Variety’s Freedom program provides life-enriching equipment to children with physical disabilities. We provide much needed freedom for our kids by funding adaptive bikes and durable medical equipment to give them the best life possible.
The program serves children with physical disabilities who are 21 years of age and younger and whose need for enabling mobility equipment is not met by any other source, including family, school, insurance and service program resources.
Yes. This program helps children who are unable to obtain help from any other source. Income, number of dependents, medical expenses, and cost of the equipment requested are all taken into consideration when deciding to fund a request. In some cases, when a family’s income allows them to contribute to the purchase, Variety will only cover part of the cost of the equipment. Each application must include proof of the family’s income.
Wheelchairs, stair glides, ramps, van lifts adaptive car seats, strollers, walkers, standers, adaptive bikes and tricycles, bath equipment and assistive technology. Requests for each piece of equipment must be accompanied by a Letter of Verification from a doctor or physical therapist documenting the need for the item and stating the specifications necessary.
While we wish we could approve every request, Variety has limited resources and is not able to approve every request that we receive. Ultimately, approval will be based on the child's diagnosis, the family's financial situation, and Variety resources.
If your child, or someone you know could benefit from a grant, please apply! Applications will be available in November. Stay tuned!
You may fill out a Pre-Screening Form by clicking the button below to see if your child is eligible for a funding for a piece of adaptive equipment. If you have any questions, please call 262-777-2090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Variety has moved to an annual grant process and will only accept applications ONCE a year. The grant period will be open from November 1st-November 30th. Families receiving grants will be notified in mid December.If your child, or someone you know could benefit from a grant, please apply! Applications will be available in November. Stay tuned!