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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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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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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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Subway® Cookie that Cares Supports GiGi’s Playhouse Gainesville

Participating Subway® restaurants in the Gainesville, FL area have launched the “Cookie that Cares” campaign in an effort to help GiGi’s Playhouse Gainesville provide educational and therapeutic programs at no charge to kids and adults with Down syndrome. During the promotion, customers are encouraged to visit participating Gainesville area SUBWAY® restaurants from September 11 –…

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Window and Holiday Photo Shoot Fundraisers

It’s that time of the year again where families have the opportunity to feature the beauty of their child with Down syndrome and support the mission of GiGi’s Playhouse! Our amazing photographer Phil from Philip Marcel Photography has volunteered his time and talents for our photo shoot fundraiser. New this year, we are offering family…

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Volunteer at GiGi’s Playhouse!

This summer we had an amazing crew of volunteers who used their talents and skills to help us empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families to achieve their Best of All! From helping us to prepare and run our programs, coming up with creative crafts to improve fine and gross motor skills, capturing incredible…

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