2016 $100,000 Grant Recipient

Our 2016 Grant Recipient, Variety - The Children's Charity!

Board with Variety

Fox 2 Detroit News Amy’s Angels Segment with Impact100 Oakland County and Variety The Children’s Charity

Project Funded:  Variety Feeds Kids

Variety Feeds Kids provides nearly 1,000 Pontiac elementary students who are at-risk of weekend hunger with nutritious, easy to assemble meals to allow children to grow, learn, and live healthy lifestyles.  Working with Oakland County law enforcement and Sheriff Bouchard, the food is distributed by officers and Variety volunteers.  The unique pairing of food distribution and law enforcement provides physical sustenance to the children while nourishing the needs of both school and community.

Impact100 support will expressly fund the purchase of weekend meals for an additional elementary school (approx. 330 children) in the Pontiac School District for three years.  Success of the program is measured via feedback from school staff, increased attendance and performance, and positive interactions between children, parents, and law enforcement.  To combat the disparity of resources in Oakland County, the program is dedicated to providing hungry children with this most basic need.

More About Variety:

Variety-Detroit is a children’s charity, simply helping kids no matter the need, and serving as a trusted local source to do what’s right—changing our lives by changing theirs.  Variety prides itself on providing vital medical and therapeutic services, recreational facilities and educational opportunities to children with special needs.        For more information, click here.