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Rubber Band Bracelets! - fl-deerfieldbeach

February Update:

We had such a fun time this weekend decorating Valentine’s Day cookies and making Valentine’s Day card boxes! 

Thank you S.O.S Children’s Village for having us!

For more information about what Chicktime Deerfield Beach does and how you can be apart of, reach out to Lily at 267-726-9418

 

Positive Affirmations! - tn-nashville

January Update:

January workshop was a pivot! We ended up doing our service project a month early. Our Girls of Wallace House tied blankets to give to the women’s shelter.
We had salsa chips and hot chocolate. Anna was able to donate puzzles and books to the girls so they can keep busy. This means we have to change up our February workshop. Stay tuned for the post on it!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hug Me! - tx-galveston

January Update:

Thank you Emita for leading our workshop this past Saturday!
The kids got to hear about the story of Christmas and the three Wisemen that brought Jesus gifts
Each child received a present and got to make their very own crown as well as nativity scenes
They enjoyed yummy pizza and king cake ( we never found the baby lol) as well as other sweets
Their smiles is WHY we CHICKTIME!
Come join the movement!

Did You Say Cookies? - tx-corpuschristi

January Update:

Our Chapter co-leader, Diana Martinez was the workshop leader today and the girls got to decorate their wooden hearts with scrapbook paper and embellishments. They had a great time and absolutely loved their creations. One thing really tugged at our hearts. We provided oranges for the kids as a snack item and one of the little girls had never tried one, she didn’t even know what it was. Wow, we were all a bit shocked. We’ll, I pealed it for her but she was quite hesitant in taking a bite. Well, she did and her eyes lit up! She said “esta muy rico” (it tastes really good) and ate the whole orange. It’s the little things in life we take for granted, huh? That brightened up our morning for sure and so happy this little girl got to try something new.
Thank you to H-E-B for providing the drinks and snacks and thank you to our volunteers who came to help today. We appreciate you more than you know. Enjoy the pics. #HEBHelpingHere

Get Inspired! - tx-austin

January Update:

An arts and crafts drop off! Sketch pads, letter stencils, coloring books, colored pencils, markers, stickers, candy and microwave popcorn. Scheduling conflicts prohibited an in- person workshop.

A Little Bling! - mo-kansascity

January Update:

We had such a fun time Saturday making macrame, with the girls! They were so excited more women were able to join our workshop this month, as well. They enjoyed learning the process of macrame and being able to have a piece of art they created for their room. Please reach out if you’re interested in joining us for a workshop in the future!

Creative Cookie Decorating! - al-birmingham

January Update:

Chicktime Saturday! 💗 So much fun today starting off 2023 setting goals and starting with a vision in mind! 🎉

It’s A Party! - tx-uvalde

January Update:

Thank you to Encina Art Center for hosting a beautiful Art Party for the girls who are placed at Big Springs Ranch Children’s Home – ( and Sharron Carnes for all the coordinating)!
It’s always a blessing when our community comes together to serve side by side.
Chicktime Smalltown is always looking for monthly volunteers to join us at our workshops.
We hope YOU will consider spreading hope and love with us!

Stitch of Time! - tx-nbdowntown

January Update:

Chicktime tonight couldn’t have been sweeter 💗 we had the perfect cold weather meal and made Valentine’s Day cards. The fellowship was wonderful. If you’d like to volunteer with amazing humans who serve incredible youth meet us the last Monday of every month for a really great time.

Thank you to all our volunteers who braved the cold weather to give the youth a little piece of heaven tonight !

Love Languages - ga-atlanta

January Update:

YES! Chicktime Atlanta is back on the scene! After being gone for 2 years due to Covid, we were excited to be face to face on Saturday! Our activity was getting to know you and we did just that by playing ice breaker games. Then we tapped into our creative side and designed folders for us to bring to every meeting.
 
FUN, FUN, FUN describes the day and we look forward to doing our February activity where Love Language will be the activity. 😘

Sweet.Love.Hugs - dc- washington

January Update:

Getting our schedules synced up with My Sister’s Place. Due to staffing shortage they are having a hard time arranging for us to come on a Saturday and due to heavy commitments during the week don’t feel like we can come on a weeknight. 

Stay tuned. 

Self Care First! - md-columbia

January Update;

Today was beautiful.
It felt good to be back to serving House of Ruth in person after being gone since Covid shut things down in the world!
We made vision boards and our workshop was a success!! It was so much fun and also very uplifting to be able to hear some of the women’s stories and offer encouragement ❤️
We had about 10-12 women attend and about 4 kiddos! 👶 This was the largest workshop attendance yet! (even considering pre-Covid attendance!) At the end of the workshop, Chicktime Columbia Chapter Co- leaders , Rebecca & Terrika , chatted & shared that they both prayed for a good turn out & God definitely answered their prayers!
We are planning our February workshop and can’t wait to be back at HOR! Reach out to find out how you can join us one month!

Prayer Boxes and More! - tx-canyonlake

January Update:

We had some wonderful winter fun this month at Chicktime! The girls made snow globes, assembled snow man trail mix, and played family feud.
We are extremely grateful for the volunteers who show up to love on the girls!
We hope that you’ll join us for next month’s Chicktime!

