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Financial Assistance

Variety Club

Variety Club

Direct Care

1520 Locust Street 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102

215-735 0803 - 800-553 7806 -


Direct Care is a last resort medical equipment program for families in need. Direct Care provides funds for durable medical equipment, including hearing aids. It also provides funds for “educational and recreational components,” which could possibly include cochlear implant therapy.


Delaware Valley children who have had their insurers deny their claim are eligible.

To Apply

Variety reviews all applications on a monthly basis. To be considered for medical equipment funding, applicants must submit a completed application (including the photo consent form) and a letter of denial from their insurance company. The application is at