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Chicktime Conyers Christmas Party with the girls of Elks Aidmore!
We had a blast making Christmas treats, singing karaoke, and playing games!
The Christmas plate drawing game was so fun!
The girls and Elks caregivers were given a Christmas gift. Thanks to all the volunteers who came out today and those that helped with gifts and food donations. Thank you for making these girls feel loved! Merry Christmas!
We 🧡 the ABCH staff! We hope lots and lots of our Wiregrass friends made it out to this year’s Open House event to learn more about the ABCH ministry and to tour that beautiful home that means so much to all of us!
We had the pleasure of joining the kiddos for a yummy dinner tonight and shared lots and lots of laughs at the movies while watching the 15th anniversary edition of Elf on the big screen. No cotton headed ninny muggins in our crew!
We had a holly jolly Christmas celebration today at Chicktime Katy.!
There were hot dogs and chips, juice and cookies, candy canes and ice cream floats.
There was karaoke and volleyball and Christmas trivia too! A big thank you to all of the very special volunteers who blessed the girls at Krause today. You shine as bright as the stars.
Look at the fabulous volunteers!
What a wonderful Christmas workshop!
We received tons of donated stocking stuffers, food, crafts, and treats for the families.
So much merry to go around!
Thank you Chicktime Humble!
The kids at Family Crisis Center were blessed.
Merry Christmas! See you in the new year!
December 2018 Update:
This week at Chicktime St Louis, we made cute fingerprint Christmas art! 🎄The mamas made some fabulous keepsakes & gifts that will be cherished for years! (We didn’t get many pics because we had so many babies to play with. Yay!! 😍) One of the fav projects (we actually loved them all) was a Christmas tree with Mama’s prints and the ornaments were baby’s prints. So cute!!!!!
This was such a simple & fun project that we have included some ideas that you can do yourself with an ink pad or paint. 🦌 *❤️ Merry Christmas everyone! ❤️* ⛄ We’ll be back having fun, snuggling babies & being crafty next year! 😁🎊
What a great time we had Saturday at SJRC!!!
We decorated stockings, exchanged socks with a with a white elephant game, pictures with the girls and their baby and ate yummy cookies!
We are so blessed to get to share the Christmas cheer with the beautiful girls
Thank you Chicktime ladies for all you did to make this workshop a special one!
Oh, what a super fun night we had!
From decorating gingerbread cookies…
to “attempting” to pop balloons with oven mitts, to trying to hang candy canes on a string….
to a Chinese Christmas exchange!
Christmas music and snacks to top it off! So much laughter and smiles!
Merry Christmas to these wonderful kids and the awesome staff at Callen-Lacey Home for Children!
We had a wonderful time again at Children’s Home Network today!
Santa came to visit with fun gifts!
We made ornaments and snow globes and, of course, you can’t do Christmas without decorating cookies!! 🍪🥛
THANK YOU again to all of our contributors and volunteers for helping us get Chicktime Tampa off to a great beginning. We are so excited for all that next year has in store for us and the kids at the Children’s Home Network. We would not be able to serve the way we do without YOUR help!
We are eternally grateful. ❤️
Please keep an eye out for our January needs and we have also set some big goals for 2019 that we will post about soon.
Hey Chicktime Indy~ Please help us welcome Kelley Baumgartner to the Chicktime Indy Leadership team. Kelley has been a volunteer for a while, but has such a heart for hurting women and children that she knew she needed to step up and be on the leadership team. We can’t wait to see the legacy she will leave in Indy.
Well another Chicktime Workshop is in the books!! 👏🏾🙌🏾
This Month’s Workshop:
DIY Spa Treatments at Home
This Month’s Workshop Leader:
Our very own Co-Leader Julia Nicole
Tonight we had so much fun with the youth of Immerse Arkansas! We talked about how to have your own DIY Spa Day at home for a reasonable budget.
