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Last Updated On: 03/18/2013
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Variety the Children's Charity

Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

Provides mobility equipment, such as wheelchairs, ramps, and adaptive car seats, and recreational programs.

Contact Information

Key Leader(s)

Ms. Charlie LaVallee -  CEO

Contact Person(s)

Sandra Thompson - Director of Progams and Community Outreach

Contact Number(s)



Contact Email(s)

Web Addresses

Primary Address

Three Penn Center West
Suite 229
Pittsburgh, PA, 15276

Service Information

Service Area

10 county area: Alleghey, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland

Service Description

Camp Variety for Kids- one week summer day camp for children with disabilities and their siblings. Arts & Crafts, adaptive sports, swimming, music, cooking, etc. A light breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are provided. Free accessible transportation from four locations within Allegheny County is provided as needed. Camp is for children, ages 6-21 years of age, with disabilities.Application processing fee of $15 -refundable after child's attendance at camp on days scheduled. Camp is FREE for the child with a disability and one sibling. More than 1 sibling will be charged $25/day to attend camp. Call for dates. Camp runs weekdays during the summer, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Woodlands in Bradford Woods. Contact Sandra Thompson, Director of Programs and Community Outreach

My Bike Program-for a child with a disability, riding a bicycle is much more than a recreational activity. The My Bike Program provides adaptive bikes to children with disabilities. Child must reside in the 10 county area; must have a physical, mental, or sensory disability documented by a physician; 21 years of age or younger; Parents need to submit a completed "My Bike" application; Applicant's household income must meet the "My Bike" Program income guidelines. Income verification will be required of all applicants. Contact Sandra Thompson, Director of Programs and Community Outreach.

Variety's Kids on the Go- provides mobility equipment, such as wheelchairs, ramps, and adaptive car seats, and recreational programs. For children with disabilities, under the age of 18, living in southwestern PA.Referral required from child's physician, therapist, or other medical professional. Call the Variety Office for an application, or go to the website. Contact Sandra Thompson, Director of Programs and Community Outreach.


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Available Hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm; 24 hour message recorder

Fees/Cost for Services

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Eligibility Requirements

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How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

Call or go to website for applications