TWIG is 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 $26 million to support patient care, education and research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Volunteer of the Year
The annual Auxilian Volunteer of the Year Award was established to honor a woman for her dedication and service to Nationwide Children’s Hospital as exhibited by her service through a Nationwide Children’s Hospital Women’s Auxiliary. This award recognizes a woman’s active leadership to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Nominate someone now!
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. For more information about the event, please contact Lenada Backus at (614) 214-7416.
New this year - Artisans are invited to participate in the TWIG Bazaar! The anticipated event attracts over 3,000 patrons and has raised more than $26 million dollars to support patient care, education and research at Nationwide Children’s. Members spend countless hours crafting both traditional and unique items that include: home décor, seasonal items, children’s collectibles and many holiday gift ideas. 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 all vendor booth fees benefit Nationwide Children’s. Sign up now!
Parade of Homes
Annually, the Builders Industry Association of central Ohio presents a Parade of Homes in newly established local neighborhoods. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the homes is donated to Nationwide Children’s. Members of TWIG serve as hostesses at the Truberry Foundation House and other homes during the Parade.
Holiday Cards and Greetings Program
Each year, TWIG sells their annual holiday cards to support various programs at the hospital. The TWIG holiday cards feature artwork by two young patients. A package of 12 cards and 13 envelopes is available with an inside greeting.
Greetings Program - 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 above notifying the honoree of your generosity and warm wishes. Learn more about our Greetings Program.
Every fall, TWIG hosts Pumpkinpalooza at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala. 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.
TWIG and Nationwide Children’s Hospital thanks you for your support!
Various 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 2014 Membership Dues now!
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 on the Enrollment form 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 Pat Verburg, Membership Vice Chair, at (614) 577-0223.
For more information about TWIG, please contact Cindy Laux at Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation (614) 355-0888 or Krista Bower, TWIG General Chair at (614) 404-5241.