To further its mission in physical health and wellness, the 1889 Foundation granted $6,800 to Variety the Children’s Charity for its My Bike and My Stroller programs.

Safe opportunities to engage in exercise, especially for the most vulnerable populations, is important to the 1889 Foundation. By supporting Variety, the Foundation is supporting children and families in Cambria and Somerset counties who need safe bicycles and strollers to engage in countless healthy activities.

“Two of our priority goals are Childhood Development and Physical Health and Wellness,” said 1889 Foundation President Sue Mann. “1889 Foundation is founded upon the principles of ensuring the physical well-being of the community. Supporting the social, academic, physical, and mental well-being of our children impacts everyone and those are the programs we want to invest in; to help our children have every opportunity to grow up and reach their full potential.”

My Bike and My Stroller provide eligible children with disabilities with an adaptive bike or stroller, so they may have the opportunity to feel proud, to find greater independence and inclusion, and to create lasting memories with their family and friends in the community.

“Through listening to families, we’ve learned first-hand that riding an adaptive bike can provide transformative physical, mental, and emotional benefits for our most vulnerable population of kids; and an adaptive stroller completely transforms the lives of the kids and their families immediately,” said Variety CEO Zach Marsh. “For many families, the cost of this equipment is out of reach” said Variety CEO Zach Marsh.”

To apply for a bike or stroller, visit Apply Now – Variety Pittsburgh.