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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 Gold Sponsor Bronze Sponsor Sherouse…

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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 & The Amazing Give Celebration…

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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 nobody is going to understand.”…

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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 for her to share her…

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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 School Resources Child care provided,…

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Spotlight on Spring 2018 Interns!

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, our Outreach Intern, is a senior in the College of Public Health and Health Professions…

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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 with Down syndrome, their families,…

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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 team was very pleased to…

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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 now attends our Destination Discovery…

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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! For the first time ever, GiGi’s Playhouse Gainesville is honored to be one of 97 community charities that the University of Florida, University Athletic Association, and University of Florida Foundation employees can donate…

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