Community Generosity

Our participant Matt is helping us add donor recognition leaves to our robust donor tree! Our donor tree is beautiful focal point of our Playhouse and represents the generosity of our community. Each leaf represents an individual or organization who has given $1,000 or more through life-time giving (it does...

Incredible Interns

As a 99% volunteer run organization, we rely on the time and talents of all our volunteers. We have so many people willing to give their time to our Playhouse community that we are consistently in the top 5% of annual volunteer hours across our entire network of 58+ Playhouse...

Celebrating a Best of All Moment

Celebrating a 'Best of All' moment is a standard practice during all our programming because our friends are ALWAYS giving their best in all they day. Here's a reminder on what 'Best of all' is: https://gigisplayhouse.org/madison/best-of-all/ This week we are celebrating our GiGiFIT adult participant, Michelle. Michelle is always the...

Adventures in Advocacy

What does it mean to be an advocate? That can depend on the individual but no matter how people choose to advocate, the ultimate goal is to publicly show support of an individual or organization's cause. Our mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and bring...

Down Syndrome Stories- Family Perspective

Guest Blog: Written by Playhouse mom Leah To most people, they will just see Everett happily eating a cracker, but this picture is over a YEAR in the making. We started weekly OT last January for Everett. In September we dropped to every other week. We also have had birth-to-3...
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Unveiling 2024: A Year of Impact, Growth, and Shared Achievements! 🚀

Unveiling 2024: A Year of Impact, Growth, and Shared Achievements! Join us in the journey to make a difference from day one. Our focus in our 8th year of serving the greater Madison community is GROWTH. We have plans to grow our program offerings, our outreach and the number of...
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Looking Back: Elevating the Down Syndrome Community in 2023!

Each year we like to reflect on the ways our community has lived our mission of 'changing the way the world views Down syndrome and bringing a global message of acceptance for all'. From celebrating the introduction of innovative programs, the initiation of powerful collaborations, and the heightened success of...
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#GenerationG – Acceptance For All

#Generation G is a worldwide movement that goes beyond Down syndrome to send a global message of acceptance for ALL.  UW - Madison and Badgers Give Back is a part of this worldwide movement.   Badgers Give Back is a UW-Madison organization that focuses on creating community relationships with Badger student-athletes, staff, and...
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Spring into Fitness at GiGi’s Playhouse Madison!

At GiGi’s Playhouse Madison we offer a purposeful, physical-therapy based program called GiGiFIT. This program is offered for ALL Ages throughout the year: Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, and Adults. The goals of our FIT programs are to increase self-confidence, self-esteem, personal wellness, and the quality of life of our participants....
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Ready, Set, Spring!

GiGi’s Playhouse Madison is gearing up for another fun session, full of FREE Program Offerings for ALL ages. Our Spring Session kicks off the week of January 29th and runs through April 26th. All Group Programs will run the same time and day each week, and will led by 2-3 trained,...
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Why are We Celebrating?

What is a 'Best of All' and why do we celebrate it? 'Best of All' is continual, measurable, celebrated and it never ends. It is a daily challenge to do a little better than you did the day before and it’s always celebrated. Possible manifestations: standing just one second longer,...
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GiGi’s Apparel Orders are Open!

1/4 zip pullover 3/4 sleeve t-shirt Onesie We are so excited to have options for a long awaited GiGi’s swag offering!  We are taking orders for a 3/4 sleeve t-shirt and onesies with screen-printed, Be Accepting, Be Generous, Be Kind logo (small GiGi's Madison logo on the back) and the 1/4...