GiGiFIT Adult Detroit

This year we plan to feature one of our programs and one of our volunteers each month on the blog. We hope this helps you understand the background and focus of our various programs, as well as give you an opportunity to get to know the amazing volunteers who help make GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit possible!…

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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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January at the Playhouse Happy New Year! We hope you had a nice and relaxing holiday season spent with loved ones. We have a full month of programs and lots of fun activities planned – including celebrating our 1st Anniversary with a party on Saturday, January 25 at 11 am! Read on for a snapshot…

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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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We are Stronger Together! WOW! What a week filled with inspiration and lots of learning! The GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit team attended GiGi’s Playhouse National Leadership Conference earlier this month. It was a productive week that allowed our team to learn and collaborate with other playhouses across the network. We are truly #strongertogether! The conference was…

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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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