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location in the works – Annapolis, MD


321 is a special number around GiGi's Playhouse Annapolis as individuals with Down syndrome have a third copy of their 21st chromosome. Because GiGi's Playhouse exists to educate, inspire and believe in individuals with Down syndrome, we are kicking off our 321 Campaign seeking 321 people to donate $21 a month to support GiGi's Playhouse Annapolis.

Your partnership allows GiGi's Playhouse Annapolis to offer life changing, free, results-driven programs for all ages and families in Annapolis! Would you consider joining us?

Become a 321 Champion today!


You are invited to a Fabulous Fall Fashion Show and Afternoon Tea celebrating the Upside of Down Syndrome To benefit the opening of GiGi’s Playhouse in Annapolis Only 150 seats available. Click below to purchase your tickets.

One Step Closer!

Every day we get closer to opening our doors, thanks to the tremendous energy, time and commitment of our volunteer driven start-up committee and the community! We are grateful for the outpouring of support that we receive daily from new families, companies, family foundations, therapists, organizations, and individuals.  Our collective belief in the power of investing in people who have Down syndrome is propelling us forward.

What have we been up to?


Location!  Location!  Location!

We are searching the Annapolis area for the perfect place to open our GiGi’s Playhouse. Criteria for our ideal space includes: first floor, 2,500 to 3,000 square feet, located in a shopping center with high foot traffic, easily accessible to residents throughout the area. Do you know of a space? Do you know someone who might have the perfect place for us?  Email us:

Thank You to Our Donors

The Baxley Foundation recently donated $36,000 to help GiGi's Playhouse Annapolis!

“The Baxley Foundation is confident that GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis will positively impact many lives by empowering individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential. The Baxley Foundation is so excited to support such a wonderful cause!”

– Tracy Lewis, Board Member, Baxley Foundation.

The Rotary Club of Annapolis selected GiGi's Playhouse Annapolis as a $1,500 crab feast grant recipient!

World Down Syndrome Day – A truly memorable day!

Target Opening: Fall 2017

Location: TBD

Contact: Kim Eckert,


Lights! Camera! Action!

Looking Good Magazine – Photo Shoot! See our feature story coming out in the August/September Issue.


The First Lady Hogan graciously met with us to learn more


Governor Hogan and the First Lady light the Governor’s Mansion in blue!

What is GiGi's Playhouse?

GiGi's Playhouse is the only nationwide network of Down syndrome achievement centers.  We will provide educational, therapeutic, nutritional, and career oriented programs for individuals of all ages.  All programs are completely FREE.  We operate 100% through donations, fundraisers and grants. Through our efforts, we are promoting global acceptance for people of all abilities.

Catch the Spirit!

Volunteer for one of our committees:

GiGi’s Playhouse is a national non-profit organization with 32 and counting playhouses in the United States and one in Mexico. The 501(c)(3) non-profit offers free therapeutic and educational programming to individuals with Down syndrome and their families and operates solely on tax-deductible donations.

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center’s mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.