TWIGS are groups of women throughout central Ohio who support Nationwide Children’s Hospital through a wide variety of fundraising projects. TWIG groups operate independently, as well as participate in larger projects as a whole organization. Since their inception, they have raised more than $30 million to support patient care, education and research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
TWIG is looking for new members who are excited to help support Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Each TWIG is unique, with different membership requirements and involvement. If you are interested in finding your perfect fit in a TWIG or forming a new TWIG, please contact Shelley Hobson
, Vice Chair Membership at (614) 551-3761.
Annual TWIG Bazaar
The Annual TWIG Bazaar benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the largest single-day event sponsored by TWIG. The Bazaar takes place at the Ohio Expo Center Fairgrounds Lausche Building. Members spend countless hours crafting both traditional and unique items that include: home décor, seasonal items, children’s collectibles and many other holiday gift ideas. Shoppers can purchase an early entrance pass
into the event by making a $25 donation to Nationwide Children’s.
Artisans are invited to participate in the TWIG Bazaar! The anticipated event attracts over 3,000 patrons. We hope you will choose to be a part of a longstanding tradition by sharing your talent at this year’s TWIG Bazaar. One hundred percent of vendor booth fees benefit Nationwide Children’s. Please check back at a later date for the 2015 Artisan Application.
For more information about TWIG Bazaar, please contact Karen Kelly
at (614) 436-3037.
Each autumn, TWIG hosts Pumpkinpalooza at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala. This year's event is set for September 19th, 2015. The day includes food, hayrides, pumpkin patch, corn maze, bounce houses, games and crafts. Admission is free but there is a charge for the various activities. All proceeds benefit the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
For more information on TWIG Pumpkinpalooza , please contact Michelle Koren.
Holiday Cards and Greeting Cards
Each year, TWIG holds a holiday artwork contest for Nationwide Children’s Hospital patients. Once the winners are selected, their artwork is then made into holiday cards for one of two card programs:
Each year, TWIG sells packages of holiday cards to support various programs at the hospital. Each card features child holiday artwork on the front, a short description of TWIG and Nationwide Children’s on the back, and a brief holiday message in the interior. Cards are sold in packages of 12 cards and 13 envelopes. Purchase your package today!
Let us do the work for you! Honor the holiday season by giving the best gift of all, the gift of hope. Make a gift in honor of your friends, family and clients while helping the patients and families at Nationwide Children’s. For each gift you make, we will send your choice of one of the beautiful cards notifying the honoree of your generosity and warm wishes.
To submit your child’s artwork, please send to:
Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation
PO Box 16810
Columbus, Ohio 43216-6810
TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital thanks you for your support!
TWIG groups are located throughout the central Ohio community. Meetings schedules are based on the individual TWIG groups.
All TWIG members must pay membership dues of $10 a year. Pay your 2015 Membership Dues now!
Click here to download a printable TWIG Membership Dues Form (PDF).
Please remember, each TWIG member is required to pay dues of $10 with a personal check or money order. If the check will cover more than one member's dues, be sure to note which members are included in the amount. Checks should be made payable to TWIG of Nationwide Children's Hospital. If you have any questions, contact Shelley Hobson, Membership Vice Chair at (614) 551-3761.