“It’s all about the kids” Variety of Manitoba was founded in 1978. Whereas other children’s charities focuses on specific areas, Variety supports a variety of programs that encompass many needs such as the Children’s Outreach dental program for core area kids – or Camp Brereton, a summer camp which offers different programs for visually and hearing impaired children or children suffering from cancer. There are also Variety’s music theraphy and therapeutic clown programs, the Pat Riordan Fine Arts Scholarships and Variety’s two-year old Variety Heritage Adventure Park.
Past projects that Variety of Manitoba has funded include the Children’s Heart Centre at the Health Sciences Centre, the play area at Cancer Care Manitoba’s pediatric wing, the aquatic centre at the downtown Y, a speech and hearing clinic for children near the University of Manitoba and the Variety Sunshine Coach program – a group of 20 coaches outfitted with special equipment and wheelchair lifts which different organizations use to deliver handicapped adults and children to different programs and destinations.
Variety, the Children’s Charity, is dedicated to raising funds that enable us to meet the tangible needs of children of all abilities in Manitoba.
To be recognized throughout Manitoba as an organization that makes a meaningful and genuine contribution to the lives of children.
Variety, the Children’s Charity, has raised more than $30 million in Manitoba to meet the special needs of children of all abilities.
Our efforts enable children to participate more fully in life’s activities. Variety provides funds for adapted equipment so that children can run as well as walk; play hockey instead of watching TV; “read” computers even though they may be blind. Established in 1978, Variety the Children’s Charity of Manitoba is associated with Variety Canada under the auspices of Variety International. Operating with a volunteer Board of Directors, a dedicated group of volunteers and a very small staff, Variety is recognized as one of the premier children’s charities in the province.
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