How to Help Variety Kids 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...

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Tue, 01/12/2021 - 15:39
Virtual Winter Camp

For the first time our Winter Adventure Camp went virtual and was held Dec 28-31 for both kids and teens. There were 54 Teen Campers and 45 Adventure Campers! Camp featured activities  as games, crafts, virtual field trips, songs and even spent time with Hall of Fame Speaker, Roger Crawford. All supplies were mailed out to our intrepid campers ahead of time. 

Art projects included pinecone owls, fluffy snowflakes and paper plate noise makers. The rice socks on Tuesday were a big hit and many had them with them during the remainder of camp. Guest speaker Serengeti Steve showed his  herpetarium and other animals. A camper who had 4 pet snakes at one time really loved seeing the herpetarium. Ms. Wheelchair America, Hilary Muehlberger played "Would You Rather?" with our kids.

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Fri, 01/08/2021 - 09:56
Atharva Can Finally Hear Clearly

 

For a long time, Variety Kid Atharva was struggling to hear during class. Atharva has hearing loss and uses processors to hear, but his equipment had become outdated. He was no longer able to connect to current DM systems – the systems that make it possible for students like Atharva to hear from a distance in the classroom.

 

When Atharva’s school asked if his parents could purchase new processors that would better connect with the new systems, they did not know what to do. These processors are expensive, and they were concerned that they would not be able to access the correct equipment that Atharva...

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Tue, 01/05/2021 - 11:00
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