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God Is Good! - tx-galveston

Chicktime Galveston dropped off 80 sack lunches, 
Water,Capri Sun and cookies. We also dropped off baby food.

The no contact was hard. Boy we miss the kids!

#CHICKTIME
#HISHANDSANDFEET

April Event Update - tn-nashville

April Event Update - fl-tampa

Easter Love! - tx-corpuschristi

#bethechange - tx-uvalde

How easy is this? Run by Walmart and pick up a few!

Quarantine Update: - tx-galveston

Chicktime Galveston went down to the family crisis center to show a little love during the city quarantine.
We brought with us a  a tray of Mac and cheese and
Cupcakes and arts and crafts for the kids.
They have 55 kids and young adults as well as 15 adults.
We also ordered 20 pizzas for them for lunch the next day .

If you are able to donate anything to them please let Chicktime Galveston know…
We can’t go onto the premises,  but we have a contact who will accept donations
of food or you can donate gift cards too.

#Chicktime

#Hishandsandfeet

Way To Go! - ca-sacramento

Chicktime Sacramento,
Like many other Chicktime charity partners across the nation, our charity partner has been severely impacted financially by the Covid 19 crisis. Our team made a choice to do what we could remotely and participated in The Save The Red Door Fundraiser. In doing so we were able to raise $400 for our charity partner. In addition to this we are still actively building an Amazon wish list of activities for the program to alleviate the boredom we are sure is setting in. I want to thank Chicktime Sacramento for stepping up in this time of crisis. I’m humbled by your dedication to Chicktime Sacramento and our charity partner.

Saint John’s For Real Change reached out to thank us for all of our support! They were so touched by our generosity and immediate response to their plea for help.

I miss you ladies and can’t wait till we can be together again!

Stay healthy and safe!

Sincerely,

Sarah Dunwald
Managing Leader
Chicktime Sacramento

Thank You! - al-wicksburg

Makeup Fun! - sc-charleston

Cupcake Fun! - ma-springfield

Easter Party! - ga-conyers

Stay Tuned! - oh-dayton

Staying Healthy! - tx-sacentral

No April Workshop! - tx-bulverde

See You May! - tx-boerne

See You Soon! - ms-jackson

Workshops Are Coming Soon! - tx-missionrgv

April Workshop Cancelled! - tx-sanmarcosempowered

Stay Healthy My Friends! - tx-galveston

Praying For Our Nation! - tx-sanmarcosgjc

No April Workshop! - tx-newbraunfels

Getting Real! - tx-fortworth

A message from SafeHaven….

I’m committed to being as honest and transparent as possible, so to be frank, I’m writing to you right now because SafeHaven is on its way to being in a financial pickle.

You may have heard in the news that domestic violence increases in times of crisis. That is an understatement.

As you can imagine, home is the most dangerous place on earth for domestic violence victims. Abusers like to isolate victims from their support system, and when the government and other leaders are encouraging us to isolate ourselves, victims spend even more time alone with their abusers.

Because of this, we have already seen an increase in hotline calls, and requests for lifesaving shelter at SafeHaven are through the roof.

We aren’t top of mind for many of our donors right now, and we’ve lost a significant amount of what was expected revenue because we had to cancel our only fundraising event this year. This is a bit of a scary time for those of us trying to keep women and children safe from abusive homes.

Our goal at this time is to serve every woman and child who needs lifesaving shelter, and what we desperately need is your financial support. Will you please make a monetary donation to protect your neighbors?

Make A Donation: interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E5919&id=6

I will certainly keep you updated on what’s happening at SafeHaven over the coming weeks and months. Please keep us and the families we serve in your thoughts.

Thank you for your unwavering support.

Yours,
Kathryn

Kathryn Jacob, LMSW
President & CEO
SafeHaven of Tarrant County
office 682.318.1830 | hotline 877.701.7233
1010 North Center Street
Arlington, Texas 76011

Chicktime Fort Worth will not be meeting in April, We will let you know as soon as we know if we can serve in May.

 

Help Is Needed! - al-birmingham

It was our hope that we would be having our first workshop in April at our new charity partner, but COVOD-19 virus has put that on hold….for now! We found out that the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home has tremendous needs during this time so we are reaching out and hoping you can help us help them.

