Message from David Small, VI Executive Director March 18, 2014 10:38 PM - Variety International

To someone who isn’t familiar with Variety’s history, Variety must seem an odd choice of name for a children’s charity, however, even forgetting its historical significance, Variety is the perfect name for our organization.

The definition of the word Variety is “the quality of being diverse” and diversity completely encaptures the nature of Variety – the Children’s Charity. Unlike many charitable organisations which focus on a single issue or disease, under our three core programs, Caring for Kids, Future Kids and Freedom, Variety delivers a better life to a diverse range of children living with a diverse range of needs.

Further, Variety unites a diverse group of volunteers, supporters, donors, corporate partners and professional staff to grant kids the invaluable gift of independence, self-esteem, recovery, wellness, achievement, mobility, communication and joy through grants of crucial equipment and experiences for children who desperately need it.

Every child is important, however, Variety – the Children’s Charity exists to connect people and companies to children who are less fortunate, children who live and grow up with a serious illness or special needs. These are extra important children; children who require an extraordinary kind of help and support.

That support is you and Variety – the Children’s Charity

Our diversity continues through 40 offices in 11 countries, each solving unmet needs for local children, but also working together to solve needs on a national and international level. Variety is not the cause, children are the cause. Variety is the solution. Aristotle said “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Each Variety office exhibits excellence in improving the lives of children, together as Variety – the Children’s Charity International, Variety provides a second to none global network of support for children.