How to Help Variety Kids in 2021

helping kids with special needs in 2021

With the global COVID-19 pandemic continuing into 2021, there are many who are still facing the challenges that come with it. If you’re looking for a way to help those affected by the coronavirus this year, there are many ways you can do so at Variety St. Louis!

 

Variety Kids, many of whom are immunocompromised, are among those most vulnerable to the virus. With businesses, schools and clinics still closed, many Variety Families have also lost income and access to vital resources such as medical equipment and therapy.

 

Whether you choose to give your time or resources to Variety, you are providing children and teens with disabilities the opportunity to not only redefine their abilities and reimagine their possibilities, but also the chance to avoid the health setbacks that may arise if they cannot access the tools they need during the pandemic. Plus, your contribution stays local – we offer our services in the 30 Missouri and Illinois counties in both Illinois and Missouri.

 

Below are a few of the ways you can help Variety Kids throughout 2021. Although this year is sure to still look different than in years past, there are still ways you can make a difference. Thank you in advance for your kindness or generosity! 

 

You can also always contact Brett , Mary  or Tim to discuss how you might support Variety. If you prefer to call, you may do so at 314-720-7700, but please note that our response may be delayed due to many of our staff members practicing social distancing. 

 

Make a Gift

 

To donate securely online, go to HelpAVarietyKid.org  at any time. 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

 

We are planning the activities of Variety Week and other events and will share them with you very soon. While our annual events may look different, we will still highlight the important work and impact our events have in raising awareness and vital funds for children and teens with disabilities in our region! Stay tuned for more information.

 

Variety Theatre’s postponed production of The Music Man is scheduled to take the stage this fall. Mark those calendars for Oct. 15 – 21, 2021 and prepare to be inspired by our inclusive Children’s Ensemble as they join the area’s top professionals in a grand musical production! 

 

Join Our Camp Team

Want to get a virtual job that lets you give back? We’re hosting a Virtual Summer Camp for Variety Kids this year and will be hiring counselors to walk our campers through their various activities and have a blast! Stay tuned for more details and an application coming later this month.

 

Host a Facebook Fundraiser

 

Whether for your birthday or just because, Facebook Fundraisers make it easy for you to raise funds for your favorite organizations and causes! To start a fundraiser for Variety St. Louis, visit https://www.facebook.com/fund/varietystl/ and follow the simple steps from there. 

 

Go Shopping

 

Everyone is ordering online more than usual right now. Did you know you can give back while you do so? At Smile.Amazon.com, you can pick a charity, including Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis, to receive a small donation from Amazon whenever you purchase an item.

 

Share Our Story

 

Want to help spread the word about Variety? Consider sharing our mission with your family and friends! Whether through a Facebook post, quick email or word-of-mouth, you are our best advocate. If you’re a Variety Family, post a video or photo of your Variety Kid and share how Variety has helped him or her. And, if you’re a friend of our organization, you can let your contacts know about why you support and are passionate about our cause.

 

Stay Up-to-Date

 

These are just a few of the many ways you’ll be able to help Variety Kids in 2021! We’ll soon share more details about various virtual events, fundraising opportunities and much more. To make sure you don’t miss a moment, sign up HERE for our e-newsletter or mailed newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram  and here, our blog, for updates!

 

Thank you for your continued support and generosity! Here’s to 2021!