Variety - The Children's Charity Of Wisconsin

Rating: 4.97 stars   60 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Education, Human Services, Philanthropy

Location: 12425 Knoll Rd. Suite 110 Elm Grove WI 53122 USA

Mission: Providing life-enriching assistance to Wisconsin children challenged by physical disabilities.
Target demographics: Variety serves Wisconsin children who are challenged by physical disabilities, 21 years of age and younger and whose needs are not met by other sources, including family, school, insurance and service program resources.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2014, we directly helped 34 children get the durable medical equipment, therapy and services they needed and purchased approximately $56,000 through our Freedom Program. We hosted 34 events through the Future Kids program with more than 2,050 participants. We hosted 18 families for Chatter Matters! Communication Camp.
Geographic areas served: Wisconsin
Programs:

The Variety Freedom Program encompasses mobility, communications and experiences. The Freedom Program exists to help children with physical challenges obtain confidence, freedom and independence by funding durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, van lifts, house ramps, adaptive car seats and strollers, specially-equipped bicycles and tricycles, bath equipment and stair lifts, for those with the greatest financial need.

The Variety Future Kids Program provides memorable educational and play experiences that would likely be inaccessible to children with physical challenges due to mobility or financial restrictions. The program takes children and their immediate family members on fun, free outings.

Chatter Matters! Communication Camp is a residential camp for children who use speech generating devices and their entire family to become better communicators in a fun, traditional camp setting.

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EIN 39-0977152
266-777-2090
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you Variety for all that you do to help special needs children and their families! My daughter Adalyn was the lucky recipient of a new adaptive bike from Variety! We actually are going tomorrow afternoon to pick it up, Can't wait!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Variety has been a big help to me and my son. They are a wonderful resource for needing to find adaptive equipment and contact information. Jessica is a wealth of knowledge. We also enjoy being able to participate in so many fun family events!! Thank you for your help!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We feel so blessed that Variety Children’s Charity of Wisconsin helped providing activities for the children.

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We feel so blessed with Variety Children’s Charity of Wisconsin.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It's a great program. It's awesome how they help the children.

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They do an excelent job.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My brother, Mark Wood and his wife Jen have a son, Trevor who took a serious fall and had a very serious brain trauma injury. Trevor spent months in the hospital and we do thank the Lord that he survived. When we saw the time approaching that Trevor could go home there was another huge problem. There was not way that their home was compatible for a wheel chair and could meet the need of Trevor. It was overwhelming and we saw no way that things could work out. That is when Variety Club Children s Charities inc. contacted my brother and his wife. They came in and renovated part of the house, built a long ramp from the alley, which made it possible for Trevor to go home. Since then they have also did many things to help my brother's family and to help Trevor. As a family member we have been very thankful for the generosity and care for our family members. We would like to say Thank You and want you to know that we really appreciated all you have done. Randy and Linda Wood

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Their care and help of a family in need. They have been a huge help in many areas over the past 18 months.

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No change.

 
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