TWIGs (Terrific Women in Giving)

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TWIGs

Terrific Women in Giving - TWIGs, the auxiliary of Dayton Children's, was founded in 1965. TWIG chapters have played an important role in helping Dayton Children's provide quality care for children throughout the region. Today, Dayton Children's is supported by 20 TWIG chapters that total over 350 members. TWIG members, known as "TWIGs", include daughters, mothers, grandmothers and teenagers.

Each TWIG group hosts fundraising events throughout the year and provide numerous in-service volunteer hours at Dayton Children's. Since 1965, TWIGs have raised over $8.3 million for Children's.

Sugarplum Festival of Trees

The major TWIGS fundraising project is the annual Sugarplum Festival of Trees held each November. This year the Sugarplum Festival of Trees will take place November 13-15 at the Presidential Banquet Center in Kettering. This holiday extravaganza is a Dayton tradition and features a spectacular holiday Gala, amazing shopping at the Boutique and Nutcracker Sweets, a fun-filled ladies' luncheon and Breakfast with Santa. Learn more about how to get involved here.

Gem City Jam and Hoopla

TWIGs also host the Gem City Jam and Hoopla held each August at NCR Country Club. This golf outing features the head basketball coaches at Wright State University and the University of Dayton. There is a lively silent auction and guests are welcome to attend.  The 2014 Gem City Jam and Hoopla raised $135,500. This year's event takes place on August 17, 2015.  Click here to register.

Annual Support

At the January 2015 annual meeting, TWIGs presented Debbie Feldman with a check for $288,000.  This donation will support the Auxiliary pledge of $1,000,000 to provide funding toward the Comprehensive Cancer Care Center in the new patient tower. The Center will be a world-class facility providing outstanding care to kids with cancer and other blood disorders. The inpatient unit and outpatient clinic will merge into one location where kids will be able to have check-ups, testing, procedures and treatment all in one location.

TWIGs

TWIG Officers

2015 auxiliary officers:

  • Michele Morrison, president
  • Jan Turkelson, president-elect
  • Kelly Poplin, secretary
  • Betty Staggs, treasurer

How to Join

To join TWIGs, contact the development office at 937-641-3405 or email Jill Lewis.

 

 

 

More Information

  • Dayton Children's is proud to be a Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

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Upcoming Events

Bike safety education and helmet giveaway event, while supplies last.

The West Carrollton Police Department will be hosting a bike safety education program.

Health Fair and Bike Safety Education event

American Idol contestant and native area resident Alexis Gomez will be performing at the Austin Landing First Friday on August 7.

Country recording artist Rodney Atkins will headline the Buckeye Harley-Davidson Back Roads Summer Jam Concert on August 8, 2015.

Fun family event. Child safety education. Free bike helmets while supply lasts to kids participating in bike safety education and expert helmet fitting.

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