 

Bingo! - ny-syracuse

January Update:

We are hoping pictures are coming from our Vision Board Workshop. 

 

Flowers are Blooming! - ms-jackson

January Update:

Due to scheduling conflicts we did not have a workshop in January. 

We can’t wait for February to come fast enough!

Be Mine! - tx-sacentral

January Update:

Today Miss Annette brought the kiddos all the yummy ingredients to make hot cocoa! They had so much fun making their own mixes. Some made their hot cocoa super sweet, some very chocolatey, and others with so many marshmallows! They each got to keep their own personal batch.
In addition to the hot cocoa, we also painted mugs! There were snowman faces, basketball themes, anime, pigs, and the grinch! We were so caught up in the moment that we forgot to snap a photo of the final products!
Thank You again Miss Annette for keeping us all warm! We appreciate your kindness.

Bracelet Making Fun! - ca-sacramento

January Update:

What is your Superpower?
Are you Kind, strong, a mom, happy, patient? Yes those are Superpowers!
Today we made capes, mask and shields! We also got to hangout with Batman, A Clone Trooper, Spiderman, Snow White, Antman, Captain Marvel and a special appearance from Sonic the Hedgehog!
Remember not all superheroes wear capes, but we all have Superpowers!

Grab the Modge Podge! - tx-sanantonio

January Update:

It was our own fun and fabulous version of Painting with a Twist @ Chicktime San Antonio thanks to our workshop leaders Anna Nicolai-Knopf and Seli Compton – (and a shout out to Shannon Lafavers and Monica Nally for contributing monetarily to help with food and supplies)!
 

The girls were gifted two canvases and given loose guidance to paint their word of the year and then maybe something for a friend or family member.
Every month- no matter the activity –
the girls amaze us with their creativity ! Once done-the leaders set up a station that offered the girls choices on how they could display their work…
They could hot glue ribbon to the back of the canvases to hang on the wall , use Velcro command strips, or just as is!
 
 
We circled up at the end of the workshop and volunteer, Geneva Hudel, prayed us out !
Each month we just feel so privileged to be able to hang out with these wonderful teenage girls who call Boysville home.
Our morning was so special to us and we know they feel the same way. To see them laugh, engage in conversation and tell us when they are leaving ”see you next month” pulls at our heart strings and most definitely gets us excited about the next time we get the honor to be with them again
Oh! To help get the creative juices flowing…the workshop leaders provided breakfast tacos, kolaches , donuts and apple juice!! Can you imagine?!!!! Wow!!
 
Chicktime is the best time!!
Thank you to all who came out to volunteer! We need you and the girls need you!
💕,
Annette, Donnette and Letty
Chicktime San Antonio Leadership Team
 
 
 
 

Sweets and Treats! - fl-tampa

January Update:

Chicktime Tampa had a wonderful January workshop!
Pam , (our fabulous workshop leader )-
led the girls through a painting workshop of a beach scene. As always, the girls were very creative and showed their artistic talents!
Our time together is always so special.

Take 2! - tx-bulverde

January Update:

Our workshop was canceled due to a very low census. Instead we dropped off lunch and dessert. 

It’s always a beautiful thing to share with the youth a homemade meal! 

All We Need Is Love! - tx-fortworth

January Update:

Kristi was our workshop leader today at Clearfork, and she taught the girls to make ocean bottles.

The stones on the bottom represent our burdens that we are releasing. The smaller beads represent those small irritations. And the cork represents us learning to rise above.

Such a powerful lesson!

New Beginnings! - tx-mcallen

January Update:

The Leadership team met and trained with Chicktime Founder, Lori Rhodes, to get things ready for the chapter launch. 

It was a beautiful time of hope. 

Decorating Cookies ! - tx-houston

January Update:

This past Saturday was so much fun making memory boxes with the young ladies.
Collecting and holding all their treasures will bring a lasting warm feeling to their heart.
I know it did to ours ❤️
Thank you to all the volunteers for supporting and helping make the experience magical
 
 
Thank you to all the volunteers for supporting and helping make the experience magical
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hearts and more Hearts! - sc-charlestonparkcircle

January Update:

Our January workshop was fun and so very creative !
The youth made cell phone stands to help watch movies , podcasts, and just free their hands when researching things and doing homework.
Our time at Callen Lacey is so special. The youth feel seen …. We just know it.
Join us next month.

Tie Dye Hankerchiefs! - oh-akron

January Update:

Our January workshop …as always…. Was the best time!! Mainly because we know the youth at Safe Landing need our attention and feel safe and seen when we show up each month.
We aimed for roller coasters with our monthly activity, but everyone ended up opting for their own creative projects. Which is awesome!
And then we demolished pizza per the usual 🥰
A couple hours once a month. Join us!

Mardi Gras Time! - ok-tulsa

January Update:

Today we had a fun time with the moms and kids at Lindsay House. We made slime and drank hot chocolate!
I am thankful for JoAnne and Victoria for all they do to help love on all those we see.
Please come join us in February to make Mardi Gras masks.

