What’s the difference between Awareness and Acceptance?   Awareness is to know that you have a classmate with a disability Acceptance is inviting him or her to hang out with you   Awareness is simply knowing someone who has some kind of challenge Acceptance is engaging in a real conversation with them   Awareness is…

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GiGi’s Playhouse-Sioux City Community, I am grateful for those of you who make our organization great. Some of you work tirelessly behind the scenes while others are out in front tackling the hardest things with grit and determination. Your gift of time, talent, and treasure is much appreciated! This is a great time of year…

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3/21/2018 marks the 9th anniversary of GiGi’s Playhouse Sioux City. Our dedication to the mission of changing the way the world views Down syndrome, empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the Siouxland community has never been stronger. We are grateful to those of you who have helped us get this far, but more work…

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We can’t wait for our latest news to hit your email…so here’s a sneak peek of our January 2018 Newsletter! IMPACT STORY: Julie Burhoop As President of GiGi’s Playhouse the past two years, it has been such an honor to serve this organization and those who benefit from it. As I turn things over to…

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We’re Hiring! As some of you may have heard, Amanda Sweum has resigned her position to pursue another opportunity. We wish Amanda the best and thank her for her time at GiGi’s! That also means that we have a job opening! We’re looking for a motivated individual to help bring the GiGi’s core values to…

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News Release Sioux City Chapter of GiGi’s Playhouse receives $20,000 grant from Gilchrist Foundation! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (NOVEMBER 27th, 2017): Julie Burhoop, President of the Board of Managers for the Sioux City Chapter of GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers, announced today that GiGi’s Playhouse has received a $20,000 grant from the Gilchrist Foundation to…

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GiGi's Playhouse: Lady Callahan & Sir Robert

GiGi’s Playhouse had a busy weekend! Knight Sir Robert of the Kingdom of Riverssance graced us with his presence, along with other various knights and ladies, knighting our participants, and embodying the GiGi’s Generation G message of being accepting, being generous, and being kind.                   Sir Robert…

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Woo Hoo!  Club GiGi has a sponsor!  Many many thanks to the Kazos family for making this possible!                 About the Sponsor Alex, Jessica, Ava, Alex, and Charlie Kazos chose to sponsor Club GiGi in loving memory of their son & brother, Samuel Alekos Kazos. Samuel was born in…

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THANK YOU to Mayor Bob Scott and City Council of Sioux City for making the Proclamation that October is Down Syndrome Acceptance Month in Sioux City, Iowa! And now you, Citizens of Siouxland, have been invited to participate in Down Syndrome Acceptance as well.  We like to call this being a part of “Generation G.”…

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