2021 Casino Royale Gala

We are EXCITED to announce that GiGi's Playhouse will host its annual “i have a voice” Gala.                 GiGi’s Casino Royale, October 23,2021 at Warehouse 22 in Syracuse, UT. Now more than ever our Playhouse and families need your support!  As it did with most of America, Covid-19 has severely...

Zoom therapy sessions + Hip Huggers + yoga with dad + life stuck at home with an older brother + etc.

Submitted by the Bri Henke & Family: Andrew, Bri, Otto and Odin Thank you Henke Family for sharing with us!! Day 60.   Sixty days of sharing 900 square feet with a very tall husband, a very energetic 6 year old, a very snugly dachshund and a very charming 6 month...

A Volunteers Perspective

As we come to the end of Volunteer Appreciation week, I thought I would share my Volunteer story. I came to GiGi’s Layton September 2017. We were still new to Utah and according to my husband, the time had come for me to find something to do outside of the...

We all do hard things every day!

As I come to an end of my internship at GiGi’s Playhouse, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting. As a Social Work Graduate student, I was required to complete a 500-hour internship. Social work is such a large field, I felt I wanted an experience that was different. Without...

In The Spotlight!

This morning GiGi's Playhouse was highlighted on the Lisa Valentine Clark radio show.  Becky Payne from the Layton Playhouse was able to be there to share our mission with the listeners.  What a great way to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, which is tomorrow!  We would love you to take...

2018 was an AMAZING year at GiGi’s Playhouse, Layton

We have made so many great memories in 2018. In February we celebrated our 3rd year, in March, our Playhouse Plunge was so much fun. In July we started to get our new space Playhouse ready.  In September we had our best Gala yet.  November brought our Grand Re-Opening in...

All new location!

  On November 17, 2018 we opened our doors in an all new location!  After being open for 3 1/2 years it was time to get a bigger space so we can continue to grow and offer more programs to our participants.  We are now located at 1916 N 700...

Life Lessons

This summer I went on an adventure like no other. I traveled far, I spent quality time with my husband, I learned a lot of great life lessons, I met some lifelong friends, and along the way I found a new place to call home. Here’s my story of being...

Changing Lives

Grace has been coming here to volunteer with Ashley from AGB Speech to help with LMNOP since she is doing a high school internship with her.  This is what she shared when her time here was over – “Volunteering at GiGi’s truly did change my life forever.  Before volunteering at...

Easter with friends at Layton GiGi’s Playhouse

We had the opportunity to have Cameron, a local scout, sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt & Dinner for our Playhouse for his eagle scout project.  What an "egg'ceptional" activity.  We had over 30 volunteers that worked hard to make our party a success.  As our families came we had over...
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Thank you for taking the Plunge with GiGi’s Playhouse

On March 24, 2018, GiGi's Playhouse, Layton had its 5th Annual Playhouse Plunge at Willard Bay State Park and it was AMAZING.  There was over 300 people there to support us and National Down Syndrome Day (3/21) despite the wind and cold temperatures. We are excited to say that we...

Happy New Year!

As we look at 2017, we celebrate the many wonderful things that happened at GiGi’s Playhouse, Layton and our hearts are full. Full of happiness that more than 140 persons with Down syndrome came to participate in our programs. Full of awe for the 1050+ participants and the more than...