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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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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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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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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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Living Generation G! Meet Thomas

Meet Thomas P., age 8 years old, GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis’ youngest donor, and one who is living out loud, Generation G! His Mom shared that early this summer, Thomas received a new piggy bank that included sections to put money in to “spend,” “save” and “share.”  Over the summer, Thomas helped doing small jobs around…

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Sharon’s Determination Inspires Others

Sharon is one of our amazing adult participants. She is 38 years old and regularly attends the Fantastic Friends program and was a volunteer for our LMNOP Tuesday morning group. Sharon also was a self-advocate speaker at our inaugural Brew HAHA event. We are so excited for her, after volunteering in the school system as…

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Un Poema de la Madre (A Mother’s Poem) By: Griss

Tener un hijo especial es una constante lucha de nervios y de corre y corre de entrar y salir del hospital Es amar sin condiciones Es luchar siempre por sus derechos Es buscar información Es reír llorando Es pelear duramente por ellos Es conocer personas maravillosas como tú Gracias Dios por verme elegido ser madre…

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Where Parachutes Lift You Up!

By: Sandy Shearer As a volunteer for the Tuesday morning LMNOP class, I get to watch things unfold…and it’s a beautiful thing to see!   The LMNOP (Language, Music, ‘N Our Peeps) class is for babies 0-3 years old filled with purposeful and fun activities. Tressa D. leads us in learning basic sign language, singing,…

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Gluten Free? Whole Foods Is Here To Help

Special thanks to Whole Foods Annapolis for sharing this article with us: Thanks to a wide range of new gluten-free products like breads, rolled oats, condiments, sauces and more, plus naturally gluten-free alternatives like amaranth, millet and almond flours, it is easier than ever to avoid gluten when you’re cooking and baking. Here is one…

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