“Because of the generous funding that we received from Variety – the Children’s Charity, the Broadlawns Nursery is better equipped to attend to the healthcare needs our youngest patients. Thank you for assisting us in caring for the needs of our delivering mothers and their newborns!”
– Katie Wengert, Broadlawns Medical Center, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
“St. Luke’s Center for Women’s and Children’s Health is grateful for Variety – the Children’s Charity’s Education and Simulation Room. This dedicated room allows us to have classroom learning and practice the necessary skills hands-on. Both instructors and participants have found the room and equipment very beneficial to train for emergencies, which will ultimately help St. Luke’s save lives.”
– Debra Johnston, St. Lukeâ€™s Womenâ€™s & Childrenâ€™s Center, Advanced Practice Nurse
“We are so thankful to Variety for always supporting our top needs to support the children in our programs. The bathrooms at the Children Development Center were a much-needed project, but not a very glamorous one! The children that we support are now able to be independent when washing their hands and brushing their teeth. This makes a huge impact on their development and self-esteem!”
– Krable Mentzer, Easter Seals Iowa, Chief Administrative Officer
"The Variety Van that Seasons Center received has assisted us in transporting larger groups of children to and from seasonal respite activities throughout the year as well as community events. We are excited to utilize the van for Camp Autumn, a new behavioral health therapeutic camp near Sutherland, Iowa, which begins in June and goes throughout the summer ending in August. Because of the gift of this van, summertime will be so much fun for over 200 children! Thank you again. You are making dreams come true!”
– Sarah Heinrichs, Seasons Center for Behavioral Health, Project Director
Variety grantee, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa, works to empower young people to own their economic success. Last year, Variety granted funds to sponsor Central Iowa elementary students to attend JA BitzTown Summer Camp.
“We are very grateful for the generous support of Variety! With the help of the Variety grant, many Central Iowa students from low-income backgrounds are able to experience JA BizTown. While at JA BizTown, students learn how to become responsible business owners, consumers and citizens. Thank you Variety”
– Ryan Osborn, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa, President
Variety grantee, The Homestead, provides innovative solutions for autism. This year, Variety granted funds for equipment, furnishings and supplies for their Autism Project Center expansion.
“Children with autism are able to improve their communication skills, return to their classrooms, remain with their families and dramatically improve their development because of Variety’s support of The Homestead’s autism programs.”
– Stephen Muller, The Homestead, CEO