• 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!

    Maple Leaf Tickets I Mirvish Production Theatre Tickets | Hockey Hall Of Fame Tickets I Wireless Speaker I Wireless Headphones | Clublink Golf Foursome I Restaurant Gift Cards

    Draw will take place Monday January 6, 2020


    • 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.

    Please 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!

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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 38 year old 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 11 years (two of those years after his retirement from The Toronto Sun), he has helped raise the fund total to over $1.5 million. Last year alone, Mike raised over $40,000!

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.

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