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GiGi's Playhouse

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Christy Allen, Co-founder and Board Chair
Main Address:
9101 Kings Parade Blvd
Suite 102
Charlotte, NC 28273

What We Do

GiGi’s provides free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome of all ages, their families, and the community. Its goal? To change the way the world views Down syndrome and send a global message of ACCEPTANCE FOR ALL.

Volunteers for GiGi's Playhouse have unique, high-impact opportunities to work directly with participants and their families. You will walk out of the playhouse a kinder, more accepting, community-minded individual!

GiGi’s Playhouse was started by a mom, Nancy Gianni, who made a promise to her infant daughter GiGi: “I made a promise to her that I would change the way the world looked at a person with Down syndrome; that I would help people understand that her and all of her friends were so much more than a diagnosis.”

That promise has led to the opening of over 60 Playhouses Locations around the country and reaching thousands more around the world through virtual programming.

GiGi’s has programs for infants through adults, as well as math and literacy tutoring. Individuals with a variety of disABILITIES attend our free FUN programs. Everyone is welcome at GiGi’s Playhouse!

Interesting Info

We currently serve over 300 families in the Greater Charlotte area, with the potential to serve thousands
With an average 80-85% termination rate, much work remains to give babies with Down syndrome a fighting chance for life, love, and happiness.
Interactive multi-sensory activity room, Addition of Math Tutoring, Outreach to at-risk families, Program for DS/Autism dual diagnosis

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