A fundraiser to help open a Gigi’s Playhouse in El Paso was held Dec. 6 at the at Union Depot. The playhouses are Down syndrome achievement centers for children and adults, and there are 16 in the country. In partnership with the Junior League, an El Paso location is in the works. Organizers hope to open one next year.

The El Paso fundraiser had a Mardi Gras theme with a silent auction and music by Music by Fungi Mungle.

Playhouses offer educational and therapeutic programs at no charge to families with the goal of maximizing self-confidence and empowering individuals to achieve their potential.

For more information, visit gigisplayhouse.org

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