At GiGi’s Playhouse, they would like to see everyone with Down syndrome reach their highest potential, gain confidence, feel empowered and become their best of all. GiGi’s Playhouse- Deerfield feels like a second home where families, siblings and friends can network with others and feel supported. They hope to continue to build awareness and education about Down syndrome in the greater Chicago area.
They change lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, through a replicable playhouse model.
Their Mission is to increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.
Their Vision is to see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools, and communities
GiGi’s Playhouse was created to change the way the world views a Down syndrome diagnosis and send a global message of acceptance for all.
They understand that many families are first time parents and they need us. Many young parents do not expect, or know in advance of their child’s diagnosis, and they need renewed hope and genuine acceptance from day one.
At GiGi’s Playhouse, families are never alone. From a prenatal diagnosis to career skills, they make a lifetime commitment to remain by their side. Families are empowered with all the tools their child needs to succeed!
To receive assistance or services reach out to your local GiGi’s Playhouse.
To get involved please consider:
-A monthly donation
-Host a supply drive to benefit the Playhouse
-Attend a fundraising event
-Special occasion giving
-Host your own even to benefit the Playhouse
What type of donations does GiGi’s need?
-Toys & supplies
-Check their website for more items!
Please check out their upcoming fundraising events! GiGi’s will host a golf event in May and a 5k in June! Follow the Ortman Group on social media to learn more or check back to GiGi’s website for more information!
GiGi’s is located at 2511 Waukegan Rd. Bannockburn, IL.
“I love this organization because it sets a positive foundation for both the family and individual child, along with creating community awareness and acceptance. All of the support given is free to everyone!”
-Sarah Dienhart (Realtor, The Ortman Group)