We can’t wait to volunteer with you in person at the Alabama Baptist  Children’s Home, but until then….lets do this together!

All our love,

The Chicktime Birmingham Leadership Team

Help Is Needed! - ca-sacramento

A Message from Saint John’s Program for Real Change….

–  We Need You Now More Than Ever  –
 
With the ongoing threat of COVID-19, Saint John’s has made the EXTREMELY difficult decision to postpone many of our CRUCIAL fundraising events – including at least two Guest Chef Dinners and likely more as new information and directives unfold.
 
In addition, the entire organization will be deeply impacted by the suspension of operations at our revenue-generating social enterprises and the closing of our campus to visitors, including volunteers who regularly provide, prepare and serve many of our weekly meals to our women and children. With all women and children on campus fulltime, our food expense will see a drastic increase.
 

 

Financially, this puts Saint John’s in serious jeopardy.
 
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
 
1. Make a Financial Donation
Now, more than ever, we are in need of support from our community partners to help us through this unexpected crisis. Your monetary gift will allow us to continue to provide critical services for formerly homeless women and children.

VISIT HERE TO DONATE TODAY
 
2. Create Your Own Fundraiser
Creating a fundraising page is a free and easy way to help Saint John’s! Set a goal, enlist your family and friends, and watch your fundraising thermometer rise! This is a fun effort that will have a huge impact!
 
3. Support our Immediate Needs
If you’d like to donate items, the best and safest way to do so would be to visit our Amazon Wish List available on our website.
 
When times get tough, together — as a community — we will always find a way to continue to create real change. 
 
Together, we will get through this, too.
 

Welcome, Taylor! - fl-tampa

 

Showing Some Love! - tx-sanantonio

Chicktime San Antonio sent these jewelry making kits from Amazon to the two cottages at Boysville we serve at our workshops. We hope it will fill some time while the girls are home from school.

If you would like to do something similar please reach out to us and we can offer suggestions and tell you where to send it it!
Email annettegoodson@sbcglobal.net

All our love,
Annette, Donnette and Letty

Help Needed! - ca-sacramento

April Workshop Cancelled! - ok-tulsa

Staying Safe! - tx-conroe

March Workshop Cancelled! - tx-sacentral

March Workshop Cancelled! - ar-littlerock

See You In May! - ca-sacramento

April Workshop Cancelled~ - tx-houston

For Everyone’s Protection! - tx-sanantonio

See You In May! - az-mesa

No March Workshop! - oh-cincinnati

Let’s Stay Healthy! - tx-sanmarcosempowered

Stay Healthy! - tx-nbdowntown

March/April Workshops Cancelled! - tx-austin

No April Workshop! - id-coeurdalene

March Update:

Another great event… we incorporated St Patrick day with March Madness!

Our bucket ball had to be moved inside due to blizzard like weather, brrrrrr
It was cold out!!

March Update: - tx-newbraunfels

Thank you, Becca Ellis, for preparing such a comprehensive workshop teaching our young moms how to meal plan, budget and make wise choices with their foods shopping!

 We also shared a delicious meal of two different types of spaghetti and several healthy pasta choices. 

march2020pic4

Spending time with these young ladies is always a blessing!

On Hold! - al-wicksburg

Stay Healthy! - oh-akron

March Cancellation! - ca-sacramento

No March Workshop! - ca-sandiego

Workshop Cancelled! - tx-houston

Cancelled Workshop! - mo-kansascity

Cancelled Workshop! - tx-galveston

Workshop Cancellation! - tx-bulverde

March Event Cancelled - tn-nashville

March Event Cancelled - md-columbia

March Workshop Cancelled! - tx-corpuschristi

Grill and Games! - sc-monckscorner

 

March Update

Grilled hamburgers and pork chops tonight for a fun outdoor picnic!
And enjoyed some great laughs by wearing a lizard for an earring
and eating some fruit roll-ups!
We absolutely love spending time with these kids!

No March Workshop! - mi-detroit

See YOU In April! - tx-conroe

March Event Cancelled - ga-atlanta

Improv Fun! - fl-tampa

 

March Update

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Though we didn’t work directly with the girls at Miracles OutReach this past Saturday,
we did get to spend time sorting and organizing the Clothes Closet
which was much needed!

