Feb 27, 2020 | In the News, Naperwood
As seen on the news!
We had the awesome opportunity to stop by WGN studios to not only promote our 15th annual Oscar party, but the great mission we of Variety the Children’s Charity of Illinois. Watch our Variety kiddo, Will, tell a joke and perform an amazing magic trick on live television during the WGN Morning news segment, Time for Talent!
See the live news clip here!
Feb 21, 2020 | In the News, Inclusion
Aug 27, 2019 | Awareness
On average, it costs four times as much to raise a child with special needs. Part of this expense is adaptive equipment. The average number of pieces of equipment needed is 4-6 per child. Even the care for children without physical disabilities can be staggering. A child with autism may incur expenses of over $60,000 per year!
To cover these costs, families take out loans, max out credit cards and use retirement savings to pay for the here and now. Or, the kids simply go without recommended care.
Families also rely heavily on insurance. Unfortunately, insurance doesn’t always cover equipment and costs that the children desperately need. That’s where Variety KC and our generous partners come in. Variety provides much needed mobility equipment and communication devices – we fund needs, not just wants.
Please help us to help families right here in the Kansas City area. Give generously today at varietykc.org/donate. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!