Variety’s New CEO & More Smiles to Come

Thank you!

Truly, thank you for helping to make the last twelve-years full of hope and life-changing impact for kids with disabilities and their families.

It has been a privilege to serve as Variety’s CEO and be a helper with you.

Since 2012, we’ve provided nearly 7,000 adaptive bikes, adaptive strollers, and communication devices to kids (worth more than $10.4 million in equipment).

With the equipment, parents tell us that kids have gotten to ride bikes with their siblings for the first time, gotten to go out into the community safely with their families, and even, gotten to tell their parents, I love you… all because of the community’s support.

Variety is thrilled to announce Tom Baker as our newest CEO! The attached press release gives more details, but we’re incredibly grateful to welcome Tom to the team. He is going to lead Variety into a new era of impact!

As we finish up another extraordinary year, I hope you’ll pause to smile and celebrate ALL the kids and families we’ve helped, together.

Be on the lookout for even more smiles in 2024 from Director of Communications, Zach Marsh, as Variety kicks off the new year with a handful of presentations!

Once again, thank you so much for being a part of Variety’s work, where IT’S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS!

Happy New Year,


P.S. One more reason to smile…

5-year-old, James received his own communication device in July, and then at the end of September, we received this joyful message from his Speech Language Pathologist, Stephanie, “James received his communication device this summer, and I did programming and worked with the family… Fortunately, this student is now verbally fluent! It is like something just clicked! Thank you so much! This program is amazing!”

Charles P. LaVallee
Chief Executive Officer
Variety – the Children’s Charity