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Superheroes Fighting for Acceptance

Our GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge – Superhero 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk, and Kids Dash is taking place on June 1, 2024 so we thought we would share some fun facts about the challenge. This event is: a peer-to-peer event, meaning we count on you to spread the word, share the event and invite your...

The A Team is here!

Please help us welcome Ashley & Aryn to our Playhouse. They are both interns from St Ambrose spending some time with us here this spring. Ashley My name is Ashley Todorov. I am a senior at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport IA. I am a psychology major and a mom...
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Why attend an Educator Symposium?

The GiGi’s Educator Symposium is FREE, VIRTUAL and INFORMATIVE!   Are you interested in  Learning from a team of experienced educators and therapists?   Learning strategies for teaching individuals with Down syndrome to implement on Monday?  Learning how individuals with Down syndrome learn best?  Learning the “why” behind strategies you may already...
Quad Cities 3 Steps to Volunteer Social

3 steps to get started!

Ever thought about becoming a volunteer here at GiGi's? The beginning of a new year is a great time to get started! GiGi's is 99% volunteer-run and we need your help to make all the free purposeful programs possible. YOU can make a difference in the life of an individual...
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End of Year + Endowment = FUTURE

Dear GiGi’s Playhouse Supporters, My name is Chad Johnson, and I am honored to serve as the Board President for our beloved Quad Cities Playhouse.  You may be well-acquainted with our Playhouse's remarkable journey over the past few years. Our most recent milestone was expanding our physical space, a feat...
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Think Spring! 2024

The following programs are now accepting applications. Yes, we know it's December and we're all busy with holiday planning and shopping BUT here at GiGi's we're also planning and finalizing details for spring 2024 programs. One-on-One Programs Applications for students open December 3 and close January 1, 2024 *Volunteer tutors...

Thankful for Interns

If you have been around the Playhouse this fall there's a good chance you may have seen and/or met one of these wonderful ladies. They are both interns from Augustana College here this fall. We asked both of them to give us a short bio and photo to share with...
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Center of Excellence

Our staff along with a few board members and volunteers just returned from the annual GiGi's Conference. This event is always a reset, refresh, and inspiration to keep forging forward. This year was no different. We all learned more about marketing, volunteer recruitment and retention, along with program planning, and...
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Feeling Lucky Recap & Awards

A message from our Gala Committee: Thank you to the 475+ people who attended or supported the annual fundraising gala. To say we feel lucky would be an understatement! While we missed Andrew Stutzke and hope he feels better, our staff and volunteers made sure the evening went off without a...

October 2023 Tacos, Treats, and More!

There is a great line of FREE purposeful programs this month. Check them all out here and register today! VIP Taco 'Bout GiGi's Night If you've ever thought about becoming a board member or serving on a committee here at GiGi's, this night is for you. Come for delicious tacos...
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What? We can’t hear you! Speak Up!

This summer our Speech & Language program worked hard on giving participants their voices so that others can hear them and also break down the barriers of communicating personal wants and needs. The Amina Grace Speech and Language program partners with GiGi’s Playhouse nationwide including right here in the Quad...
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Join us for the 2023 Feeling Lucky Gala!

Another year has come and gone and we're getting ready to celebrate our Playhouse turning 12 years old on October 1st. We feel lucky to be part of the fantastic and generous Quad CIties community but even more lucky to be part of the lives of individuals who happen to...