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


Through Variety’s Discover Program, Variety sponsors activities that provide children and their families a way to connect, discover new friends, and socialize. Thanks to the generosity of donors, sponsors and community partners, these activities and events are provided FREE of charge to Variety’s kids and families!

We will be hosting our Variety Holiday Party for the Kids in-person at two Marcus Theatres locations this year!

Santa will not be onsite this year but we will have a photo booth available!

Festivities will include holiday arts & crafts activities in the main lobby, photo booth, Variety family networking, complimentary movie screening, popcorn and drinks. After the movie, each child will receive a toy, goody bag and book.

Movie: The Boss Baby: Family Business

Schedule of events:
8:30 a.m. Doors Open, Activities in Lobby, Photo Booth, Family Networking
9:30 a.m. Movie Starts

Marcus Hillside Cinema
2950 Hillside Dr.
Delafield, WI 53018

Marcus Hollywood Cinema
513 North Westhill Boulevard
Appleton, WI 54914

This opportunity is made available to children who have physical or developmental special needs and their immediate family members. Participants must be enrolled with Variety’s Discover Program before registering. If you are not enrolled but would like to register, click here to download an application

The Gift That Gives Back! Give Boxes of Love!

Order delicious homemade cookies & holiday treats that are prefect for gifting or enjoying yourself! Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser benefit Variety-the Children’s Charity of Wisconsin.

Learn More Here – give-boxes-of-love-flyer

Whitefish Bay, Shorewood, and Foxpoint delivery


Delivery is limited to Whitefish Bay, Shorewood, and Fox Point. If you are outside of those communities, you may order through Variety for pick up at our Elm Grove office

The application period for Chatter Matters is now open!

Through our partnership with UW-Whitewater, graduate speech pathology students and other student volunteers and instructors host this overnight camp for children with special needs who use assistive communication devices and up to two family members, free of charge. Additional family members, including siblings up to age 16 are welcome to participate for a fee of $225 per person. This life-changing experience is made possible thanks to caring people just like YOU-our donors, partners and special sponsors!

This camp is available to children ages 5-15 who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication and their families.

Chatter Matter! Communication Camp Application

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.

Variety thanks our sponsors for the Inaugural Blue Mound Variety Golf Classic on Monday, August 9, 2021.

We are thankful for our sponsors and look forward to a great day golfing “fore” the kids on Monday, August 9, 2021 at Blue Mound Golf & Country Club. There is still time to sign up to support Variety. Register today!

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