My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Variety - The Children's Charity of Wisconsin, Elm Grove, WI, USA
My son had been using a bike during his physical therapy to help strengthen his legs after he had had a hip reconstruction surgery. Unfortunately, we had no way of following through at home. Then we heard about Variety Clubs Bike Day which helped kids with special needs get special bikes. We were so excited when John was chosen to receive a bike, and not just any bike but a bike that was custom fit and custom built just for him. He was so excited when he tried out his bike for the first time. His smile was precious! John had tried bikes before that we got through an equipment loan program but they had never quite fit his needs. Now John has an awesome bike that works for him and us too (it has rear stearing for us)!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The joy on my son's face when we put him on his new bike. We also went to Variety's Bike Day event. We met other recipients, donors and providers. It was also a wonderful oportunity for my other children to experience the special bikes and meet other families. I also know they sponsor other programs in which they always include the whole family.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I can't think of any changes except the ability to help more kids and families.