This will be an ongoing project, so anyone that can help out next month
(Saturday, April 4th)
or any time in between when you have a free day please let us know.

A huge thank you to our volunteers; new and “old”.
A special welcome to McKayla McFadden,
we are so happy to have you part of our tribe! ❤

Checking In! - tx-humble

We Are Back! - ok-tulsa

We are excited to be launching our first workshop at our new charity partner….

Due to the workshop being off-site we have limited space this time around so please RSVP to secure your spot.

We can’t wait to serve with YOU.

Calling All Artists! - tx-boerne

March Update:

The love in this picture is because we were blessed today.

Chicktime Boerne had a cookie decorating/Texas history day of fun.

Thank you to Carrie and Annie for leading us today!


#texas
#yeehaw
#chicktime

Exciting News! - oh-akron

Chicktime Akron has a new Junior Co-Leader……

Please Welcome Kylie Berns to our leadership team!

Beauty Day! - ca-ranchocucamonga

March Update:

We had the most amazing day with the girls at the East Valley Charlee House! We spent the day connecting with them on a deeper level, and learned all about etiquette, in preparation for our upcoming trip to The Magic Castle. Watching the girls grow and learn, and seeing how much they enjoy and appreciate what we do, is life changing.

If anyone would like to join us, we serve the first Saturday of every month! The first Saturday in April will be all about Beauty…. and our last prep day before the big excursion to Hollywood!

Chicktime Playtime! - tx-fortworth

We are excited to serve SafeHaven at a different day and time! Come out and join us!

Spring Break Needs:

As of today, SafeHaven have 81 kiddos who will be spending Spring Break in their shelters.

Will you make sure they have a memorable and FUN week by picking up a few items off our Spring Break Needs list or sending items straight to us from our Amazon Wish List??

Amazon: https://amzn.to/394lXpw

Drop-off Locations (Please mark items as Spring Break Needs):
Berry Good Buys
1701 W. Berry Street
Fort Worth, TX 76110

Arlington Resource Center
401 W. Sanford, Suite 1400
Arlington, TX 76011

Wine Time!! - tx-uvalde

Please join Chicktime Smalltown at this special event and help us continue to serve Big Springs Ranch and other under-served youth.

We will see you at

The Local Fix

located @ 2001 E. Main St!

Uvalde, Texas

Don’t miss the FUN!

Theater Night! - sc-charlestonparkcircle

 

February Update

Valentines’ Games tonight at Chicktime Park Circle!

Can YOU Help? - tx-uvalde

Thank you! - mo-stlouis

February Update: - tx-sanmarcosgjc

Our Chapter went down the road to lead Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown. Here is their write up about the experience….

God is using you because you are strong enough to do His work. 💗 What a wonderful evening we had yesterday @ Connections! The talented Lora Williams captured everyone’s hearts as she spoke about the choices we have in life & the endless love that He has for us. She unapologetically told the story of her past (the good, the bad & the ugly) to connect to the teens in ways we couldn’t have imagined!

Thank you Lora & thank you to all the Chicktime volunteers for pouring your love into children that need it so much. We are grateful for all of you!

Mad About Science! - tx-nbdowntown

February Update:

God is using you because you are strong enough to do His work. 💗 What a wonderful evening we had yesterday @ Connections! The talented Lora Williams captured everyone’s hearts as she spoke about the choices we have in life & the endless love that He has for us. She unapologetically told the story of her past (the good, the bad & the ugly) to connect to the teens in ways we couldn’t have imagined!

Thank you Lora & thank you to all the Chicktime volunteers for pouring your love into children that need it so much. We are grateful for all of you!

God Is Good! - tx-galveston

March Event Update - ma-springfield

 

February Update

Today we decorated our own flower vases 🙂 💕
Are you ready to make a change? Please message us!

Great News! - ca-sacramento

Checking In! - oh-dayton

February Update:

Well~ we had some set backs securing a new charity partner, but we are still determined. We were contacted this week about a partnership and currently scheduling a meeting to explore this possibility. Please pray with us for clarity. We will keep you posted.

