Volunteers are the key to GiGi’s Playhouse!

little girl with Down syndrome recieves free literacy tutoring at GiGi's Playhouse

How to volunteer at GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati  GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati’s GRAND OPENING is only days away! In order to serve families the day we open, we need lots of volunteers. Interested? Keep reading to learn all about how you can help.  Frequently asked questions about volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati  Q: What do volunteers do? …

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Let’s accept and celebrate our differences

Dads smiling with their son with Down syndrome

An editorial by GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati team member Fred Brushaber A mother in tears. She just found out that her child is different. She worries about how cruel the world will be to her son. She worries about job discrimination, housing discrimination and discrimination in all aspects of life. How her son will be denied…

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Why GiGi’s-Amy

Amy is the fearless leader of the GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati startup team. She also serves as our board president.   Amy lives in Cincinnati with her husband Adam and their three children: Gage (14), Kyle (11) and Kennedy (9). Kennedy has Down syndrome; she’s the reason that Amy is so passionate about bringing GiGi’s Playhouse to…

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Our recent events: Recaps and ways you can help 

It’s been a busy past few weeks for GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati!  On Friday, February 11, we had our pre-build open house. This took place in a former FedEx location on Montgomery Road that’s now unused space. It was the perfect place for us to show off how GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati will look once it’s open.…

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Q & A with team member, Nicole White

Nicole White is a proud parent of four children, one of whom has Down syndrome. Nicole has a degree in molecular biology, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate in leadership and change management. She works as a research administrator for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and also consults with Down Syndrome Achieves. In her…

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Q & A with startup team member, Ann Poirier 

We are so excited to have Ann Poirier on the GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati startup team! Ann is the person who writes all of our blogs, press releases, invitations and more. She was also recently voted in as our board secretary. Ann is the mother of four young children: Lucy (6), Alice (3, with Down syndrome),…

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Q & A with Startup Team Members, Mark and Fredrick!

Mark and Fredrick joined our start-up team after attending the Fall Fest months after their son, Freddy, was born.  They have the most incredible birth story with so many challenges with the pandemic.  We have been watching Freddy grow with hitting so many exciting milestones.  He recently took his first steps!  Fredrick and Mark have…

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Q&A with Startup Team Member, Shelly

We have some pretty incredible volunteers like Shelly that make up the startup team. Shelly has taken on the role of program and volunteer coordinator and has made the task of matching roles and people look easy.  If you have volunteered for us, it is very likely you have heard from Shelly. Here is a little more about what inspires her: …

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Can you help us bring GiGi’s Playhouse to Cincinnati sooner?! 

Happy holidays from your GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati start-up team! As you know, a new GiGi’s Playhouse location will be built in Cincinnati soon. GiGi’s will be a gift to the Cincinnati Down syndrome community—individuals with Down syndrome of all ages, their families, friends and loved ones. Everyone is welcome at GiGi’s Playhouse! Once GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati opens, it will provide free educational programs, therapies, and career development programs for people of all ages…

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Where will GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati going to be?!

Where will GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati going to be?! Our goal is to provide life-changing complementary programs the greater Cincinnati Down syndrome community and their families.  We are so excited to give you some insight into all the work we are doing behind the scenes and what you can expect to see soon! We are narrowing our facility search in…

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