Support those with Down Syndrome in the Northern Illinois Region

For those who have someone with Down syndrome in their lives, the thought of that person surviving and thriving happily into adulthood and beyond is a comforting thought.

Well cared for, educated, employed, and enjoying life is the ultimate goal!

The Stateline Down Syndrome Foundation wants to help that goal come true. It can be done by supporting organizations like GiGi’s Playhouse Rockford that provide services to those with Down syndrome in the Northern Illinois region.



"After having the chance to meet and talk to some of the GiGi’s Playhouse participants one afternoon, I know in my heart that the memorials (after my wife’s death) went to the right place."

- Leo Suik

"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