There’s a reason why this time of year is so magical, and we believe it’s the spirit of giving and the opportunity to express gratitude for all that we have. Here at Eat Well, we’re spending the holiday season giving back to the Nashville community that has given us so much!
Each week for the remainder of 2017, we’ll have a featured meal on our menu benefiting a Nashville nonprofit. $1 from each featured meal sold will be donated to a worthy local cause. Giving + Grub… Is there anything better?
This week, we’re partnering with GiGi’s Playhouse! $1 from every Chicken Pot Pie Soup ordered now through December 8th will be donated to help GiGi’s Playhouse in their work to change the way the world views Down syndrome and empower individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the Nashville community. Click here to place your order benefiting GiGi’s Playhouse or continue reading below to learn more about their mission!
When Nancy Gianni gave birth to GiGi, she made a promise to change the way the world looked at a person with Down syndrome. While sitting in a support group meeting for new parents of children with Down syndrome, she wondered why there wasn’t a place where families could go for resources and networking, and where kids and adults with Down syndrome could be the leaders. This is how GiGi’s Playhouse was born, as a place where families and individuals with Down syndrome can celebrate the diagnosis and work toward global acceptance.
Down syndrome is the largest chromosomal disability in the United States, yet it is the least funded. GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center offers free therapeutic and educational programming for individuals with Down syndrome and their families, empowering them by maximizing opportunities for daily achievement and lasting acceptance. Everything they do is to help show the world what individuals with Down syndrome are capable of achieving as students, co-workers, volunteers, friends, and valued members of their communities!
With volunteer opportunities and events like their annual Pajama Run, Golf Tournament, and Gala, there are plenty of ways to get involved with GiGi’s Playhouse Nashville. Attend an event, volunteer, or make a donation here!