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



For this month’s Discover Program activity, we’re partnering with University of Wisconsin – Platteville and Leanne Soppe to provide “Laughing with Leanne”, an inclusive virtual event with fun activities designed to make new friends!

Leanne is a Senior studying Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education and will be leading each event. Click here to meet Leanne!

Laughing with Leanne 6:00-6:45 p.m.  

Dates & Activities (register for as many sessions as you’d like):

Thursday, 4/15: Show and Tell

Thursday, 4/22: Yoga Night

Thursday, 4/29: Dance Off

Tuesday, 5/4: Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, 5/6: Talent Show

Thursday, 5/13: Pajama Party

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

Motivational Monday

Monday, May 24, 2021

We hope you will join us again this year at Western Lakes Golf Club to golf “fore” the kids! Save the date and register your foursome by clicking the link below. See you in Spring!

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 – the Children’s Charity of Wisconsin Announces New Board Members

Jon Kahle, of Elm Grove is the Athletic Director at Brookfield Academy, where he also teaches History and serves as the Head Football Coach. “I am passionate about helping children and want to give back to Variety as a family who has benefitted from their support.”

Also joining the board is businessman Jamie O’Donoghue, from Wauwatosa. O’Donoghue operates O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub in Elm Grove. He supports several causes through his business and is heavily involved in many charities in the Greater Metro area as a volunteer and fundraiser.

Both gentlemen join the board for an initial 3-year term. The board is led by President Lois Trongard, resident of Pewaukee and State Business Manager for Bryant and Stratton College.

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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