How we help

Variety of Illinois believes all kids should Be Active, Be Social and Belong. We remove mobility and communication barriers by providing the necessary equipment and devices, and provide inclusive opportunities for all children right here in our community.
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Helping Children

Be Active, Be Social & Belong

Variety the Children’s Charity of Illinois helps children with disabilities, as well as their families, feel included in their community.

We offer a variety of programs and grant applications, as well as community projects, such as Variety@Play and Build-A-Bike!

Check out all of our programs below!

Parents: Visit our Events Calendar to see upcoming events. You can add your email to our monthly newsletter filled with fun (and often FREE) things to do with your family!

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Variety of Illinois Projects

Kids on the Go

Be Active

“Kids on the Go” Mobility Grant Program provides families with the equipment needed to enable all children to participate in their communities & enjoy being a kid! Variety helps children with disabilities, 21 years of age & younger with disabilities by providing mobility equipment such as sport wheelchairs, adaptive car seats & strollers, adaptive bicycles, tricycles and more.

Live to Achieve

“The “Live to Achieve” Grant assistance with travel, training and other costs necessary to help pave the way for young athletes to participate and excel in adaptive sports.

Variety @ Play

Be Social

“Variety at Play” provides inclusive, accessible programming free of charge or at great discounts for the whole family thanks to our Variety @ Play Partners! To help children with physical and cognitive disabilities, as well as their families, feel included in our community, we support community projects such as inclusive ball fields, playgrounds, and sports programs.

Adapt My World


The “Adapt My World” program provides assistive devices such as standers, positioning chairs, light tables, and technology hardware/software so children with disabilities can communicate and engage in their home, school and community.      
As an extension of the Adapt My World program, Variety of Illinois is currently providing family relief packages including disinfectant sprays, sanitizers, paper goods and other safety & sanitization items specifically needed by request as they become available to us; parents may apply for these packages here.

Get Involved


Find out how you can donate your time to help Variety raise funds for assistive devices and host inclusive events.


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.
Kids On the Go


If your child is in need of a communication device, mobility equipment or would like to participate in one of our programs, click the button below!