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Article updated: 5/24/2013 11:27 AM

GiGi's Playhouse launches The Champion's Circle

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By Marc Portugal

GiGi's Playhouse, a progressive achievement center for children and adults with Down syndrome, is excited to introduce The Champion's Circle: an affordable monthly giving club. All therapeutic and educational programs are FREE to our individuals and families, as we will never let cost be a barrier to participation or achievement. However, the programs aren't free to the organization. The combination of ongoing program costs, the upcoming move and build out of a new national learning center, and the associated launch of GiGi University (an amazing platform---stay tuned...) will require an investment in excess of $500,000.

GiGi's Playhouse is a very unique and impactful organization, creating meaningful outcomes for children and adults with Down syndrome through consistent positive energy and key points of difference. We have 14 permanent locations to facilitate consistent participation, with more opening soon. We have distinct therapeutic and educational programs that result in measurable achievements. Most importantly, all programs are free of charge to help maximize success for individuals and their families. Their courage and efforts inspire us every day!

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The Champion's Circle is a great opportunity to help thousands of children and adults with Down syndrome; through affordable monthly contributions that support core programs. Starting as low as $10 per month, or $0.30 cents per day (less than half a cup of coffee), supporters can help fund current programs as well as new program development. In doing so, they will make a continuous impact and a lifetime of difference. It's our strong hope that grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins; and even close friends & neighbors and local businesses will join the Champion's Circle in honor of a loved one. Gifts to the Champion's Circle will literally change lives.

Supporters will receive quarterly updates on the impact of their contribution to the Champion's Circle, but know that impact will occur every single day. Impact will be visible in our current and future learning labs, future gym and dance studio, future art studio, future sound stage, and future training business within GiGi University: every time a new word is articulated, a new color is memorized, a math equation is solved, a push-up is completed, a new chord is strummed; and every time courage has an opportunity to grow.

On behalf of founder Nancy Gianni, her daughter GiGi, the Board of Directors, our generous volunteers and tutors, and the thousands of families we serve every day: thank you for helping us grow the Champion's Circle.

GiGi's Playhouse is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; funded by the generosity of donations.

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