Our team at Da Vinci Cabinetry believes it is very important for us to be able to give back to our community. GiGi’s Playhouse has a mission that is very dear to our hearts – to spread awareness of down syndrome and to change the way people perceive down syndrome. This is why, when we heard that there is a center opening in Fort Myers, we knew we wanted to help.
Knowing that creating kitchens is our strong suit, we inquired if they needed a new kitchen for their new space, and that’s how the partnership began. We were lucky enough to get a few very important sponsors on board as well, which includes Fabuwood cabinetry, Silestone countertops, Richelieu hardware, and our local tile dealer, American Tile.
The kitchen at GiGi’s Playhouse is a place for family networking and artistic activities. As we learned, artistic activities are a form of occupational therapy and self confidence building. Many of the programs that GiGi’s offers include offering food to teach and encourage proper food choices, mealtime routines, and age-appropriate use of utensils, napkins, and manners. Working in the kitchen gives guests that opportunity to learn independent skills to keep them healthy and safe.
We also got to spend some with with GiGi’s president, Samantha Nunez, and find out about all of the incredible things GiGi’s does for the down syndrome community.
We would also like to give a huge shout out to Fox 4 News for sitting down with us and talking about our collaboration with GiGi’s on the Morning Blend.
Check out this before shot of their kitchenette area,
And some after photos taken at the GiGi’s Playhouse grand opening in Fort Myers:
We wanted to give a special shout out to our AMAZING sponsors that so kindly helped us create this beautiful kitchenette area:
Phil Swisher at Fabuwood Cabinetry: for helping us provide these beautiful, white, acrylic cabinets from their Prima line.
Mike Augello at American Tile Distributors Inc: for supplying this beautiful, colorful, fun backsplash
Larry Pollock at Richelieu Hardware: for supplying the gorgeous and modern, fun, orange, hardware.
Storia Marble and Granite: for supplying the countertop and installation.
Without you all, this could not have been possible! Thank you for collaborating with us in helping our local community!