**We are looking to add to the Leadership team. It’s a perfect time to join us. Contact us if you would like more information. We are committed to serving the Dayton Ohio community and leaving a legacy of hope!**

All our love,

Morgan and Kay

Chicktime Akron Leadership Team

Spring Fun! - tx-sacentral

February Update:

Thank you to these special ladies for coming out to volunteer!

We painted rocks to express ourselves….

and masterpieces were created!

Please join us next month. We would be honor to have you!

Olympic Games! - az-mesa

February Update:

Our February workshop was a special one. We worked on “No Worries” book. The kids started the evening off by coloring a page that said “I am Important”. Had them read it aloud first then say it even louder! Filled in a page to write what they like about themselves and things they are good at, I’m funny, and “I’m kind”.

There is a page in the book to tear out an tear into tiny pieces (alternative way to deal with stress). They loved it and said they felt better. We did crafts after the book time.

Meal Prep Fun! - ar-littlerock

February Update:

Another Chicktime Little Rock Workshop in the books!!!!

We had so much fun with our friends over at Immerse Arkansas as we put our own spin on the popular show from Food Network, “Chopped”. Those in attendance were tasked to make a tasty dish, using only items from our makeshift pantry. We had everything from fruits and veggies, to pasta, to chicken and so much more! Our participants were able to make some of the following:

💕 Guacamole and crackers
💕 Chicken Alfredo
💕 Tossed Salad
💕 Pasta Salad
💕 Tomato Basil Pasta

Our chapter leader Angel wasn’t able to attend but her “twin sister” and Southern Belle Angela 😂😂😂 was able to lead the workshop. Definitely fun indeed!!!

Stay tuned for our March Workshop Invite!

Ballet Folklorico! - tx-austin

February Update:

Thank you to these volunteers! You make FUN happen at our workshops!

BINGO was a hit!

We also got to show our teens a little love with some Valentines goodies!

Answered Prayers! - ms-jackson

Good Deeds Day! - tx-canyonlake

February Update:

Our February workshops were awesome!

The girls learned about budgeting which was eye opening for some. They got an idea of how much it would cost to live on their own. We also learned about planting seeds and succulents. The girls planted them in their own container which they can keep and watch the plants grow. It was fascinating to learn how to plant and care for succulents.

And of course who doesn’t love a delicious treat. We decorated cupcakes with frosting and all kinds of sprinkles. It was such a fun and educational day! Thank you to all the volunteers who made this day so special for the girls.

We Are Back! - al-birmingham

Kid’s Paint ‘n Sip! - dc- washington

Chicktime Nashville is a Finalist for the Strobel Awards! - tn-nashville

Rock Painting! - oh-cincinnati

February Update:

💌 “The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.” — Vincent Van Gogh 💌

What an exceptional day we experienced at New Beginnings today! Our leaders Hannah FC + Jacque Kelly led us through multiple activities rooted in cultivating quality relationships through BECOMING the friend you desire in your life.

We started with extreme rock, paper, scissors, reflected on what makes a good friend, played an incredibly impactful (blindfolded) trust game and created friendship bracelets.

💓 One of the best families you can create is your network of friendships! We are so grateful for our Chicktime and New Beginnings family. 💓

Spring Fun! - oh-akron

February Update:

Chicktime Akron hosted a Black History celebration on Saturday! We played Black History bingo with prizes, and had some traditional foods catered by Sam Gaston. Everything was sooo good! The girls loved it!

Game Night! - sc-charleston

 

February Update

It’s so humbling to serve these girls!
Their resilience and openness is something only from God.

Tonight was all about wellness with a fitness focus.
They had great questions and all got to learn some great new ways to firm and tighten their mind.body.spirit.

Nothing like a little Chicktime!
#ChicktimeCharleston

St. Patrick’s Day Fun! - md-columbia

 

February Update

Valentines and Volcanoes at this month’s event! 😁

Conversation & Crafts! - mo-stlouis

Arts & Crafts! - tx-sanantonio

February Update:

Our annual February Chicktime workshop ~ Cooking with Kelly~ was as always… yummy! Every year, Kelly Hoog, volunteers to lead our February workshop as a birthday present to herself!