Galentine’s Party! - ga-conyers

 

January Update

Sharing snacks and sharing dreams!
That pretty much sums up our Chicktime Saturday making vision boards!
So fun! Our girls have some amazing goals they’re striving for
and we want to encourage them every step of the way.
From mental health goals, physical goals, career and family goals,
each girl had something different.
We love seeing these girls sincerely reflecting
on how they want to grow in different areas
and making a commitment to put it into action.

Stop and Smell the Flowers! - tx-newbraunfels

January Update:

Chicktime New Braunfels January workshop was a perfect way to start the new year of continued service to the young moms / youth at SJRC off! Thanks to workshop leaders – Kelly Young and Valerie Leist the girls and staff were well fed with a sandwich platter, fruit platter, chips, Mac and Cheese , and Cookies!
The activity was all about positive affirmations!! We discussed what that is… made some of our own… and then started creating our positive affirmation canvases! We took pictures of the girls with a Polaroid camera to make the focal point of the canvas .
 
We used modge podge to put fun and positive stickers around the picture! We gave Easel Stands to each of the girls for them to display their canvases! We are so grateful for volunteers who came and played with Toddlers and held babies for the moms to participate.
We hope to see you in February! Come experience the beauty of Chicktime!

Self Care at Chicktime! - ar-littlerock

January Update:

The Vision Board Party was a success!! Goals & Good Vibes with the Immerse Arkansas youth💕 Happy 2023✨

 

Exciting Times! - md-columbia

Happy Galentine’s Day! - tx-boerne

January Update:

First activity for 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣3️⃣✨💕
Chicktime Boerne started the year with Watercolor Affirmations led by CeCe’s Creations, Hecho A Mano
Cris Ramirez
The girls listened to a book 📕 that I felt was perfectly aligned with the new year and filled with daily reminders✨💭
We decorated a winter castle 🏰 and pretzels sticks 🥨
Played card games 🃏
visited with each other
laughter that was contagious 🤣
Helped each other but most of all we were able to enjoy each other and give one another a positive affirmation ✨
February will be a Galentines them to celebrate our Gals ❤️

Love! Love! Love! - fl-deerfieldbeach

January Update:

We had such a fun time doing sand art this weekend at S.O.S Children’s Village! Thank you too all those who made this possible. For more information on how to join this chapter, text Lily @ 267-726-9418
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chapter News! - tx-missionrgv

Goosebumps! - md-columbia

December Update:

We did not meet in December as we spent the month working with our charity partner, filling out forms and trying to connect with volunteers to get ready for our 1st in person workshop since Covid! Stay tuned for details. 

Kitchen Utensil Flower Art - dropoffworkshopresources

Kitchen Utensil Flower Art

ART MATERIALS:

Black Paper

Crayola Fluorescent Tempera Paint

Construction Paper

Glue Stick

Scissors

 

Recommended Kitchen Utensils:

Potato Masher

Spoon

Fork

Large Slotted Spoon

Large Spatula

Plastic Bottle Recorker

 

Procedure

 

STAMP AND PRINT

I recommend black paper as a background for this project as it is unexpected
and will showcase the vibrant fluorescent paint colors.
Gather the kitchen utensils and dip them in paint to stamp the petals of each flower onto the black paper.
Stamp the center of the flower as well. 
Try combining and experimenting with different tools. Make sure to also paint a stem

 

CUT AND GLUE

Draw and cut different style leaves for each flower. Glue them to the stem of each flower.

 

Click here for the printable instructions for this flower art. 

Plastic Egg to Planter DIY - dropoffworkshopresources

Plastic Egg to Planter DIY

Materials

Plastic eggs
Gesso surface prep
Acrylic craft paints
Paintbrushes
Wooden skewers
Vase/tall containers
Craft varnish
Hot glue
Soil
Flowers/succulents (real or fake)

 

 

Procedure

 

Skewer your egg

Before you begin painting, push a wooden skewer into one of the holes in the egg.
This will prevent you from having to touch your egg when you’re painting it,
and it will allow you to stand your eggs up in a vase while they dry.

Prime your egg

Give your egg a coat of Gesso (primer) to ensure the paint will stick to the plastic.
Allow to dry before painting and decorating your egg.
A hairdryer is handy if you want to speed things up or you can do this the night before.
If at all possible, try to stay away from the line where the two egg pieces meet. 
This will keep them from sealing shut and will be easier if you are making planters.

 

Paint your egg

With a paintbrush, apply a layer of acrylic craft paint.
If your egg requires 2 coats, allow the first coat to dry before applying the second

Decorate your egg

With a fine liner brush, decorate your egg with squiggles and zigzags.
For perfectly round dots, use the handle end of a paintbrush dipped in paint.
Place the skewered egg in a vase or tall container and allow to dry before varnishing (the hair dryer can help here too).

Varnish your egg

When your egg is completely dry, brush on a coat of craft varnish
to add a glossy sheen to your egg and to protect the paint from chipping and scratching.

 

 

To Make the Planters:

When eggs dry, hot glue the side together (both sides facing out)

Fill the larger egg piece with soil and flowers or succulents.

 

 

Click here for the printable instructions for this “eggcelent” craft! 

