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GiGis Playhouse Inc Westchester LLC

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Down Syndrome, Health

Mission: GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center’s mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. We offer FREE therapeutic and educational programming to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Target demographics: We offer free therapeutic and educational programming to individuals with Down syndrome (from birth through adulthood) and their families, all at no cost

Direct beneficiaries per year: 258 families shared in 2,073 hours of purposeful programming for our participants because of our 59 volunteers who donated 1,942 hours of their time

Geographic areas served: Westchester County, Putnam County, the Lower Hudson Valley, and Fairfield County

Programs: Literacy Tutoring (3 yrs+), Math Tutoring (3 yrs+), 3 & Under, LMNOP: Language Music N’ Our Peeps (6 mths - 6 yrs), Leaps & Bounds (3-6 yrs), Playhouse Pals (5-8 yrs), Kids Club (8-12 yrs), Teen Tastic (13-17 yrs) , Fantastic Friends (18 yrs +), GiGi's Kitchen (8 yrs+), Art Explosion (all ages), Dance, Teen and Adult Yoga, Zumba, Virtual Ballet, and more!

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 JessicaFriedlander

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for Volunteer New York!, a nonprofit that helps connect volunteers to the local nonprofits that need them, and I LOVE sending volunteers to GiGi's Playhouse Westchester! Whether they're helping with one of the recreational programs or logging online as a literacy or math tutor, our volunteers and corporate teams always come back with the best stories about their experience. Thank you GiGi's Playhouse for doing such great work in raising awareness about Down syndrome and allowing our community members to take part in brightening the lives of young people with Down syndrome!

Debbie Wishnie Y.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

.We are changing the way the world views Down syndrome. This is a magical place where visions and dreams become a reality for Individuals with down syndrome their families and the community.

2 Kelly Beduhn M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I LOVE Gigi’s Playhouse! I started volunteering at Gigi’s about three months ago and it is one of the happiest places I have ever been. I thought I was going to be “giving” when I spent time there but instead I am “getting”. The kids and adults I have met at Gigi’s seem to know what’s really important in life. It is a very uplifting place to be. I can’t recommend it highly enough, both for the families that have a family member with Down’s syndrome and for the volunteers. Go Gigi’s!

3 Debbie Young

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am honored to be a part of this amazing organization. GiGi's offers many purposeful programming for individuals with Down syndrome from birth on up. Our vision is to see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools and communities. Our mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. Did I mention that every program is FREE to all participants. We couldn't do this without our dedicated and amazing volunteers and donors. Please consider a gift to GiGi's Playhouse Westchester today. Thank you. Debbie Young, Site Coordinator