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#flashbackfriday | The Goods Of The Gala

For many of the Playhouse’s across the GiGi’s network it is Gala Season so today we wanted to “flash back” a year to hear what the GiGi’s Playhouse “i have a Voice” gala means to one family,  this family could be any of us and that is what makes this community so special.   Enjoy…..…

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Acceptance in Action: GiGi’s Playhouse 2016 National Conference

Taking action and changing the world together! November 4th & 5th GiGi’s Playhouse welcomed 250 team members representing 39 Playhouses and start-up groups, as well as representatives from more than 15 corporate sponsors and partners, and even board members of local community foundations; together for the “Bigger, Better Stronger Together” Leadership Conference in Schaumburg, IL.…

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GiGi’s Playhouse Impact Sponsors

YOU CAN MAKE AN IMPACT! GiGi’s Playhouse serves children and adults with Down syndrome as well as families, communities, businesses and more – all over the US and in Mexico. GiGi’s Playhouse provides dedicated places for families to unite and celebrate their child’s diagnosis, as well as benefit from FREE purposeful and progressive programs. Since 2003,…

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Our Staff keeps growing…..

We had quite a week at the Playhouse and Hugs+Mugs.  The third class of GiGi U graduated Thursday evening. Hugs+Mugs mentors, Tim, Nicole, Kiera, Patrick, Brian and Christine, were on hand to show their support for the graduating class. Our Mentors remember how nervous they were when they were standing on the same stage just…

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Paying it Forward –

GiGi University student Aubrey and Hugs + Mugs intern Brian accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Joined by GiGi’s team members Sarah Rickaby and Jayne Drew, the foursome were caught on video paying it forward. The participants not only challenged some of their friends, but also two of GiGi’s other 16 playhouse Locations. Will GiGi’s Playhouse…

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Make the shot. Make a difference.

This past Wednesday (8/13/14) we held our 1st Annual Golf Outing to benefit GiGi’s Playhouse, Inc. With 18 sponsors, 25 volunteers and over 100 golfers in attendance, it was a day to remember! We began the day with registration and a putting contest with our very own Special Olympic Silver Medalist, Matt! Matt successfully out-putted…

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Be Inspired by Danny Bottcher…..

We are surrounded by amazing families that have inspired us. We’ve had 2 families show their support for GiGi’s Playhouse and Hugs + Mugs by hosting Lemonade Stands and 1 family created friendship bracelets they sold to raise money for GiGi’s. When I asked why they decided to host a lemonade stand, they explained that…

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Self-Advocate Story Serves as Motivation for Upcoming Golf Outing

As we prepare for the upcoming National Achievement Center Golf Outing (August 13th), we are inspired by the story of Eugene, a self-advocate and avid golfer from Rockford, IL: “Eugene has been a participant of GiGi’s Playhouse since the beginning. He and his family have benefited greatly from the programs that GiGi’s has to offer. Eugene expressed that there…

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