TWIG 3 is the Springboro branch of the Auxiliary of Dayton Children's Hospital. We usually have between 25-35 members of all ages and backgrounds. Our membership is open, and we are always happy to welcome new members!
Co-Presidents - Kristin Nader, Jan Turkleson
Vice President - Beth Hery
Treasurer - Amanda Elias
Secretary - Andie Appel
Terrific Women in Giving - TWIGs, the auxiliary of Dayton Children's Hospital, 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 18 TWIG chapters that total over 300 members. 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 $10 million for Dayton Children's.
Last year, Dayton Children's evaluated 969 patients at risk of harming themselves or others. The hospital has become acutely aware of the need for a regional approach to caring for these high-risk children. In addition to a regional behavioral crisis center adjacent to the Emergency Department, Dayton Children's will establish a 24-bed inpatient mental health unit. It will include a dedicated specialty care team, a safe care environment, child friendly features, and connection to community-based services. This support will allow for needed stabilization for the children who will be connected for follow-up care. The TWIG Auxiliary has pledged to raise 1.2 million to provide start-up funding for these transformed behavioral health services.
We are off to a strong start. In January 2019, the TWIG Auxiliary presented Dayton Children's with a check for $279,000 from fundraising projects that took place throughout 2018.
There are many TWIG groups, or "branches", of the Auxiliary throughout the Greater Dayton Area. Each of these TWIG groups is responsible for producing its own fundraising projects as well as supporting the larger fundraising projects organized by the Auxiliary.
The Auxiliary has several yearly fundraisers that it sponsors: Sugarplum Festival of Trees (November) and a Gem City golf tournament (August)
TWIG AUXILIARY AND OUR PLEDGE