Target Team standing in front of GiGi's Logo in gym.

Thank You Team Target

Since its establishment in 2013, GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities has provided free purposeful programming to over 1,000 families in our database. This achievement has been made possible through the dedicated efforts of our exceptional volunteers. We are so fortunate to have a broad base of volunteers including local high school...

Join Us In Making Gala Greeting Cards!

Hello GiGi's Playhouse Twin Cities Families! We are hard at work at planning for the 2024 GiGi's Playhouse Gala, our largest fundraiser of the year. We are now in the 5th year of making sets of greeting cards featuring artwork by self-advocates in our community. We are once again looking for submissions!If you...

Celebration Squad

Last month our inaugural Celebration Squad event made its debut. GiGi’s Celebration Squad’s first (and certainly not last) Doorstep Delivery was a success! Our first recipient was Diane. Her sisters outbid everyone for this unique experience, during the silent auction of our Gala. They wanted a special way to celebrate...

GiGi’s Playhouse National Conference

Some of the GiGi's Twin Cities-Playhouse team were able to attend the GiGi's Playhouse National Conference the first week of November in Schamburg, IL. Those who were able to attend were Deb Corhouse (Board VP), Rhea Lewis (SLP for Social Skills and EPIC), Katherine Rebstock (Program Director) and John Ward...
John Ward

Let’s Give a BIG GiGi’s Twin Cities Welcome to Both our New Operations Manager and Programming Manager!

On behalf of our community, we would like to introduce you to John Ward (Operations Manager) and Katherine Rebstock (Programming Manager). We are thrilled to have them both come on board in August as we prepare for our Fall 2021 Programming and schedule.  Meet John Ward (jward@gigisplayhouse.org)  Hello! I am so...

Welcome Kirsten!

We are honored to introduce you to Kirsten, who is now working as our Data and Administrative Coordinator. This key role helps us with the critical behind-the-scenes work of processing donations and coordinating our endless data for GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities. We are so lucky to have Kirsten be part...

Welcome Sherron!

We are honored to introduce you to Sherron, who is working as our Equity & Inclusion Consultant for GiGi's Playhouse Twin Cities. We are so lucky to have Sherron be part of our community. "I'm thrilled to join GiGi's Playhouse as an Equity and Inclusion Consultant. Prior to GiGi's Playhouse,...

Alex – Best of All

Alex participating in National Virtual Tutoring.   Alex participating in local virtual GiGi's Playhouse Twin Cities programming, including Drama Troupe. Alex is a friendly, outgoing, humorous, and a very positive child that is part of our GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities community, returning to the Twin Cities following their missionary experience...

Lillian – Volunteer Spotlight

  Lillian is one of our phenomenal volunteers that has been helping us out since 2018! She has helped us out as a consistent volunteer assistant pre-pandemic with Fantastic Friends, Teen Tastic, Holiday Parties, Dances, and Special Olympics Young Athletes Program. Since the pandemic Lillian jumped in as a volunteer...

Baur – Best of All

Baur learning to cook at GiGi's Kitchen's with his family. Baur with his parents, Chris and Jonathan. Baur is a friendly, thoughtful, helpful, kind, curious, and positive child that is part of our GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities community. Baur first got involved with us back when we first opened in...

Concordia Students: Aisha, Anna, Jordyn, Lauren, Taylor – Volunteer Spotlights

  A Recent Leaps and Bounds!   Mentors to Concordia Students We are so honored to have our phenomenal Concordia students: Aisha, Anna, Jordyn, Lauren, and Taylor be an important part of our GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities community. These Doctoral students are pursuing a DPT or Doctor of Physical Therapy...

Abdifatah – Best of All

Abdifatah dancing at our photo shoot (top) and dancing at class (bottom). Abdifatah is a kind, thoughtful, outgoing, and positive person. Abdifatah first got involved with us for virtual local GiGi’s programming for teens this past December 2020. From the moment he got involved, he has been very active in...