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Family Perspective – Anjelica Kahn

Hello Everyone!    It’s MaKenzie again with another family perspective on the day-to-day operations here at GiGi’s Playhouse in Tampa! Today I was able to sit down and speak with Angela Kahn to discuss the activities in which her daughter, Anjelica, participates.  Anjelica loves to attend the dancing and fitness classes provided at GiGi’s. Today she…

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Family Perspective – Mathias Hoehn

Hello everyone!   This is MaKenzie again with another family perspective on life at GiGi’s Playhouse! Today I discussed the adventures of little Mathais Hoehn with his father, Georg. Mathais participates in the literacy tutoring program here at GiGi’s. We are currently in our summer session of literacy tutoring which ends in August, however, don’t fret because Fall session…

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Family Perspective-Mary Frances

Hello everyone,   My name is MaKenzie Martin and I am super excited to be starting as an intern at GiGi’s Playhouse for the summer! Weekly I will be bringing you a “Family Perspective” of life at GiGi’s Playhouse with our families.  Today I had the pleasure of speaking to Audrey Smith! She is mother to Mary Frances, who…

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Meet our Program Lead for our 2019 Dance Program

Dance classes for our GiGi’s Playhouse participants is coming to the Playhouse.  Our first sessions are being offered to age groups 8-17 years of age.  This is an exciting new program that offers our dance participants a chance to appear on stage at the Straz Performing Arts Center. Orientation is being offered on January 20th…

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The Lavoy Team joins the GiGi’s Playhouse Team

The Lavoy Team is a full service real estate team working with buyers, sellers and investors who have found a very special place in their hearts for GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa.   Their support means that they are advocating for GiGi’s Playhouse within their network to spread to mission of changing the way the world views…

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GiGi’s Playhouse is a special place for this family

We are Dominick and Mery Furlano, and our family lives in the south Hillsborough County area of Tampa Bay.  We have 7 children—5 girls and 2 boys.  Our youngest four daughters were born in the Republic of China, whom we adopted as orphans.  Fallon Ella, age 9, was born with Trisomy 21.  Genevieve Lily, 8,…

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Welcome Chris Terrill, our new Playhouse Volunteer Coordinator

We love our volunteers and GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa!  And we love our new Volunteer Coordinator, Chris Terrill.   Our Volunteer Coordinator is a key member of our operational team at the Playhouse.   Chris Terrill originally started her college studies with the intention of becoming a math teacher working with special needs children. Midway through,…

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How to use our calendar to sign-up

Our calendar is the hub of information for all of our programs, events, volunteer and parent orientations.  Many of our calendar events, especially programs, have an RSVP Feature that allows us to plan our supplies and volunteer needs. Step 1:  Check out our calendar at https://gigisplayhouse.org/tampa/calendar/ Step 2:  Find the program/event/training you want to attend…

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Our Families at the Bucs Game

  Thank you #76, Donovan Smith, for donating 6 of your tickets to our GiGi’s Playhouse Families.  Donovan chose GiGi’s Playhouse to give away his tickets because he has a loved one with an intellectual disability and he was really impressed with what GiGi’s Playhouse does for our participants. Our Playhouse is very fortunate to…

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Meet your Site Coordinator

Meet our Site Coordinator Heidi Schertzer is our site coordinator here at GiGi’s Playhouse. She has an extensive history in Early Childhood Education and working with children of various special needs. Heidi has a passion for working with children and adults with Down syndrome. As our site coordinator she will be the face of the…

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