About Dayton Mothers of Twins Club
The Dayton Mothers of Twins Club (DMOTC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1943 by Ann Franklin. It is the oldest of its kind in the United States, and was designed to meet the needs of area mothers of multiples both emotionally and socially. As the club grew, we began to take on the role of a charitable organization as part of our day-to-day activities. We are members of the Ohio Federation of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. Our purpose is to bring together socially the mothers of multiples who are interested in sharing their many joys, challenges, and experiences.
Our club is over 200 members strong and growing, so there are many people to talk to about the triumphs, challenges and experiences of raising multiples. We have a “Support Hotline” available on a variety of topics for anyone that wants to speak to another MoM who has been through a similar situation. Additionally, we have our own private group on Big Tent, an online community, which we use to communicate various events as well as post questions to the membership at large through a forum format. We also have a private Facebook group for members, which you may find is an easy way to connect with other MoMs in our group.
Keep us, O God, from pettiness;
let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off self-seeking prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment, and always generous.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses,
straight forward and unafraid.
Let us take the time for all things;
make us grown calm, serene, and gentle.
Grant that we may realize that it is the little things that create differences;
that in the big things in life we are as one.
And may we strive to touch and to know
the great common woman's heart of us all.
And, Oh Lord God, let us not forget to be kind.
In addition to the Dayton Mothers of Twins Club's mission of supporting the unique needs of moms with multiples, our group votes annually on three charities to which we distribute philanthropic grants. For the 2017-2018 fiscal year the following were chosen:
For Love of Children – The mission is to provide financial, educational, and advocacy support to youth through-out the Greater Dayton Area. Serving children aged newborn through 18, FLOC is an industry of volunteers who care for neglected and abused children, children in foster care, and children in need of resources.
Small Steps in Speech – Provides grants on behalf of children with speech and language disorders for therapies, treatments, communicative devices, and other services aimed at improving their communication skills. Families can apply for a grant to provide financial support for services for their children.
Mercy For Children – The mission is to provide rescue for twins/multiple births and handicapped children in the remote areas of Northern Thailand. Children are taken to a clinic to be evaluated and then found placement in private homes. To date, all multiples have been placed together.