Out of concern for the health and safety of both our staff and Variety Kids, and to do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) we have made the decision to close the Variety St. Louis office to the public, and our staff will be working remotely.
We want to ensure our Variety families that we are still here for you all and that continuing to serve our Variety Kids and their families is our top priority.
All digital, mail and fax communications will remain open at this time. Families are encouraged to still submit applications or requests for assistance via these methods as needed - we just ask that you give us a little extra time in responding, as this is a new situation for us all.
If you have a child with a disability and are in need of assistance through equipment, therapy or other programs, please continue to submit the appropriate applications, found here.
Current Variety families - program-specific changes will be sent to those families involved in each program, including Adventure Camp, Variety Children’s Chorus, Variety Dance, Variety Theatre and more, via email. Be sure to check your email for these updates, including your spam folders.
If you have a program-specific need or question, please reach out to the below staff members via email:
- Durable Medical Equipment: Misty Burton at Misty@VarietySTL.org
- TherHappy Kids: Carolyn Smith-Wooten at Carolyn@VarietySTL.org
- Adventure and Teen Camp: Robin Diehl at Robin@VarietySTL.org
- Performing Arts (Chorus, Dance and Theatre): Joy Addler at Joy@VarietySTL.org
We will continue to monitor this ever-changing situation and will update you as needed. In the meantime, we will also aim to serve as a resource to help Variety Kids and their families through these difficult times. For example, those in need of independent learning resources like virtual field trips, lessons in various subjects, educational activities and more can find an extensive list in our Emerson Resource Center here.
As always, please consult your child’s physician with any questions specific to your child’s care.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Missouri Department of Public Health, and Illinois Department of Public Health have the latest general information:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov
- Missouri Department of Public Health: https://health.mo.gov/
- Illinois Department of Public Health: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/
If you would like to give to help Variety Kids and their families during this time of increased need, please click here. Thank you!