Freedom Program

Variety’s Freedom Program delivers vital life-changing equipment and services for mobility, independence and social inclusion to individual children and children’s organizations.

Together through the Freedom program, we change children’s lives by granting items and services that provide independence, mobility and freedom. Grants under the Freedom program are made to individual children and children’s organizations.

Covering a wide scope, Freedom grants may cover

  • Manual and powered wheelchairs
  • Adaptive bicycles and trikes
  • Assistance animals
  • Hoists and lifts
  • Modified vehicle access
  • Standing and walking assistance like gait trainers, walkers, standing frames and positioning systems
  • Specialized car seating, shower and toilet chairs, and many more

In some states Variety grants Sunshine Coaches, usually 8 to 25 seat coaches to allow schools and groups for children with disabilities to be transported to educational, cultural and sporting events in safety. These coaches are often fitted with wheelchair access.

For further information on Sunshine Coaches, scroll down

In some states Variety grants playground equipment. These grants vary from the establishment of a full all-abilities playground to individual pieces of equipment for all-abilities play.

For further information on Variety’s Freedom Program, please contact Variety of the United States

or your local Variety Office

At one time no one thought 4-year-old Payton would even walk, but she’s successfully ridden an adaptive bike at school and therapy that has made her more independent with her fine and gross motor abilities, improved her balance, strengthened her core and legs, helped her better understand directions, and allowed her to participate in activities with friends and family. Variety of the United States got Payton her very own bike to ride at home - and she LOVES it!

(Payton’s Mother)

Mady took right to her walker and loves it. The look on her face shows how proud she is. We can not thank you enough for making this possible. She is going to be able to be more independent and explore on her own. As a mom this is the best feeling in the world.

(Mady’s Mother)

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