The Variety Children's Chorus makes holiday magic at December concerts

Variety Children's Chorus performs at Union Station in St. Louis, including kids with disabilities.

This holiday season, our Variety Children's Chorus is going out and about for a pair of holiday-styled concerts. One's already in the books, but you can join us this weekend for the second performance!

The magic of the Variety Children's Chorus comes from its diversity: it includes children of all ability levels, including several who live with disabilities ranging from Down syndrome to cerebral... Continue Reading »

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 16:41
Variety parents share their kids' joyous first rides after Bikes for Kids

Kids ride adaptive bikes provided by Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis' Bikes for Kids program.

We took a ton of photos at this year's Bikes for Kids event, but some of our favorites have come from parents capturing their kids' joyous first rides after getting a new bike from Variety.

Given that we crammed more than 200 kids, their bikes and their families into Webster University's gymnasium Saturday, there wasn't a whole lot of room for kids to test-drive their new bikes. But... Continue Reading »

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 16:41
Logan is ready to roll alongside his brother thanks to Bikes for Kids

Logan receives free bicycle from Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis at Bikes for Kids. Hosted at Webster University.

Logan does not usually wake up at 6:30 in the morning on a Saturday.

But on December 6, the 9-year-old wriggled out from under the covers before the sun rose. He'd had this day circled on the calendar for a long time.

"He's been counting down the days," his mother Jodi said. "Neither of us could sleep this morning."

It was a morning that meant no more sitting... Continue Reading »

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:06
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