Providing opportunities to discover possibilities    

"Matt is globally delayed because his brain did not form correctly. Participating in the Variety programs are the high points of Matt's life. He will remember them forever.

We have to replace typical peak moments with other experiences, like going to the Holiday Party, because life experiences are everything for Matt."

- Matt's mom, Jane

Variety's "Peak Moments" Program

Halloween Party

Each October, Covestro LLC and its employees host Variety's annual Halloween Party for Variety kids and their entire family. Children enjoy face painting, spooky Halloween crafts, themed food, and more! The party closes with a special round of Trick-or-Treating, in which every child received candy and a goodie bag. Learn more by clicking the above link!


Highmark Walk

Every May, Variety participates in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community event in the North Shore of Pittsburgh. It is a day of fun, freedom, and friendship for kids, their families, and friends! Learn more by clicking the above link.


Holiday Party

Each December, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and its employees host Variety's annual Holiday Party at the Highmark Auditorium. The day is filled with fun and celebration for Variety kids and their entire family! Santa Claus also pays a special visit to all and each child gets to visit with Santa and tell him what they'd like for Christmas. Learn more about what to expect by clicking the link above!



 Labor Day Parade 

Variety kids get the extraordinary opportunity to ride their adaptive bikes in the Labor Day Parade in downtown Pittsburgh each September - a truly extraordinary moment for the kids and their entire family given by organized labor. Learn more by clicking the link above!

Our Commitment

Variety is dedicated to provide places and times where children with disabilities and their entire family can:

  • Be together,
  • Have fun,
  • Be themselves,
  • Be accepted for who they are, and
  • Feel that they belong to the Variety community / family.