How to Help Variety Kids in 2020

Perhaps philanthropy is at the top of your list for 2020. If so, there is a host of opportunities at Variety St. Louis that will help check that off your “to-dos” for the coming year!

Whether you give your time or resources to Variety, you are providing children and teens with disabilities the opportunity to access their worlds and reimagine their possibilities. And your contribution stays local – we provide our services in 30 counties surrounding St. Louis, in both Illinois and Missouri.

Below are the ways you can help Variety Kids throughout the year. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity! You can also always call us at the office at 314-720-7700 or contact Brett, Mary or Tim to discuss how you might support Variety. 

Make a Gift

To donate securely online, go to HelpAVarietyKid.org. You may also reach out to any of the folks listed above if you’d like to learn more about other ways to give.

Attend an Event

Variety hosts multiple events throughout the year and the proceeds from each help our kids and teens live amazing lives.

This year’s event dates are as follows:

  • Variety Trivia Night, February 8 – Young Variety hosts this fun event, presented by PS Kids Therapy, which includes 10 rounds of trivia, complimentary drinks, raffles, prizes and more, all to help Variety Kids!
  • Runway Lights Fashion Show, April 18 – Marvel at stunning fashions from a world-renowned designer, cheer on Variety Kids on the runway, bid on amazing auction items and raise funds for Variety’s TherHappy Kids Program, all in one day! We will announce this year’s featured designer soon.
  • Dinner with the Stars, April 25 – Celebrate Variety Kids and our Man and Woman of the Year, support our Durable Medical Equipment program and enjoy a memorable headlining performance from an iconic entertainer at our annual black tie gala. Our 2020 headliner will be announced within the next few weeks!  
  • Variety Theatre, October 2020 – Prepare to be inspired as kids and teens of all abilities take the stage in an inclusive Children’s Ensemble to perform alongside a professional adult cast in a Broadway-style production. This year’s dates and show will be announced very soon!

Join our Camp Team or Volunteer with Yours

You can hang out with Variety Kids and make a world of difference! We are now hiring fun, caring counselors for this summer’s Adventure Camp and Teen Camp programs. Click here for more details.

Our annual Bikes for Kids program can serve as a way for organizations to give back to Variety Kids while also fostering some team spirit. During the event, teams will build bikes for local kids and teens with special needs, and will even get to see these Variety Kids receive their bikes! Start gathering your corporate team for our bike build in November 2020 and reach out to Brett Schott for more information.

Host a Facebook Fundraiser

Facebook Fundraisers make it easy for you to raise funds for your favorite organizations! Just go to Facebook.com/Fundraisers and follow the steps from there.

Go Shopping

That’s right – you can feel good about shopping! 

At smile.amazon.com you can pick a charity, including Variety St. Louis, to receive a small donation from Amazon when you purchase an item. And, with eScrip, you can sign up for the My Schnucks Card program to earn up to 3% of every purchase at Schnuck Markets for Variety.

Stay Up-to-Date

These are just a few of the ways you’ll be able to help Variety Kids in 2020. To keep make sure you don’t miss a moment, sign up for our e-newsletter or our mailed newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on here, our blog, for updates!

Thank you for supporting Variety Kids – have a great 2020!