Fun Isn’t a Stretch for Madi
Variety Teen Madi smiles while wearing a face mask and sitting in her doctor's office. She is being fitted for her new stretching braces by a doctor, who is holding the brace on her foot.

Variety Teen Madi is very busy and active. She likes to do a ton of activities, many with Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis. Madi attends Teen Camp every summer, participates in our Variety Theatre program and also joins in during various social group outings, among others.

So, it’s safe to say that she knows how to have fun!

Madi does need a little help when it comes to walking. She uses ankle foot orthotics (AFOs) to keep her steady on her feet, making it possible for her to be independent and experience as much freedom as possible.

Lately, however, Madi...

Apply Now for a Free Bike!
A Variety Teen poses with his new bike and a big smile on his face at the 2019 Bikes for Kids event.

Are you looking for a standard bike for your child with a disability? Did you know that Variety St. Louis provides free standard bikes to area kids and teens? That’s right – each November, we give away hundreds of standard bikes at our Bikes for Kids event! Applications are now open – click here to apply by September 17 and keep reading for more info.

This year’s Bikes for Kids event will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Parkway Central High School (369 N Woods Mill Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017). On that day, we’ll present children with the gift of freedom, independence and...

Thanks Sno Much!
Variety Kid Olivia, Variety Teen Lily and Variety Alumni Meghan and Gracie smile while posing at the Ballwin Sno-Cone Fundraiser for Variety St. Louis.

We’d like to say thanks “sno” much to all those who came out to Ballwin Sno-Cone on August 25 in support of Variety Kids! From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on that date, a portion of the stand’s proceeds benefited Variety St. Louis and the kids and teens with disabilities we serve.

Variety Families and members of the community alike came out to enjoy tasty treats and help Variety Kids. They also had the chance to learn a little more about Variety St. Louis and our programs from Variety Alumni Gracie and Meghan, who were present to share their Variety experience. Their moms, Kim and Jane,...

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