What we do

Helping children around the world across a global network of 40 chapters in 10 countries

Our promise

We fund and deliver life changing programs that give children around the world a better future

Through best practices and professional stewardship, we operate 4 core programs to deliver vital medical equipment and services to children who are sick, disadvantaged, or living with a disability.

Health & Wellbeing

Life saving medical equipment and services

Through the Variety Care Program, we save children’s lives, aid their recovery and deliver health and wellness. Grants under the Care program are made to individual children and families and children’s health organizations, such as children’s hospitals and wards.

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  • An example of what we provide
    • Auditory items like cochlear implants, hearing tests and aids
    • Dental care like orthodontics and braces
    • Food and feeding items like feeding systems and specialized nutrition
    • Oxygen, suction and insulin pumps
    • Nebulizers and ventilators
    • Vision care like eye tests and corrective equipment
    • Wigs like suction and gripper wigs
    • Tele-medicine systems
    • Sensory equipment
    • Prosthetics and orthotics
    • Respite care
    • Electrical stimulation devices and seizure alarms
    • Humidicribs and many more

    Each Variety Chapter delivers a range of services – for exactly what your local chapter does, please view their website or contact them.

  • Words from the children

    “A HUGE thanks to Variety for the $1000 grant to purchase a Vitamix blender for Charlie. What a wonderful Christmas present! We are all very excited about having the ability to make our own finely pureed food for him to eat. There are so many foods and flavours like fish, meat and green leafy vegetables that he has never been able to eat that we will now be able to incorporate into his diet. I’m sure this will make a huge difference to his energy levels and enjoyment of eating orally. I have attached a photo of the receipt and Charlie with the blender.”

    – Mother of Grant Recipient

Movement & Mobility

Life changing equipment and services for mobility, independence and social inclusion

Through the Variety Freedom Program, we change children’s lives by granting items and services that provide independence, mobility and freedom. Grants under the Freedom program are made to individual children and children’s organizations.

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  • An example of what we provide
    • Manual and powered wheelchairs
    • Adaptive bicycles and trikes
    • Assistance animals
    • Hoists and lifts
    • Modified vehicle access
    • Standing and walking assistance like gait trainers, walkers, standing frames and positioning systems
    • Specialized car seating, shower and toilet chairs, and many more

    Each Variety Chapter delivers a range of services – for exactly what your local chapter does, please view their website or contact them.

  • Words from the children

    “It’s just fantastic to see the difference the bike has made. It was very sad when Ava just used to watch the other children riding their bikes, and couldn’t join in, but now all of us can get on our bikes on the weekend and go exploring, having fun as a family. You want so much for your children, and it’s heartwarming to see them all interacting and playing together. Variety has made a huge difference to the social cohesion of our family. We feel very blessed.”

    – Deborah, Ava’s mother

Communication & Education

Life- enriching communication equipment and services

Through the Variety Future Program, we enrich children’s lives by granting items and services that provide communication, education and self-esteem. Grants under the Future program are made to individual children and children’s organizations.

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  • An example of what we provide
    • Communication technology and devices
    • Scholarships in education, the arts, and music or sports
    • Adaptive sports programs
    • Sports wheelchairs
    • Camps and retreats
    • Early literacy programs and learning aids
    • After school programs
    • Performance groups for disabled or disadvantaged children
    • Outings, parties and experiences and many more

    Each Variety Chapter delivers a range of services – for exactly what your local chapter does, please view their website or contact them.

  • Words from the children

    “I can push myself further than I thought, talk with others to get to know them better. I will help out around the house more because things make a difference.”

    – Letter of thanks from Corey – South Australia

International Children's Fund

Aiming to get kids on wheels the world over!

From 2022, alongside our chapters, the Variety International Children’s Fund’s core purpose will be to deliver imperative mobility, independence and social inclusion to children the world over, providing many more children with the gift of mobility.

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How you can help

Join a global network and give children the lifelong gift of a future without limits