A $25,000 grant from Anthem will help Variety kids sleep safer at night!

SleepSafe Beds

Faith, a 5-year-old Variety kid, is about to start kindergarten this August. But to excel, she’ll need a good night’s sleep.

Born with a complex set of neurological challenges, Faith’s body frequently makes involuntary movements. Come bedtime, that can be a huge challenge: she might fall off a traditional bed, or trap one of her limbs in the guardrails of a hospital-style bed.

But thanks to an incredible $25,000 grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a state... Continue Reading »

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 15:43
The more the merrier at Variety Children's Theatre auditions!

Kids perform at auditions for the Variety Children's Theatre production of Mary Poppins. Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, St. Louis, Missouri

By 8 a.m. Saturday morning, the halls of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts were buzzing with anticipation. 

More than 150 kids, with parents in tow, were filing into the building to fill out their audition... Continue Reading »

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:40
Three of our top supporters received awards at the Variety World Conference in Milwaukee!

Marilyn Fox, Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis, at the Peabody Opera House.

This year's Variety Week was a smashing success thanks to many people's best efforts. Our partners and other supporters helped us to hit new heights in raising money for St. Louis kids with disabilities.

So we were especially proud to see three of those supporters — one individual and two companies — recognized for their good work at the Variety World Conference, hosted... Continue Reading »

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:33
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