Improving kids lives one bid at a time.


Since 1987 Variety, the Children’s Charity &ADESA Auctions Winnipeg have been working together to improve the lives of thousands of Manitoba’s very special children.

The Bids 4 Kids Charity Auctions program allows ADESA and Variety Manitoba to continue funding the many on-going programs and the future development of new programs for decades to come.

2 Ways To Donate

Donate all proceeds from your vehicle or

Donate a portion of the proceeds from your vehicle.



Complete and submit the questionnaire.


Adesa will contact you regarding vehicle drop-off and pick-up.


Your vehicle sells at auction.


Variety receives a cheque for the amount your vehicle sells for.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information or to make a donation, please contact:


With the exception of a small stipend paid to Variety International annually, all funds raised by Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba stays in Manitoba.  These funds are used to support many of Variety’s ongoing initiatives on behalf of children of all abilities, including the Variety Children’s Dental Outreach Program, Variety’s Camp Brereton, the new Variety Heritage Adventure Park and many other projects.

Once your vehicle is sold at ADESA Auctions and Variety has received the funds, Variety will issue a charitable tax receipt for the sale price of the vehicle. You will receive your receipt in the mail.

ADESA Auctions Winnipeg is an automotive auction that has been partnering with Variety for over 25 years. As an industry leader in vehicle remarketing, taking your vehicle, and selling it to those who will buy it at fair value is what ADESA does best.

ADESA’s buyer base consists of many of the largest franchise and independent automotive dealerships in the world. ADESA is able to sell vehicles to registered buyers anywhere across the globe via our online platform.

Variety’s Bids for Kids Charity Auctions program was designed to maximize the funds raised by your vehicle’s donation in support of Manitoba’s children. When your vehicle is sold at ADESA Auctions, it is sold in a live, competitive bidding environment which maximizes the average return on your donation. This ensures that Variety receives a fair market value for your vehicle donation. The nominal fees collected to process vehicles by ADESA Auctions are based on the final auction sale price, which ensures that Variety will receive the maximum funds possible.

In short, the Bids for Kids program keeps its costs to a minimum while simultaneously maximizing the return on your donation.  Our goal is to be transparent and open with this process so that you know just how your donation helps Manitoba’s children.

Variety’s Bids for Kids program is the continuation of a partnership between Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba and ADESA Auctions Winnipeg that goes back over 25 years.  Variety Manitoba is ADESA Winnipeg’s charity of choice. To that end, since 1989, ADESA Winnipeg has raised in excess of $1 Million for Variety. ADESA Winnipeg approached Variety with the idea for Bids for Kids Charity Auctions program in 2011 with the hopes of using ADESA’s expertise in remarketing automobiles to benefit the charity. The goal of this program is to create a means by which ADESA can continue to support Variety for years to come by doing what they do best, auctioning off vehicles.

Yes! ADESA Auctions can and will sell any motorized vehicle, including cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, campers and pretty much anything with a motor. It doesn’t even have to be running! In addition, trailers that can be pulled behind a motorized vehicle will also be accepted!

Submit Your Vehicle

Submit your vehicle over the phone, 204-500-2307, or fill out the form below.

Donor Information



Donation Amount


Vehicle Information

* Where to find the VIN#
The vehicle’s 17 digit VIN or serial number can be found on your insurance paperwork. Alternatively, on modern vehicles, it can be found on a plate on the vehicle’s dashboard or a sticker on the driver’s door.




Drop OffPick Up


Terms and Conditions

By submitting my vehicle, I confirm that I have disclosed all material facts that would affect a reasonable buyer’s decision to buy the Vehicle or the price a reasonable buyer would pay. I hereby confirm that I have not misrepresented or omitted any material facts about the Vehicle and that the information provided above is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true.
I hereby consent to any personal information provided in the submission process be shared between the charity, Variety the Children’s Charity of Manitoba, and the remarketer, ADESA.
By submitting my vehicle, I accept that the submission of my vehicle is legally binding and that the submission of my vehicle cannot be terminated or cancelled after the vehicle is sold. The legal vehicle ownership will be transferred from me to the buyer by ADESA at the time of sale.
ADESA will, in their sole discretion, evaluate my vehicle in its current condition upon arrival at its facility. I understand that if ADESA deems my vehicle to have no resale marketability, the vehicle will be valued and sold at current scrap metal values to local vehicle recyclers.
I understand that if my vehicle is deemed to have resale marketability it will be sold either in a wholesale or public auction. I understand that a vehicle’s final auction value is the highest offer received in a competitive bidding auction process. The tax receipt will be issued to me by Variety The Children’s Charity. The tax receipt amount will be the final auction value of the submitted vehicle. ADESA is provided with certain fees for conducting the work pursuant to an agreement with Variety The Children`s Charity (8% of the vehicle’s final auction value with a minimum charge of $50 to a maximum of $250) plus reimbursement of costs and charges such as transportation, ownership replacement, lien verification, etc. (if required). Tax receipt values are not based on retail or wholesale automotive price evaluation tools.
It is the mandate of the Variety Bids for Kids Charity Auction program to maximize the value of all vehicle submissions, as such; we reserve the right to refuse any vehicle submission.