How we help

We believe all Aussie kids deserve a fair go.

We help kids 0-18 years of age who face challenges with disability, chronic illness or financial hardship. In 2017, Variety – the Children’s Charity supported children with more than 133 different conditions. We help children who can’t be formally diagnosed and those who have multiple conditions. If you are unsure whether we can help your child, please get in touch via kidssupport@varietyvic.org.au.

Variety Kids’ Xmas Party

Variety Kids’ Xmas Party

Variety – the Children’s Charity celebrates our 30th Variety Children’s Christmas Party.

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Variety@Work

Variety@Work

We hold lots of exciting events throughout the year so kids can have some fun, meet new people and try something new.

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Variety Shine Intensive Program

Variety Shine Intensive Program

Ensuring all kids get the opportunity to keep up with their mates in the classroom.

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Variety Bikes for Kids

Variety Bikes for Kids

The Variety Bikes for Kids Program provides freedom, independence and joy to disadvantaged children through the provision of a bike.

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Education and learning equipment

Education and learning equipment

Variety helps children unlock all the joys of education, whether it’s technology, music, sport, therapy or a scholarship.

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Mobility and Communication

Mobility and Communication

For many children, moving and communicating better means greater independence, freedom and self-esteem.

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Medical equipment

Medical equipment

Learning that your child needs access to a rare and often expensive piece of medical equipment or service can be a daunting experience.

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Wigs

Wigs

Variety – the Children’s Charity provides wigs to kids who have lost their hair due to Alopecia or another medical condition such as cancer. Losing your hair can have profound psychological effects, particularly through childhood and adolescence.

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Schools and organisations

Schools and organisations

Variety helps schools and organisations with things like all-ability playgrounds, Liberty swings (modified for special needs), and sunshine coaches

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Liberty Swings

Liberty Swings

Liberty Swings allow children in wheelchairs or afflicted by a physical impairment the chance to enjoy the joy of swinging.

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Sunshine Coaches

Sunshine Coaches

Variety Sunshine Coaches provide transport to organisations that cater for children with physical disability, regional or social disadvantage, to enable them to access the community and to experience a range of special programs and activities.

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Variety Scholarships

Variety Scholarships

Variety’s Scholarship Program provides scholarships for children with an existing talent, who are disadvantaged or living with a disability, to achieve their full potential and to follow their dreams.

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Contact our Kids Support Manager

We’re here to help! Call the Variety office today!