A “Special” Gift This Halloween

This Halloween, there’s no need to put on a silly costume or go knocking on doors. That’s because Variety Children’s Charity will be delivering its treat to Kansas City kids!
On Thursday, November 3rd, Variety Children’s Charity will be donating a new adaptive bicycle to students at Kansas State School for the Blind. There are about 50 kids enrolled on a daily basis at the school. The majority of these students will be able to enjoy the bike from Freedom Concepts. “Children with varying degrees of visual impairments, including the totally blind, will be able to use this bike safely due to the rear steering mechanism. In addition, the bike is able to be modified to fit all children with varying degrees of physical ability. Our students are gonna love their new bike!” says Christy Bowen with Kansas State School for the Blind.

Variety Children’s Charity is a volunteer based organization that’s dedicated to helping Kansas City kids with mobility issues. We raise money in creative and fun ways. Then we use that money to buy wheelchairs, adaptive bikes and tricycles, and walkers. Most of our kids’ families have insurance, but the expensive equipment they need to be a kid isn’t always covered.

Please join us as we help some very special Kansas City kids enjoy a bike ride!

Who: Variety Children’s Charity
What: We’re donating an adaptive bike to students at Kansas State School for the Blind
When: Thursday, November 3, at 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Where: Kansas State School for the Blind, 1100 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66210 , in the gym
Why: Because all kids deserve to have fun!
Parking: Park in the lot with the flag pole. Enter the main building (the one on your right as you enter that lot) and sign in at the principal’s office.

For more information, contact Variety’s Executive Director Deb Wiebrecht at 913.558.2309

Row Host Party!

Last night was the Row Host Party for the 2012 Variety Show to be held on February 25th at the Midland Theater in Downtown Kansas City. The event was a major success and would not have been possible without Hart Associates who donated their beautiful event space (1824 Walnut) and provided the wine for the event! Also, a thank you to United Beverage for the beer and Hy-Vee for the food! So amazing! We are truly thankful for their contributions!

The best part of the evening was the performances offer by Vocalocity!
Vocalocity is the first show choir of its kind in the Kansas City metropolitan area, with no ties to any particular school or school district. Instead, the performers come together from all over the city to create a place where kids who love to sing, dance and act can shine! They performed Viva La Vida by Coldplay, Open Arms by Journey, and Africa by Toto!

The event brought in 7 Row Hosts and 4 Table Donors. Which is $5,300 donated to Variety of Greater Kansas City in 1 night!

If you are interested in becoming a Row Host ($300 or $50 per ticket with a party of 6) or a Table Donor ($800 or $100 per ticket with a party of 8) please contact Deborah Wiebrecht at (913) 558-2309.

“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving”