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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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 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 – 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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We need your help!! The busy holiday season is starting soon. We are in need of great volunteers to help spend some time here at Hugs+Mugs training and assisting our interns in this great program. If you or know someone interested in volunteering their time, please contact the store manager at 847-278-8531 or email hugsandmugs@gigisplayhouse.org.…

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Meet Keira – Mentor at Hugs + Mugs! Meet Kiera!! Kiera graduated GiGi U in the winter of 2014 and became an intern here at Hugs + Mugs immediately after. Kiera spent 16 weeks as an intern learning great customer service skills, money handling, creative artwork, cafe equipment and sales skills. After the 16 weeks,…

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Hot summer days?? Cool down at Hugs + Mugs! On these hot summer days, join us for a cool treat!  We now are serving Kefir soft serve with a choice of toppings.  Oreo Cookies, Reese Peanut Butter Cups, Nestle Crunch or M&Ms are some delicious toppings you can add to your Kefir for a small…

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CUSTOM CUSTOM CUSTOM!! We have been busy adding new item to our designAbility studio!  Check out some of our latest and greatest item that you can customize with your photos, artwork or our interns can create special artwork for you!         Our new Jewelry line up includes a special charm bracelet with a…

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SUMMERTIME FUN @ HUGS+MUGS! Grab your sandals, sunglasses and WATER BOTTLES for the beach!!  Brand new 2015 designs exclusive to GiGi’s Playhouse!  Get them while their HOT.. if you prefer a hot cup of coffee by the beach bonfire, grab one of our coffee mugs.  On sale now at Hugs + Mugs! Lets get fit!!…

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Hugs + Mugs will be closed on Saturday July 4th to celebrate the holiday! Stop in before then to pick up your one of a kind Independence Mug or Water Bottle!  Our interns have worked very hard creating these special holiday designs.  Show them off at your event or BBQ this weekend! Chris, Sam and…

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