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Our Mission & Vision

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At GiGi's Playhouse Chicago, our mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all. Our vision is to see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools and communities.

GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge

On June 24th, we will all come together to change the way the world views Down syndrome and move for acceptance! GiGi's Playhouse Chicago is hosting our Chicago GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge! Our event consists of a 5K Run, 1-Mile Walk, and a Kids Dash for Down syndrome.  

 Your generous donations will fund new programs and existing programs like Dance & Yoga, the Amina Grace One-on-One Speech and Language Program, Literacy and Math Tutoring, Career Development, Internships and more!  

Recent Blog Post

Mary Mangan: GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago Impact Story 

By Grace Glenny | December 1, 2023

What brought you to GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago?  I had heard great things about GiGi’s Playhouse over the years from the Girls Scouts at my children’s school who volunteered there. My dear friend and college roommate brought me into GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago. Her daughter Samantha was born with Down syndrome. I recommended reaching out to GiGi’s…

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