It’s Not Goodbye but rather See Ya Later!

  Time Flies When You're Having Fun From a Literacy Tutor to the Literacy Coordinator, to Co-Leader of The Cooking Club (now GiGi's Kitchen), to Recipient of the 2018 Westchester's Above and Beyond Award for Outstanding Volunteerism (my favorite honor ever), to my present role of Site Manager for the...

‘Tis The Season For Giving

Please consider supporting us on Giving Tuesday (November 30th), which is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday is ‘a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.”  We are continually grateful to all our volunteers, donors, and supporters for making a...

Self Advocate, Dancing And Celebrations!

Every year at our Gala we choose an amazing self-advocate to speak and spread words of inspiration to our community.  Samantha with her friends Molly and Ella     Our 2020- 2021 Self Advocate is Samantha, she began attending GiGi’s Playhouse when she was 13 and soon became...

Popsicle Courses and Best Of All’s This Summer!

This Summer, we had the pleasure of welcoming an Occupational Therapy Graduate Student from Iona College - Hannah. As part of her Fieldwork course, she tutored four students, introduced our first fully in-person program, and created a Parent Workshop Series focusing on different topics such as emotional regulation, self-care, and...
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Volunteer Appreciation Month

Volunteer Appreciation Month  As we wrap up our Volunteer Appreciation Month, we want to highlight even more volunteers that have stood out this month. April may be the month that we show our appreciation, but we never stop being thankful for our dedicated, generous, motivated, enthusiastic volunteer team that grows...
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Help Us To Celebrate Our Volunteers!

“Volunteering is an act of heroism on a grand scale. And it matters profoundly. It does more than help people beat the odds; it changes the odds.” – William J. Clinton GiGi’s Playhouse is 99% volunteer-led. As an organization, we are extremely proud of this. We cannot do what we do...

Meet Our Volunteers

This month, we are very excited to introduce you to two of our new volunteers who cannot wait to meet you all! They found our organization through the website Volunteer New York and responded to our posted Volunteer opportunity – we are very thankful that they found us!   Sarah...
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Volunteerism, Friendship and Generation G

Volunteers are pivotal to our successes and achievements. Without YOU we would not be able to offer our free and purposeful programs to our families and the community. We also know that volunteering at our playhouses and the other playhouses around the country can have a huge positive impact on...
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Fall Successes, Achievements and Best of Alls

In 2020, we learned how to navigate virtual tutoring and strived to make our 1-1 tutoring programs the best that they can be. Everyone involved in our tutoring programs worked hard to create online and interactive resources and materials, we introduced program bags to maintain the multi-sensory element of our...
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My Intern Experience

For the last 3 months, we have had the pleasure of welcoming Jenna into our community. Jenna attends Iona college and interned with us this Fall. Late September, she trained and became our Virtual Program Host for the majority of our programs. We asked Jenna to blog about her experience...
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Confident U, Healthy U and Whole U

It’s October, which means a new session of GiGiFIT Teen and Adult begins. We have 8 teens and young adults to join Kelly every week for 12 weeks to strengthen their core and to increase their fitness and improve their nutrition habits. This program inspires all our participants to become...
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Summer Successes!

Our Summer Session was amazing. It was 100% virtual and was a full session, we tutored 18 students, many of which were tutored in both math and literacy.     The Tutors embraced our new virtual platform and gave their best of all by learning the new platform, creating amazing materials...