The Stateline Down Syndrome Foundation was formed in 2015 when a group of community members discussed the need to ensure organizations that serve local people with Down syndrome, like GiGi’s Playhouse Rockford, can survive and thrive to help those in our community for years to come.
“When our mother found out she was terminally ill, she asked us to create a memorial to provide continued support to GiGi’s Playhouse Rockford so it would always be there to help her great-grandson, Landon, who has Down syndrome. We hope and pray that organizations like GiGi’s Playhouse are in the stateline area for many generations to come.” –Penny Wirtjes & Kandis Boomer
The Stateline Down Syndrome Foundation established an endowment fund with CFNIL in 2017. Donations to this fund may be made through the CFNIL secure donation page (select Stateline Down Syndrome Foundation in the dropdown menu) or contact us for more information.