Meet our Volunteer Josie!

Josie LaPapa is a Sophomore at the University of Illinois, studying Speech Pathology and Disabilities Studies. Josie is our current book club leader and has volunteered with our book club…

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Matt’s an inspiration

“Why does Matt love going to GiGi’s? A couple years ago he participated in GiGi Prep. This program worked on life skills, math, reading etc.  It also concentrated on healthy…

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Our adults can cook!

“We hosted our first adult cooking club (ages 18+) in our new location in November of 2018. It has evolved to be so much more and has such a special…

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What is Playhouse Pals?

Playhouse Pals is for children from 3 through 6 years of age with a parent/guardian. Participants will interact with, prepare and try healthy snack items, having fun while learning the…

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Meet our EPIC leader Tracey!

  “My name is Tracey Ardizzone-Droesch.  I started volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse in 2018, after my daughter, Catherine, went to a Teen-Tastic program with her key club at her high…

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The Power of Yet!

Learning about all the different milestones a child needs to hit and at what age they should meet these milestones is eye-opening, exciting, and terrifying all at once. We have…

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