How we help
Variety. Because some children are extra special.
Children growing up with disability, serious illness or disadvantage need help from a special charity.
That charity is Variety.
With your support, Variety - the Children’s Charity gives more than a million dollars worth of goods and services a month to Australian children with special needs.
That may seem like a lot of money, but we can always give more.
You can make a difference by becoming involved with Variety. You can donate money, volunteer your time, or assist in other ways so we can continue doing amazing things for those special children who urgently need our help.
Your money helps in a variety of ways.
Each week, Variety Victoria directly helps approximately three individual children and families in need — providing practical and much needed grants for items like modified tricycles, electric beds, and communication devices for children who would otherwise ‘fall through the gaps’ and have nowhere else to turn.
But we could do more with your help.
Thousands of special children travel on Sunshine Coaches every day, with three new Sunshine Coaches added to the road in Australia every single month. But we want enough on the road to get all our special children out in the sunshine and interacting with people who care.
Help us get more Sunshine Coaches on the road.
Regional and disadvantaged schools receive much needed vital learning and play equipment. We also receive hundreds of requests for vocal output devices, communication software and other technologies.
With your money more special children will be able to find a voice or become mobile.
The Variety Freedom Program provides funding for mobility equipment like wheelchairs, walking frames and customised tricycles so children can get out and about.
The Variety Future Kids Program provides children with intellectual or physical disability access to equipment to positively transform their classroom experience and academic performance.
The Variety Caring for Kids Program helps parents care for their seriously ill children at home with nebulisers, insulin pumps, electric hospital beds and more.
It really should be called Variety @ Play because this is the fun side of Variety. Variety @ Work brings laughter into the lives of children who sometimes have little to smile about. Our volunteer committee plans events and activities for groups of children, small or large, allowing them to have...