Giving Back: Masks by Alexa

Senior at Oak Hall, Alexa Katz has truly taken this difficult time to make a change for the better. With the additional stress that the COVID-19 pandemic has put on everyone, parents want to protect themselves and their families. Alexa is helping to support our GiGi’s families by not only...
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2019 Eat Drink and Be Giving!

We had an incredible evening at our Eat, Drink and Be Giving Fundraiser at Mark’s Prime on April 14! Because of your love and support we were able to raise over $20,000 to keep offering FREE therapeutic and educational programs for individuals with Down syndrome! Thank You!!   Platinum Sponsors...
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March Madness!

2019 has been so AWESOME! With an incredible crew of volunteer program coordinators, interns, and committee members we have been able to connect with more families and really increase community awareness of who we are and what we do! Below are highlights from our amazing March. World Down Syndrome Day...
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Down for Donuts 2019

Every single day people go through hard stuff…how people allow those experiences to influence who they are and what they do is what makes them #generationG. When Ted and Karen Dreaver’s daughter, Kierra, was born on February 5, 2015, they had an at birth diagnosis and felt “alone and like...
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Join Generation G!

Christina Patskin is a former GiGi's Playhouse Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator Intern. She graduated from the University of Florida in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Health Science degree. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Occupational Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. We're honored...
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Join us for our Summer Encouragement Series!

Please join Kerry Taylor, local GiGi's Playhouse mom and inspirational speaker, as she shares her story about having a daughter with Down syndrome and share helpful lessons she's learned over the years! Be prepared to be inspired, encouraged, and empowered! Session 2:Wednesday, 8/15 @6:30pm Med-Waiver Session 3: Wednesday 9/12 @6:30pm...

Spotlight on Spring 2018 Interns!

Christina Patskin, Spring 2018 Outreach Intern We are so thrilled to welcome 4 incredibly talented interns for the Spring 2018 semester. As we roar into March, their collective insights and talents have greatly increased our community presence, volunteer management, program impact, and fundraising efforts! Christina Patskin,...

Giving Tuesday Kicks Off 321 Campaign!

Everyone has the capacity to give. Join us on November 28, 2017 to celebrate #GivingTuesday as we kick off our 321 Campaign! This October we celebrated our 2nd  birthday and are incredibly grateful for the honor of serving our families. Our weekly program participation averages about 25 people including individuals...

GiGi’s Playhouse Gainesville Hosts GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa Startup Team

On Saturday, September 30, GiGi's Playhouse Gainesville's Erika Quirk, Program Coordinator, hosted a special Destination Discovery program and gave the grand tour to excited members from the GiGi's Playhouse Tampa Startup Team. The two groups worked for several months to coordinate the trip and it was absolutely amazing! The Gainesville...
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Meet the Baciak Family!

As we celebrate our 2nd birthday this month, we'd like to highlight one of our amazing families: The Baciak Family!! The Baciak family has been coming to the Playhouse since it opened and are active in every way! Their 4-year old son, Andrew, graduated from attending the LMNOP program and...
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UF Community Campaign for Charities

The UF Community Campaign for Charities (UFCC)  has been the official University of Florida charitable fundraising drive for more than 28 years! Lilly Bell, Vice President of GiGi's Playhouse Gainesville inspired employees at the UF Foundation's Community Campaign for Charities Kick Off Breakfast to donate to...

Vote for us as the October SunState Federal Credit Union Charity of the Month!

Vote! You Win! We Win! Vote for us as the October SunState Federal Credit Union Charity of the Month and enter to win a specialty GiGi's Playhouse mug! It's super easy!! Click on http://bit.ly/votegigis Click on our logo and vote for us (enter you first name, last name and email...