The GiGi Effect

The following story comes as a direct testimony to the power of GiGi’s. Seen through the eyes and written through the words of a Mother’s Heart:

Mr. P, Gabriel’s teacher recently approached my husband and said “I just wanted to let you know that Gabriel had me laughing all day today, he really is a funny kid and smart.” He then added, “I want to commend those who taught him to read, they did an incredible job! He’s a real joy to have in my classroom.”

While the adage, “it takes a village to raise a child”, is cliché, it appropriately articulates Gabriel’s story. Gabriel works hard. He is determined and he generally has a good attitude. Gabriel’s village, among the long list of teachers, therapists, family members and friends, includes GiGi’s Playhouse.

GiGi’s literacy curriculum is specialized to meet Gabriel’s needs and their amazing volunteers all have supported Gabriel’s abilities and supported his learning. The literacy program at GiGi’s Playhouse in particular has reinforced and increased his sight words and vocabulary, as well as improve his comprehension and phonetic learning. GiGi’s Playhouse is supporting Gabriel’s learning today and continues to be an intricate part of his village!

Thank you GiGi’s Playhouse!!!

Gabriel’s mom
~Deanne Elsey


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  1. Heather Rodriguez on June 22, 2021 at 10:40 am

    I love this! Way to go Gabriel and thank you to all the amazing GiGi’s volunteers who support hard-working kids to achieve!

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