Variety of Illinois

Our Story

Helping Every Kid Be Active, Be Social and Belong

Variety of Illinois is a volunteer-driven organization committed to providing kids with disabilities the adaptive equipment and opportunities needed for activity and inclusion. At the heart of Variety’s achievements are the remarkable contributions of people in the community, and it is only through your time and effort that Variety is able to do so much for children and families right here at home.

Variety the Children’s Charity of Illinois helps Children with Disabilities

  • Gain mobility and freedom
  • Get out and about in the community
  • Achieve independence and increase self-esteem 

All purchases and grants for equipment and services are made directly by Variety of Illinois to ensure that every dollar gets through to where it is needed most – kids with disabilities.

How We Help

Leveling the playing field for Illinois kids in need

MOBILITY

Be Active

ASSISTIVE TECH

Be Social

INCLUSION

Belong

Get Involved

Powered by the people of Illinois

Variety of Illinois Kids Disabilities

Volunteer

Find out how you can utilize your passion and network and donate your time to help Variety raise funds by hosting inclusive events.
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Donate

Every dollar you donate stays in the Illinois metro to help make the most positive impact on the greatest number of children in need.
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Apply

If your child is in need of a communication device, mobility equipment or would like to participate in the Go Baby Go program, click here.

Proud Partners

Give it up for amazing companies who allow us to serve! Click a Partner Logo below to check out all of our Partners!

Jacob J Fink Foundation
Cinemark
Classic Cinema
Guaranteed Rate
Chef by Request
Prospect Airport Services

Support our Cause

Accepting online donations

Help us provide adaptive equipment and opportunities for children with special needs. Every dollar you donate stays in Illinois to help make the most positive impact on the greatest number of children.

COMMUNITY STORIES

“The events hosted by Variety never disappoint. What an absolute great organization with an even better cause!! Keep up the great work Variety!! Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for the special needs community.”

Sonny B.

COMMUNITY STORIES

“I volunteered at Seigels Cottonwood Pumpkin Farm for Variety and I can’t tell you how heartwarming it was to see how much fun and how much it meant to the children in wheelchairs and their families to enjoy a day on the farm! The kiddos smiles will forever leave an imprint on my heart! I love volunteering for Variety!!”

M. Barthel

COMMUNITY STORIES

“We had a blast at the Fox Valley Mall carnival! This is one of the highlights of our year. My son with special needs LOVES thrill rides as do all of my kids, but he can’t wait in lines and doesn’t do well with crowds so this event is perfect for him and for us to attend together as a family. Everybody has a great time!”

Holly S.

 

COMMUNITY STORIES

“My daughter has been sooo lucky to be able to attend the events offered from Variety even though she is non verbal….her smile and how excited she gets makes me extremely happy and very Thankful for programs like this and activities for our special needs children….God bless you Variety and your staff always very friendly and with a smile…”

Yesenia R.