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There is no place like GiGi’s Comfort of Home!

Home is a place that gives unconditional love, happiness, and comfort. Because of the support provided by the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin (CFONCW), GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau will be a second home for many families. A home of love and acceptance, a home for learning and growth, a home...
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Crown to Serve

This last week we had the pleasure to meet a local teen that holds a pretty amazing title, American Royal Beauties 2020 National Teen!  She also holds a desire to serve her local community and stopped in with two huge bags of needed supplies for the Playhouse!  Thank you for your dedication...

The Impact of One Volunteer

You might think that the only way to make a difference in your community is to donate money.  While financial contributions are certainly welcomed and useful at GiGi’s Playhouse, volunteering can be just as helpful. Volunteering within the Playhouse can take on many forms. Some volunteers you many never see and chose to...

Q&A with Kalea

Our Youth Board continues to rock it out of the park!  Get to know a bit about Kalea with her question and answer series...  Why did you join GiGi’s Playhouse?  I joined GiGi’s Youth Board because I felt that this was a step for me to prepare for college and life. By stepping out...

A Grandparents Perspective

A little over 2 years ago, God blessed us with our 9th grandchild, Morgan Grace.  In some people’s eyes she would be considered a burden because she is a child born with Down syndrome, however she is far from that to us.  Yes, it is true Morgan had health issues...
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A Home that North Central WI built…

We are living our lives differently than we would have ever expected.  Events, people, and businesses have all shifted gears, perspectives have changed, and people have come together in amazing ways without physically being together!  GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau is no different. It’s so hard to believe that by the end of the year we will be standing side-by-side, or maybe 6 feet apart with our family, friends and the rest...

Q&A with Our Youth Board

Our amazing Youth Board continues to grow and recently voted on board roles.  Our recent Blog highlights the speech given by Cassidy, who was voted President, a must read!  We will be sharing with you a little about each member and our first is Zoey who will be working on marketing for GiGi’s!  Why...

Be inspired by your Youth Board President

GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau has been very lucky in establishing such an engaging Youth Board with super amazing youth from our local community! Read Cassidy’s speech on why she wants to be GiGi’s Youth Board President...and yes, she won the vote! GiGi's Playhouse’s mission is to change the way the world...

Thank You Volunteers of GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau

The month of April is a special time designated to thank volunteers and there aren’t enough words to describe how grateful we are for those who have given themselves to GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau. Their dedication, compassion and generosity are truly inspiring and will change the lives of many individuals with...

Hope and a Sense of Relief

At 28-years-old, I had no idea that I had any chance of having a child with Down syndrome.  My husband and I quickly learned 8 hours after I gave birth to my son, Corbyn, that doctors and nurses had suspected a chromosome abnormality, Down syndrome to be exact.  It was...
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Reflection

As the year comes an end, I reflect on the many amazing things that have happened and the relationships created. This year has been one of tremendous growth and notable achievements for GiGi’s. Fulfilling our vision for change and acceptance in North Central WI was not always a straight path...

What Our GiGi’s Playhouse Could Be!

For the past year, GiGi's has been a vision in my head. It was something I pictured countless of times, but I never knew exactly how the achievement center would look in person. What did it include? Were there rooms? How much space was there? What was there for kids/teens...