Variety the Children’s Charity of Wisconsin is dedicated to enriching the lives of children with special needs and their families.

Upcoming Free Family Event

Virtual Art Class with Renowned Artist Walfrido Garcia

Join the Variety virtual art class with world renowned artist Walfrido Garcia Extreme gratitude to our sponsor Scott Roberts, President of Ziegler Capital Management In this pre-recorded class Walfrido will show step by step instructions on how our Variety kids can create their own masterpiece. This class is limited to 50 Variety families. One art kit will be sent to each family with enough art materials for siblings to join in on the fun.

Deadline to sign up is Sunday April 12th, 2020.

Art materials will be sent to your home the week of April 13th, 2020.

YouTube link with Walfrido Variety tutorial will be available the week of April 20th, 2020.

Please note that this event is available ONLY for children with physical or developmental disabilities and their family members and those who are registered with Variety – the Children’s Charity of Wisconsin. If you are not registered, click here to download an application.


Spring Golf Classic at Western Lakes

Monday, July 20th

Western Lakes Golf Club

W287 N1963 Oakton Road

Pewaukee, WI 53072


These business owners have supported Variety throughout the years now they need your support. Please keep these restaurant’s on your list when ordering takeout.

Thank you for supporting the following business owners.

Jamie O’Donoghue – Chris Leffler – Mark Zierath – Mike Vitucci

Steve Sazama – Sue Syvock – Bob Schindel

Reveres Wells Street Tavern
Hot House Tavern
Leff’s Lucky Town
The Red Mill Inn & Pizza
Ella’s Public House
Uncle Bucks On Third
Izzy Hops Swig & Nosh
O’ Sullivans Public House
J&B’s Blue Ribbon Bar & Grill

About Variety’s Mission

Variety is a multi-faceted organization with one single purpose: Enriching the lives of children with physical or developmental special needs and their families.  Variety sponsors year-round activities, events and programs focused on: improving a child’s physical and emotional health and well-being; building self-confidence; strengthening resilience; and creating opportunities to pursue a limitless future.

Sponsor Spotlight

It is with great pleasure that I introduce everyone to Mr. Greg Essig. In addition to running his own successful business Western Lakes Golf Club at an exemplary level, Greg continues to demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to Variety – the Children’s Charity of Wisconsin for over twenty years. Variety’s mission is to enrich the lives of children with physical or developmental special needs and their families. This year Variety is celebrating 85 years of this mission and Greg Essig will once again be leading the way by holding the Western Lakes Golf Outing and Dinner which benefits Variety.

our community partners

our raving fans

  • This is an awesome charity that helps families with children with special needs in so many ways! My family and I are so grateful!

    Monica B
  • Amazing people, great organization. Everyone makes you feel like family.

    Andrew L
  • This is a wonderful place and the people are like angels for all they do.

    Lana D.
  • I wish so many more people would know about Variety. My daughter has been afraid and self conscious about trying new things. With tickets etc being donated, my daughter has grown by leaps and bounds. Thank you Variety.

    Catina F