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Friday, July 22, 2011

GiGi's Playhouse Quad Cities and our New Special Friends!

Yesterday was a monumental day for GiGi's Playhouse QC! We were honored to attend the Rock Island County Fair where we were presented with a $1000 (yes, we said $1000) check from a wonderful organization, Rock Island County Beef for Youth!

Beef for Youth is an educational program for kids in Rock Island County. With assistance from a mentor, these kids receive a steer to raise and be shown at the following year's Rock Island County Fair. This is the ultimate lesson of "Learning by Doing" as the kids must meet with bankers to secure a loan for their steer and make decisions regarding how to feed the steer to gain the appropriate amount of weight to make it prize worthy.

In addition to these lessons, participants in the program learn how to share their sponsorship money to help others in the community. This year, GiGi's Playhouse QC was fortunate enough to be the recipient of this money. We thank Beef for Youth and look forward to an ongoing relationship with them. We hope to welcome Beef for Youth into the Playhouse soon! Kids helping kids....does it get any better?

Many thanks to our new friends!

Our GiGi's Girls!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

We're off and running.....

Welcome to the Gigi's Playhouse QC blog! Our Board of Directors is hard at work on plans of bringing programming to the Quad Cities in the very near future. We have a wonderful location on John Deere Road in Moline, IL, (3906 38th Ave.), have plans for our buildout, and continue to add to our growing list of volunteers.

Speaking of volunteers.....our volunteers are at the heart of what we do! We are and will continue to be in need of volunteers for various programs and activities and there are opportunities for individuals of all ages. We will be needing assistance with everything from construction, envelope stuffing, program hosts, literacy and math tutors, and the list goes on!

We are also in need of supplies and furnishings for our playhouse as well as monetary donations. Remember, Gigi's is a volunteer run organization and all programming is FREE to our families!

Thank you for your support of our efforts. If you are interested in donating or volunteering or if you would like more information on Gigi's Playhouse, please contact us at We will be back with more exciting updates soon!