Welcome to Variety of Illinois
The mission of Variety of Illinois is to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities by providing the equipment and experiences needed to reach their highest potential. This is accomplished through programs such as Kids on the Go that provides mobility equipment not covered by insurance for children with physical limitations and Live to Achieve that encourages excellence in adaptive sports. Through a network of 43 chapters in 13 countries, Variety envisions a state where all children can actively participate in their communities and experience the joys that come with being a kid.
1.-Variety aids children with physical challenges
whose families cannot afford, nor obtain through insurance, necessary mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, specially-designed adaptive bikes, and other mobility devices.
US Variety – The Children’s Charity Variety provides funding for the equipment that helps them not only exercise and grow stronger, but also helps them engage with family, friends and classmates to become confident, independent, active members of their communities!
2 .- Variety helps children who are disadvantaged
and want to experience the fullness of life. Variety takes them out into their communities for special excursions that are usually taken for granted – to the zoo, museum, skating rink, library, concerts, amusement parks, the circus, and fun-filled events like fishing, film festivals, special movie screenings and annual holiday party!
3.- Variety supports other local initiatives
to benefit the children of your community, such as children’s hospitals, camps, boys & girls clubs, after school programs, literacy programs, educational scholarships and arts programs.
KIDS ON THE GO! SPORTS MOBILITY PROGRAM It's a beautiful day for a bike ride. Placing one foot on the right peddle while you push off with your left is as natural as sneezing. For the able bodied, once you mastered how to ride a two-wheel bike, you never thought about these mechanics Read more
Samuel R Let’s talk about Sammy! He is a fun-loving happy little boy, who happens to have Down syndrome. Sammy benefits from all that Lekotek has to offer and his mom, dad and sister always join in on the fun. Before attending individual play sessions at Lekotek, Sammy’s attention span was very Read more
Click here to read The Program cover letter Variety the Children's Charity of Illinois believes every child should have access to lead a full, active life. As such, the non-profit organization has launched Live to Achieve, a groundbreaking grant program that enables children with disabilities in Read more
2014/2015 Gold Heart Pin Campaign When the World Needs a Hero, It Calls…the Minions! Variety’s Minions Gold Heart Pin Raises Money for Charity LOS ANGELES, CA –Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have collaborated with Variety - the Children’s Charity to create limited-edition Read more
Variety Partners Programs
Variety supports the Chicago Park District's five week-long adaptive day camp programs for children and youth with disabilities. The camps offer hundreds of children with a range of physical and cognitive disabilities the opportunity to try sports, art, and music in an inclusive, accepting Read more
Samuel R Let’s talk about Sammy! He is a fun-loving happy little boy, who happens to have Down syndrome. Sammy benefits from all that Lekotek has to offer and his mom, dad and sister always join in on the fun. Before attending individual play sessions at Lekotek, Sammy’s attention span was Read more