McAlister's Deli Teaming Up with GiGi's Playhouse to Give Back This Summer with Its "Tea Town Showdown" Campaign

Updated 7/12/2019 10:28 AM

12 Local Restaurants to Donate 20% of Profits on Monday, July 15 to Raise Funds for GiGi's Playhouse

GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers ("GiGi's Playhouse") is pleased to announce a special one-day partnership with McAlister's Deli that will raise money to fund local programs for individuals with Down syndrome.


On Monday, July 15, customers dining at McAlister's Deli locations in the Chicago suburbs will be helping to fund FREE programs offered at GiGi's Playhouse to support individuals with Down syndrome in reaching their full potential. Thanks to the McAlister's Deli partnership, GiGi's Playhouse will receive 20% of sales proceeds on Monday, July 15 at 15 Chicago-area restaurants.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with McAlister's Deli as their charity of choice throughout Chicagoland," said Sharon Fulgenzi, National Development and Corporate Relations Manager. "This is a fantastic opportunity, and we want people to help us spread the word. We're asking our friends, supporters and neighbors to mark their calendars, share this via social media, and head to McAlister's Deli on Monday. And be sure to bring your digital or printed flyer -- or mention GiGi's Playhouse when you place your order!"

McAlister's Deli restaurants offer delicious fast casual food and drinks and can be found in all of the following Chicago suburbs: Algonquin, Bloomingdale, Deerfield, Elgin, Geneva, Gurnee, Lake Zurich, Mokena, Mount Prospect, Naperville, Orland Park and Vernon Hills. The restaurants are open from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For questions about the partnership or how to participate, contact Sharon Fulgenzi, at GiGi's Playhouse via email at or via phone at 224-427-4169.

About GiGi's Playhouse

GiGi's Playhouse is the ONLY nationwide network of Down syndrome achievement centers. GiGi's Playhouse was founded in 2003 in Hoffman Estates, IL and offers 50+ different therapeutic, educational and career development programs. The organization is 99% volunteer-run, and all programs are 100% free. For more information, visit


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