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GiGi’s Playhouse facing possible closure due to financial concerns

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — A Rockford non-profit says they're struggling to keep their doors open.

GiGi's Playhouse Rockford says they're in danger of closing since their fundraisers have been canceled due to COVID-19.

The Down-Syndrome Achievement Center has since scheduled a virtual 5K with a goal of raising $50,000 to help make sure the non-profit can reopen.

"We're not going to close our doors today or tomorrow, but we are definitely in need of funds so that we're ready to reopen," said Penny Wirtjes, GiGi's Playhouse Founding Board Member.

For information on how to donate to GiGi's Playhouse or learn about their virtual 5K, click here.

GiGi's Playhouse is located at 8801 N. Second St. Suite 2 in Machesney Park.

William Ingalls

William Ingalls is a photographer at WREX. He joined the team in 2019 after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and English from Augustana College. William was born and raised in Rockford and went to high school at Christian Life.

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