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Best of All: Arianna and Jessica

A snapshot of an awesome Best of All moment from the Amina Grace Speech & Language Program! Best of All is our GiGi's Playhouse philosophy that everyday should be a challenge to do a little better than you did the day before, and it’s always celebrated. At GiGi's Playhouse Tinley...
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Thank You for Supporting our 2024 Donut Run 5K

The GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge is both an in-person and virtual event that takes place across the country! From March 21st – June 25th each year, GiGi’s Playhouse locations host their own GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenges to spread acceptance and awareness for all! And so we want to say THANK YOU to all the families, volunteers, sponsors and supporters...
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Thank You For Another Great Session of Speech: Spring 2024

THANK YOU (from left to right) to Victoria, Dr. O'Quin, and Virginia from Governors State University for another session of the Amina Grace Speech and Language Program! We concluded the Spring 2024 session this month. Victoria and Virginia are Masters level students studying to become speech pathologists and through this...
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Happy National Volunteer Month!

Held in April every year, National Volunteer Month is a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of volunteers. And here at GiGi's Playhouse Tinley Park, we rely on our dedicated, talented and amazing volunteers to lead our programming as a 99% volunteer run organization! We are so grateful for...
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World Down Syndrome Day 2024 Celebration!

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is recognized on 3/21, to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. People all around the world come together to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing brightly colored, mismatched socks. Socks were chosen because the karyotype...
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Thank You White Castle!

As you may know, White Castle Chicago regional restaurants have been asking customers to "round-up" their purchases to donate to GiGi's Playhouse Tinley Park! The latest round-up campaign ended on December 31st, and yesterday we were presented a check for a donation of $44,738! This is proof that every penny raised...
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GiGi’s Achievers is Back for 2024!

Our GiGi's Achievers group had an eventful week, having fun painting pottery last Wednesday at Arts and Crafts Studio by Mucci World in Tinley Park, then honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The GiGi’s Achievers program meets weekly and empowers adults with Down syndrome with purposeful activities to ensure continued...
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Abby’s Color Filled Life

Abby and her mom, Barb We wanted to highlight the art and talent of a participant here at GiGi's Playhouse Tinley Park, Abby M. Abby has participated in many local art shows with her beautiful paintings. She truly embodies her "Best of All" as a confident and fantastic artist! Abby's...
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10 Year Best of All!

Here at GiGi's Playhouse, Best of All means a daily challenge to do a little better than you did the day before and it's always celebrated. At our 10 Year Open House on September 24th, we asked our families and participants for a "Best of All" moment or favorite memory...
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Best of all: Cierra

Cierra W. is a 22-year-old participant here at GiGi's Playhouse Tinley Park. She recently completed the summer session of our Amina Grace 1:1 Speech & Language Program in August. Cierra can be slow to warm up to people. With this in mind, her speech therapist was challenged with finding an...
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For the Klyczeks, Volunteerism is a Family Affair

From left to right: Elizabeth Klyczek, Tony Klyczek, Kathy Klyczek and Emily Klyczek If you've been to GiGi's Playhouse Tinley Park, then you've probably had the pleasure of meeting someone from the Klyczek family. Not just one Klyczek, but everyone in their family generously donates their time here: from our...
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Program Highlight: Amina Grace Speech and Language with Governors State University!

From left to right: Vicki, Kelly and Meghan from Governors State University Last week, we wrapped up our second session of the Amina Grace Speech and Language Program here at GiGi's Playhouse Tinley Park for the summer. We are partnering with Governors State University and their Master of Health Science...