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80 Stories, 80 Days: Helping Mia Move Around and PLAY!

Mia’s inspiring story of learning how to walk and, most importantly, how to play on her new leg braces and arm crutches is a part of our 80 Stories, 80 Days campaign. Through it, we are asking all of you who have been touched by our organization in any way to share your story and help us gain more support for Kansas City children with developmental disabilities.

Unique Connect will donate directly to us for every story we collect through this campaign, so please submit your story now.  

80 Stories, 80 Days: Surprising Sam with a New Wheelchair and an Unforgettable Experience

This fun story is a part of our 80 Stories, 80 Days campaign. For every story we collect through this campaign, Unique Connect will make a donation directly to our organization, so please submit your story now.   

From Amy Rice: 

Our favorite memory of Variety was the day they surprised Sam and presented us with the funds to buy his new wheelchair. They planned the surprise at the baseball field at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. Sam was presented with all sorts of gifts and treats, and we were presented with a check. The Royals and T-bones mascots were there, as well as some local news people to interview San. There was a large group of supporters there to play baseball with Sam and help him run the bases in his new wheelchair. What a fun and special day that was!

Through our 80 Stories, 80 Days campaign, we are asking all of you who have been touched by our organization in any way to share your story and help us gain more support for Kansas City children with developmental disabilities.

Unique Connect will donate directly to us for every story we collect through this campaign, so please submit your story now.  

80 Stories, 80 Days: Where Variety Steps In

This great story is a part of our 80 Stories, 80 Days campaign. For every story we collect through this campaign, Unique Connect will make a donation directly to our organization, so please submit your story now.   

From Tracy Cochran: 

We were in desperate need of a shower chair for our special needs daughter. She had outgrown her previous one and it was no longer safe to use. Our insurance did not cover the shower chair, and this is when someone mentioned Variety. What a blessing it was to receive funding from Variety to help purchase the chair! My daughter is now safe and clean! 🙂

Through our 80 Stories, 80 Days campaign, we are asking all of you who have been touched by our organization in any way to share your story and help us gain more support for Kansas City children with developmental disabilities.

Unique Connect will donate directly to us for every story we collect through this campaign, so please submit your story now.  

80 Stories, 80 Days: Watching People Fall in Love with Variety

This amazing story is a part of our 80 Stories, 80 Days campaign. For every story we collect through this campaign, Unique Connect will make a donation directly to our organization, so please submit your story now.   

From Heath Burch: 

As a board member my affinity for Variety has been clear for a while, but it was the reaction of a group of people being introduced to Variety that has recently been an inspiration to me that I won’t soon forget.

In November a new business I am partnered in decided to participate in No Shave November and raise money for a worthwhile cause. In discussing who we might partner with I of course suggested Variety, and the group decided that among the numerous great options Variety was the obvious choice.

As of November 1st exactly one other person involved in the effort had heard of Variety, by the end of the month we had over 30 people who had actively raised money for Variety and around 100 people who attended an end of the month event to celebrate the success of the event.

All fundraising efforts are relative, but I was amazed at the effort and success of a group of people coming together (many who had only even known each other for 30-60 days) to raise money so passionately for something they had not even known about a month ago. It all lead to two adaptive bikes being purchased for some great kids, and a whole band of people becoming passionate fans of Variety, becoming new advocates for the amazing things Variety does!

Through our 80 Stories, 80 Days campaign, we are asking all of you who have been touched by our organization in any way to share your story and help us gain more support for Kansas City children with developmental disabilities.

Unique Connect will donate directly to us for every story we collect through this campaign, so please submit your story now.  

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