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Deloitte Impact Day at GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte

20+ new friends from Deloitte supported GiGi's by doing various projects around the Playhouse. Teams painted our staff office and the sensory room. Other teams created our new WALL OF FAME in the Education Room while others put up shelves in the kitchen. Everything in the Playhouse was wiped down...

Orthodontics Winner

If you’ve been a part of our journey at GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte, you know how much we value community. How much we rely on the volunteers, supporters, friends and local businesses who lift up our participants and give wings to our dreams. Check out this amazing story about how community...

Julia’s Community

Have you ever dreamt about an inclusive community for your adult child with Down syndrome, a place where they could not just live, work and learn, but truly belong? Recently, GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte hit the road and met some very forward-thinking people from a new nonprofit called Julia’s Community who...
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Down Syndrome Awareness Day 2024

When is Down Syndrome Awareness Day? Down syndrome awareness day is March 21, 2024. Why is Down syndrome day on March 21st? The 21st day of the 3rd month was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. What is Down...

Check out GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte in the news!

The spring 2024 issue of Ballantyne Magazine features a story about the difference that Cabo Fish Taco Ballantyne @caboballantyne is making in the disability community, especially when it comes to providing job skills for people with intellectual disabilities. Our very own GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte is one of the lucky beneficiaries...
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The Impact GiGi’s Has Had On a Single Mom in Our Community

"As a single mother moving to Charlotte, we were far away from our village. My daughter Amelia had a difficult time making friends since there are no kids in our complex. Once the Covid restrictions were lightened, I needed to find something to keep her occupied. Along came GiGi’s Playhouse....
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Participant and Volunteer Spotlight!

Participant Best of All: Whitney Parrot Whitney has been working as an intern at the Playhouse. Shehas been so helpful in organizing, filing, decorating, and so much more. She spends severalhours each visit working alongside our UNCC social work interns on top of attending regular programming and literacy tutoring. Whitney...

GiGiFIT Adults – At Home LIVE

It's Time To GET FIT with our GiGiFIT Adults! That's right! Our Program Leader, Jamie Brill, will be back with us every Thursday at 11:30am on our LIVE GoToMeeting. We want to connect and come together with our friends to stay fit and active while while schools and GiGi’s Playhouse...
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GiGiFIT Kids At-Home On Demand

GiGiFIT Kids **Exciting News** GiGiFIT Kids is now available at home. We know that getting used to a new normal is challenging for our community in many ways. We hope to make it a bit easier to keep our GiGi’s Playhouse Kids fit and active while schools and GiGi’s Playhouse...

My First Descent with Down syndrome.

There never seem to be enough hours in the day this time of year. Last week I was running between meetings at GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte when someone stopped me in my tracks. My meeting was running late, and only because of unexpected traffic I found myself idly standing by the...

Why I Believe in GiGi’s Playhouse

When my nephew Shane was born it felt like a solemn occasion. I remember visiting with my brother and sister in law in the hospital and not knowing what to say to reassure them that it was going to be okay. We both had 3 year-old daughters and you could...

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