Volunteer Spotlight

Nicholas is a new volunteer to us. He is a high school student and has been looking to get more involved in his community. He has spent almost every Saturday morning with us volunteering for Sensory Saturday and Kindergarten Readiness led by Locus. He is going to be a math tutor and is planning to…

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Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Joyce! She started volunteering with GiGi’s in January. Since then, she has made it a point to participate in every program that we offer at GiGi’s! She has been so kind, helpful and a joy to be around. Recently, she has stepped up to help with our Fantastic Friends Lunch & Learn program. She…

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Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Rita! She is a Playhouse Mom to one of our adult participants, Abbey. Rita and Abbey recently moved to the area from Wisconsin after Rita’s husband passed away. Rita’s daughter lives in Chapel Hill, so they decided to move to be closer. They were previously involved in a Playhouse in Wisconsin and when they…

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Meet Jenalyn… by Sandy Moser

Have you met Jenalyn Moser? I am Sandy Moser and proud to be her mother. I was asked to tell you our story. I was a classroom teacher. In 1987, a 6-year-old girl came to my classroom. She was nonambulatory, barely spoke, not toilet trained, but there she was. Her mother had died and her…

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Volunteer Spotlight

If you ask Chloe Veeder what her favorite part of volunteering at GiGi’s happens to be, she smiles. “I just love seeing all the little kids. I love their smiles and watching them grow and change. It’s so fun to watch their faces when they start to understand something new.” Chloe volunteers for several programs…

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Literacy tutor shares her experience

Lauren Kelly has been tutoring Tristan since January 2022! She continued throughout the summer and plans to tutor him in the fall.  “My experience at GiGi’s is nothing short of incredible. My greatest joy of the week is coming to GiGi’s Playhouse on Tuesdays to tutor Tristan. He is a light in so many ways…

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Volunteer Spotlight

Ben Lombard started regularly volunteering with us last month for programs. He was looking for more opportunities to help out around the Playhouse and saw that we had Summer Camp Adventures on the calendar. Ben did not just call the Playhouse to see what he needed to do — he came in person to talk…

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The Impact of Speech Therapy Programs

We recently wrapped up another session of our Amina Grace Program for Spring 2022. Here are some wonderful impact statements from our NCCU graduate students, led by Dr. Kathryn Dorney! “I am so glad that I was placed at GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh this semester! Every time I walked through the door, I felt welcomed and…

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Volunteer Spotlight

This week is Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we can’t let it pass by without mentioning one of the BEST! Kim Eyerman has played a huge role here at our Playhouse. As many of you know, Kim has been involved with our adult participants where she has helped build an incredible adult program. Kim has also…

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