World Down Syndrome Day 2022

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is just around the corner and we have lots of fun ways for your to show your support and love and to celebrate!

WDSD Shirts & Celebration Kits

Our annual WDSD shirts are now available for purchase. We suggest ordering by March 1st to ensure delivery prior to 3.21.22 which is WDSD. These special shirts feature the names of local individuals with Down syndrome on the back. Show your love and support by ordering yours today.

Multiple colors, styles, and sizes are available and they ship directly to you via the vendor.

See more here!

We also have Celebration Kits available for you to celebrate at home, in your classroom, or at your business. These are free thanks to our generous donors. Kits contain WDSD information flyers, coloring sheets, balloons, streamers, and more. They can be picked up at GiGi’s or delivered to you by one of our dedicated volunteers.

The deadline to request is 3/14/22.

Request your celebration kit here!

Celebration Opportunities

Saturday, March 19th

Open House from 8 am to 12 pm  

Stop by and see our GiGiFIT Program in action (9 am), get a tour of our newly expanded space, enjoy refreshments, and more! This open house is for anyone wanting to learn more about GiGi’s. We welcome the entire community.

Sunday, March 20th

Sock Hop/Fashion Show from 3 pm to 5 pm 

Join us for a fun afternoon of dancing and showing off your fun, mismatched, brightly colored socks. @3:21 we will have a walk-through fashion show so each individual can strut their stuff and show off their socks. Refreshments will be served. There will be prizes and gifts too!

Register for sock hop here!

Monday, March 21st

Open House from 8 am to 4 pm

We’re offering extended business hours for anyone interested in stopping by to see the Playhouse! Stop by to learn more about the free programs offered for individuals with Down syndrome and/or how you can get involved with changing the way the world views Down syndrome. Refreshments and WDSD goodies will be provided. This open house is for anyone wanting to learn more about GiGi’s. We welcome the entire community.

Virtual Party from 5 pm to 5:45 pm

Our national office is hosting a virtual World Down Syndrome Celebration with all GiGi’s locations. Together we’re “Reaching for the Stars”! Register for this virtual session by March 9th to receive program supplies. After the 9th you will receive a list of materials to have on hand.

Register for the virtual party here!

Psst...there are also some fun 3.21 challenges and incentives for current Superhero Teams that are fundraising for the upcoming GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge Superhero Run/Walk. Current and previous team captains should have received an email. If you have not registered for this event or set up your team you can do so here.

As always we encourage you to visit the calendar to learn more about the programs and events that GiGi’s Playhouse Quad Cities is offering. .

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