Donen Hoy!   Me llamo Safia estoy muy orgulloso de ser embajador y tutor en GiGi’s Playhouse NYC. Tengo Síndrome de Down. ¡Gracias a socios generosos como ustedes, GiGi me abrió un mundo completamente nuevo y me enseñó las habilidades necesarias para conseguir y mantener un trabajo y desarrollar amistades! Pero la necesidad es grande…

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Donate Today!   My name is Safia. I am so proud to be an ambassador and a tutor at GiGi’s Playhouse NYC. I have Down syndrome. Thanks to generous partners like you, GiGi’s opened up a whole new world to me and taught me the skills necessary to get and hold a job and to…

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To My Dear GiGi’s Playhouse NYC Community, As many of you have heard, I will be leaving my role as the Programs Director at GiGi’s Playhouse NYC next month after four and a half years. While I am excited for my next chapter, this community will always have a special place in my heart and…

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By: Louise Rita Contino Safia Elizabeth Al-Rawi is twenty-six years old. She spent her childhood with her mother and older brother in the suburbs of Bergen County, New Jersey, and now lives in the Prospects Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. She graduated two years ago from Kingsborough Community College with an associate’s degree and…

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GiGi’s Playhouse is a 98% volunteer run organization. We rely on committed volunteers to deliver our programs so that we can offer them free of charge to our families. Over the course of a year, GiGi’s Playhouse NYC engages over 150 different volunteers who give nearly 4,000 hours of their time to support our mission.…

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Your Child with Trisomy 21 — A Great Night’s Sleep is Possible! By Melissa Doman Sleep is important for any child, but for your little one with Trisomy 21, it’s especially important! Sleep is actually a vital process for brain growth and development. It’s your child’s time to process, organize and store all the information…

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Khushi is an extraordinary volunteer who is pouring tons of dedication, thoughts, time and personal contributions to our new literacy program in Brooklyn! She also serves as a member of the GiGi’s Playhouse New York City Associate Board. She has been volunteering at our Brooklyn Satellite for almost a year and has always great ideas…

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To my incredible GiGi’s Family, A new year means a new beginning. I’ve had the privilege to be a part of so many families’ journeys at GiGi’s Playhouse NYC for almost three years – as a volunteer and as staff. Each and every one of you has a special place in my heart. It has…

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By Louise Contino (Originally Published on LinkedIn)   Louise Contino is a long time volunteer at GiGi’s Playhouse NYC and currently co-leads TeenTastic and serves on the GiGi’s Playhouse NYC Associate Board. She is a Master of Public Administration in Sustainable Development Practice Candidate (MPA-DP) at Columbia University.  “Do you have any siblings?” People sometimes ask.…

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It’s the last day of Down Syndrome Awareness/Acceptance Month and it has been a month full of advocacy and celebration! At GiGi’s Playhouse NYC, we had our 1st Annual Fashion Show presented by Bloomingdale’s and our most successful Dancing for Down Syndrome fundraiser ever which raised $40,000 to support our community! Through both of these…

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