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Giving News DECEMBER 4, 2014

Every Gift Matters Toy Drive

Every Gift Matters Great Toy Drop Off

The third annual Every Gift Matters Great Toy Drop-Off to benefit patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested persons should follow the signage to the Outpatient Care loop located at 555 S. 18th St., where staff will accept toy donations for patients while donors remain in their cars. 

A gift of toys, games or activity supplies can make a big difference to children and families spending time in the hospital, especially during the holidays. For more information on the appropriate types of toys and gifts Nationwide Children’s can accept, please visit 

Please join us and help brighten the holidays for sick kids this season.

Christine's Christmas!
The 11th annual Christine’s Christmas concert will take place on Saturday, December 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, Vern Riffe Center in downtown Columbus. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction, coffee and desserts. Christine’s Christmas is an inspiring and insightful holiday concert in memory of Christine Wilson benefiting the Christine Wilson Burn Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. To learn more, please visit

TWIG Holiday Cards and Greetings Program
TWIG Holiday Cards, which support various programs at the hospital, are now on sale. The Holiday Cards feature cover art by two young artists, Noah (age 9) and Katie (age 11). A package of 12 cards and 13 envelopes is available for only $15, with a festive holiday greeting inside. Purchase your holiday cards here!

New this year, we are also offering a Custom Holiday Card program. The inside message of the Santa card reads “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!” and the Festive Tree reads “It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Wishing you the happiest season of all.” Additionally, we will include a custom line of text and/or a full color logo inside the card, as well as a custom-printed return address on the envelope. This option requires a minimum order of 200 cards, with a price of $2 per card.

With the TWIG Greetings Program, we do the work for you! Make a gift in honor of your friends, family, and clients, all while helping patients and families at Nationwide Children’s. For each gift you make, we will send your choice of one of our TWIG Holiday Cards with a message inside notifying the honoree of your generosity and warm wishes. All cards are hand signed and addressed and sent directly to the honoree. We even have a “Go Green” option! Click here to learn more about ourGreetings Program.

To learn more about TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and all of their programs, visit, or e-mail

Kinder Key Angels and Caroling
Each fall, a charming five-inch stained glass angel is designed for Kinder Key of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. These treasured keepsakes make the perfect gift, and are quickly becoming collectors’ items. This year’s angel, “Miss Avery,” in honor of the 2014 Heart Warrior, is nickel with white opal glass, adorned with a copper halo, and holding a purple jewel heart. Enclosed with each angel is a gift card for the recipient, noting a donation has been made in their honor to The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s. Purchase Miss Avery here.

Kinder Key Caroling has been an annual December tradition December tradition since 1954, when, friends, family, co-workers and/or neighbors are invited to join together and spend an evening caroling. To help ensure a successful caroling experience, Kinder Key provides organizational tips and caroling supplies as well as one of its members as a contact person. Click here to request your Caroling packet today!

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Sunny 95 Radiothon
December 4 - 5, 2014

Every Gift Matters Great 
Toy Drive
December 6, 2014

Christine's Christmas
December 13, 2014

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Thank you to Chico's and LIDS!
Chico’s FAS brands are in the middle of their holiday campaign to raise funds for local children’s hospitals by selling Miracle Teddy Bears in store and online with proceeds benefiting your local children’s hospital. And thank you to local LIDS locations for selling yellow Miracle bracelets in their stores during the months of October and November to raise funds for Nationwide Children’s.




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