Honoring The Stephenson Foundation: Empowering GiGi’s Playhouse Programs

At GiGi’s Playhouse, we are beyond grateful for the unwavering support of organizations like The Stephenson Foundation. Their generosity over the years has been instrumental in fueling our mission to provide purposeful programs for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Thanks to the continuous support of The Stephenson Foundation, we have been able to…

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Harmonies of Dedication: Honoring Rosemary

What do you picture when you think about the GiGi’s Playhouse Joyful Ringers? Besides our participants with brightly colored handbells, ready to perform, you see our amazing Program Leader, Rosemary Campbell. With her contagious smile from ear to ear, she is ready to play some beautiful music for everyone to hear. Rosemary has been an…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sheila Mathis

In the vibrant tapestry of volunteers at GiGi’s Playhouse, Sheila Mathis stands out as a beacon of dedication and compassion. Serving as a GiGi Prep co-leader, Sheila plays a pivotal role in equipping adults with Down syndrome with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the workforce with confidence and competence. Her commitment to empowering…

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Embracing the Joy of Teaching: A Journey with Aadhav

As a retired language arts teacher, Sonja has seen every tutoring session with Aadhav, as a treasure trove of unforgettable moments. It may seem impossible to label each encounter as the “best of all,” but with Aadhav, every moment truly was extraordinary. From the very beginning, Aadhav has brought infectious enthusiasm to their session. His…

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Magical Musical Moments written by Julia Cobley

Magical Musical Moments happen every time I share music with our friends at GiGi’s. I teach ukulele to our adult friends and general music and movement to our littles. Each week I am asked to write down a special moment in class. I can never just write one. There are so many special moments to…

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Love and Selflessness at GiGi’s Playhouse: A Valentine’s Day Reflection

At GiGi’s Playhouse, nestled in the heart of our community, Valentine’s Day took on a special significance this year—a reminder of the profound love and selflessness that define our shared journey. Marissa, a cherished participant in our programs, left a sealed envelope on our desks labeled “GiGi’s Playhouse Donation.” Inside, we found a single dollar.…

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Volunteer Spotlight – Kristen Sgori

This month, we spotlight Kristen Sgori. She is an amazing friend and volunteer. She began her time with us working with the Gratitude committee and her passion grew into most of our adult programs. She brings education, fun, and dedication to every program she works with. She has become a program lead in fitness, Achievers,…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Contance’s Dedication 

Volunteers play a pivotal role in shaping the success of community organizations and events. They are the unsung heroes who selflessly dedicate their time and energy to make a difference. Among these remarkable individuals, Constance Leder stands out as a true exemplar of volunteerism. She is not just a volunteer; she is a key volunteer…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Celebrating Penny’s Dedication and Heartwarming Contributions 

In every organization, there are those exceptional individuals who shine brightly with their unwavering commitment, selflessness, and enthusiasm. Today, we want to cast a well-deserved spotlight on Penny, a remarkable volunteer who has left an indelible mark on our community. Her tireless efforts and dedication have made her an invaluable part of our mission, and…

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