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July 2022 Newsletter

Hello to the Amazing GiGi’s Playhouse Community! GiGi, Franco and I recently returned from an impromptu trip to our New York City Playhouse where we met with dignitaries from the country of Qatar. They wanted to learn more about our methodologies, model and our global message of acceptance for all....
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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...
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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...
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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...

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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

June Breaking News!

This past week, Nancy and THE GiGi had the chance to sit down with Kate Snow from NBC Nightly News to talk about our recent acceptance initiative. "For the past 17 years we have been giving individuals with Down syndrome all the tools they need to be successful in the world, but the...
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June 2021 Newsletter

Please help us reach our goal of 1,000,000 people taking the pledge for global acceptance! Take the pledge and live it every day! AcceptanceChallenge.org On June 5th, every GiGi's Playhouse across the country will be coming together to celebrate The GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge! Be a part of making history as...
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May 2021 Newsletter

To our GiGi's Playhouse Family,   With multiple cases of our kids being abused, disrespected and attacked last week, it made me reflect back on why we started GiGi’s, and ask "are we making a difference?"   That is when I realized we have spent 17 years providing free programming...