Donate crypto, change kids lives
Support Variety - the Children's Charity's life changing work by making a charitable gift in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and over 100 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.
Why donate cryptocurrencies to Variety?
We believe the emerging space of decentralised web protocols, blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and beyond can be a powerful force in creating positive social impact for kids in need. The crypto community can truly change lives.
Variety - the Children's Charity has seen firsthand the generosity of the crypto community since we began accepting this form of donation following the advent of COVID, which disrupted traditional giving methods. As innovators, we at Variety dedicate ourselves tirelessly to securing the brightest possible futures for our children!
Donating crypto is safe, easy, and fast. Using the widget on this page, making a charitable gift is a quick three-step process:
- Select your preferred crypto in the widget and enter your gift amount
- Type in your email and basic info (or choose to give anonymously)
- Make your gift!
Upon donating, you can elect to receive an automatically generated tax receipt that will be sent to the email address you provide.
We deliver programs, kids experiences, grants and scholarships to improve children’s lives.
Our work allows kids to gain mobility, to get out and about in the community, to communicate, achieve
independence and increase their self-esteem.
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
We grant tangible equipment, educational resources and technology to help kids and organisations.
We run programs like Variety SHINE to help kids keep up in the classroom and empower their future.
We give scholarships in arts, education and sport to encourage the talents of kids experiencing disadvantage.
What does mean in real terms?
In FIAT this means...
$700 A specialised support chair to provide posture support at the table for mealtimes and in the classroom
$1,200 An iPad in a specialised case to increase sound volume, and Proloquo2Go alternative and augmentative language app for a non verbal child
$2,000 to $5,000 A Variety Heart Scholarship for a talented child living with a disability to reach their sporting or artistic dreams
$2,800 An adaptive bike modified for kids living with disability to provide freedom, independence, interaction with peers and physical therapy
$5,700 A custom designed second skin body suit to provide mobility, independence, trunk support and postural control for a child living with Cerebral Palsy
$10,800 A manual wheelchair to provide mobility and inclusion to a child living with disability
$20,000 Inclusive playground equipment to provide inclusive play at a mainstream school
$25,000 – $40,000 (dependent on training and child needs) Assistance/service/therapy dog for kids living with autism, anxiety and other sensory disorders.
Support Kids with Your NFT Project
You can make a social impact and support some of our most vulnerable kids through your NFT project.
You can create and donate the proceeds (10%, 50% or even 100%) from one or a series of NFTs or make a splash with your next drop by building our wallet address into your smart contract to ensure a percentage of proceeds continue to create a sustainable impact to kids living with disability or experiencing illness or disadvantage.
Continue reading us to learn how you can make a difference. Get in touch to kick off your charity project today.
Ways to Make a Difference
NFT Charity Auction
An NFT charity auction is one of the most exciting ways to fundraise with NFTs. You can donate the proceeds (10%, 20% 50% or even 100%) from one or a series of NFTs, either your upcoming drop, existing NFTs you hold or a single NFT designed especially for Variety.
Want to make an ongoing impact? Consider perpetual giving. You can build our wallet address into your smart contract to ensure a percentage of proceeds continue to create a sustainable impact to kids living with disability or experiencing illness or disadvantage.
Looking to pay it forward from successes in past projects? You can make a direct donation in over 100 cryptocurrencies anytime on our website and even showcase your support to your community by including a donate button on your page linking to our crypto donation form.
Why Utilise NFTs for Good?
- Make a difference to future generations and kids in need
- Amplify your project marketing
Attract philanthropic collectors who can support your collection and do good at the same time
- Demonstrate your projects values and establish trust and loyalty
- Support NFTs and crypto adoption. Donating crypto is one of the best examples of the kind of positive impact crypto can have on the world
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I donate Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies to Variety - the Children's Charity?
What cryptocurrency do you accept through The Giving Block?
We accept the following cryptocurrencies:
- Bitcoin (BTC)
- Ethereum (ETH)
- Aave (AAVE)
- Alchemix (ALCX)
- Amp (AMP)
- Ankr Network (ANKR)
- API3 (API3)
- Axie Infinity
- Shards (AXS)
- Audius (AUDIO)
- Balancer (BAL)
- Bancor Network Token (BNT)
- BarnBridge (BOND)
- Basic Attention Token (BAT)
- Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
- ChainLink (LINK)
- Civic (CVC)
- Compound (COMP)
- Curve (CRV)
- Dai (DAI)
- Decentraland (MANA)
- Dogecoin (DOGE)
- Dogelon Mars (ELON)
- Enjin Coin (ENJ)
- Ethereum Name Service (ENS)
- Fantom (FTM)
- Fetch AI (FET)
- Filecoin (FIL)
- Gala (GALA)
- Gemini Dollar (GUSD)
- Injective Protocol (INJ)
- Keep3r (KP3R)
- Kyber Network (KNC)
- Litecoin (LTC)
- Livepeer (LPT)
- Loopring (LRC)
- Magic Internet Money (MIM)
- Maker (MKR)
- Mask Network (MASK)
- Merit Circle (MC)
- Mirror Protocol (MIR)
- Moss Carbon Credit (MCO2)
- Numeraire (NMR)
- Orchid (OXT)
- PAX Gold (PAXG)
- Polygon (MATIC)
- Quant (QNT)
- Radicle (RAD)
- Ren (REN)
- Render Token (RNDR) S
- hiba Inu (SHIB)
- Skale (SKL)
- Smooth Love Potion (SLP)
- Somnium Space (CUBE)
- Spell Token (SPELL)
- Storj (STORJ)
- SushiSwap (SUSHI)
- Synthetix (SNX)
- Terra (LUNA)
- TerraUSD (UST)
- Tezos (XTZ)
- The Graph (GRT)
- The Sandbox (SAND)
- UMA (UMA)
- Uniswap (UNI)
- USD Coin (USDC)
- Wrapped Centrifuge (wCFG)
- Yearn.Finance (YFI)
- Zcash (ZEC)
- 0x (ZRX)
- 1inch (1INCH)
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.