 

 

Painting Field Trip! - tx-uvalde

December Update:

We were not able to meet in December as the campus were gifted tickets for an outing. How exciting for them. 

No worries as we will be back next month! We are in this for the long run!

Cell Phone Stands - sc-charlestonparkcircle

December Update:

What a beautiful Chicktime Christmas Party we had this month!
We got enough donations from our community to be able to give each youth 2 presents and did a white elephant system to give them to the kids. The courage cords were special gifts from Chicktime Charleston Park Circle Co-Leader, Beth . They say things like “you got this girl”, “I can, I will, watch me”, and “ I’ve got this”. The boys bands were simple leather bands. It was fun and full of love. It’s so humbling that the kids are waiting for us to arrive!
God knew our chapter needed to be here.
Join us in January. Come love where you live!
#chicktime 

 

It’s Going To Be A Great Year! - ga-atlanta

December Update:

We took the month off to allow others to serve the Children’s Home. 

We are happy they had many volunteer looking to be CHRISTmas at Christmas.

Valentine Card Making! - tx-nbdowntown

December Update:

We did not meet in December as Connections  had many different volunteers reach out to serve.

We will show up in 2023 every month January thru November. Join us. 

Great Chapter News! - tx-houston

Our Chapter is that much stronger!

New Year means New Fun! - tn-nashville

December Update:

Y’all our volunteers ROCKED the task of not only getting dirty Santa gifts to play at our workshop but went they. Went. All. Freaking. Out! Backpacks overflowing with things they could call their own, journals, hand sewn pillowcases to lay their heads on no matter where they are, candy of course, sleek skinny tumblers with motivational stickers and affirmations, pends, lotions, blankets, etc.
They loved them and were so excited with remarks and squeals of delight of, “This is just for me?!”
How often we take things like that for granted. Simple pleasures in life. I’m so happy that we could be fortunate enough to give them gifts.
We talked and a couple opened up with the much smaller group as we made our own ornaments. It was a short visit but such a good and happy one. We can’t wait for January!

Party Hats and Streamers! - tx-houston

December Update:

Chicktime Katy was in the building. What a joy to have a community outing with the young ladies of Miracal’s Place. WAKANDA FOREVER! This song, constantly brings tears to my eyes, because sometimes, I think that we forget that we need people. Sometimes, it seems easier to just do it ourselves, and to be alone.
Giving and being present for them, is exactly what I need as well! We want to thank all that donated for this season. It was an amazing time. Everything on the girls list, they got…God is so good!!!! The community showed up and showed out!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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New Year…New Fun! - tx-austin

December Update:

Games, cookie decorating, and holiday fun!!! Love pouring into our teens every month! We gave each one of them a stocking with slime, pencils, candy canes and chocolate.

Wooden Hearts Decorating! - tx-corpuschristi

December Update:

It’s a Merry Christmas at Chicktime Corpus Christi!

No sew pillows…..so fun!

So much love…. 

The Blue, Blue Sea! - tx-fortworth

December Update:

We did not meet in December!

We were happy to allow other volunteers to come to Clearfork and spend time with the girls this month. 

See YOU in January.

Wise Men… - tx-galveston

December Update:

Today we had our 8th Annual Posada!
The children had so much fun with the piñata, they loved their presents and stockings.
We served smoked chicken from
Leo’s Cajun Corner (they were gracious to donate to our posada)
Baked beans Mac and cheese
Amazing tea cakes and cupcakes!
We were blessed with much needed sunshine.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all of our ChickTime Angels who made this happen
I won’t name anyone bc if I do I will for sure forget someone.
Know that our goal was to see those smiles and that we did.
So, so many smiles and giggles of joy.
THAT is why we ChickTime!!
I received the most amazing blessing
My two girls and my three grandkids were able to be with me as well as my husband.

Fun Awaits! - oh-akron

December Update:

We made gingerbread houses today with the kids.

So much creativity and they all looked amazing. Two even got listed on Zillow. 🤪

Getting Ready for a New Year! - ny-syracuse

December Update:

Merry Christmas Chicktime Syracuse!
In our haste, we did not snap pictures of the gifts or the cookies we left for the Ladies, staff and the kids🥺 for Christmas… but we are confident they will all feel our love for each of them.
Bring on 2023 ! We have fabulous workshops planned and would love for you to join us one month.
Our community is counting on us!

Dream Big! - al-birmingham

December Update:

Our Christmas party at the Alabamas Baptist Children’s Home was glorious!

Painting Winter Mugs! - tx-sacentral

December Update:

For the month of December our chapter usually does not have a monthly activity. Instead we ask our friends and family for Christmas gift donations. At Chicktime San Antonio Central, we did just that.
Oh boy, did YOU all deliver! We received so many gifts! We cannot express how thankful we are to everyone who donated! We even had the opportunity to provide the kids a catered lunch because of YOU all! We had a Olive Garden pasta feast 🙂
The kids at Roy Maas Youth Alternatives were so happy! It was so nice to see such joy in their faces. We couldn’t have done it without YOU all.
 
