After you and your friends become members of the Auxiliary, you can come together as a Twig or join an existing one. High school students are welcome to join The Junior Twig.
What do Twigs Do?
Twigs are responsible for many volunteer activities. Examples of recent Twig activities include decorating the medical center during the holiday season, crafting “Love Pillows” for post-operative patients, sewing Benji Puppets for pediatric patients, and hosting a variety of popular in-medical center vendor sales throughout the year including the Holiday Boutique, Jones NY Coat Sale, and the Spring and Fall Vendor Sales. Twigs are instrumental in raising funds to benefit the medical center through the Annual Derby Day, Holiday Luminary Sale, and many other opportunities to join together for the good of our community.
How do I start or join a Twig?
Anyone can start a Twig. Your Twig can consist of a group of friends from your community, neighborhood, place of worship, town, or workplace. Your spouses are invited to join as well. You can also join an existing Twig, and we would be happy to assist in finding a Twig that matches your interests. All Twig members must be dues paying members of the Auxiliary. Once established, your Twig will be part of the Auxiliary and you will work together for the benefit of Overlook Medical Center. Your Twig will decide which activities you would enjoy doing as a group. Your projects can include both fundraising for the benefit of the medical center and/or volunteer service within the medical center. The Auxiliary maintains a Wish List of items requested by Departments within Overlook that need funding, to assist you in the fundraising process.
How would my Twig help to support Overlook Medical Center?
Your Twig may choose to participate in activities from the many in-medical center volunteer opportunities at Overlook or you can fund items from the Auxiliary Wish List. You may also choose to let your creativity loose and spearhead a fundraising activity that inspires many. In any event, Twigs are groups of hard working members who also have lots of fun together!