Variety-the Children's Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children throughout Iowa.

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Volunteer for the Color Run to Support Variety
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Join us for Polo on the Green- July 17 and 18
Join us for a weekend of Polo and entertainment for all ages! July 17 Family Night tickets and information can be found here. July 18 Constitution...
Variety's International Presidential Citation goes to Rick Tierney!
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2015 Gold Hearts are here!
The 2015 Gold Hearts are here! Call today (515-243-4660) or visit our Variety office (505 5th Ave Suite 310 Des Moines, IA 50309). Pins are also...
Variety Office
505 5th Avenue, Suite 310
Des Moines IA 50309

Variety – the Children’s Charity is proud to announce the planning of; with full City Council approval; a community project that will benefit ALL children including cognitive and physical disabilities. The Variety Star Playground will be on all-inclusive playground located within Noelridge Park on the northeast side of Cedar Rapids.

The Variety Star Playground the first of it’s kind for our Cedar Rapids community, will cater to special needs children by featuring adapted playground equipment; however, it will be built to encourage play among children of all abilities, breaking down barriers and fostering friendships.

Inclusive play:

   Addresses the developmental needs of the whole child by intentionally providing opportunity for physical,
   cognitive, communicative, social/emotional and sensory development.

   Provides play opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, which is critical for healthy physical activity
   and learning… TOGETHER!

The Hall-Perrine Foundation has offered a matching grant and will award Variety one dollar for every two dollars raised for the Variety Star Playground!

Please consider supporting and help complete the Star Playground by clicking the “please donate today” button below.

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