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Dayton Children’s is fortunate to have the support of dedicated volunteer organizations that raise money and awareness on the hospital’s behalf. Take a moment to learn more about the auxiliary organizations that commit their time and resources to supporting Dayton Children's.


Terrific Women in Giving - TWIGs, the auxiliary of Dayton Children's, was founded in 1965 and has since raised more than $11 million for the hospital. TWIG branches 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 16 TWIG branches that total over 225 members. TWIG members include daughters, mothers, grandmothers and teenagers.

Each TWIG branch hosts fundraising events throughout the year and provides numerous in-service volunteer hours at Dayton Children's. Notable TWIG events include: Sugarplum Festival of Trees, moms consignment sales, the Gem City Jam and Hoopla golf outing, luncheons, fashion shows and much more!

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the women's board

The Women’s Board auxiliary of Dayton Children's was founded in 1964 and has since raised more than $5 million for the hospital. The Women’s Board has a membership of 40 women whose major fundraising project is the biennial cha | cha dinner and auction. The Women’s Board administers the HELP Fund, an ongoing program that supports various projects at Dayton Children’s. 

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the little exchange

Founded in 1950 by Elsie T. Mead and her friends, The Little Exchange gift shop has been a charitable foundation for over 50 years. Located in Oakwood at 45 Park Avenue, The Little Exchange is the perfect place to find the ultimate wedding, birthday or any-occasion gift. More than 125 volunteers work at The Little Exchange helping shoppers and gift wrapping purchases.

Every year, The Little Exchange donates its annual profits to Dayton Children's. Since its start in 1950, The Little Ex, as it is affectionately known, has donated over $1.5 million to Dayton Children's. The Little Exchange Foundation currently supports the Family Resource Connection.

Visit The Little Exchange in Oakwood for your next gift purchase or call 937-299-1561 for more information.

get involved

To find out how to get involved with one of our auxiliaries, please contact the Foundation office at 937-641-3405 or by email.

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