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Variety - The Children's Charity Programs

Variety the Children's Charity enables children with disabilities to live life to the fullest with a focus on mobility, communication, and social inclusion. The organization strives to provide kids with opportunities to discover the possibilities for their own lives, and truly be a kid, first and foremost.  Below are several programs offered to families.

"My Bike" Program - Providing adaptive bikes to eligible children with disabilities so they may have the freedom of a bike & the joy of riding alongside friends & family. The CAIU has worked with Variety to identify and provide children with adaptive bikes through the “My Bike” program.

"My Stroller" Program - currently provides a Kid Kart Mighty Lite adaptive stroller to eligible kids with disabilities in 29 Pa. counties. Typically, a family must choose between having a wheelchair or adaptive stroller. So, as a wheelchair is more necessary, an adaptive stroller allows for easier "on-the-go" mobility and participation in daily activities and throughout the community.

"My Voice" Program - provides a communication device (currently an iPad with a prescribed communication app) to eligible kids with a communication disorder to give them a voice at all times throughout 29 Pa. counties.