More than a Bed
Variety Kid Lincoln looks at the camera while sitting in his new safety bed, which has padded walls, a comfortable mattress, and windows for caregivers.

Variety Kid Lincoln recently received a piece of a medical equipment that does it all – keeps him safe, gives him a place to place to play, helps his family take care of him, and provides a comfy space for a good night’s sleep. This all-purpose piece of equipment? A safety bed.

This bed is built with both security and comfort in mind, with sturdy, padded walls, the ability to raise and lower the walls and mattress, and plenty of room to grow. Lincoln’s mom, Amanda, shares that all these features are critical to Lincoln’s well-being.

“Lincoln needs the safety bed for exactly...

Register Now for Summer Camp 2022
An Adventure Camp camper shows off his fish he caught at Variety's Adventure Camp in the summer of 2019.

It’s happening! Registration for our in-person Summer Adventure and Teen Camp is now LIVE! Click here to register by noon on February 7, 2022, and read on for more details.

Variety’s Adventure and Teen Camp program offers a free day camp experience to kids and teens with disabilities throughout the greater St. Louis region, including all 30 Missouri and Illinois counties Variety St. Louis serves. Every day, campers are given the opportunity to participate in exciting adventures and engaging activities, as well as meet lifelong friends.

Under the care of enthusiastic, kind,...

Freedom for JJ
Variety Kid JJ gives a huge smile while sitting on his new therapeutic bike.

For a long time, Variety Kid Jeffery (aka JJ) felt like he was missing out on a big part of childhood – riding a bike. Traditional bikes and tricycles are not accessible for JJ and his needs, so he has never owned a bike of his very own.

At Bikes for Kids in November of 2021, this all changed. On that day, JJ took home his first therapeutic bike, a bicycle that has been adapted to fit his specific needs. With features like a large seat, safety belts, pedal straps, and an anti-tip design, JJ feels comfortable and secure, allowing him to focus on riding.

This new therapeutic...

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