This blog post is near and dear to me. As some of you know that I have grown up with individuals with disabilities. My father ran Illinois Growth Enterprises for many many years and I was fortunate enough to learn from him about the importance of giving people chances that they wouldn't normally get in every day society. I was amazed as a child that he had the patience at work that he also shared with us at home. It is a gift!! Last year the first I have a Voice Gala for GiGi's Playhouse was held and Accent on Events was proud to be asked back to assist with this years event again. Dr. Brian Skotko was the key note speaker and we were lucky to have Aaron Wilson emcee the evening for us.
GiGi’s Playhouse centers evolved into educational centers with a focus on national awareness for Down syndrome. All of our programs are free to our families and are therapeutic in nature.
In just 9 years, 12 Playhouses have opened and there are more in the works! GiGi’s is committed to the important mission of spreading positive and accurate information about Down syndrome through education. We know that by helping individuals with Down syndrome reach their highest potential, we can change outdated perceptions that people may have. The end result is a world that is empowered with knowledge, compassion, and inspiration – what a better place for all of us!
Here is an inspiring video of how fun the Playhouse can be!
Here are the photos from the evening. It was so enjoyable and I was thrilled to be a part of it!