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Awareness vs Acceptance

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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I’m sooo lucky to have you!

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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Happy World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) March 21st, 2018!!

Happy World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) March 21st, 2018!! This is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. It is a day dedicated to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play an…

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World Down Syndrome Day

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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Save The Date & Walk/Dash With Us!

There will be many walks and / or runs this summer and fall and we are asking you to save August 25th, 2018 for the “Down Syndrome Awareness Walk/Dash“!  GiGi’s Playhouse – Sioux City will be hosting this great event where there will be fun filled activities the whole family will enjoy. What a fantastic way to help support programs at GiGi’s Playhouse like the…

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January 2018 News

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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December News–We’re hiring!!

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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GiGi’s awarded Gilchrist Grant!

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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Knight balds himself for GiGi’s Playhouse! Drama Troupe begins!

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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