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Join Us for the GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge at GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee!

Are you ready to make a positive impact while having fun and staying active? Look no further than GiGi's Playhouse Milwaukee's GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge or as we call it the Dash for Down Syndrome -happening on Sunday, May 5th! This event promises an exciting day filled with fitness, camaraderie, and most...

Empowering Lives: GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee and UW-Milwaukee Join Forces

In the heart of Milwaukee, an inspiring collaboration between GiGi's Playhouse and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is unfolding, marked by a commitment to support and empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Thanks to a long-standing connection with Ben Trager, who works for the university’s Center for Student...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Giovanna, a High School Student

Giovanna Pierri is the President of Nicolet High School’s ”Feed the Need Club.” She coordinated all of the volunteers for both the Glow Party (12/29/2023) and Noon Years Eve event (12/31/203) and will also be supporting GiGi’s at several upcoming events, including the DSAW/GiGi’s Talent Show collaboration scheduled for 3/23/2024...
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🌟 Embrace the joy of giving back! 🌟

GiGi's Playhouse Milwaukee is searching for vibrant volunteers to add their personal touch to events, fundraising, tutoring, and programs among other areas. Just 1-2 hours per week can create a world of impact! Your energy is the key to the growth and success of GiGi's Playhouse, a place dedicated to...
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Event Highlight: Glow Party!

The New Year’s Glow Party was a huge success with all of our attendees! Direct feedback from Ravaughn, “I love this party! And Emily, “This was great!” were both testaments to the fun had by all, much of it a result of the excellent Nicolet High School volunteers (7 total)...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Marquette University Occupational Therapy Dept.

Students from Marquette University's College of Health Sciences in the area of Occupational Therapy (OT) facilitated our Fall 2023 GiGi Prep program with an emphasis on building communication skills, money management, customer service skills, team building, health, and personal wellness. Both the participants and volunteers voiced their enthusiasm and appreciation...
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Participant Best of All – Myron

“Our 3 y/o son Myron has gained independence, is singing along to more songs, is making more sounds, and is imitating more words. Miss Fiona and Ms. Jen are always coming up with fun activities to keep my son engaged and his sister loves to come along and play.” - Kristy,...
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Community Connection – Brillant DPI

On Nov. 16, 2023, GiGi's Playhouse Milwaukee had new pictures applied to the Welcome Windows greeting everyone as they walk past and enter GiGi's. The company applying the new pictures was Brillant DPI and owner Chris Sherman was leading the application. Chris, who happens to be a good friend to...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Tyler Madoche – Empowering Inclusivity while getting participants GiGiFIT! 

We say goodbye this month to Tyler Madoche - our long-time GiGiFIT instructor at Balance Fitness, who came to us in August 2021 and quickly became the heart and soul behind our Adult fitness program. As a certified fitness instructor, Tyler combined his fitness know-how with his warm and welcoming vibe,...
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A Deeper Understanding of Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic condition that is often misunderstood. This article aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of Down syndrome, elucidating what it is, its types, and the unique characteristics of people living with this condition. It is essential to understand that every person with Down syndrome is unique,...
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The Power of Inclusion: Celebrating Local Individuals with Down Syndrome in Swimming

At first glance, swimming may seem like a simple recreational activity or sport, but for individuals with Down syndrome, there is more to it than that. The joys and challenges of swimming on a team also shows the importance of integration and inclusion in sporting activities. It is still not...
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Partnership: Roschambo Eyewear & GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee

Roshambo Eyewear is excited to be a contributing partner of GiGi’s Playhouse nationwide. In its new program, Roshambo will donate 10% of all sales generated by GiGi’s Playhouse facilities and members back to the non-profit every month. In addition to the donation, Roshambo will also be offering a 20% discount to GiGi’s Playhouse...