TWIG Bazaar Invites Outside Vendors to Participate In Event for First Time

June 12, 2013

Celebrating the 91st anniversary of the Bazaar this year, TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is excited to announce they have opened up the event to include and feature the work of outside vendors. The annual fundraising event is slated for Sunday, November 10, 2013 in the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center.

The TWIG Bazaar typically attracts more than 3,000 patrons and is the largest, single-day event sponsored by TWIG. Since their inception, TWIG has raised more than $26 million to support patient care, education and research at Nationwide Children’s.

The Bazaar features handmade items including jewelry, holiday ornaments, decorations and much more. In previous events, the items were all made by TWIG members. In addition to the items for sale, a silent auction, pictures with Santa and delicious holiday treats will round out the event. The “Avenue of Trees and Wreaths” will feature an assortment of decorated trees and wreaths by TWIG members and are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the areas of greatest need at Nationwide Children’s.

Vendors may apply now to be a part of the 2013 TWIG Bazaar by submitting an artisan application by July 10, 2013. Vendors may obtain an application and can learn more at www.nationwidechildrens.org/twig, or by contacting Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation at (614) 355-0888 or Brittany.Keegan@NationwideChildrens.org.

About TWIG
TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital are groups of women throughout central Ohio who dedicate their time and talent in support of Nationwide Children’s. Since their inception in 1916, TWIG has raised more than $26 million to support patient care, education and research at the hospital. The women of TWIG believe in the mission of providing the highest quality care to all children and families regardless of their ability to pay. Today, more than 800 active members are working to continue the TWIG legacy through a variety of fundraising efforts such as the annual TWIG Bazaar, the sale of holiday cards and greetings program, BIA Parade of Homes, the Women’s Division of The Memorial Tournament and the many projects and events coordinated by more than 70 individual TWIG groups throughout central Ohio.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.