At Variety, we believe that every child with special needs deserves to reach their potential regardless of their social or physical limitations.
Through our Heart of Variety program, we provide funding for therapy, wheelchairs, walkers, specially designed adaptive bicycles, vehicle modification for wheelchair accessibility, prosthetic limbs, life experiences like throwing out the first pitch at a major league baseball game, or even going to the movies for the first time, we aim to strengthen not only a child’s physical abilities, but their confidence as well. In 2016, we served 126 children through this program.
Through Variety's Peaceable Kingdom Retreat Center, we partner with various non-profit organizations and hospitals to provide summer camp experience for children with special needs. Our Environmental Education Progam partners with local school districts to provide an adaptive environmental education curriculum and hands-on learning for mainstream and special education students. Last year, 8,200 children experienced the magic of Peaceable Kingdom.