Not Goodbye but See You Later

Dear Families and Friends,

It is with mixed emotions that I share some news with you. Due to unexpected developments in my husband’s job, we find ourselves relocating back to Oklahoma City. While this brings about new opportunities for our family, it also means that I must resign from my role as Program and Volunteer Coordinator at GiGi’s Playhouse Canton.

It’s been a privilege to be a part of this incredible community and to work alongside such dedicated and caring individuals. Your commitment to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with Down syndrome has left a lasting impact on me.

I want to express my sincere gratitude for the warmth and camaraderie you’ve shown me during my time here. Witnessing the achievements and milestones of the individuals we serve has been truly inspiring.

Though I’ll miss being a part of GiGi’s Playhouse Canton, I am confident that this organization will continue to thrive under the capable hands of the dedicated team and the remarkable families it serves.

Thank you for welcoming me into your lives and allowing me to be a part of this incredible community. I’m grateful for the memories we’ve created together and hope to stay connected, even from a distance. If you ever find yourselves in Oklahoma City, I’d love to reconnect.

Wishing you all continued success, joy, and boundless achievements.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Rachel Ribbe

Please help us wish Rachel well – we have come to love her in her short time at GiGi’s Playhouse Canton and are going to miss her bright and smiling face each day! Rachel will be with us through the end of April, so be sure to stop in and thank her for all she has done to help elevate our Playhouse over the past several months and send her off the best way our participants do – with a warm hug! We will miss you, Rachel!!

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  1. Joe on March 7, 2024 at 8:32 pm

    Rachel, we hardly knew ye! Best of everything as you forsake the Cavs for the Thunder.
    Have a great life

  2. Rosemary Diamond on March 8, 2024 at 9:04 am

    Thank you Rachel for everything. We love GiGi’s and all that you do for Luke and Lillyana Diamond. Best of luck to you and your family in Oklahoma. You will be difficult to replace.

    Laura and Rosemary Diamond

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