Hugs and Mugs has been very happy to welcome back Matthew! At 60, he is our oldest intern and has lots of stories to share. He is here from Providence, Rhode Island on his circuit tour around the country to visit all his siblings. He stays with each sibling for a few weeks and gets to…

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We have had an exciting month with EIGHT confirmed job offers!   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6crls8Ig40&w=854&h=480]   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…

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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