96th TWIG Bazaar Scheduled for November 11 at Ohio Expo Center

October 26, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Celebrating its 96th year, the TWIG Bazaar will offer attendees unique, handcrafted gifts created by TWIG members and outside artisans from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11th in the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center. Proceeds will benefit the areas of greatest need at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

As the largest, single-day event hosted by TWIG, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s, the Bazaar features handmade items including jewelry, holiday ornaments and decorations. The Bazaar will also include handcrafted items from outside artisans.

In addition, a silent auction, pick-a-prize, attic treasures, pictures with Santa and a delicious holiday pantry will round out the Bazaar.

Admission to the Bazaar is free, although attendees are encouraged to purchase an early shopping pass for $25. The early shopping pass allows entrance to the Bazaar at 9 a.m., one hour before the doors open to the general public. Patrons may visit NationwideChildrens.org/TWIG to purchase a pass or contact Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation at (614) 355-5400.

Last year, the TWIG Bazaar welcomed more than 3,000 shoppers and raised more than $65,000 for Nationwide Children’s.

For more information, please contact Sophia Ruotolo at (614) 355-5487 or Sophia.Ruotolo@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 Hospital. Since their inception in 1916, TWIG has raised more than $30 million to support patient care, education and research at Nationwide Children’s 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, over 800 active members continue the TWIG legacy through a variety of fundraising efforts such as the annual TWIG Bazaar, the sale of holiday cards and greetings program, the Women’s Division of The Memorial Tournament and the many projects and events coordinated by over 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.