Thank YOU again to all who donated. It’s great to see how many people support our cause. This made us realize that we have a much larger support system than we realized!
Today, YOU have made a positive impact on a child’s life. They see that YOU care. YOU made them feel like they matter. YOU are making a difference! And we thank YOU from the bottom of our hearts for this.
Until next year! Peace! ✌️❤️
-Selina and Kry

Winter Fun! - tx-missionrgv

December Update:

 
We are waiting for pictures from our December gathering time. Our charity partner took some and we hope will share some soon. We helped them with their annual Christmas party and it was so fun.
See you in 2023!
 
 

Self Love Jar - dropoffworkshopresources

 

Self Love Jar

 

Materials

Jars (plastic or glass)
Cardstock
Pens/Markers
Stickers, Scrapbook Paper, Things to Decorate the Jar With
Glue/Tape/Adhesives
Scissors
Prompts to Answer

Procedure

Decorate the jar with stickers, scrapbook paper, etc. 
Cut card stock into strips to fit into the jar or stick slightly out of jar
Have girls answer the questions below on the strips of paper.
Put the strips into the jar. 
They are to pull these strips out every week
and reflect on them as an act of self love.

 

 

What are 10 things you are really good at?

What are 5 physical features you love about yourself

What are 3 of your strongest qualities?

Write out 10 positive affirmations

What are 5 of your best personality traits

What do you love most about your life?

Write out 15 compliments you can give yourself

What are 5 things you have done that make you proud?

Describe yourself positively in 10 words

 
For the printable instructions, click here

Vision Board Crafting - ga-conyers

 

December Update

Today we got to go see our Elks Aidmore girls. To celebrate Christmas with them.
We had so much fun. We had lots of food and music.
We decorated ugly sweaters and they had a runway to show off their ugly sweaters. 
Then it was time for Christmas gifts.
They are blessed from this community and we want to thank all of you
who donated to these young ladies. Thank you so much. God bless you.


Bring on 2023! - ms-jackson

December 2023:

We were not able to meet in December! Sunnybrook received some tickets for a ballet during our Chicktime gathering time. We are happy the girls got to experience this and we will see them in the new year!
🥰🥰
Merry Christmas! See you in the new year!
 
 

It’s 2023! - mi-detroit

December Update:

CHICKTIME DETROIT 💕🎅💕
God bless all the beautiful girls who received these prayed over gifts today! & Thank you to all the faithful women dedicated to sharing their love & HOPE in Jesus! You are such a blessing! Will you pray with me that these girls not only feel happy and LOVED to receive a gift but more importantly that they too will find the HOPE in Christ they deserve in this life! Amen & Amen 🙏 Jeremiah 29:11 🕊

2023 Is Looking Good! - dc- washington

December Update:

Merry Christmas from Chicktime Washington. Thank you for looking at our website. The charity partner we partner with~ My Sister’s Place~ is a beautiful outreach  in our community and we are so grateful we are able to hang out with the kids who live there. December brings about lots of opportunities for other volunteers to help so we will pick back up in the new year and continue our monthly help! We hope you will join us one month.

You Got Slimed! - ok-tulsa

December Update:

Lindsey House played host to a bunch of new volunteers who wanted to share the Christmas Sprit so we did not have a workshop this month.  We are grateful that people want to serve Lindsey House, too. 

Throw Back to Macrame! - mo-kansascity

December Update:

We had another great Saturday hanging out with the girls at Ozanam!
The girls did diamond art, made gingerbread houses and listened to some Christmas music. Both activities made quite the mess but we were told, the bigger the mess, the more fun! We definitely had a lot of fun.
Please let us know if you’d like to share your hobby or passion one month! The girls would love to see you!
 
 
 
 
 

T-shirt Decorating! - tx-bulverde

December Update:

Chicktime Bulverde did not meet this month. It’s a busy time on the SJRC campus and they always have multiple things going on so we step away to allow others the opportunity to serve the beautiful kids we get to hang out with all year round. 

See you in 2023!

Exciting Times! - tx-canyonlake

 

Let’s Have a Vision… - ar-littlerock

December Update:

We had the pleasure of doing soup for the souls at Immerse Arkansas Overcoming Together Night!

Mini bowls so everyone could enjoy all of the tasty soups🥰 #HappyHolidays

We’re Back! - mo-columbia

December Update:

The leadership team took the month off to prepare for in person workshops. 

We are so excited that we have been given the okay to come back to campus!

We’re getting ready!

It’s Official! - fl-deerfieldbeach

December Update:

Chicktime Deerfield Beach used the month to get things together for our January workshop!

Join us for the BiG launch….January 7th! We are so excited!

Let’s Paint! - fl-tampa

December Update:

We had a gingerbread decorating competition today at Miracles OutReach and the teens did not disappoint!
Thank you Heather for leading such a fun workshop!
As we end the year, we are finishing fulfilling Christmas Wishlists and have our final fundraiser of 2022 on 12/15 at 6:30 pm at Bullfrog Creek Brewing Co. check out our event for more info!

Grab your Cape! - ca-sacramento

December Update:

Hot Chocolate and Pop Tart Houses. Santa Claus passing out stockings and candy canes.
It must be a Chicktime Christmas workshop.
We witnessed kindness and Christmas miracles at Saint John’s Program for Real Change! This year’s Christmas workshop was magical!

