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.
Variety of Illinois At Play

Variety @ Play


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.

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! Contact for more information! 


Be Active

Through our Mobility Grants, Variety awards gifts like van lifts, wheelchairs, adaptive bicycles and prosthetic limbs to special needs children in need.. The gift of mobility is life changing for children and families right here in Illinois. Learn more about our passion for mobility. 

Assistive Tech

Be Social

Communication significantly impacts a child’s development of social skills and relationships. Some children with special needs benefit from a communication system or device. Variety of Illinois provides the technology and devices that reduce frustration and allow children to initiate and respond, to make choices, and most importantly – to interact socially.  Help give kids a voice!



To help children with physical and cognitive disabilities, as well as their families, feel included in our community we support community inclusive projects and programs. Join us at one of our upcoming events!

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.


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