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GiGi’s summer is off to a great start!

Summer is off to a great start at GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh– On June 12th we kicked off our first week of summer camp program- leading us off were our Warriors.  We had eight young adults 18+ join us for paddle boats, holding baby goats, feeding alpaca llamas and horses. We learned about our National Parks…

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GiGi Prep Restaurant week was MAGICAL!

What happens when you combine 9 joy filled GiGi’s Playhouse adults, road trips, new restaurants and new learning? MAGIC!   June’s adult summer program week, Restaurant Week, was nothing short of magical.  It contained huge amounts of laughter, learning and fun, and all who participated cannot wait to do it all again. Restaurant Week was designed…

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Kendra Scott gives back to GiGis playhouse!

On Saturday, May 6th our team at the Kendra Scott store in Raleigh, NC hosted a Kendra Gives Back event for GiGi’s Playhouse, where 20% of all sales went back to their wonderful organization. Little did we know how much they would be giving back to us in return! The day started with complimentary makeovers…

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GiGis is a place of acceptance, warmth, love and encouragement.

1) What does GiGis mean to you? GiGis is a place of acceptance, warmth, love and encouragement.   2) What brought you to GiGis? I made a New Year’s Resolution to give back more. Upon looking for ways to give to the community, I came across a Facebook discussion about programs offered through GiGis. After…

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Potty Training

Check out the link below with a thorough explanation of tips/tricks you can use for potty training. Potty training and Down syndrome Rose Reif is a private practice counselor based in Cary, North Carolina. She offers in-home counseling to kids, adults, and families affected by disabilities.Rose is passionate about helping people with disabilities and their…

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I.N.S.P.I.R.E.D

Inspired.   Isn’t this the way it always happens? You volunteer for a job thinking you are helping but in the end you are the one left inspired and blessed more by the experience. Why do I always forget that when my heart is pulled to get involved but my head says you can’t possibly?…

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not unlike a caterpillar becoming a butterfly

Volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse has been a godsend to me. Each and every time, I witness what I would call a small miracle of some sort. For an individual child or adult, the sum total of these small miracles results in a true metamorphosis, not unlike a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Thank you, GiGi’s Playhouse!…

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GiGi’s is so rewarding and more importantly fun!

GiGi’s Playhouse is a place where everyone is welcome and everyone is accepted.  I knew my life needed something special and GiGi’s was exactly what I needed. I am a Preschool Director and have really missed teaching.  LMNOP gives me the opportunity to be a teacher again and make a difference in these families’ lives. …

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Literacy tutoring at GiGis

Since starting the literacy program at GiGi’s, Scott’s interest in reading has definitely sparked again.  I was thrilled and amazed to see him take one of his library books and get on the sofa to begin reading aloud to himself. Simply for the pleasure of reading with no prompting from me!  I had to take…

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