Painting Fun! - tx-sanantonio

December Update:

Chicktime San Antonio spent the afternoon at Boysville Children’s Home for their annual Stocking party. It’s our honor to ”sponsor” the two cottages for this Stocking party where the girls live that come to our monthly Chicktime workshops. We get their Christmas wishlists and ask for help to purchase items off the list …. And it never ever fails….
We have very generous and compassionate women who believe in the Chicktime ministry step up to help make it happen! It overwhelms us every year!!

Thanks to these fabulous women- the girls got gift cards to their favorite place to shop , fun gifts , personal gifts and gifts to make their space feel special! We were able to gift the house parents with a gift card too and get household items for each of the cottages…
and after many months of asking we were able to get each of the girls a Chicktime Sweatshirt
 
 

Some cried as the opened their gifts. Some were in complete awe and speechless. Some even screamed! Ha! We truly felt the spirit of Christmas during this time. God is so good.
 
Before this happened, the girls and their houseparents treated us to a wonderful array of Christmas party food like Tamales, queso , veggie,cheese, and fruit trays ! As we gathered with the girls around their table to break bread together one of the girls prayed and we had wonderful conversations about things like school, food and Chicktime. Then one of the girls asked if she could say something to the “Chicktime Ladies”…
She thanked us for not treating them like orphans. For showing up month after month. For seeing them and knowing who they really are and knowing their names . It sparked others to chime in and say similar things… we truly knew right then that our ministry is needed!
These precious girls feel loved by Chicktime .
So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you to all who have come to volunteer. Thank you for all who have lead a monthly workshop and shared your passions or hobbies with the girls. Thank you for buying supplies and snacks . Thank you for contributing to special projects and programs like the Christmas stocking party. Thank you for praying for Chicktime. Thank you for praying for Boysville- for the kids who live there and the staff who work with them.
Thank you for it all!
We have workshops lined up for 2023! We hope to see you one month!
To God Be the Glory-
Humbly,
Annette , Donnette and Letty
Chicktime San Antonio Leadership Team
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Amazing Beautiful YOU! - tx-newbraunfels

December Update:

We did not meet this month as the campus had a lot of holiday events and activities. See YOU in January!

Exciting News! - mo-kansascity

 

Alcohol Ink Picture - dropoffworkshopresources

Alcohol Ink Picture

Frame with glass front/insert
Black acrylic paint or Black Glue
Glue 
Alcohol Ink
Cardboard/ Newspaper to cover Surface
Rubbing Alcohol 
Cotton Balls

Procedure

Remove glass from frame

Clean glass with rubbing alcohol and cotton ball

Draw design on glass with black glue or glue/black acrylic paint mixture

Allow design to dry

Drop alcohol ink onto glass to paint inside the design.

 

 

Click here for printable instructions. 

Tissue Paper Jar - dropoffworkshopresources

Tissue Paper Jar

Materials

Glass or Plastic Jars (mason jar size)
Tissue Paper/ Decorative Napkins
Scissors
Mod Podge Adhesive
Sponge Brush
Ribbon

 

Procedure

Roughly measure the jar on the tissue paper to determine how much tissue paper you will need. 
(Think about wrapping a present)

Use a sponge brush to apply modpodge to the jar. 
Do small sections at a time as you attach the tissue paper to the jar. 

Press the tissue paper or napkin onto the jar slowly, pulling tightly so as not to wrinkle the paper. 

Smooth out any creases. 

Apply another layer of modpodge. 

Tie a ribbon around the top to  add decorative flair 
(and to hide any imperfections) 

 

Click here for printable instructions.

You Are Amazing! - tx-boerne

December Update:

We did not have a formal workshop….but here are ways to help now and always…

Donate

Joy To The World! - mi-detroit

November Update:

We did not meet in person as there were scheduling conflicts. But please review the current needs list and support as you can…

Most Needed Items

You can impact the life of a child in care by purchasing needed items from our wish lists.  All items are available on our Amazon and Target wish lists, and in many local stores.  At this time, we are only accepting brand-new items.  (Updated: 11/28/22)

  • Braiding Hair
  • Leggings
  • Plastic Water Bottles
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • T-Shirts
  • Diamond Art Kits
  • Jeans
  • Paint and Paintbrushes
  • Coloring Books

Contact Connie Farlow at cfarlow@vistamaria.org or 313-271-3050 x400 to schedule a donation drop-off.  Thank you for your generosity!

 

Red and Green! - tx-nbdowntown

November Update:

Tonight was so fun! The made really nice bracelets with the kids to give as a gift to a loved one at Christmas.
Many of them made them for themselves and a few were able to package off their bracelets and send them in a card with a postage stamp. Thank you to our wonderful team who provided dinner, brought supplies, and for always loving our kids and showing them Jesus’s love.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Silent Night! - tn-nashville

November Update:

Chicktime Nashville showed up ON Thanksgiving to set up a beautiful Thanksgiving table, prepare a Thanksgiving meal and have a gratitude lesson with the girls at Youth Villages.
Not the day before or the day after….ON Thanksgiving day.
What a beautiful display of love.

