From our Founder: GiGi’s Goes to the Olympics

Hello Awesome GiGi’s Network! It is always such a blessing to get the opportunity to address everyone at all 61 GiGi’s Playhouse locations and start-ups, and the people who support them! In this update you will see how GiGi’s was represented by an amazing athlete at the winter Olympics in Beijing, hear from GiGi about…

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Big News and Happy Hearts

JOIN US on Saturday, February 26, for the return of the GiGi’s Playhouse “i have a voice” gala.   Celebrity guest appearances, stellar entertainment and one-of-a-kind auction opportunities make this THE can’t miss gala of the Season.  Tickets are limited, but the fun, inspiration and party are infinite!VIP seating with table service, passes to VIP reception and ringside seats with special gifts for your…

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Make a difference and volunteer to be a tutor!

  Want to make an impact? Consider being a volunteer tutor! You can clearly see Shelby has gained confidence and skills in just one session of literacy and math tutoring! “I cannot thank GiGi’s enough for the tutoring! After 3 weeks of Literacy tutoring, Shelby just picked up books and started reading on her own!…

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Another GiGi’s Miracle

A Holiday Message from Nancy and GiGi As GiGi and I finished our last road trip for 2021 I hit the Home button on my GPS and it said 3 hr 21 min! What? 321; the Down syndrome numbers! I was instantly filled with gratitude and awe. I knew it was God talking to me again,…

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Because of you … 2021 was amazing!

Dear Friends, Thank you. Because of you, GiGi’s Playhouse has triumphed over the unthinkable. Because of you, we’re now reaching new parts of the world. Because of you, we’re now helping previously unserved communities. Because of you, we never let our families down, despite the tumult of 2020 and 2021. Because of you, GiGi’s Playhouse…

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Happiness and Down syndrome

Many people have the misperception that individuals with Down syndrome are always happy. I have a few thoughts about happiness and Down syndrome. First, if you think this, then you’ve probably never interacted with a hormonal teenager with Down syndrome. Jade, like most people, experiences a broad range of emotions, including anger, sadness, annoyance, disappointment,…

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Changing the World is in the Palm of Your Hand

We’re in the second week of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and activities and celebrations are taking place coast to coast. Here at GiGi’s Playhouse, we’re asking everyone for one simple action this month: Take the “I Accept You” pledge! Will you join us?  Everyone who takes the pledge becomes a part of #GenerationG, an army of change-makers set on making the world a kinder, better…

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GiGi sings the National Anthem at the Chicago White Sox game

Website           Volunteer         Support Hello to all my amazing friends! After years of practice, therapy, rejections, and cancellations, GiGi finally sang the national anthem at the Chicago White Sox game this week! She wowed the enthusiastic crowd, showing just how much people with Down syndrome can achieve. Even though we…

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Helping Others Learn Acceptance in their Community!

Website           Volunteer.         Support Learning acceptance in 24 hours! This week, we learned of a ride company’s incredibly offensive and ignorant slogan.  After multiple failed requests to remove the slogan, our Chief Belief Officer, Nancy Gianni, took to social media and you all showed up!  In 24 hours we…

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Making dreams come true thanks to friends like you!!!

Hello All! All of our Playhouses are opening and serving families both virtually and in person! With a spike in regression, social anxiety and fear in our population, and their families, it was important to offer safe, in person programming but still continue with our virtual learning for those who need it. As we have…

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