Ripple Effect

If you have ever been to a GiGi’s Playhouse, you know just how important volunteers are in our
mission to provide free and purposeful programming to individuals with Down syndrome.
Today, we would like to recognize and give a huge thanks to these three students from the
University of Houston– Saphal, Himali, and Aakash. Back in September, these college students
reached out to us, seeking to get involved in volunteering with GiGi’s Playhouse. For the past
few months, they have been coming every Friday to lead a computer class for our participants,
in which they teach them how to navigate their own personal email accounts.
From the very beginning, Saphal, Himali, and Aakash have come into the Playhouse each Friday
with enthusiasm, initiative and the upmost patience and kindness to all of our participants. We
are so incredibly thankful for you three outstanding young adults! Your generous gift of your
time and skills have created a ripple effect here at GiGi’s Playhouse Sugar Land. Because of you
three, our adult participants have been sending personalized emails to their friends, family
members, volunteers, and even an email to GiGi’s Playhouse’s founder and Chief Belief Officer,
Nancy Gianni, thanking her for creating GiGi’s. Everyone was so excited when Nancy replied!
So many individuals have reached out to us, letting us know how excited they were to receive
an email from a participant that was a friend or family member they don’t get to see very often!
This is a perfect example of how acts of kindness can extend far beyond your intended



  1. Cindy Marie Judy on February 9, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    What a great experience for the participants to learn more about computer technology and safety as well as the students learning more about GiGi’s partipcants and families! Win ~ Win Ripple Effect! Congratulations to everyone!

  2. Belinda Orsborn on February 24, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    These 3 are changing the world! Thank you for all you do for our participants- you are truly GenerationG!

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