TWIG: Together with Important Goals

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 $28 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 Paula Brose, Vice Chair Membership at (614) 312-2211.

All-TWIG Events  

Annual TWIG Bazaar

The Annual TWIG Bazaar benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the largest single-day event sponsored by TWIG. The Bazaar will take place on Sunday, November 11th 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. 

For more information about TWIG Bazaar, please email Stephanie Arnold.

Artisan Application
Apply to be an Artisan at the TWIG Bazaar

TWIG Pumpkinpalooza 

Each autumn, TWIG hosts Pumpkinpalooza – a fun, family fall festival. The day includes food, hayrides, pumpkin patch, bounce houses, games and crafts. Food concessions and pumpkins will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital. 

For more information on TWIG Pumpkinpalooza , please contact Tina Karcher at (614) 578-5713.

All-TWIG Projects

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:

Holiday Cards

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 card package in our store today!

Greeting Cards

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 
Attn: TWIG  
PO Box 16810 
Columbus, Ohio 43216-6810

Membership Information

Membership Requirements

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 2018 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 Paula Brose, Membership Vice Chair at (614) 312-2211.

 

Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (EIN: 31-1036370). 

Early Entrance Pass
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