GiGi’s Playhouse is a non-profit 501(c)3. We are funded through grants, annual fundraisers, individual and in-Kind donations, and program fees. Without the generosity and support of donors, we would not be open today. All donations to our Playhouse are tax deductible.
Jeans for Genes
Host a Jeans for Gene’s day. On this day employees can pay $5 (or designed amount) to wear jeans to work! If just 50 employees participate we will fund one participant through five 1:1 therapeutic and educational sessions. Literacy and math are just some of the vital programs that we offer for FREE to families at GiGi’s Playhouse. View Jeans for Genes Flyer
Amazon Shoppers did you know that the Center could receive a donation for a portion of your purchase on Amazon? It's easy and no cost to you! Log in to your Amazon Account, search for Amazon Smile and select GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee. View our Amazon Wish List
Do you Shop On-line? Make your purchase count by adding the i-Give button to your computer, laptop, iPad or smart phone. For every i-Give retailer you purchase from, the Playhouse receives a % of your purchase. Just go to search for www.iGive.com/html/login.cfr and search for GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee. Then shop at retailers that have committed to donate a percentage of their profits to non-profits!
Each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving we take part in Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement and to help get out and give to GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee.
The passing of a loved one is always difficult. We want to help you honor your loved ones in this time and in the future. By designating GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee as a recipient of memorial donations you can do just that. Donations in this manner are inspirational and help us to continue to give back to our community. Memorials can help to fund programs, renovate or update spaces for better use or specific uses, and help us to have a visual reminder of the good that came from a loved ones memory. Thank you for your generosity in this challenging time.
Employee Giving and Company Matching
Many corporations seek to engage their employees by offering them opportunities to give back. These workplace giving programs demonstrate an organization’s values and company culture and also provide a simple way for team members to get involved with a nonprofit’s mission. Some common types of employee giving programs include: Automatic payroll deductions, employee peer-to-peer fundraising, volunteer hours, or volunteer time off. Some companies also offer matching programs, does you company match your donations?
Throughout the year GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee hosts fundraising events in our community. These events help us to raise awareness about Down syndrome and promote acceptance and individual success. When you become a sponsor, you are helping to promote academic and therapeutic programming which increases consistent participation and achievement. Think about the pride you'll feel in helping individuals with Down syndrome; your belief and generosity can create so many opportunities for achievement! Because of donors like you, the future will be brighter and more hopeful. More individuals will learn to read, do math, create art, stay healthy, develop career skills, and live truly beautiful lives. More families will celebrate their child's abilities. More communities will embrace individuals with Down syndrome as equals and friends. These miracles begin at GiGi's Playhouse, as we are stronger together. Thank you for your consideration, and for believing in our individuals!
Events like a 5K where donations are collected for GiGi’s Playhouse, book drives, in-kind donations all help to support our Playhouse. Examples of in-kind sponsorships include: Staff members’ time, services, or expertise; Goods, such as a product; Underwriting for a specific part of an event—underwriting typically offers the corporation lower brand visibility. Contact us for opportunities.