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Dream Night 2018

We had another successful Dream Night at the Blank Park Zoo this past weekend. Our families were able to enjoy crafts and admission to the zoo all at no cost! Gigi’s was excited to host a craft table again this year. Our bead animals and bracelets were a hit. We loved seeing everyone have so…

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Meet Our Summer Interns!

Our Summer Interns! From left to right: Jalen and Gabbi     Meet Gabbi!  Hello, my name is Gabbi Anker. I from Polk City, Iowa. I am a recent graduate of Iowa State University where I majored in Child, Adult, and Family Services with my focus being on children. Some of my hobbies are biking,…

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3/21 World Down syndrome Day Celebration

Down syndrome is defined as “a congenital disorder arising from a chromosome defect, causing intellectual impairment and physical abnormalities including short stature and a broad facial profile. It arises from a defect involving chromosome 21, usually an extra copy (trisomy-21).” To the lucky few, Down syndrome is much more than that. On March 21, 3/21,…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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