EVERY STEP COUNTS
GiGi’s Playhouse is very excited to announce that registration for our 2013 Chicagoland Regional 5K fundraiser is now open! Recruit your family, friends and co-workers to participate individually or form a team and support GiGi’s Playhouse! E-mail and Facebook everyone you know to build the biggest walking, running or dashing team that you can.
Whether you run for a friend, family member, or all kids with Down syndrome, you can make a difference with each step. We run, walk, and dash one day a year to ensure that GiGi’s Playhouse can continue to provide over two dozen educational and therapeutic programs the other 364 days. With your support, GiGi’s Playhouse is able to critical raise funds for all of our core programs like literacy and math, as well as foster greater awareness and acceptance in our many communities.
GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago
3948 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60613
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If you want to get updated emails on the happenings of the Chicago location please send and an email to Chicago@gigisplayhouse.org
Established in 2008 (and re-established in Chicago’s Northcenter Neighborhood in 2010), GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago is the model for an “urban storefront” location for all GiGi’s Playhouses. With an estimated 500 people with Down syndrome living within a 5-mile radius of its location, GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago serves the nation’s third-largest city, as well as many people living in the close-in “shoulder suburbs” of Chicago such as Oak Park, Park Ridge and Evanston.
In addition to offering GiGi’s Playhouse’s signature one-on-one literacy tutoring program, GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago has offered a Teen Drama Class since 2011 (and produced abridged versions of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for performance). In September 2011, the Chicago Playhouse also launched a Handwriting and Fine Motor Skills class (developed by two occupational therapists specifically for our location) for children 3-8 years old. In the fall of 2012, GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago plans to implement one-on-one math tutoring, while expanding its current programming.
GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago is committed to partnering with local businesses and organizations to further the overall mission of awareness of the potential for people with Down syndrome within the Chicago community. If you’re interested in learning more about us, volunteering or sponsoring some of our programs (all of which are offered free to families), e-mail us at Chicago@gigisplayhouse.org.