Ways to support GiGi's Playhouse
For less than a $1 per day, less than a third of the cost of a grande latte, you can make an impact. Specific impacts of your gift may include:
- More individuals learning to read and write.
- More individuals gaining greater self-confidence.
- More individuals learning to count and practice arithmetic.
- More individuals improving their motor skills and social skills.
- More program development for continued progress and achievement.
- The long-term outcomes of your monthly gift are confidence, empowerment, and achievement
Attend a Fundraising Event:
GiGi’s Playhouse hosts various fundraisers throughout the year such as Dine to Donate nights, 5K Runs, and more. Events are publicized through direct mailings, e-mail newsletters, and social media such as Facebook. Please make sure to subscribe to all our communications, and join us to celebrate our individuals and their families!
A general donation of any amount will help us provide programs and awareness.
Employee and Workplace Giving:
Did you know your gift can be doubled, tripled & even quadrupled? You may be able to increase the impact of your donation to GiGi’s Playhouse. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from retirees and spouses may also qualify for a match. Check today to see if your donation can be multiplied!
Host Your Own Event to Benefit the Playhouse:
Community lemonade stands, school dance-a-thons, wine tastings, driving range days, and exotic car shows are just some of the types of local events you can create to support our individuals with Down syndrome and the core programs they utilize every week. For more information on how to host a fundraising event for your local playhouse, please contact us at Deerfield@gigisplayhouse.org.
Host a Supply Drive to Benefit the Playhouse:
Our core programs require various supplies and materials including markers, crayons, colored pencils, white boards, cork boards, toys, puzzles, memory games, and more. Our business operations also requires office supplies such as stamps, printer toner, copy paper, and more. We also need to keep the playhouse clean, and need supplies such as paper towels, garbage bags and more. Please contact our Site Coordinator about any “hot items” that are needed by the playhouse, and please consider creating a supply drive with your family, friends, local schools, co-workers and especially local businesses to support your local playhouse!
Special Occasion Giving:
Brides and grooms can make a charitable donation on behalf of their guests in lieu of wedding favors. You can also make a donation in honor of someone’s birthday or wedding anniversary. When you make an occasional gift, we can send a card to your honorees informing them that you have given the gift of confidence, belief and achievement on their behalf. For more information on occasional giving, please contact us at Deerfield@gigisplayhouse.org.
Leaving a legacy of financial support through a bequest, life insurance policy or other planned gift arrangement in your estate planning, you can continue to support individuals with Down syndrome for years to come. We will always have many individuals and families to support each year, your bequest will provide programming, family resources, and continued advocacy long after you are gone. Your planned gift to GiGi’s Playhouse Deerfield will truly be your legacy to our individuals.