You might want to make sure your calendar is cleared for Saturday, February 9th — because if you're looking to truly do some good in the community, there's no better way than attending the "I Have a Voice" gala that night.
Happening at the historic Depot at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, it's a night of fun, inspiration and empowerment that will leave the world (or at least the Twin Cities' corner of it) a little better when it's all said and done.
It's also your opportunity to not only help local children and their families, but also to meet likeminded community members at an evening you won't soon forget.
What it’s all about
The gala is put on by GiGi’s Playhouse, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and send a global message of acceptance for all.
One way they do that is through their Down Syndrome Achievement Centers — “playhouses” — where the organization delivers free educational and career development programs for people with Down syndrome, their families and the community. The overarching goal is empowering families with all the tools their child needs to succeed.
GiGi’s boasts 40 locations in the U.S. and Mexico, and there are some 200 inquiries to start new locations. But there’s one problem: even though Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal disability in the country, it is also the least funded.
The “I Have a Voice” gala is aimed at helping change that, and helping GiGi’s support individuals with Down syndrome and their families in the Twin Cities.
What to expect
This special evening includes dinner and an appearance from guest speaker Kayla McKeon, the first-ever registered Washington, D.C., lobbyist with Down syndrome. Here’s a preview of the inspiring story she’ll be sharing:
Also on hand that evening will be Jason Matheson, a broadcaster known for his local TV hit “The Jason Show” on FOX 9.
Additionally, there'll be a silent auction, and a live auction with paddle raise to support individuals with Down syndrome in the Twin Cities.
How to attend
Purchase a ticket soon by clicking on the link below. Individual tickets and tables are available:
We can't wait to see you at the gala!