Variety is one of the most trusted and reliable charities, having given close to $2 billion in grants globally to help children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs.

The enormous generosity of the Variety community has changed the lives of thousands of Australian children with special needs for over 40 years.

Together we’ve created a place where children and their families can turn to for help when times are tough and when there is nowhere else to turn.

In 2015 we helped nearly 130,000 children through grants for:
Equipment that helps children with their mobility, like wheelchairs, walking aids, and modified vehicles.
Rare and expensive medical equipment and services including insulin pumps, wigs, feeds, nappies, oxygen pumps and more.
Technology, programs and scholarships that help children unlock all the joys of education and communication.

Because of people like you, Variety gives away over
$1,000,000
of support to children in need each month.

For over 40 years Variety has helped make sure all kids have the same opportunities in life. No matter what life throws at them. No matter what their ability.

In 2015, generous gifts from people like you helped nearly 130,000 kids get access to specialist care and equipment that they may have otherwise missed out on.

A small gift can make a world of difference to a child and their family.

How your dollar helps

  • 32%FREEDOM PROGRAM
  • 12%CARING PROGRAM
  • 56%FUTURE PROGRAM

How your dollar helps

Your gift to Variety will help families get the financial support they need, across three key program areas:

32%
of requests

FREEDOM

Helping children to move and communicate better

12%
of requests

CARING

Helping with medical supplies and specialist medical equipment

56%
of requests

FUTURE

Helping transform the educational experience for children with intellectual or physical  disabilities

Thanks to the generous support from people like you, thousands of children and their families have been able access to much-needed support for things like specialist equipment, therapy and medical supplies.

Jenny donated $500 to help fund mobility equipment

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Michael volunteered his chef skills at 2016 Variety of Chefs

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