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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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Heard around the Cafe | Hugs & Mugs

Hugs & Mugs is a retail and online store run by adults with Down syndrome who have graduated from GiGi University. Hugs & Mugs creates gifts from the heart: personalized mugs printed with artwork and photos-your design or ours-you choose!  Adults from GiGi University are involved in running ALL aspects of the business-design, production, food…

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GiGi’s Impact | Nicole’s Story.

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers impact lives everyday. We make a life time commitment from prenatal all thought adulthood. We are very proud of our GiGi’s Internship Opportunities– The GiGi’s Internship Opportunities provide GiGi University graduates with an 18-week internship to practice and master career skills. Throughout this internship, interns receive individualized, hands-on training applicable…

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Happy Fall Y’all!!

Happy Fall – Join us for some great Autumn treats!   We now have Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Pie Milk Shakes and Pumpkin Pie Gelato!  Start this Autumn season right with a treat from Hugs + Mugs.  We also have some special one-of-a-kind fall mugs!

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