Variety The Children's Charity

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Sports

Location: Three Penn Center West, Suite 229 Pittsburgh PA 15276 USA

Mission: The mission of Variety the Children''s Charity of Pittsburgh is to enrich the lives of children with disabillities in southwestern Pennsylvania.   In support of our mission, Variety works to insure that every child with a disability is provided with mobility equipment, assistive technology devices, communication systems and the opportunity to develop and participate in social, educational, artistic and recreational activities enjoyed by other children.
Programs: Variety's Kids on the Go! Program provides wheelchairs and other mobility equipment, assistive technology devices and communication systems for children with mental and physical disabilities, ages 21 and under, residing in ten counties of southwestern Pennsylvania:  Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.   Children dependent on medical assistance, those who are uninsured but are outgrowing their equipment too fast, those with ancillary needs, unspecified diagnoses and syndromes, accident victims, medically fragile infants, and those whose parents are not covered by insurance, account for the largest segment of children whose needs are not being met through traditional health care systems.Variety works to insure that these kids are provided with the equipment they need to be more independent.  The task of finding the right equipment that not only is age appropriate but will accommodate the needs of a child with a disability – physical impairment, hearing impairment, blind or low vision, or developmental disabilities -- falls in the hands of parents who want nothing more than to help their children. This is the “niche” Variety fills in the community – taking on the challenge of finding the right equipment to match the varying abilities of each child with special needs. Variety's Kids on the Go! Program is the only known program in southwestern Pennsylvania helping children with disabilities, who have fallen through the cracks for funding of mobility equipment or support.    

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer for Variety because they help so many children in need. Seeing how much these kids love Variety's programs, like Camp, makes me proud to know I contribute to such an amazing organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I was introduced to the passionate Variety Staff

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Variety the Children's Charity of Pittsburgh is an amazing organization that is dedicated to empowering children with physical and mental disabilities. Their work is truly inspiring.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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