Give the Gift that keeps on Giving…
You can help support a child with a disability this Christmas, in a tangible way. By giving a gift, you are not just spreading joy but you are providing opportunity to our local programming partners–who choose and deliver and champion programing–to children in need in their own communities.
With every donation you have a chance to win great prizes! It’s a Win-Win!
• Variety branded Merch – Value $30-$40
• Niagara Wines basket – Value $50
• Twosome at Remington Parkview Golf & Country Club – Value $450
Draw date: January 6, 2021
HOW TO DONATE
- Online donation: Click here
- By Phone: (416) 699 7167
- Mail: Variety-the Children’s Charity of Ontario, 3701 Danforth Avenue, Scarborough ON M1N 2G2
Cheques made payable to ‘Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario’.
Please include your full name, address and email address for tax receipting purposes.
Please do not send cash in the mail.
Tax receipts issued for donations of $20 or more.
CONTEST RULES & REGULATIONS
Please click to read: The Toronto Sun Variety Ontario Christmas Fund Rules & Regulations
Mike wants to know!
Mike wants to know what encouraged you to donate today. Do you have a story or personal experience related to Variety that you wish to share? Be it trying or triumphant, insightful or inspiring, we would love to read your nonfictional story or comments to be considered for mention in Mike’s column. Click below to submit your story to Mike personally. Thank you for sharing!
Please note the following terms and specifications:
To be considered for mention in the Toronto Sun publication, your story must be free of any identifying information aside from your own.
We reserve the right to edit your story as we deem necessary or to decline to publish any story, for any reason, without notice.
Over $1.5 million raised
The annual Toronto Sun Christmas Fund was founded in 1983 to bring hope to kids with disabilities and families struggling through the holiday season. The campaign now serves as a major fundraising contributor for Variety Ontario during the holiday season providing inclusive programming and services for children across Ontario.
Mike Strobel has always gone above and beyond to shine a light on Variety Village, Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario. The quirky Toronto Sun columnist, veteran writer, editor, author, and very good friend of the Village, Mike Strobel took over the reins of the Toronto Sun Christmas Fund in 2008 after the passing of fund co-founder and sports journalist, George Gross. With Mike at the helm these past 12 years (three of those years after his retirement from The Toronto Sun), he has helped raise the fund total to over $1.6 million. Last year alone, Mike raised over $45,000!
Mike is stepping out of retirement once again this year to volunteer his time for the Sun Christmas Fund and Variety’s kids. Mike continues to help make a difference in the lives of many people with disabilities, and he has been a true champion of Variety Village, our kids, our athletes, our staff and our mission.
Mike's Articles: 2020
STROBEL: ‘Hey, Aquaman!’ Mighty mite’s dare kicks off Sun Variety Fund
STROBEL: ‘JUST DEVASTATING’: Variety Village kids need you
STROBEL: ‘MR. PREMIER: HELP US’: Variety Village kids collateral damage in lockdown
‘LOCKED DOWN FOR HER BIRTHDAY’: Variety Village closure hits hard
PLAY FAIR! Village Volt hockey stars shut out
VARIETY VILLAGE KIDS GET A BREAK: Lockdown let-up on way
STROBEL: From ‘baby house’ to Variety Village
VARIETY VILLAGE: ‘I miss my piece of heaven’
STROBEL: A Variety Village ‘fish’ out of water
STROBEL: Variety Village lass pushes Sun Christmas drive over $50K
STROBEL: Village ties that bind
STROBEL: Take a bow, Sun readers
Strobel: 2020 Visions for Variety
Strobel: Variety ambassador speaks his mind
Strobel: Elvis Lives!…In Variety Village
Strobel: Discovering ties that bind at Variety
Strobel: Give Kyra and Variety Village a ‘big lift’
Strobel: We can all learn from ‘perfect’ Emalee
Strobel: It’s better to give
STROBEL: Hockey heroes take to the floor
STROBEL: A safe place for Pierce
STROBEL: Variety Village helps ‘Q-man’ spread his wings
STROBEL: What next, Madi, Mt. Everest?