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In this issue:
  • FrankenSTEIN'S Fest
  • Save the Date-Variety's Holiday Party for the Kids
  • Fundraising Events & Volunteer Opportunities
  • More Community Events & Info
FrankenSTEIN'S Fest

Sunday, October 22nd
Stein's Milwaukee Store
5400 S. 27th St.

We are partnering with Stein's to provide a fun and accessible Halloween Fun experience for children of all abilities! Please join us!

9:00-Children with physical disabilities & families
10:00-All kids (general public)
12:00-Wrap up

What to expect:
  • Trick-or-treat at all the nursery lot uniquely decorated houses collecting treats and goodies (wheelchair accessible)
  • Travel through the haunted fun house
  • Get your face painted
  • Decorate cookies
  • Other fun activities
Admission:  FREE 

Save the Date

Variety's Holiday Party for the Kids
Saturday, December 9th
Various locations-Milwaukee, Appleton, Madison, Chippewa Falls

Please stay tuned for more details!
Fundraising Events & Volunteer Opportunities

LOV "Bad Moms Christmas" Prescreening
Wednesday, October 25th
Marcus BistroPlex Southridge

Big Halloween Gig
Saturday, October 28th
This is an adults only event. 

Variety Sportsman's Classic
Friday, December 1st
The Highlands Sportsmen's Club

Variety's Day for the Kids - NEW DATE
Friday, February 23rd, 2018
The Hilton Milwaukee City Center
This is a one hour luncheon event in which we invite members of the community to learn about Variety's mission and the impact Variety has on children with physical disabilities and their families. We invite Variety parents to attend the luncheon to share their personal story of how Variety has impacted their lives. Parents will share with those sitting at their table. If interested, please email Morgan at
The following are not sponsored by Variety 
but are provided for your information:
KIDS DREAM  Not So Scary Halloween Series
This October, bring the whole family to the theatre for the Kids Dream Not So Scary Halloween Series presented by American Family Insurance!
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10am
Access Mobility Vans
Access Mobility offers:
  • Mobility Vans and Vehicle Modifications
  • A wide selection of wheelchair vans
  • Custom ordering to your needs and specifications
  • New and pre-owned vans
  • BRUNO lifts
  • Vehicle mobility modifications
  • Turning automotive seating
  • Lowered floor mini vans
  • More!

For more information, call toll-free 844-945-4387.

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

Does your child qualify for up to $10,000 in medical grants?

The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is a charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family's commercial health insurance plan. Families may receive up to $5,000 annually per child and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.

The funds help pay for medical treatment, services or equipment such as surgeries, counseling, prescription medications, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses, hearing aids and physical, occupational and speech therapies.

To apply or learn more, visit

Katy's Kloset

Are you in need of medical equipment? Consider checking out Katy's Kloset!

Katy's Kloset is a nonprofit lending library that accepts donations of good, used durable medical equipment for children and adults. This equipment can then be borrowed at no charge by those in need. Recipients may keep this equipment for as long as needed, and are asked to return it promptly when no longer needed, so it can be recycled again and put to good use.

Katy's Kloset also accepts donation of medical supplies such as unexpired formula, feeding bags and extensions, incontinence supplies, Chux, wound care items, gauze, tape, etc. Those visiting Katy's Kloset may take these supplies if they have a need for them.

Other items that may be found at Katy's Kloset include nebulizers, blood pressure machines, diabetic supplies, compression stockings, Ace bandages, Cpap machines and much more. The supply available is dependent on donations of these items.


Highlights include:
Disability Mentoring Week
2017 Fall Self-Advocacy Workshops
And more!

B roadscope Respite & Recreation Clubs

Respite and Recreation Club (R&R club) is a drop-off evening of fun for any child with a disability birth to 21 and their siblings. This is a chance for parents to enjoy an evening out. The kids participate in arts & crafts, games, and other activities. The R&R clubs are run by Broadscope staff and volunteers from the community. Any family living in the 6 counties Broadscope serves can attend: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Kenosha, and Racine. 

Click here to view this month's edition of Broadscope's Newsletter.

Milwaukee County has TONS of fun, free, family-friendly events. Check them out!
Milwaukee Recreation-Therapeutic Recreation For Individuals with Disabilities

Milwaukee Recreation offers LOTS of activities for children and adults with disabilities. Get out there and have some fun!
"Like" Variety's Page

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Sometimes we receive a limited number of tickets to events such as festivals and sporting events. We post these opportunities on our Facebook page.

Want to connect with another parent who has a child with a physical disability? How about lots parents! Join the "Variety of Wisconsin Parents Group" on Facebook. This is a closed group, just for Variety parents!

Examples of topics that may be discussed include where to find a doctor, dealing with IEPs, community resources, and more. Parents may also use this group to set up play dates and other get togethers.

Variety's mission is "providing life-enriching assistance to Wisconsin children challenged by physical disabilities."
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