To celebrate our rich history, we would like to share 80 stories that have made Variety of Wisconsin the great organization it is today. Each story will spotlight people – including volunteers, donors and sponsors who have helped build our organization, and most importantly, stories about children that we have served. We will also spotlight significant milestones and achievements throughout our history.
Join us as we celebrate our 80th anniversary with our 80 Years 80 Stories campaign.
80 Years 80 Stories: Story #23-Variety Volunteer Al Minshall’s Story
Al Minshall from Access Elevator is more than one of Variety’s vendor partners, he’s also one of our dedicated volunteers. Al’s specialty is in vehicle modifications and home access options, such as ramps or lifts. Al works to make sure Variety receives top quality products with the lowest possible price and the best customer service. Al has become our go-to guy when a family contacts Variety looking to figure out what type of vehicle they will need to purchase in order to accommodate their child’s needs. We know that all we need to do is give Al a call and he will connect with the family and provide them with expert guidance. This is very valuable as it oftentimes helps the family to decide on the appropriate vehicle that will accommodate the type of device that their child will need to ride in the vehicle safely. Additionally, Al will also meet with families that need to make modifications to their home to allow access. Many times a family is unsure what they need – a ramp, an elevator, etc. Al will provide the family and Variety with guidance. Al does this on his own time and without compensation.