Dear Friends,

 

We hope this message reaches you safe and well! 2020 has been a year of challenges and opportunities. Perseverance and determination have kept us going and we are excited to keep this energy going into 2021.

 

When the pandemic hit in mid-March, we had to shut down in-person programs & fundraising events. We banded together with our network of Playhouses & launched GiGi’s At Home virtual programming, participated in a 60-location virtual event that made history, and kept our promise to always be there for families & the community. What an extraordinary year!

 

Take a look at 2020’s twists, turns, and triumphs on our End of Year Holiday Cheer page. We are proud to be a part of a network that has come together during this season.

 

We could not have done it without supporters like YOU who jumped right in with us, to support our local community as your lives were turned upside down too!

 

We are proud for what we have accomplished together, and recognize the importance of continuing to work hard for our mission to change the way the world view Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all. Every program at GiGi’s is 100% FREE to families and individuals with Down syndrome, but they are not free to us. We are working harder than ever to train volunteers and continue to offer high quality, virtual programs.

 

The team at GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago needs your help. Help us keep our programs educational, purposeful, fun, FREE and accessible to our families with the gift of a donation, volunteering, or Amazon wish list items! This year we need you more than ever. Let’s continue to come together this holiday season to create opportunities for people with Down syndrome to strive for their best of all and be recognized as leaders in our community.

 

We hope the holidays surround you with good health, love and happiness! Watch this 2-minute video to see what YOU helped us build.

 

With love, exhilaration, and gratitude,

The Board, Staff & Volunteers of GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago

 

 

The Gift of Time & Talent

 

A Heartfelt Thanks to our Volunteers!

GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago would not exist without the hard work and dedication of our outstanding volunteers. “Thank you” is not enough to say how grateful we are to everyone who has given the gift of time to inspire the hopes, dreams and hard work of our participants and families at GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago.

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