Our Culture of Generosity

At GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee, we are dedicated to changing the way the world views Down syndrome and empowering individuals to achieve their greatest potential. Our mission is fueled by a culture of generosity that brings together community support and transformative programs. Here’s how you can be a part of our impactful journey. Your Impact Your…

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Participant Best of All: Spencer is Working on a Healthy Lifestyle

Leading a healthy lifestyle is crucial for individuals with Down syndrome, and GiGiFIT plays a significant role in this. Here’s how: Importance of Leading a Healthy Lifestyle for Individuals with Down Syndrome Spencer’s Story Spencer has been showcasing his best during the Spring GiGiFIT adult sessions, demonstrating excellent hand-eye coordination while working closely with Program…

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Dash Team Highlight: Milwaukee Playhouse Team – Grace!

Who inspired this team and what makes them EXTRA awesome? Grace is courageous and funny. What is your favorite part of attending programs and events at GiGi’s Milwaukee? Having fun! What does acceptance mean to you and how do you want to encourage our community (and the world) to be more accepting? Assuming competence and…

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A Deeper Understanding of Down Syndrome

Down syndrome, a genetic condition, is often misunderstood. Each individual with Down syndrome is unique, with their own strengths, talents and personalities. Learn more about the different types and characteristics of people born with DS including some FAQs about interacting with individuals with Down syndrome. What is Down Syndrome? Down syndrome is a genetic condition…

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Join Us for the GiGi’s Playhouse Dash for Down Syndrome: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion

At GiGi’s Playhouse, we’re all about celebrating differences, fostering inclusivity, and empowering individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities to reach their fullest potential. One of the most exciting events on our calendar is the Milwaukee Dash for Down Syndrome (part of the GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge) on May 5, 2024, and here’s why it’s an event you won’t want…

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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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