Step To Accept Challenge FAQ’s

Step To Accept Challenge FAQ’s. What is the Step to Accept Challenge? First and foremost, this is a virtual FUNDRAISER for GiGi’s Playhouse Westchester. With the postponement of our fundraisers and continuing uncertainty for 2020 due to COVID-19, we need ALL  of our Playhouse families, friends, and supporters to get involved.  You can start a…

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NEW: GiGi’s At Home has launched!

Yesterday, saw the launch of GiGi’s Playhouse GiGi’s At Home. Through this amazing site you are able to access FREE and purposeful programming virtually. There are live programs and on-demand options. These live programs are run from the National Office and other Playhouses across the country and are available to all our families. A calendar…

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End of Year Reflections

This month, I will celebrate my 3-year anniversary of being the Program Director at GiGi’s Playhouse Westchester. The past few weeks I have been reflecting on my time here, all the experiences I have shared with each and every one of you and how the Playhouse has evolved during this period. During these wonderful three…

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Never Stop Trying – You Do Make a Difference

This month’s Volunteer Spotlight and Best of All goes to Sushma and her math student Patricia. From the first day of tutoring, Patricia clearly demonstrated that she was not interested in going upstairs to the Learning Lab. Over time, Patricia did move from the couch to the table downstairs and would work for whatever time…

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Inspire to Give

Frankie, a vivacious 20-year-old with Down syndrome, has been part of the GiGi’s Playhouse Westchester community since we opened four years ago. Ro and Frankie have intimate experience with the positive and integral role GiGi’s plays in our families lives. In 2018, Ro’s husband Michael unexpectedly passed away, leaving Frankie without a father. Having GiGi’s…

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November Happenings!

November 2019 Teen Tastic (13-18) Teen Tastic promotes friendship, social interactions, communication through a variety of social activities, outings, exercise activities and games for teens. Participants in Teen Tastic gain confidence, leadership skills, and empowerment while working as part of a team or on individual projects and tasks. This month we will exercise and work…

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October Happenings!

October 2019 – Down Syndrome Awareness Month Pace University – Make A Difference Day! Pace University volunteers are visiting us during Down Syndrome Awareness Month to help make a difference. Join us Saturday, Oct 12th12-2pm for a DSAM celebration and Open House. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and more to experience our wonderful Playhouse.…

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September Happenings!

September 2019 5k Fun Run, Walk and Dash We not only have a fabulous group of participants at our Playhouse, but our participants’ siblings are also the best! We are fortunate to have a group of siblings who have seen what our Playhouse means to their little sister and have chosen to give back by…

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In Honor of a Wonderful Father and Husband

On Saturday, July 13th, I had the honor of attending the 1st annual dinner/dance to celebrate the life of Michael (“Mikey”) Sibrizzi. I did not know Michael, but I do know that he was the beloved husband of Ro Sibrizzi and father of Frankie Sibrizzi, a GiGi’s participant. Based on the stories shared by his family…

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GiGi’s Playhouse, Wizards and Me!

On Saturday, March 23rd the GiGi’s Playhouse Westchester community gathered at the Tappan Hill Mansion to celebrate and raise money to continue to provide free and purposeful therapeutic and educational programs to individuals with Down syndrome. What a fantastic evening! We ate, danced, laughed and listened to some powerful and inspiring speeches. One of those…

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