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    Variety the Children's Charity of the Delaware Valley
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    Variety the Children's Charity of the Delaware Valley

    501(c)(3) organization
    Donations are tax-deductible
    URL not available
    2950 Potshop Road, P.O. Box 609
    Worcester PA 19490

    Worcester PA | IRS ruling year: 1945 | EIN: 23-6392728  
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
     
    Organization Mission
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    Rating Information

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    Ratings are calculated from one or more beacon scores. Currently, we require either an Accountability & Finance beacon or an Impact & Measurement beacon to be eligible for a Charity Navigator rating. Note: The absence of a rating does not indicate a positive or negative assessment; it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated this organization.
    See rating report below to learn why this organization is not currently eligible.

    Historical Ratings
    Charity Navigator's ratings previously did not consider Leadership & Adaptability, Culture & Community, or Impact & Measurement. The historic rating mainly reflects a version of today’s Accountability and Finance score. More information on our previous rating methodologies can be found on our rating methodology page.
     
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    Rating Report

    Leadership & Adaptability
    Score

    90

    This beacon provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.

    Strategy

    30 out of 40 points

    Full Credit
    Partial Credit
    No Credit
    Mission Statement
    0 out of 10 points
     
    The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization's mission.
    Vision Statement
    10 out of 10 points
     
    The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.
    Variety – the Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley (Variety) is a nonprofit organization that helps children and young adults with disabilities throughout the Delaware Valley. Since 1935, Variety has continued its mission to enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through social, educational, and vocational programs that nurture independence and self-confidence, and prepare them for life.
    Strategy Goals
    20 out of 20 points
     
    The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.
    Goal One: Expand our vocational development programs for youth with disabilities, helping them transition into adulthood.
    Goal Two: Provide respite to youth with disabilities and their families, giving them a community of support.
    Goal Three: Enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through social, educational, and vocational programs that nurture independence and self-confidence, and prepare them for life.

    Leadership

    30 out of 30 points

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    Investment in Leadership Development
    15 out of 15 points
     
    The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development.
    The leadership invests in coaching employees and our key program staff have relevant certifications in their fields of expertise.
    External Focus on Mobilizing Mission
    15 out of 15 points
     
    The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.
    Variety works with with over 35 community business partners in the Greater Philadelphia area to provide vocational development opportunities to our participants. Through these partnerships, VarietyWorks participants gain social skills and have the chance to explore where they might wish to work long-term. By providing youth with disabilities an opportunity to work in the community, Variety's partners work with us to reduce stigmas about giving individuals with disabilities demanding jobs, and helps them live a happier and healthier lifestyle.

    Adaptability

    30 out of 30 points

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    Investment in Leadership Development
    30 out of 30 points
     
    The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.
    Variety has maintained close contact with the County Department of Public Health since the shutdown started, ensuring every decision accorded with public health guidelines. We initially provided direct services virtually for most participants (only in person for young adults working in essential services). Without our onsite services, we heard from our families that their children with developmental disabilities were regressing, demonstrating aggressive behaviors, and feeling isolated. For this reason, we knew we had to resume programing and vocational training as soon as possible. Variety moved mountains to resume onsite programming in July 2020, and was one of the first organizations to serve this vulnerable population onsite. We have remained open onsite since July 2020, and have served as a model for careful adherence to public health guidelines. We also provided relief to parents, many of whom had disrupted work routines, by caring for their children. Variety is proud to report that during the 2020 pandemic year, we placed 25 individuals into community employment through VarietyWorks.
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