Bikes for Kids 2021

On Saturday, November 20, Variety St. Louis made a triumphant return to in-person events with Bikes for Kids 2021. The annual bike giveaway was held across multiple days in 2020, and we were thrilled to get back to what is always one of our favorite days of the year.

During the event, more than one hundred volunteers gathered to build 197 standard, two-wheeled bikes for local kids and teens with disabilities. These Variety Kids came out later in the morning to pick up their brand-new bikes, and the smiles and cheers were contagious.  

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11/23/2021
Save the Date to Celebrate the Season with Variety Children’s Chorus and Variety Dance

On December 16, Variety Children’s Chorus and Variety Dance will take the stage at The Sheldon Concert Hall to share their “Festive Gifts of Song and Dance” and you’re invited! You won’t want to miss this magical holiday concert.

The inclusive Variety Children’s Chorus and Variety Dance programs will be joined by several special guests, including accompanist Carolbeth True and soloist Ben Nordstrom, for a memorable program. Debby Lennon, director of Variety Children’s Chorus, will also perform a beautiful set.

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11/16/2021
Christian Communicates

Variety Kid Christian may not speak verbally, but that doesn't mean he can't communicate in his own way. His communication device is his voice, and he takes it wherever he goes. 

This device is operated using gaze nystagmus, which means that Christian moves his eyes to activiate it and express himself. This also means that his communication device must always be in the perfect position, something that isn't always feasible.

That's where Christian's new wheelchair mount, provided with help from Variety, comes in. The mount attaches directly onto his wheelchair, and is easily adjustable, ensuring that his communication device is secured in the ideal spot. And, because...

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11/12/2021
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