mission & vision
Our Mission: to change the way the world sees Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community
Our Vision: to see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools and community
make a difference
Can you be the change? We would like to ask you to start by breaking down barriers and changing the way the world accepts, views and talks about individuals with Down syndrome. Support us in our vision for acceptance and celebrate with us one child, one diagnosis, and one community at a time.
Can you help? You CAN be the difference.
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Naperville ½ Marathon and 5K Runners
The date for the Naperville Marathon is set for October 22, 2017.
This year the Naperville Marathon will include a 5K run/walk so all of our families can participate on behalf of GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley.
Please go to naperville26.com to register.
volunteer appreciation luncheon
Our adult participants from the EPIC Adult program will be hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Sat. June 24th from 11:30am-1:30 pm for our volunteers from the last year. During the EPIC program, the adults are preparing the decorations, creating a memento gift and will be the hosts for our volunteers.
generation g presents 321 days of acceptance
GiGi’s Playhouse embarks on a worldwide social media campaign to introduce the world to one person with Down syndrome for the next 321 straight days. A first of its kind, 321 Days of Acceptance shows the world that every individual is worthy of acceptance every single day.
This campaign serves as a vital effort to advancing Generation G and our vision for global acceptance! Every day social media fans will meet a new hero and learn something about their life.
Down syndrome does not “discriminate”, and neither will the 321 Days of Acceptance Campaign. Pictures will represent diversity in age, gender and ethnicity. Pictures will also include individuals with Down syndrome, alone and with parents, siblings, tutors, best friends and more.
We strongly encourage you to share the featured participant of the day on your own social media pages. Let’s unite our voices to show the world what lasting acceptance truly looks like!