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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What is the Ripple Effect? A ripple is a wave or series of waves on the surface of water, caused by dropping an object into the water. Our GiGi’s Playhouse mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome by sending a global message of acceptance for all. The individuals who volunteer at…

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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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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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