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.
2012 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!
“Meet & Greet” at The Wine Bistro
TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is hosting a casual special Meet & Greet Informational gathering at The Wine Bistro in Upper Arlington on Tuesday, April 16th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The meeting will include complimentary hors d’oeuvres while learning more about membership in this women’s auxilian organization.
TWIG is an acronym for “Together With Important Goals” and consists of groups of women throughout central Ohio who dedicate their time and talent in support of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In central Ohio, there are over 800 volunteers which make up more than 70 individual TWIG groups.
TWIG groups operate independently, as well as participate in larger events as a whole organization such as the TWIG Bazaar and Pumpkinpalooza. While working to make a difference in the lives of children, TWIG members experience fulfillment in their own lives. Members meet new people with whom they share common interests and have the chance to network. Many groups form a TWIG in their neighborhood, place of employment or with a group of friends.
Learn more about TWIG and the groups within your own neighborhood…or start your own TWIG! Please rsvp to Cindy Laux at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation at (614) 355-0819.
TWIG 165 Quarter Auction
Save your quarters and bring them to the annual Quarter Auction on Saturday, April 27 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Reynoldsburg. Items such as gift cards, spring flowers, Mother’s Day gifts, and many other products will be auctioned off. Paddles for the event will be sold at one for $3 or three for $5. Over 80 packages could be yours!
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 receive an early entrance pass into the event by making a $25 donation to Children’s Hospital. For more information about the 2013 event, please contact Lenada Backus at (614) 214-7416.
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.
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 Hospital. Members of TWIG serve as hostesses at the Truberry Foundation House and other homes during the Parade.
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 2013 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.