Location in the Works - Albuquerque
INTRO: GiGi’s Playhouse is coming to Albuquerque!
GiGi’s Playhouse is an established series of Down syndrome achievement centers.
Serving children and adults of all ages, each Playhouse provides educational and therapeutic programs at no charge to families; and in a format that individuals with Down syndrome learn best. All programs aim to maximize self-confidence and empower individuals to achieve their greatest potential. The Albuquerque Team consists of family members, friends, and practitioners associated with someone with Down syndrome, and we are working hard to bring a GiGi’s Playhouse to the Albuquerque metro area. We would like to see those we love with Down syndrome reach their highest potential, gain confidence, and become empowered. Our GiGi’s location will also be a place where families, siblings, and friends can network with others and feel supported. Finally, we hope to build awareness and education about Down syndrome in Albuquerque and the surrounding area. To receive our newsletter, sign up here. If you are interested in participating in this exciting project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATUS: Currently, we are spreading awareness in our community about the great things GiGi’s Playhouse will do for our families, and raising money to make it all happen here in Albuquerque. See below to review programs that GiGi’s offers, but we want to hear from YOU to get more inspiration on the need for our community. Please take our survey now to provide us with that feedback!
GiGi’s Playhouse programs motivate participants to give their “Best of All” and makes a lifetime commitment to their families: http://gigisplayhouse.org/programs-2
Also, the Albuquerque Team has identified a great need for Down syndrome adults in the community. GiGis University is an innovative and educational program for adults with Down syndrome. The program focuses on development of confidence, health and wellness, career skills and interests. GiGi University was designed to motivate and train adults with Down syndrome to achieve their highest potential. See more at Hugs and Mugs!
Fundraising: In addition to planning for programs, we are currently working on a fundraising effort to get our next Phase started. That is only $10,000 which will set us up as the only site for great programming in New Mexico targeted for individuals with Down syndrome! We need your help by attending our events or going online to donate today HERE, and spread the word to your family and friends!
GiGi’s Playhouse is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All monetary donations are tax deductible. You can also find more information about GiGi’s education centers at www.gigisplayhouse.org
September 10th – GiGi’s Playhouse Albuquerque mock Open House! Event to be held at We Rock the Spectrum Alameda West Shopping Center, 10131 Coors Rd NW, Suite H-7. Albuquerque, NM 87114 Learn more on our Facebook page
September 24th – RGDSN Annual Buddy Walk event. Register here: http://www.rgdsn.org/buddy-walk/
Supporting our local network: The Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network