Take the Plunge in 2020!

Help Save our Pool!

What’s more ‘summer camp’ than taking a refreshing dip in the pool on a steamy, hot day?

For hundreds of Variety Club campers, their outdoor pool experience is far more than recreational; it’s physical and social therapy. This year, COVID-19 has taken a considerable toll on our most vulnerable population, and a return to normalcy with summer pool fun is needed now more than ever.

We must look to generous friends and supporters to find the necessary resources to repair our pool. Please join our dear friend and Pool Campaign Chairman, Doug Coleman and take the plunge with us! 

Doug and the entire Coleman family have been proud supporters of Variety for more than 25 years and we are truly grateful to have his leadership on this important effort. In addition, Variety is incredibly grateful to Ray Calvitti and the team at Blue Haven Pools for giving Variety the most generous deal on the needed pool repairs. They are working diligently to get the pool repaired for summer. 

We are grateful for current donations and are almost to the halfway mark to our goal! Please add your name to these generous benefactors. 


Our pool is in desperate need of more than $60,000 in repairs including:

  • Enhanced zero-grade entry ramp
  • Upgraded double-wide steps
  • Re-plaster entire lining of pool
  • Pump systems repair

With no current maintenance reserve, and significant lost revenue due to the COVID-19 shutdown, these funds are not available in our tight operating budget.

Your donation at any level will help to ensure happiness and therapeutic benefits for hundreds of local children with disabilities.

The following levels of “Plunge Partnership” will be featured on a donor wall recognizing your generosity and support of Variety – the Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley.

$5,000             The Big Kahuna                     

$2,500             Holy Mackerel                       

$1,000             Angel Fish                             

$500                Goldfish


Please click on the link above or below and add your name and support to Variety’s summer fun. If we can answer any questions about our pool campaign or Variety, please do not hesitate to contact Harry Giordano at 215-385-0900 or Harry.Giordano@varietyphila.org.

All donors will be invited to the grand reopening for our children and all donors of $500 and above will be permanently featured on a donor plaque placed in our pool area on campus.