Joy and Peace! - ms-jackson

November Update:

Our November workshop was so precious!
We made decorative jars with tissue paper, modpodge and ribbon. The jars have multiple uses. The girls were so creative!
Linda , managing leader of Chicktime Jackson, talked about the Father Heart of God, the way he loves us unconditionally- And no matter what we have done he is always ready to forgive, and he washes us from all shame, and all stain of sin.
We pray the girls breathe in our discussions.

Christmas Party and Crafts! - ny-syracuse

November Update:

Our November workshop round table on Falling In Love with yourself was insightful and healing.
We are blessed to be able to spend this sacred time at Chadwick Residence.
We would love for you to join us one month!

Candy Canes Galore! - tx-fortworth

November Update:

Pictures from our November workshop are pending. Our charity partner needs to approve and send them.

We will post them as soon as we get them. 

Getting Ready! - mo-kansascity

November Update:

The new Chicktime Kansas City Team met again for another “silent “ workshop in November.
They made tied blankets with the girls at Ozanam and everyone talked about what they were thankful for while tying….
And then the girls did stick on nails. They really enjoy those.
The silent workshops are allowing the new team to establish a relationship with Ozanam and prepare things for all to come back in 2023!!
We hope that means YOU!
Please let us know if you would like to share your hobby or passion with the girls one month!
Together we can make a difference!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Christmas Celebration! - tx-canyonlake

November Update:

Our November workshop was a busy and oh so very FUN!
We painted, played games and even made Thanksgiving snacks!
We are grateful to the volunteers who showed up to help us. We know the girls at New Life feel loved when we show up with a crowd!
Our Christmas workshop is one of our biggest gatherings of the year….
We hope you will join us!

O Christmas Tree! - ga-atlanta

November Update:

What would the Holidays be without sweets to make you sweeter and hot cocoa to make you warmer. Wishing the girls at Atlanta Baptist Children’s Home a Happy Holiday Season and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
We love you bunches from CHICKTIME ATLANTA! 😘
side note- baby Jordan is the newest addition to Chicktime Atlanta ! Congratulations to chapter co- leader, Marrissa!

No Sew Pillows! - tx-corpuschristi

November Update:

Thankful! This is what all the girls relayed to us today. And this touched our hearts immensely! We had a huge turn out in volunteers and want to thank all of you for coming! Thank you to our workshop leaders, Rosaura Salinas and Veronica Garcia for the gratitude journals. They all did an amazing job and the girls starting writing in them too. This made my heart melt. The girls even got to shop with “Paper Thanksgiving Bucks” and “went to town!!!”

They were so grateful and loved all their jewelry. A huge thank you to Nathia Mata with “Misfit Mom’s” for donating 45 New pieces of Paparazzi Jewelry and Michelle Arsuaga (a former jewelry sales rep.) for donating so many new pieces as well! It was a group effort as we came together and we were able to collect several donations from our volunteers as well! It was definitely a hit and we have leftovers for the next event! Thank you H-E-B for supplying all the drinks and snacks too! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! #HEBHelpingHere

Happy Holiday Fun - tx-austin

November Update:

Thankful Workshop provided by KC! They made thankful jars, games and prizes! My heart is so full!

Airplanes and Fishing! - tx-uvalde

November Update:

Our November workshop had all the feels of Thanksgiving…. Gratitude, Love and Homemade pie!! The girls received it all with thankful hearts!

A Christmas Posada… - tx-galveston

November Update:

We had the best time at our ChickTime thanksgiving event
We asked the kids what are they thankful for and their answers amazed me..
They were thankful for their moms dads, sisters, brothers and friends as well as a roof over their heads.
Food, bears and cats and candy and the rain
Take a look at their wheels..
It humbled me that they are thankful for the most important things in life: family, friends, food and a roof over their heads
We were excited that the UTMB school of nursing students provided some wonderful information about nutrition and recipes they could make with the veggies they have growing in their community garden.
We also started decorating for Christmas. The tree went up!!
We were grateful for Talen and Anthony who helped us hang the garland around the shelters door..
They LOVED their snacks
Hmm we also were supposed to make turkeys but somehow they ended up liking like owls LOL
But you guys the smiles!!
The laughter of the kids and their families is what I am thankful for..
And as always someone made a little heart and left it at the table with craft suppliess
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sleigh Bells! - dc- washington

November Update:

Hot chocolate Amazon drop off to help My Sister’s Place get ready for the cold weather. 

All About Christmas! - sc-charlestonparkcircle

November Update:

We forgot how wonderful it feels to show up for these beautiful youth in foster care! How easy it is to give a couple hours one evening a month and do something like play a game and laugh over a snack !
If your heart is open for it… join us soon!

