What does mean in real terms? 

One BTC can fund assistance or service dogs for TWO kids living with Autism, Anxiety or Epilepsy. One PAXG can fund an adaptive bicycle for a child experiencing mobility challenges so they can join in the fun. One ETH can fund an arts, sport or education scholarship to a child experiencing disadvantage. Ten SOL can fund one child to attend the Variety SHINE intensive education program to address learning challenges in the classroom. * Subject to current market value

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a donation?

Using the form above, first, select Bitcoin, Ethereum or another cryptocurrency you want to donate from the dropdown, and enter your donation amount in the crypto of your choice or in US dollars.

Next, fill out some basic information about you (optional), and enter an email address where you would like to receive a tax receipt.

Third, a dynamic wallet address will be generated for your donation which is linked directly to Variety's charity wallet. The Giving Block uses dynamic wallet addresses to protect your privacy, but these addresses can be re-used if you’d like! Use this to send the cryptocurrency from your wallet or exchange account.

Can I claim a tax benefit?

In many jurisdictions, donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This makes Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax efficient ways to support your favorite cause. If you want to learn more about how donating crypto can lower your taxes, check out thegivingblock.com/faq.

Variety - the Children's Charity is unable to provide financial advice.

Talk to a crypto-savvy tax professional in your area or connect with The Giving Block to get connected with one.

Donors can choose to receive a tax receipt via email. This will arrive as soon as your donation has received the minimum amount of confirmations on the blockchain, so keep a lookout for it. If you can’t see it, double check your spam or junk mail, and contact The Giving Block if you require it to be resent.

Be sure to file away your tax receipt in a safe location that is accessible when filing your tax return and use it for proof of your donation.

How is my gift secured?

Unlike traditional transaction methods such as credit card payments and ACH or wire transactions (or worse—cheques!), which can take days to process completely and clear, sending bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies directly to a nonprofit only takes around 10 minutes until the nonprofit receives the funds.

This means donors can almost instantly verify the receipt of their gift by the nonprofit from anywhere in the world. If you provide an email address at the time of donation, you’ll have a receipt emailed as soon as the transaction is confirmed.

Because a blockchain relies on networks of thousands of computers to verify transactions, it is nearly impossible to tamper with the ledger. This layer of security should put donors at ease, especially when making large financial gifts. Even better—for nonprofits, there’s no risk of chargebacks like there are with credit cards.

Nonprofits using The Giving Block’s donation platform have custody and liquidity provided by Gemini, a licenced trust company that is regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS), an industry and world leader in cryptocurrency security and regulatory compliance.

 

The Giving Block was built with a security first mindset. 

A Fundraising Platform Built for Fundraising Security

The Giving Block uses a secure cloud architecture and multiple security measures to protect sensitive data.

  • AWS Virtual Private Cloud
  • 24x7x365 Security Scanning and Threat Monitoring
  • Network Level Vulnerability Scanning
  • Annual Penetration Testing
  • DDOS Protection

Secure Computing

The Giving Block build security into the foundation of all our products and services to ensure their platform is secure by design.

  • AWS VPC based compute isolations
  • Load Balancer Based Compute Isolations
  • Role-based Access Control
  • Secure Logging & Retention
  • Static and Dynamic Code Analysis
  • OWASP Secure Coding Principles

Secure Data Management

Using tokenization, encryption, and key management, The Giving Block always protects sensitive data.

  • AES 256-bit Encryption
  • TLS v1.2 Protocol Requirement
  • AWS split environments

How much is a crypto gift worth in cash?

As with all types of investments, the value of cryptocurrency is subject to market fluctuations if you aren’t immediately converting it. While thousands of crypto currencies exist, Bitcoin is the most popular and currently holds the majority of the cryptocurrency market share.

Crypto donations to Variety through The Giving Block will immediately and automatically auto-convert into currency at market value at the time of donation. 

Can I donate proceeds from an NFT sale?

Yes! If you are an artist who would like to donate a percentage of your NFT sale.

  • Create and mint your NFT
  • Auction on your preferred platform
  • Contact us on accounts@varietyvic.org.au to arrange donating a percentage of the sale to Variety through The Giving Block.

