Jenna Teaches a New Way to Sing

A portion of this week’s virtual Variety Children’s Chorus rehearsals wasn’t about singing – at least, not in the way you might think. Instead, Chorus members learned how to sing using sign language when Variety Teen Jenna joined the group as a guest teacher.

Jenna, who has hearing loss, was perfect for the job. Not only is she a pro at sign language, but she is also well versed in the performing arts. Jenna has played many roles on stage, both as part of the Variety Theatre Children’s Ensemble and in other shows with other companies. Her talents will be showcased again this year when she plays Zaneeta Shinn in this...

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Variety Women Host a Virtual Luncheon

For the first time in more than a year, our Variety Women finally had the chance to meet for a luncheon. Held on April 1, 2021, this virtual event was filled with the same passion and generosity that comes through at every Variety Women function, and those who attended had a wonderful time gathering to support Variety Kids once again.

During the virtual event, 14 Variety Women enjoyed lunch that had been delivered to their homes while listening to updates from multiple Variety staff members. A key focus of the day was sharing all of the ways that Variety St. Louis is still helping Variety Kids, even during the...

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Caregiver Strain: Unrelenting Love Vs. Self-Care

We have teamed up with Nurse Lori Roa to bring you a series of blogs for caregivers. As both a registered nurse and a mom, Lori has excellent insight and ideas on multiple topics that we hope will help Variety Families, and all parents, on their caregiving journey. Click here to read her second blog, "Advocating for Your Child."

“Put your own oxygen mask on first, then put on your child’s oxygen mask.”


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