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Thank you to our 2019 Gala Sponsors!

Thank you to our generous 2019 Sponsors for partnering with us for a special night to raise necessary funds to change lives! PLATINUM GOLD George and Margaret Limehouse Silver       BRONZE IN KIND SPONSORS Breakthrough Beverage Byzantium Favored Photography Katcef Brothers, Inc. Liquor Mart & Deli Ms. Bakery The Groove Spot Band Todd…

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Happy Hearts Celebrate GiGi’s First Anniversary

On February 2nd, the Playhouse was packed with the happy hearts in our brand new friends, returning participants, family members, volunteers and supporters; all celebrating the first anniversary of  GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis’ Grand Opening. We are thankful for the warm welcome from the greater-Annapolis community. In its first year, individuals with Down syndrome participated in…

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Singing Together… “They’re really saying, I love you!”

What a wonderful afternoon of children “Singing Together”. The All Children’s Chorus of Annapolis (ACCA), a non-profit organization, consisting of children in second to seventh grade from the greater-Annapolis area, reached out to GiGi’s Playhouse to share an afternoon activity of songs together, culminating in a “Winter Mini-Tour” performance for their families. Led by ACCA’s Managing…

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Filling the GAP

By Doni Dondero Internships can be hard to come by for adults these days, but the newly opened GAP store in Annapolis has generously opened its doors to GiGi’s participants.  The introduction to retail started when the GAP’s corporate office in New York contacted the Playhouse about hosting a social which would serve as a…

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Found–Inclusive Catholic Education & Great Friends at GiGi’s Playhouse

By Doni Dondero Raymond Tetschner had always been fully included in public school in Arizona, so when the family started looking at middle school, full inclusion was their goal.  But this time, there was an additional challenge–they wanted that education in a Catholic school.  As the family approached Raymond’s 6th grade year, they talked with…

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Hollywood Comes to Annapolis

By: Ginger Houston-Ludlam The stars in Annapolis have never shined so brightly as they did on January 4th when GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis hosted their “Welcome to Hollywood” dance. Over 25 participants and 24 volunteers danced and toasted the night away.  Everybody put on their best fancy clothes, including faux furs, sparkling jewelry and tiaras on…

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Caring Canines-Literacy Companions Lend a Helping Paw!

To celebrate the conclusion of our first Literacy Tutoring Session, we invited Caring Canine Pet Therapy Dogs to GiGi’s Playhouse. Caring Canines is a pet therapy program created by Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat to provide certified pet therapy teams who offer unconditional love and a peaceful presence to those in need in the community. Caring…

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GiGi’s Playhouse Youth Board-Successful Dance Marathon 2018!

            By Melissa Wong I serve on the GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis Youth Board. The Youth Board hosted the first ever Dance Dance Marathon for the Annapolis location on November 17th. All high-school students from the Anne Arundel County area were invited to participate. We danced and engaged in a variety…

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Giving Tuesday: A Time to Share Generously

By: Julia Persinger “Get creative and think of all of the ways that you too can help in a very small or very large way. It will come back to you a hundredfold.” After a considerable period of procrastination, I penned this on an eight-day silent Catholic Retreat at the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth…

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