Creators can also generate a wallet address using The Giving Block’s widget, and configure it so that Variety can receive royalties in perpetuity every time the NFT is sold.

Does Variety hold cryptocurrency?

No, cryptocurrency donations are immediately liquidation into cash in an automated process by The Giving Block. Secure custody and liquidity of crypto assets are provided by The Giving Block's exchange partner, Gemini, one of the most regulatory compliant and secure cryptocurrency exchange in the world.

What is your refund policy?

All cryptocurrency donations made via The Giving Block are nonrefundable.

As these donations are immediately converted into fiat, Variety – the Children’s Charity and The Giving Block do not offer refunds on any donations that are made in cryptocurrency.

We are not able give refunds if you changed your mind, sent the wrong cryptocurrency or made the wrong decision.

Variety – the Children’s Charity and The Giving Block does not, has not, and will never offer any form of cryptocurrency airdrop, goods or services in return for a donation.

What happens if I want to donate using an unsupported currency?

Unfortunately you cannot donate using an unsupported currency with The Giving Block widget. The Giving Block do have some workarounds for large donations, please reach out using their contact form and let them know:
  • You want to support Variety - the Children's Charity
  • The cryptocurrency you wish to donate
  • The amount that you wish to donate
And The Giving Block team will discuss alternative arrangements for donating.
 
Important Information for our Donors

Please only send the exact cryptocurrency listed on the blockchain mentioned on the widget.  Do not send any other cryptocurrencies (including layer 2, wrapped tokens, NFTs or other ERC-20 tokens not listed) as these are unsupported and may result in loss of donation.  For more info, click here.
Important Information for our Donors

Please only send the exact cryptocurrency listed on the blockchain mentioned on the widget.  Do not send any other cryptocurrencies (including layer 2, wrapped tokens, NFTs or other ERC-20 tokens not listed) as these are unsupported and may result in loss of donation.  For more info, click here.
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Meet Alex

Alex is a bright and bubbly four-year-old, with a gorgeous smile that lights up the room!

This year, we funded an x-panda chair for Alex, valued at $12,345. The chair provides postural support and sensory input, whilst enabling Alex to remain safely seated at all times. This means he can eat without risk of choking, participate in activities with his peers at their level and build his social and communication skills.

“Having the x-panda means we can sit at the dinner table together as a family, something we haven’t been able to do. It also means Alex can participate in bench top activities, like baking, and eating the cake batter! One of my favourite past times.” Alex’s mum said.

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Variety - the Children's Charity assisted twins Seth and Teagan with an iPad, new bike and invites to free Variety Kids Events. Hear from their mum Tanya and big brother Jordan as they share their Variety story.

We value transparency

At Variety - the Children's Charity, transparency to our donors and supporters is a top priority.

View our financials and annual reports on the Variety website below or visit our charity profile on The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), the national regulator of charities. Variety also operates in 14 countries across the world since its establishment in 1928.

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Why does Variety - the Children's Charity accept cryptocurrency?

Crypto Philanthropy is a new and thrilling fundraising avenue for nonprofit organisations like Variety - the Children's Charity. With more than 220 million crypto users worldwide and the value of many cryptocurrencies rising, the crypto community is in a position to make a wide-reaching impact through philanthropy. In many areas, donating crypto is also one of the most tax-efficient ways for individuals to support causes that matter to them. We are excited about what the future holds in the crypto and blockchain space, and believe that we’ve just scratched the surface of its true fundraising potential.

Get in touch

We're here to help! Contact Variety - the Children's Charity directly using the form on this page, contacting us on accounts@varietyvic.org.au or reaching out to The Giving Block by clicking here.

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About Variety - the Children's Charity

Variety – the Children’s Charity has a network of 40 offices in 14 countries, and many millions of individual children around the world live a better life because of the generosity of Variety’s communities of supporters.

Variety - the Children's Charity Victoria help kids who are experiencing disability, disadvantage or illness. Variety provides support to families and organisations through providing grants for 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 and empower kids that are falling through the cracks. We give scholarships to encourage the talents of kids living with disadvantage or disability. And last but certainly not least, we hold kids’ events to bring joy, light and laughter to children in need and their families.

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