Variety Club of Philadelphia Aids Children’s Development
May 16, 2016
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Variety Club of Philadelphia
Having served as the executive director of development for Christiana Care Health System, Andrew Pack draws on fundraising skills he gained from a previous position at the Variety Club of Philadelphia. For the Variety Club, Andrew Pack emphasized major gifts programs rather than separate fundraising events.
The club offers activities for children who are disabled. Summer is the peak season, with day and weekend camps and job skills training events. Also available is the extended school year program.
This opportunity assists persons from age 5 to 21 during the break between school years. It helps individuals with developmental disabilities maintain and build on the knowledge they acquired in autumn school sessions. Classes are offered for six- and eight-week periods.
A typical day’s schedule begins with arrival at 9 a.m. and a group gathering in a circle. Therapy and individualized educational plans follow. Lunch is preceded by a reinforcement period. Afternoon activities include group therapy and swimming. The day ends at 3 p.m. with the closing circle. Extended care is available before and after hours.