What does GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit Mean to You?

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! We want to let you all know how truly wonderful you are. How loved you are. How cherished and appreciated you are. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for making such a huge impact on not only our Playhouse but our participants, families and the community as well!

Thanks to your help, we now serve in over 88 different countries through our Virtual Playhouse. We have 59+ locations across the US and Mexico. We are able to deliver 298,000 FREE program hours annually. Volunteers like yourselves contribute to the 202,000 volunteer hours annually. Our Detroit Playhouse has 1,725 volunteer hour so far this year consisting of running programs, helping with fundraisers and many other behind the scenes activities!

What do you like about volunteering at GiGi’s:
Sense of community and sharing information with other DS families. And of course working with our clients! They are the best and put a smile on my face every time. -Denise

I love getting to know the families and networking with others on what is out there for our Community of Down syndrome. It’s been so enriching for my whole family. – Amy

What I like about volunteering at GiGi’s is the instant gratification you experience as you witness the lives you are influencing. When you volunteer at GiGi’s Playhouse you see the impact in real time and it is so heart-warming you can’t wait to come back. – Lisa

What do you appreciate about our amazing volunteers and fellow (volunteer) board members:
I appreciate that they are giving their time and talents for free for such an important cause. – Denise

I appreciate the open hearted and committed volunteers that are part of our community. It is inspiring to hear how each person came to know GiGis and what they enjoy about their time at our playhouse. – Amy

As a board member and as a parent I appreciate our volunteers beyond measure. We are only able to provide programs to families because of our volunteers. Our volunteers are out changing hearts and minds in their own communities based on their experiences with our program participants. There are few organizations that can be sustained on mostly volunteers – but the volunteers at GiGi’s are so dependable and allow all of our programs to run smoothly and consistently. – Lisa

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