You can access Variety's wallet address with the widget above. Once you enter the type of cryptocurrency and reach the third step, you will receive a unique wallet address which can be used to complete your donation.
Scrolling through the supported assets on The Giving Block widget will show whether or not the token is an ERC-20. In these cases, The Giving Block will likely accept the Ethereum (ERC-20) version of a token which lives on multiple networks. Always verify which one is supported before donating.
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
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
Is my gift refundable?
No. Blockchain payments are non-refundable by design. Always check the accuracy and authenticity of any address you're sending cryptocurrency to. This is best practice for any bitcoin or cryptocurrency transaction.
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 email@example.com 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?
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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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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.
Take the Crypto Giving Pledge
Want to make a lasting impact? Take The Crypto Giving Pledge by pledging to donate 1% or more of your crypto each year through The Giving Block to support Variety - the Children's Chairty's mission for years to come. Through this pledge, members aim to:
- Help better the world by supporting impactful nonprofit organisations through cryptocurrency like ours.
- Aid in the effort to bring cryptocurrency adoption to the mainstream, by demonstrating the large-scale philanthropic impact of the global crypto community.
- Inspire millions, from early crypto investors and creators to NFT artists to blockchain companies, to join together in an effort to make generosity one of the main pillars of crypto culture
Ready to take the pledge now or want to learn more? Email us or take the pledge by filling out the pledge form on The Giving Block and selecting Variety - the Children's Charity as your charity of choice.
Bitcoin (BTC) Ethereum (ETH) Solana (SOL), Aave (AAVE) Alchemix (ALCX) Amp (AMP) Ankr Network (ANKR) API3 (API3) Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) Audius (AUDIO) Balancer (BAL) Bancor Network Token (BNT) BarnBridge (BOND) Basic Attention Token (BAT) Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ChainLink (LINK) Civic (CVC) Compound (COMP) Curve (CRV) Dai (DAI) Decentraland (MANA) Dogecoin (DOGE) Dogelon Mars (ELON) Enjin Coin (ENJ) Ethereum Name Service (ENS) Fantom (FTM) Fetch AI (FET) Filecoin (FIL) Gala (GALA) Gemini Dollar (GUSD) Injective Protocol (INJ) Keep3r (KP3R) Kyber Network (KNC) Litecoin (LTC) Livepeer (LPT) Loopring (LRC) Magic Internet Money (MIM) Maker (MKR) Mask Network (MASK) Merit Circle (MC) Mirror Protocol (MIR) Moss Carbon Credit (MCO2) Numeraire (NMR) Orchid (OXT) PAX Gold (PAXG) Polygon (MATIC) Quant (QNT) Radicle (RAD) Ren (REN) Render Token (RNDR) Shiba Inu (SHIB) Skale (SKL) Smooth Love Potion (SLP) Somnium Space (CUBE) Spell Token (SPELL) Storj (STORJ) SushiSwap (SUSHI) Synthetix (SNX) Terra (LUNA) TerraUSD (UST) Tezos (XTZ) The Graph (GRT) The Sandbox (SAND) UMA (UMA) Uniswap (UNI) USD Coin (USDC) Wrapped Centrifuge (wCFG) Yearn.Finance (YFI) Zcash (ZEC) 0x (ZRX) 1inch (1INCH)
Choose your preferred coin to make a difference to kids in need.
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.
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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We accept crypto charity donations in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and a growing list of other cryptocurrencies* including: Aave (AAVE), Amp (AMP), Balancer (BAL), Bancor Network Token (BNT), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Chainlink (LINK), Compound (COMP), Curve (CRV), Dai (DAI), Decentraland (MANA), Dogecoin (DOGE), Enjin Coin (ENJ), Fantom (FTM), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), The Graph (GRT), Injective Protocol (INJ), Kyber Network (KNC), Litecoin (LTC), Livepeer (LPT), Loopring (LRC), Maker (MKR), PAX Gold (PAXG), Polygon (MATIC), Ren (REN), Solana (SOL), Storj (STORJ), SushiSwap (SUSHI), Synthetix (SNX), UMA (UMA), Uniswap (UNI), Yearn.Finance (YFI), Zcash (ZEC), 0x (ZRX) and 1inch (1INCH) abd more.
*subject to change