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School Placement During the Covid-19 Crisis

The document linked below provides important school placement information, challenges parents of multiples are facing, and helpful tips to navigate this school year affected by the Covid-19 crisis. This article written by Multiples of America member and Past President, Terri Gillis, was published in the July 2020 newsletter  by ICOMBO (International Council of Multiple Birth Organisations).


For more information on School Placement options for your family, contact Multiples of America at


Connect with Us

Social distancing got you feeling disconnected?

During this time of uncertainty, we are sure many of you are missing the face-to-face support of your local club gatherings. Fortunately, Multiples of America can help fill in the gap with our many options for parents of multiples to network online.

Follow us on Twitter (@MultiplesUSA)

Like us on Facebook

Join one of our specialized Facebook Groups below by clicking on the group that interests you. Don’t forget to answer the membership questions to join!

              Members Only Group

              Special Needs Parents Group

              Single Parents Group

              Higher Order Parents Group

              LGBT Parents of Multiples Group

*New* Exclusive to our member club officers, we have a Leadership Shareshop Group on Facebook that offers support and ideas for our member clubs. Find us at Multiples of America Facebook Leadership Shareshop. Don’t forget to answer the membership questions.

Finally, our Executive Office is open for business! We have support staff ready and available to help with any needs you may have as a member or a member club. You can reach us anytime at

Giving Tuesday 2019

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Giving Tuesday is December 3, 2019! Multiples of America would love your support on this national day of giving.

Created in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. We would love your help in fulfilling our mission to support multiple birth families. Your donations can help us achieve that goal!

Multiples of America has been assisting multiple birth families since 1960.  Established for the purposes of education, research and support, Multiples of America is key to the formation of local support clubs throughout the United States.  As times have changed, we have changed as well; technology has enabled parents to access information on the web, but has resulted in less vital face-to-face relationship building and advice sharing through membership in local clubs.  While multiple birth rates continue to rise, membership in local clubs has dropped, and therefore, our membership revenue has continued to diminish.

Multiples of America is dedicated to supporting multiple birth families through education, research and support opportunities.  We need your help to do this!

Multiples of America offers support in the following ways:

  • Research opportunities and partnerships
  • Award-winning quarterly publication, Notebook
  • Annual convention held the last week of July
  • Information on all facets of multiple birth
  • Social media pages dedicated to specific multiple birth topics
  • Organization website full of pertinent information

Use the convenient PayPal button below to donate. Now share your giving story on social media using the following hastags:

 #givingtuesday #supportmultiplied #mygivingstory


Multiples of America bylaw amendments

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Do you or your club want to propose an amendment to the bylaws and/or standing rules of Multiples of America?  If so, please submit all proposed amendments to the Parliamentarian by the December 15, 2018 deadline.  Please send any questions/concerns or draft amendments to:  Thank you.

Membership Vice President, Terri Gillis

Terri has done it all serving in many leadership roles at the local, state and national levels.  She has enjoyed a demanding professional career alongside her volunteer career with Multiples of America.  Proof positive it can be done and her journey has given her many gifts of cherished friendship along the way.

Name:   Terri Gillis

BOD Position: Membership Vice President

Children’s Ages: Twin Daughters – 44 years old

Club Affiliations: Greater Orlando Mothers of Twins and Triplets (GOMOTT) and Flamingo Mothers of Multiples (Flamingo Moms)

Why did you join? When my girls were 6 months old a neighbor I did not know saw my stroller and insisted I attend a mothers of twins meeting with her.   From that night on, it was all about the friendships and connections that became a major part of my social life.

What made you stay?  The friendships and connections I made.  My closest circle of friends today are from those early days.  I also immediately volunteered which kept me active.  By the time the twins were in school I had become a State volunteer which kept me active in my local club so I could be a state volunteer.  And later as I moved on to National as a volunteer, the local club continued to be the conduit for my volunteer efforts to continue.

Why do you serve?  I am a leader versus a follower and volunteering allowed me to naturally grow in that area.  I found that my work skills offered value to my club work at all levels; and, that my work at the State and National level actually allowed me to deepen leadership skills that transferred back to my job.  I love being a mentor to others and having mature twins and a deep knowledge of my local club has allowed me to guide others in both parenting and club related matters.

 Professional Career:  I recently retired after 47 years with SunTrust Banks, a major banking corporation.  I was the corporate incentive/sale administrator responsible for implementation and ongoing administration of compensation plans for over 15,000 employees.  Title:  Senior Vice President/STI Incentive Administration Manager.  Background in banking also included managing Consumer Training, Starting the first Telephone Banking Unit, and Sales Management which included event planning, sales training, and quality service training for Consumer Banking.

Something Non-Multiple Related:  I am the Gramma to Emma 3 and Landry 6.  What Joy!

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