New Year, New Ways of Showing Heart.

$53K Raised for Variety Kids!

The ShowHeart charity stream-athon fundraiser showed the incredible impact of using a social media platform and global musical influencers. And together, we raised an astonishing… $53,000!

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Bringing the love to your screen this February!

Introducing ‘ShowHeart’, Variety’s first-ever Virtual Charity Concert/Streamathon featuring up to 50+ bands & artists from across the world. The concert series will broadcast live on Twitch over a series of five-days celebrating Heart month, February.

The concert opens at 6:00am EST Toronto, New York, 11am GMT London UK and 10pm AEDT Sydney/Melbourne Australia, on February 13, headlined by Twitch entertainer and host, Josh Taerk ( The streamathon will continue with unique around-the-clock entertainment until 2:00am EST Toronto, New York, 7am GMT London and 6pm AEDT Sydney/Melbourne on February 18th.

Encourage your friends, families, fans, and viewers to join in on the broadcast and help children around the globe. Together we can make a difference. Stream for Good.

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The Live Stream

24 HRS Day / 5 Consecutive Days: February 13 – February 18

For a full list of participating streamers click below!

What is Twitch?

Twitch is an interactive livestreaming service for content spanning gaming, entertainment, sports, music, and more. The platform offers a fun, social way for gamers and entertainers to interact, and make their own entertainment together. Through the Twitch app (and online at, gamers or entertainers known as streamers can broadcast their matches or music, while providing running commentary on the action. There are a number of ways to watch Twitch including the official website, and also on apps for mobile phones, and gaming consoles.

Charity Twitch streams are a fantastic way of fundraising for a worthy cause. Twitch’s focus on live content, audience participation, sustained running times, and a culture of community donation support make it a natural fit for hosting engaging, entertaining, multi-hour charity drives.

Our Host

Josh Taerk

Billboard charting recording artist, songwriter, and streamer, Josh Taerk has toured the UK, the USA, and Canada for over 10 years. His latest accolade: being the visionary behind Variety’s inaugural Twitch Concert. By collaborating together, we’ll be helping raise awareness and funds for Variety’s kids all across the globe!

Tune-in to watch Josh perform live at these times:
February 13: 4:00pm – 6:00pmEST (9:00pm – 12:00am GMT)
February 15: 8:00pm – 10:00pm (11:00pm – 1:00am GMT)
February 17: 4:00pm – 6:00pm (7:00pm – 9:00pm GMT)

Watch live to show your support and make a donation!

Helping children around the world across a global network of 40 chapters in 11 countries.

Variety – the Children’s Charity has a network of 40 offices in 11 countries and can be found across North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Unlike most charitable organizations that focus on a single disease or area of need, Variety focuses on many of the unmet needs of children who are sick, disadvantaged or live with disabilities at local, national and international levels.

Established in 1928 by a group of entertainers, Variety has its roots in the entertainment industry, but its heart is the community. People from all walks of life can contribute and experience the joy of helping a child, confident that their generosity has real impact and results in markedly improving a child’s future and making the world a better place.

Variety – the Children’s Charity has a network of 40 offices in 11 countries, across North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Variety focuses on multiple unmet needs of children who are sick, disadvantaged or live with disabilities and other special needs at a local, national and international level. Make a gift today to help us, help kids – across the world.

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Event Branding & Resources

Please treat it with care. For guidelines on everything from logos to language, take a look at our Brand Guidelines. Download our event guide, creative assets, overlays and more! Need anything extra – we’re here to help – email Erin at [email protected]

Note about usage and permissions:
All content downloaded from Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario (photography, video, etc.) may be used for event/editoral purposes only. Any other use of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario’s content without its prior written permission is strictly prohibited.

General Inquires:

Sharon Castillo
Operations Manager
Variety – the Children’s Charity International
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Erin Rivet
Manager, Brand & Communications
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario
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Entertainment, Streaming inquries:
Josh Taerk
[email protected]

Twitch, Tiltify inquiries:

Georgie Smith
[email protected]

Questions about Fundraising:
[email protected]