6th Annual GiGi’s Playhouse Holiday Vendor Fair

Come support the 6th Annual GiGi’s Playhouse Holiday Vendor Fair! Get some holiday shopping done while supporting GiGi’s Playhouse Des Moines as well as local businesses and vendors. Save the date for shopping! We hope to see you there!

We are now accepting applications for vendors, and we encourage you to apply today! You can download the application here.

Thank you!!

Volunteer Spotlight….Chastity Price!!

Meet Chastity Price! She is our wonderful host for not one but TWO of our programs at GiGi’s Playhouse. She is the 4th Friday host for Friday Friends and she also hosts Friends, Fun and Fitness. “I absolutely love volunteering at GiGi’s playhouse!  GiGi’s is a very special place most importantly because of the participants,… Continue Reading

Volunteer Spotlight…LMNOP host Lori Leach!

Meet Lori Leach! She is our wonderful host for our singing and signing program called Language Music N Our Peeps, also known as, LMNOP! “These kiddos steal my heart every Thursday evening when I volunteer as the leaders for Language Music N Our Peeps (LMNOP) at GiGi’s Playhouse! We sing, dance, play and learn sign… Continue Reading

Volunteer Spotlight….Kristin Sohn!!

Meet Kristin Sohn! She has been volunteering for GiGi’s Playhouse Des Moines for over 4 years! Kristin started off as a tutor for a couple years but then in winter 2016 she needed more volunteer hours for a college class, so she helped with GiGi University and has been a consistent volunteer with  University ever… Continue Reading

Volunteer Spotlight

  Meet Jenny Meade! In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week we would like to share a bit about our volunteer extraordinaire Jenny. Jenny has been volunteering with GiGi’s Playhouse since September of 2016, and we couldn’t imagine GiGi’s without her! Jenny volunteers with the GiGi University Internship program, and she is also a GiGi’s Math… Continue Reading

Green Thumbs & Great Company

Green Thumbs & Great Company

We had such a great time at Mom’s Night Out planting succulents and socializing with fellow mammas. Moms had fun dip dying coffee cups to create marbled pots for our colorful succulents. We loved meeting new ladies from the community!  We were elated to meet an expecting couple, and we can’t wait to meet their… Continue Reading

Extra Extra Read all about it!

We are so thankful to our amazing media partners in the community for helping GiGi’s spread positive Down syndrome Awareness! Check out some of the recent interviews below! The Keiths shared their voices on WHO TV Channel 13 News  promoting the GiGi’s Playhouse 2017 ‘i have a voice’ Vintage Circus Gala! Check it out here ???? A huge… Continue Reading

Our First Mom’s Night Out of 2017 was a Blast!

      We had so much fun at our Mom’s Night Out on Thursday, and we can’t wait to host another one on March 23rd! We started off the night with some appetizers, wine, and conversation. We wanted to create a night where moms could have a moment for themselves, spark their creativity, and build community! With… Continue Reading

A drive for volunteering #wishesdelivered

A drive for volunteering #wishesdelivered

A Drive for Volunteering To her customers, Shelly Perez-Dickson is the face of UPS. But to the kids at GiGi’s Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center in Des Moines, Iowa, she is a beloved teacher and a close friend. For several years, Shelly has volunteered at GiGi’s mentoring children with Down syndrome and fostering life-defining… Continue Reading