Read stories about the kids, families and events that your support has impacted and the lives it has changed.
You’re not getting older...you’re getting kinder! This year, celebrate your birthday by throwing a fundraiser for Variety Kids! Learn more about it here: Throw a legendary birthday! Last year, just before the Super Bowl, Randi Mahomes dedicated her birthday as a...read more
Graham’s mother shares his story: “Around 18 months at Graham's checkup we mentioned that he didn't have too many words. He grunted a lot. We applied for First Steps to get some speech assistance; however, he was denied. He was barely passed. We tried again 6 months...read more
Arthur’s mom explains: “Art has a speech delay along with sensory and behavioral concerns. His primary communication is by pointing or directing you to his wants/needs, however lately he is showing an interest in using an app to point to pictures on my phone and...read more
A note from Jax’s mom: “Our little guy was a surprise all the way around! When we thought we were done with having kids, not only did he surprise us with his presence, but also with a little bit extra. Jax has Down Syndrome. His diagnosis was scary at first, the...read more
Jason was born in China and abandoned by his mother due to her inability to provide proper medical care for his Spina Bifida. He was raised in a Chinese orphanage until the age of 9 when his loving KC family adopted him. He has been in the States for four years and...read more
A letter from a proud Variety KC Mom! “Our daughter, Lucy, is a smart, happy, and active toddler who happens to have spina bifida. While in utero, nerves in her spinal cord were damaged around the L5 vertebra. She also has bowel and bladder dysfunction. She works a...read more
Now, that's a smile! Tatem is a young woman with spastic, dystonic cerebral palsy. Tatem and her twin brother were born 3 months premature (26 weeks old) and are both miracles. Tatem is unable to walk, or perform fine motor movements, so she moves in her wheelchair....read more
For the first time ever, Body Weight Support technology has been moved out of the therapy gym and into the classroom. The "Harness School" Cafe is an innovative concept that allows middle school students who use wheelchairs and walkers a chance to stand upright with...read more
Let's All Play! We're attaching an Inclusive Playground Guide for you to use if planning a playground, inclusive outdoor/indoor play area or other community gathering space. We've compiled this information while building seven inclusive playgrounds, the Variety KC...read more
Recently we heard from Silas' therapist. He's a three-year-old with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders and is nonverbal, but he's been working really hard at that. In fact, he has been involved in toddler and preschool classes, individual speech-language...read more
We have two small posters you can download and print out for your door. These will alert all callers that there is someone at your home with a weakened immune system and to take extra care. The first poster features a Variety KC young man in a wheelchair and the...read more
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Find Out How to Get Involved
Several generous Kansas City organizations offer an employee match program. Double your gift to Variety KC, ask your employer if they match contributions! Here is a list of known companies that do.