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 Experience and under the guidance…

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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 and the Dash for Down…

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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 fostering acceptance and life-changing opportunities…

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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) who assisted and participated. We…

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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 for the program with the…

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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, Myron’s mom. Kristy is referring…

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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 a family that attends GiGi’s…

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