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Maryanne – Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Maryanne Our volunteer spotlight for May is Maryanne! Maryanne has been volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities since last summer. She first heard of GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities when her granddaughter was born with Down syndrome, and she wanted to find an organization to help make a difference in...
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Determined to Dance!

GiGi's Dance Teen - May's Best of All In this Month’s Best of All highlight we are not just featuring one of our participants but a whole program. GiGi’s Dance Teen was held on Monday nights from April 8th to May 13th. The class came about when 3 members of...
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Working Towards a Dream

Benjamin's Best of All Moment When you walk through the Playhouse doors on the nights when our Achievers Program is happening, you will see Benjamin working hard and giving his all, no matter what task he is doing. His enthusiasm shines through with any assignment he is given. He is...
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Volunteer Spotlight – Celia

Celia at GiGi's Playhouse Twin Cities 2023 Gala Celia at Achievers Introducing Celia, one of our amazing volunteers! She has given of her time on and off at GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities for 8 years. “I love my GiGi’s friends! There is not a program or day that I don’t...

Molly – Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Molly, an invaluable volunteer! Molly has been volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities for 4 years. She first heard about GiGi’s when one of her students shared their love of GiGi’s. “Once I heard about how much they loved it I knew I had to check it out.” Said...
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Drew – Best of All

Drew and his brother show off their completed wraps! Meet Drew, a participant in our new GiGi’s Kitchen Kids program. With his humor and kindness, Drew lights up any room he enters. Beyond the kitchen, at GiGi’s you'll often find him honing his basketball skills in the gym. He arrived...

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day 2024!

World Down Syndrome Day is this Thursday, March 21st! Celebrate at GiGi's or any one of the fundraisers across the metro. We hope to see you there. At GiGi's Playhouse Twin Cities Open Play (10 AM-12 PM) Join us for a special Open Play to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day!...
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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...
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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...