Variety’s FREEDOM Program delivers crucial LIFE CHANGING equipment and services for mobility, independence and social inclusion to individual children and children’s organizations.

Variety’s CARE Program delivers critical LIFE-SAVING medical equipment and services, healthcare and well-being to individual children and children's health organizations.

Variety’s FUTURE Program delivers crucial LIFE ENRICHING communication equipment and services, education and self-esteem to individual children and children’s organizations.

Since 1932, Variety - the Children's Charity Detroit has been simply helping kids - no matter the need - by providing vital support and essential services to children with special needs in our community.

Variety - the Children’s Charity Detroit is a registered non-profit charitable organization (Federal Tax ID: 38-2140520).

Through core programs which provide assistance to underserved children with cognitive and/or physical challenges or who are victims of disadvantage, poverty, or natural disaster, Variety - the Children's Charity Detroit is changing the lives of children in Southeastern Michigan each day. With your generous support, Variety children are leading happier and healthier lives.

Unlike most charitable organizations that address a singular cause or effort, Variety Detroit focuses on multiple unmet needs of children who are disadvantaged or live with disabilities and other special needs. Our aim is to maximize real, long-term positive social impact for all children.

Variety welcomes the support of all who share our ideals and objectives. The profoundly life-changing benefits your support delivers to a child cannot be overstated. Large or small, every donation combines to deliver a better future and life to a child in need.

Although Variety’s work is serious, we never forget the importance of having fun. Bringing smiles to the faces of children is a positive and fun experience for Variety volunteers, sponsors and supporters.

Our Mission

Our Vision

To be a trusted local source and do what is right to deliver support and services to children with special needs.

Our Mission

To change the lives of children via effective core programs that address the needs of those in our local community and to foster positive change and community outreach through partnerships with local social service agencies.

Our Promise

Children are the cause. Variety is the solution. Through best practices and professional stewardship, our solutions result in a lifelong positive impact on children, their families and the community.

Why Is Variety's Work Important?

To raise a child with a serious illness or disability costs a family four to five times the cost of a child not living with one or more of these conditions. Through Variety, your donation can forever change the life of a child and their family by helping fund key equipment and services to lessen the financial burden and provide every child with equality and a limitless future.

Large or small, every donation combines to deliver a better future and life to a child in need.