gigis playhouse detroit sign

We use signs in our lives every day, and probably don’t give them much thought. They help us know where to go, when to stop, how fast we can drive, and where to find a restaurant or business. Signs lead you to a place and they communicate what that place is about. Many of us experience the power that signs and…

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literacy tutor and student with Down syndrome

Volunteers are the backbone of GiGi’s Playhouse. They help make all the various programs run throughout the week. We have featured other volunteers on our blog before. But the Literacy Tutoring Program is the biggest program at GiGi’s nationally, impacting thousands of individuals with Down syndrome of ALL ages by empowering them with the ability…

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As we enter the holiday season, many of us desire to stay focused on what this season is about – time with family, being thankful, expressing gratitude, giving gifts to bring joy to our loved ones. However, the hustle and bustle of the season, retail frenzy, Black Friday and Cyber Monday can often steal the…

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author with Down syndrome

Just like our own GiGi Gianni and our founder Nancy Gianni inspire us every day, we had the honor of meeting another Mother/Daughter duo impacting lives. Book Signing at the Playhouse We recently hosted a book signing at the Playhouse. This wasn’t just any book signing either. Kayleigh Williamson was in Detroit to run the…

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night to inspire

DETROIT – September 16, 2019 – GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit, an internationally recognized achievement center focused on individuals with Down syndrome, is pleased to announce their inaugural “A Night to Inspire” with the theme of “Roaring 20’s in the D”. The fundraising event is set for Friday, October 11 at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market, 316…

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GiGiFit Adult Detroit

One Volunteer’s Story Rachel Eckert connected with GiGi’s through another great organization – the Miracle League of Michigan. Getting to know several families who have a child with Down syndrome through there, as well as having our Fantastic Friends Program Leader, Nancy Sovran, asking her to lead some group yoga classes, she decided to jump…

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When our Board Members Bob and Jorja first brought up the idea of doing an Over the Edge fundraiser, several of our team thought they were crazy. That was over a year ago. Who knew we’d have such an incredible first ever Over the Edge event for GiGi’s Detroit? The response blew us away. And…

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After two years of planning, fundraising, promoting, location-scouting and build out, the day had finally come. Sunday, January 27, 2019 was a day our GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit team will hold in our hearts for years to come. With no idea how many or who would brave the frigid temperatures and snow, we were blown away…

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A Night on the Red Carpet Was a Night to Remember Saturday, November 3, 2018 was no ordinary night. After 6 months of planning, the 2nd Annual Fashionable Gala – A Night on the Red Carpet – celebrated our loved ones with Down syndrome, while raising necessary funds to open and begin offering programs out…

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