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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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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Battling Winter Blues with Friendship: A Special Invitation from GiGi’s

As winter settles in, many of us find ourselves grappling with the winter blues. The colder temperatures, shorter days, and lack of sunlight can take a toll on our mood and motivation. For individuals living with Down syndrome or intellectual disabilities, these challenges can be even more pronounced. However, amidst the winter gloom, there’s a…

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Giving Thanks at GiGi’s Playhouse: A Season of Gratitude

As we approach the Thanksgiving season, there’s no better time to reflect on the countless blessings in our lives. At GiGi’s Playhouse, a place that embodies the spirit of inclusion and community, we find ourselves surrounded by reasons to be thankful. This season, let’s take a moment to appreciate the incredible individuals, families, volunteers, and…

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Motherhood

“I have learned that love doesn’t have to be perfect or conventional to be real, and my child has taught me to embrace the imperfections that make life beautiful.”

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