On Mondays, Gusto Pizza Co. allows a member of the non-profit community in Greater Des Moines to write about their organization. We'll post that on our blog on Monday morning, then broadcast that info on our social media sites and give away a $10 gift card per week for anyone who re-tweets the message or shares the link on their facebook wall. The drawing will take place on Friday at 11am. Today we showcase YOUNG VARIETY. If you would like to subit an entry for your organization, follow the guidelines here.
Variety – The Children’s Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children throughout the state of Iowa. Young Variety is a committed group of young professionals who raise funds and awareness for Variety – The Children’s Charity, through events, socials, mobile engagement and more.
Young Variety’s signature “Bike Buddies” program is a unique way for area Young Professionals to get involved in a charity which directly focuses on children, and offers a way to support hundreds of nonprofit organizations in our community through our grant distribution process. Bike Buddies ties to Variety’s International philanthropy; Kids on the Go!, which focuses Variety’s mission on mobility, giving children bicycles, specialized bicycles, and even passenger vans.
Des Moines is a pretty stellar community, and Young Professionals have the advantage of being involved in many organizations which impact our metro. Variety is able to spread funds – and passion, throughout the state by supporting organizations such as; Blank Children’s Hospital, Orchard Place, Youth Emergency Shelter & Services, Amanda the Panda, and more. Our Young Variety crew is able to experience grant distribution, volunteering during chosen events, social and networking opportunities, and more.
Truly…Variety connects heart with helping hands, and we aren’t shy about sharing how much fun we have while giving the gift of *smiles*!
To get involved with Young Variety check out the YV website: http://www.yviowa.org/