November 17, 2014

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Meet Variety Spotlight Kid Amanda

Amanda runningTen-year-old Amanda was born with significant leg, foot and hip deformities that required amputation of her left leg and a brace for her right leg. To date, she has endured more than 10 surgeries! Most would see Amanda’s challenges and dismiss her Olympic gold ambitions as childhood wishful dreaming.

Not Variety. And, not YOU!

DCIM100MEDIAAmanda knew if she got a specially built bike, anything was possible. Thanks to your generosity and support, Variety was able to help Amanda find that bike!

Won’t you join Variety in supporting Amanda and other kids with disabilities?

Because of generous friends such as you, Amanda is on her way to her Olympic dreams!  In the past two years, she has competed in two triathlons, numerous running and swimming races, and track and field events locally, regionally and nationally! Just 10 years old, Amanda holds a national record in shot put, and has earned more than 30 medals and ribbons!amanda medal 2013

Every month, kids like Amanda — Wisconsin kids with physical disabilities — ask Variety to purchase specialized equipment, therapy and experiences that they need to achieve their goals.

More than 20 Wisconsin kids with disabilities are waiting for equipment including bikes, ramps, walk aides and other necessary items to allow them to achieve their life goals. The cost of just these items is over $50,000!

When you give to Variety you are telling Amanda and other children with physical disabilities that you believe in them. Your gift empowers them to dream big, work hard and achieve more! Where else can you get this kind of return on an investment? You can change lives!

Imagine what your gift today will inspire other children like Amanda to do! Send your generous gift today so that they will have the equipment that they need to succeed.

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September 24, 2014

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Join the Club!

As part of our 80th Anniversary celebration, we announce the inaugural Founder’s Club! We invite you to join the Variety family and become a member of the Founder’s Club. Help us make sure that every child can actively participate in their community and experience all of the joys that come with being a kid. Celebrate […]

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September 24, 2014

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Big Halloween Gig 2014

Join us for the best Halloween costume party in Milwaukee on Saturday, November 1st at the Tripoli Shrine Center. -Admission is $37/person in advance ($45 at the door) -Admission includes a costume contest, free tap beer & pizza -Live music all night from Spoiled Rotten and Shag -7:30 pm-1:00 am Purchase advance tickets at www.bighalloweengig.com. Must […]

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September 19, 2014

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Lunch for the Kids

Join us at our annual Lunch for the Kids on Thursday, October 30th at noon at the Pfister Hotel! Hear from families that Variety has helped while enjoying a meal with us at our annual fundraiser. Be a part of these inspirational and moving stories and witness the change that takes place every day at […]

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September 5, 2014

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Make Miracles Happen!

Miracle on Canal Street is Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s signature community program that raises funds for children’s charities – and Variety – The Children’s Charity of Wisconsin is in the running to be a beneficiary. Miracle has raised more than $13.6 million for hundreds of area children’s charities. The program began as a way to […]

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August 19, 2014

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Thank you for supporting Chatter Matters! Communication Camp!

This photo of Matthew says it ALL! Variety’s 2014 Chatter Matters! Communication Camp was a huge success and more fun than we ever expected! Not only did the kids and families have a smashing good time participating in traditional camp activities, but they also had time to kick back and relax at the beautiful and […]

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August 6, 2014

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Ben Marcus Memorial Variety Golf Classic raises $80,000!

The 2014 Ben Marcus Memorial Variety Golf Classic was held on Monday, July 14th at Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. More than 200 people came out to support our largest fundraiser of the year, raising more than $80,000! The proceeds will benefit Variety’s Freedom Program, which provides funding for mobility […]

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July 24, 2014

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Ja’Vaire Receives a Lift

In December 2013, Ja’Vaire, a 14-year-old Milwaukee boy asked Variety, through our Freedom Program to modify the entrance to his home so that he could safely and easily get in and out. Two years ago, Ja’Vaire suffered a traumatic brain injury after being hit by an SUV on his was to the school bus stop. […]

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July 24, 2014

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Meet Ja’Quan

Ja‘Quan is a ten-year-old boy who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He is one of four children in an active and involved family. We first met Ja‘Quan in 2010 and since then, he has been an active member of the Variety family attending many of the Future Kids events. When we first met Ja’Quan, he used a reverse […]

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July 22, 2014

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Sign up for our Future Kids Events!

The Future Kids Program helps Wisconsin children with physical disabilities reach their full potential in life. Experiences in education, culture, sport and community are the cornerstones to develop skills that can lead to that future. This program takes children with physical challenges and their immediate family members on free outings to museums, professional sporting events, […]

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