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Volunteer Spotlight – Thomas’s Cross-State Dedication to GiGi’s Playhouse

Meet our traveling volunteer Thomas As you may have read in a previous blog we have some pretty amazing volunteers and they find us through a variety of ways; Thomas is one of these awesome volunteers. Thomas, who lives out of state spends a lot of time in San Diego...
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Volunteer Spotlight – Sam’s Journey from Newcomer to Friend at GiGi’s Playhouse

Meet Fun, Friends, Fitness Extraordinaire Volunteer Sam! Sunny San Diego is a beautiful city that often draws in loads of new families, new residents and especially new volunteers. Many of these new comers are looking for meaningful activities such as volunteering and GiGi's Playhouse San Diego is the perfect outlet!...
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Participant Spotlights – Clark & Nana Shine as Ambassadors at Advocacy Event

Advocacy Speaks! Clark and Nana with Executive Director of San Diego Regional Center, Mark klaus The San Diego People First Conference gives an opportunity for adult self-advocates to learn, share, network and grow during the 2 day advocacy filled conference funded and supported by the San Diego Regional Center, Foundation...
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Participant Best of All – Katherine’s GiGi’s Teen Kitchen Success

Katherine takes kitchen home! It is our hope that our programs will inspire our participants to take action outside of the Playhouse. Whether it be reading that next word, signing that new word, squatting deeper in fitness or trying that new food, we love to celebrate those Best of All...
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Volunteer & Resource Spotlight – Annika’s Path to Empowering the Down Syndrome Community

Meet Annika, a volunteer changing the way the world views Down syndrome Passion comes in all forms and can be demonstrated in so many ways. Our amazing volunteer Annika surly encompasses every last once of the word, showing others the true meaning of Acceptance for All. We are so incredibly...

Volunteer Spotlight – Dakota Finds Purpose and Community at GiGi’s Playhouse

Finding your niche at GiGi's - Meet Volunteer Dakota Have you ever had that feeling that you were just meant to find a certain place. Well for some of our volunteers this is just the case. Meet our volunteer Dakota who had a similar experience and her curiosity has lead...
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Participant Best of All – Claire’s Inspiring Progress in Fitness and Teen Kitchen

Claire is Determined! When we think of exercise, we often think of the grueling workouts and that can often deter us from exercising at all. When fun is incorporated and that is mixed with friends then exercise isn't so bad after all. Meet Claire, a teen participate who is learning...
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A successful media collaboration between NBC/Telemundo San Diego and GiGi’s Playhouse San Diego!

On Thursday, April 25, we had the amazing opportunity to have a TV interview at the NBC/Telemundo San Diego studios to promote our GiGiFit Donut Run with Marianne Kushi. It's wonderful to see to the support of our local media in English and Spanish show their efforts in helping us...

Collaboration is a key ingredient to unlocking success!

GiGi's Playhouse San Diego Board President, Kelci and Board member, Laura with FDD personnel. GiGi’s Playhouse San Diego received a generous donation from The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities on April 5th. The Foundation's goal is to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to lead full, productive, and satisfying lives as active...

GiGiFit Donut Run San Diego: We challenge you to MOVE for ACCEPTANCE

GiGi's Board President, Kelci and Ambassador, Clark at KUSI. In an effort to make the world a more accepting place for individuals of all abilities, on Saturday, April 27, GiGi’s Playhouse San Diego is working alongside our network of more than 60 playhouses, throughout the United States and Mexico, to...

Volunteer Spotlight – Riley

The power of GiGi's Playhouse Volunteers where ever they go! Meet one of GiGi's Playhouse San Diego's amazing transplant volunteers Riley! Riley started volunteering at GiGi's Playhouse San Diego in December 2023 but is no stranger to GiGi's Playhouse. He moved from Detroit, Michigan to sunny San Diego and has...

Giving back never tasted so good!

A delicious community collaboration between GiGi's Playhouse San Diego and the Fish Shop, a local fish eatery, happened today to become part of the celebrations of World Down Syndrome Day! On Wednesday, March 20, GiGi's Playhouse San Diego collaborated with a local venue, Fish Shop where a % of its...