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Variety - The Children's Charity of Wisconsin
October 27, 2010

Variety is committed to providing services to children with disabilities and their families. When interested stakeholders in the community hear about the work of Variety, they want to become involved; thus, Variety is a strong and growing organization. As a physical therapist, I am grateful for the funding support that Variety is able to provide to children who otherwise would not have access to equipment and experiences that promote independence. As a Board member, I am proud of the efforts of the staff of Variety to promote the ogranization's mission to community providers that have now become Variety's partners. Having partnership relationships expands the possibilities available to children and families, and promotes more community awareness of the needs of others.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Recently, Variety funded adapted bicycles to children with physical disabilities; I attended the event where the kids received their bikes, and it was truly an exciting, rewarding day. Some children learned new motor skills while others learned new speeds of travel on a bike - all of them gained independence and a "typical child" experience - something we want to see happen for all kids.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none that I can think of - Variety is moving forward with a clearly defined mission and attainable goals

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Visit to my workplace from the executive director

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Provide funding for the Kids On the Go program (equipment for children with disabilities)

What is its top priority in the long run?

Expand fund raising efforts and grow the organization's revenue

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & event volunteer, Board member, committee member.