GiGi's Playhouse Chicago is a not-for-profit Down syndrome Achievement Center in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood. Our educational and therapeutic programs focus on tangible and meaningful outcomes to help people with Down syndrome reach their unlimited potential. We celebrate our individuals and families, and turn belief into action.
March 21st is a special day for our organization. It is World Down Syndrome Day, so designated by a recognition of 3/21 (or the triplication of the 21st chromosome that is the hallmark of Down syndrome).
This year, we’re reaching out to our neighbors and community for a unique fundraising and show of support for our organization and everyone with Down syndrome. We’re encouraging organizations and businesses in our community to celebrate 3/21 this year with a special “dress-down” day, in which students or employees who donate a set amount (say, $3) earn the permission to wear jeans to school or work that day. (We’re calling it a “Genes Day.”)
With your support, more individuals can learn to read, improve their health & wellness, develop career skills and become truly integrated members of the greater Chicago community. Thanks to our work, individuals with Down syndrome are being embraced as equals and friends. Your support will help us continue that mission.
Thank you for your consideration, for being a part of our community, and for believing in our individuals and families!
About GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago
Gigi’s Playhouse Chicago is one of a growing network of non-profit Down Syndrome Achievement Centers serving children and adults with Down syndrome and their families. We offer permanent, physical locations with therapeutic and educational programs designed by teachers and therapists to increase independence and educational opportunities for people with Down syndrome.
All of our programs are offered free-of-charge, so that cost is never a barrier to participation or achievement. Gigi’s Playhouse Chicago is currently in the process of expanding its current North Center location to offer even more programming and educational outreach. With this expanded location (more than double our current space), we will be able to serve more individuals with Down syndrome through concurrent programming and additional resources.