Please join us April 12th at Seton homes Casa de Milagros to paint some beautiful crosses. This months activity will be led by Colleen and Katherine Douglas. Set up will start at 10:30am and the event will start at 11am. In addition to volunteers to help with the activity, we will need a few babysitters to play with the babies and toddlers.
Prayers and Parfaits
Prayers and Parfaits
We gathered on March 15th once again with our friends at Casa de Milagros. Our fabulous leaders were Laura Anderson and Letty Rodela. This month there were 15 teen girls and 5 young children living in the shelter. Laura and Letty brought all of the supplies to make prayer candles using tissue paper, mod podge and pretty ribbons. The girls were able to customize them with their own prayers and they were so proud of their creations. We were impressed by how spiritual all of the girls were.
After the craft was finished, they made yogurt parfaits which they absolutely loved! Some had never experienced whipped cream from a can before. I think they all have a new-found love for this delicacy! Thank you Letty and Laura for giving these girls such a special day.
While the teens were working on their projects, a group of volunteers were playing on the playground with the toddlers and babies. Swinging, sliding, blowing bubbles and drawing with sidewalk chalk were on the agenda. The kids had a fabulous time and when we told them “bye”, one little girl grabbed us by the hand and said, “no”! It was hard to leave our new friends.
Flare to Spare
Last month, we called on our volunteers to donate new or gently used formal and party attire for St. PJ’s. We were informed that the children were in need of clothing for prom, quinceaneras, and other special occasions. As a result, we were able to deliver 130 outfits consisting of formal dresses, cocktail dresses, party dresses, suits, dress shirts, ties, purses and shoes.
We want to thank our Chicktime volunteers for donating 40 outfits. And, we especially want to thank the accounting firm of ATKG, LLP for their “Flare to Spare” campaign which resulted in 90 outfits that they collected from their staff, clients and business affiliates. We really appreciate the efforts of Hayley Cornelius and Dee Bandy for putting together the advertising campaign and doing pick-ups.
The staff at St. PJ’s was so amazed when we made the delivery. They couldn’t believe how beautiful all of the dresses were and how many of them we had. Because of all of the wonderful donations, the children at St. PJ’s will be able to feel like royalty at all of their upcoming events.
Spring Growth: Recruiting for a New Chapter at St. PJ’s
If you are on our email list, you should have received a special letter from us this past month. As many of you know, we originally started our chapter at St. PJ’s Children’s Home. When the home underwent a reorganization last year, we began serving at Seton Home and eventually transitioned to Seton’s Casa de Milagros. Now that St. PJ’s has completed their reorganization, they would like a Chicktime chapter to sponsor activities there again.
Because of our commitment at Casa de Milagros, we do not feel like we have the time to adequately serve two homes right now. Therefore, we are asking all of our volunteers to pray and consider whether they are called to lead a chapter at St. PJ’s. If you have questions or think you might be interested, we ask that you contact Chicktime founder, Lori Rhodes, at firstname.lastname@example.org. She would be happy to help you and provide you with all of the training you need to get started.
Blessings & Thanks to All,
Diane, Donnette, & Annette
“Let us love one another, because love comes from God.
Whoever loves is a child of God and knows God.”
– 1John 4:7