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