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A big month of Achievement! | Jobs Matter

We have had an exciting month with EIGHT confirmed job offers!     Meet the newest members of the workforce! Chris started with GiGi U in January of 2014 he immediately put a smile on everyone face. He was the perfect student and was always so professional. He took always took pride in helped the…

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Hugs & Mugs Intern Spotlight | Liz

GiGi's Playhouse

Hugs + Mugs is a café and retail store run by our GiGi U graduates, now referred to as “Interns” along with our support staff. Each intern will manage different aspects of a real-life retail environment and continue building their career skills. Today we want to introduce you to Liz one of our Rockstar Hugs +…

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Hugs & Mugs Intern Spotlight | Catie

Hugs + Mugs is a café and retail store run by our GiGi U graduates, now referred to as “Interns” along with our support staff. Each intern will manage different aspects of a real-life retail environment.   Today we want to introduce you to Catie one of our Rockstar Hugs + Mugs Interns! Hi my…

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The GiGi’s Impact – Hugs + Mugs

GiGi's Playhouse

The Generation G movement is a social campaign from GiGi’s Playhouse, the mission is to make a conscious decision every day to be accepting, generous & kind.  A huge part of this campaign is aimed toward the younger generation, for two reasons.  As we are sure you have all seen, children can be quite cruel…

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2017 GiGi’s Playhouse 5k – The Interns thoughts.

Playhouse families, volunteers, sponsors and friends united on Sunday, June 11th in support of individuals with Down syndrome at the 14th Annual GiGi’s Playhouse Chicagoland 5K Fun Run, Walk and Dash for Down syndrome. Over 2,000 people ran, walked, dashed and supported GiGi’s Playhouse mission, raising more than $200,000 to support FREE, purposeful programs that help…

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Volunteering | Hugs + Mugs

Every GiGi’s Playhouse offers signature therapeutic and education based programs throughout the week and on the weekends at designated times.  Volunteers are the heartbeat of every Playhouse.   Here at Hugs + Mugs volunteers play an important role in helping our adult participants aka our internets achieve their #bestofall.  Hug + Mugs is more than…

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Hugs & Mugs Mentor Spotlight | Patrick

  hugs + mugs is café and retail store run by our gigi u graduates, now referred to as “interns” along with our support staff. each will manage different aspects of a real life retail environment. Hugs & Mugs creates gifts from the heart: personalized mugs printed with artwork and photos-your design or ours-you choose!…

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GiGi’s Impact | GiGi U

On April 20th we had a GiGi’s University Graduation and welcomed a new group of interns into the Hugs & Mugs Cafe! This is always an exciting time! Today we are welcoming our friend Jen’s mom to the blog.  Grab a cup of coffee or tea, preferably in a Hugs created mug (they are our…

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Mentor Spotlight | Farzin

Hugs + Mugs is café and retail store run by our GiGi U graduates, now referred to as “interns” along with our support staff. Each will manage different aspects of a real life retail environment. Hugs & Mugs creates gifts from the heart: personalized mugs printed with artwork and photos-your design or ours-you choose!  Adults…

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Hosting the perfect event with help from Hugs + Mugs

Hugs + Mugs Parties, Field Trips, & Events Hugs + Mugs is a café and retail store run by our GiGi U graduates, now referred to as “interns” along with our support staff. Each will manage different aspects of a real life retail environment. Hugs & Mugs creates gifts from the heart: personalized mugs printed…

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