The teen girls benefit from her birthday present by learning something new to cook and get to EAT what they prepared! The menu this year was Chicken and Linguini Alfredo and Swiss Chocolate Squares for dessert.

After the meal was prepared, we circled up to bless the food and our time together and then broke bread around a set table. Our conversation was real and intimate.

We laughed and cried and left with both tummies and hearts full!
#happybirthdaykelly
#chicktime
#foodforthesoul

Easter Crafts! - tx-bulverde

February Update:

Thank you Alamo City LX Modern Mopar Group and. All our volunteers for spending your Saturday morning with the children at SJRC.

Thank you for teaching them auto essentials and sharing your passion for Mopar cars.

The children certainly enjoyed viewing the cool cars and learning about how the engines work too!! Look forward to seeing you again!

Ice Cream Social! - tx-galveston

February Update:

Saturday Was a great day for Chicktime Galveston.
Anita, my sweet cousin led an amazing event and our volunteers helped the kids in making valentines for their moms as well as decorating cupcakes.
They played volleyball and ate yummy tamales rice and beans.
Why the picture of the tennis shoes?
These were my moms last pair of tennis and I wore them to remind me whose legacy this is.

At each event we start with a prayer and we let the kids and their parents know we are there BC Jesus loves them
We remind them that they are worthy.
We remind them that this is but a stepping stone in their road to God’s amazing plans for them.
Join the movement!!
inbox me if you would like to join us at one of our events!
#chicktimerocks
#Hishandsandfeet
#DaughterofTheKING

March into Beauty! - mo-kansascity

February Update:

The girls had a great time with their Valentine’s party!

Popcorn, cotton candy, Valentine’s and sugar scrubs! They had a blast!

Edible Floral Arrangements - tx-sanmarcosempowered

February Update:

We Always Have So Much Fun!

Happy Valentines Day workshop….

Lots of blinging, laughter, and LOVE!!

Spring Is Coming! - tx-corpuschristi

February Update:

The boys and girls had a blast today as they each decorated their Mardi Gras Masks, and boy were they creative! We were so happy to have 7 girls and 31 boys today. They had lots of fun and enjoyed all the snacks and drinks generously donated by H-E-B!

Thanks again to our volunteers for coming out and helping out. We truly appreciate you being there for all the kids. Enjoy their designs!

A HUGE shout out to our Workshop Leader, Elsa MacDougall for an AMAZING event. #HebHelpingHere

Painting with a Twist! - fl-tallahassee

 

February Update

We had so much fun at our Spa Day event!
We gave the girls facials, did their nails, showed them how to do makeup,
and they completed vision boards!
Each girl also wrote something positive to encourage another girl in the room.
It was such a wonderful first workshop!
We can’t wait until next month!

 

Relay Games! - sc-monckscorner

 

February Update

What a great night it was at Callen-Lacey Children’s Home
for kids for a taco bar and s’mores!
Love these kids and just spending time with them!

Let’s Make Bracelets! - in-indianapolis

February Update:

Thank you for being an amazing Chick Leader Michelle!

We had a great time making prayer boxes this month 🙏🏻

Also, thank you to all of our volunteers. We couldn’t do this without you! 💕💕

St. Patty’s Day Fun! - ca-sandiego

February Update:

The girls Loved each moment of this workshop.

Who doesn’t love something sweet. It was something special to bring our hearts to our girls and engage with them in making sugar cookies, v-day popcorn bags, chocolate dipped strawberries, and raspberry and chocolate mouse cups.

There is nothing better than these special moments at our events really bringing joy to our girls. Please come and join us celebrate next month for a green themed St. Patty’s celebration.

March Madness! - id-coeurdalene

February Update:

Things are moving and shaking at Chicktime Coeurd ‘Alene!!

Had so much fun & involvement Saturday with Sandpaper Art!

Every workshop is a blessing….
And this one certainly was too!!

Chicktime Nashville is Nominated for a Strobel Award! - tn-nashville

Congratulations to Holly Stewart, Jeanette George, and Stephanie Mullenax
for Chicktime Nashville being nominated for the 2020 Strobel Award!
This award recognizes volunteer organizations that have made a
significant impact in their community. Way to go ladies!!
 
#makeanimpact #serveyourcommunity