Stocking Party! - tx-sanantonio

November 2022:

This morning may have been dreary and cold, but it was a great morning at Chicktime. We welcomed new volunteers from UTSA and were delighted to see our friend who joined us again this month.
The girls enjoyed preparing for Christmas by making sugar scrubs, with essential oils and Christmas ornaments. We are always amazed by their creativity and talent. They were excited to have a new activity and craft they could replicate next week. We all enjoyed the Thanksgiving blessing snack and other sweets.
In this season of gratitude, we want to express our deep gratitude for our volunteers and friends who learn about Chicktime and make a difference with us. May you have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍁!
Joyfully,
Annette, Donnette and Letty
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FaLaLaLaLa.. - ca-sacramento

November 2022:

We might have only had 3 kids for Zumba this month, yet we still danced the morning away.
Diana Phelps from Zumba Kids lead us in a great Zumba workout!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Jingle Bells! - tx-bulverde

November Update:

Rain didn’t stop Chicktime Bulverde from showing up to make Gratitude journals with the youth at SJRC!
As always, our goal is to offer hope one workshop at a time.

Did You Say Gift Baskets? - tx-sacentral

November Update:

We had such a great time Saturday, hanging out with the kids at Roy Maas Youth Alternatives!
Miss Selina’s “What’s in the Box?” game was a hit! It’s amazing how much fun you can have with a cardboard box and household items.
“What’s in the Box?” is a sensory game that can be played with kids of all ages. Different objects were placed in the box. Each kid took turns guessing what was in the box, only using the sense of touch. We used items such as Christmas stockings, a bowl full of rice, marshmallows, a coconut, chickpeas, and, the item that caused the most commotion, chocolate frosting. It was so funny to see the kids react to everything. Some disgusted, some intrigued, some couldn’t stop laughing and some were just so confused!
We ended our game day with Thanksgiving Bingo. All tie breakers were settled with a battle of rock, paper, scissors or tik tack toe. Everyone walked away with at least one prize!
Thank You to Miss DeVonsia for helping our Chicktime San Antonio Central leaders out! We couldn’t have done it without you! It was a great way to close out our 2022 workshops!
For the month of December we will not be having a workshop. Instead we will be dropping off Christmas goodie bags to the kids. If you would like to donate any items, please send us a message!
Thank You and we look forward to December’s Holiday Donation Drop off!

Hello Santa! - md-columbia

November Update:

Our November drop off is going to be such a special treat for the HOR!

Movie Night! - tx-houston

November Update:

Our Gratitude pillowcases workshop was all we prayed it would be!!
We had such a good time! It was our intention to help the girls at Miracal’s Place focus on being grateful and expressing gratitude….
But it was the Chicktime Ladies who walked away with hearts full of gratitude and so very grateful God is using us in BIG ways every month when we show up to hang out with these very precious girls.

Save The Date! - fl-deerfieldbeach

November Update:

WOW! Look how good these pillow cases turned out! We had so much fun tie-dying on Saturday with SOS Children’s Village! Contact us to learn and join this Chicktime chapter!

Blessed Christmas! - al-birmingham

November Update:

Such a blessed time today! ❤️ #Friendsgiving

Dollar Store Plant Hanger DIY - dropoffworkshopresources

Dollar Store Plant Hanger DIY

Materials

Pencil holder with suction cup back
Paint Brushes
Metallic Paint
Matte Paint
Plants, Flowers, Succulents (real or fake)

 


Procedure

You will need a pencil holder with a suction cup on the back. 
(the kind made for a locker)


Using mutli-surface metallic paint, paint the pencil holder, including the white part.

Using a matte, corresponding color, paint what used to be the white area and the inside of the holder.
(Paint the inside as far as seen from the outside. You don’t have to paint the entire inside)

 

Let the holder dry. Then fill with your favorite flower or plant
and attach to a surface with the suction cup back.

 

 

Click here for printable instructions.

Boho Dollar Tree Wreath - dropoffworkshopresources

 Boho Dollar Tree Wreath

 

Materials

Round Cookie Sheet
E6000
Glass Gems
Spray Paint
Mod Podge
Printable Quote
Nautical Rope
Round Wire Wreath
Command Hook
Ribbon
Scissors

Procedure

Start with a round cookie sheet

 

Use E6000 glue to put glue around the outside edge of the sheet. 

 

Then place glass colored gems on the glue around the outside edge.

Take the cookie sheet into a well ventilated area and pray paint the tray the color of your choice.
You may want to lay a tarp or newspaper on the ground to protect from paint.

Wait a few minutes for the paint to dry and then apply mod podge to the face of the cookie sheet.

 

Place your printable quote in the middle of the tray and cover it with modpodge.

You can stop here, attach a command hook and ribbon on the back, and hang or your can continue on to the next steps.

Cut nautical rope in short strands and tie in knots around the outside edge of  a round metal wire wreath.

Once finished, place the cookie sheet in the center of the wreath.

 

Attach a command hook and ribbon for hanging. 

Click Here for Printable Instructions

 

Happy Holidays! - oh-akron

November 2022:

Yesterday we had fun doing team building activities. We used the rubber band with strings on it to move the cups and build a tower, and broke out in teams of two to race building towers with the game Buildzi!

Plenty of laughs were at this workshop! Thanks to our new volunteer Elizabeth for joining in on the fun yesterday!

O Christmas Tree! - ok-tulsa

November Update:

We had fun at Lindsay house painting pumpkin thanking pies and making pumpkin pie in a mug with the ladies and kids at Lindsay House.
Thank you to all the ladies who hope make this day fun. Thank you Joanne for putting it all together this month.