We made Oatmeal Honey Facial Mask, Lavender Foot Soak, Lavender Foot Scrub, Brown Sugar Hand Scrub and Lemon Foot/Hand Cream. Many of the ingredients to make these items are found in kitchen or bathroom cabinets. The youth were able to make their own and take them home.
S/O to our volunteers that came out tonight Breia and Latisha and our newcomer Jamie! We appreciate you ladies for joining us tonight and we are looking forward to our Christmas Party next month. 💕💕 Stay tuned more photos to come!
Would you like to be part of something so incredible and want to help reach our goal of giving hundreds of foster children at the Child Crisis Center some amazing books to call their own this Holiday Season? With Usborne Books and More company’s match, all donations will be increased by 50%! So a donation of $30 turns into $45 for Chicktime to purchase books for these deserving children! Any donation amount would be so helpful though and greatly appreciate in helping reach our goal.
This will be a wonderful gift to these kids that need it….. Did you know that 50% of foster kids drop out of high school!!? This is why we are asking for you to help Chicktime of Mesa to raise money for a book drive from now until Tuesday, Dec 4th!
Books Change Lives…. these kids need a change!
Thanks for considering being a part of this incredible event and helping make a difference in the lives of these children.
It would also be amazing if you can help spread the good word of this book drive to anyone and everyone you can. No donation is too small.Donation HERE and SHARE: https://paypal.me/pools/c/89MBEctWXK
A day of Thankfulness at New Life was our theme this month with many fun and thoughtful activities. Nancy led the snack workshop where the girls decorated their own treats to enjoy. There were cute turkey cookies and adorable turkey cupcakes. The craft station was led by Michelle where the girls made Thanksgiving wreaths with beautiful fall leaves and other decorations. The wreaths really showcased the awesome creativity of these wonderful girls. For a fun twist we threw in some teamwork activities. Liv and Kaitlyn led the girls in some teamwork fun with puzzles, word scramble and word search. The girls had to work together in teams and really did a great job. Thanks to all our generous volunteers who continue to share their time with the beautiful girls at New Life. Chicktime wishes everyone a blessed Thanksgiving.
Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”
💗 Yesterday was a powerful workshop with the young ladies of New Beginnings! 💗
We had a “pre-Thanksgiving” dinner and wrote letters to share our feelings (positive and negative) to our loved ones and ourselves.
Amazing food and emotions were brought to the table as we reflected and became increasingly grateful for one another. There’s nothing like spending time with the next generation. 😍
Happy Sunday and Thanksgiving (in advance)!
What an amazing & blessed day! The girls at Bokenkamp truly enjoyed their cross decorating workshop.
A huge thanks to Cassandra Garza from Falfurrias, Tx for donating all the beautiful jewelry pieces. The girls went to town!!!!
Thank you H-E-B for the snacks and drinks and to our awesome volunteers for giving your time and talents making the girls feel special inside and out. All the girls love us so much and once again touched our hearts with their beautiful words of Appreciation. Enjoy their beautiful crosses… It feels great to be Blessed ♡♡♡
One of the unique aspects of our charity partner is that our girls only remain for six months. So there is a constant turnover of girls and after six months we can easily repeat the workshops we’ve done in the past. Since the exiting girls communicate to the new girls how they were able to receive a single pearl necklace, the new girls wait excitedly for the time when they can have one, too. That time came again in November to tell the parable that Jesus taught about the pearl of great price and to make a real fresh water pearl necklace on a piece of leather cord. Each necklace is custom fit to the girl’s expectation. As I am explaining the story to the girls, they hear that they are indeed that pearl of great price that Jesus gave all He had to purchase. I also purchase a real oyster from Amazon that contains about 24 pearls. It is so much fun to open the oyster and find the pearls inside and of course, every girl wants to have one of those as well. I use the outside of the oyster to illustrate that the real value lies within. Looks are deceiving. We are all precious in His sight because He sees past the outer traits. He sees the person made in His image. I explain to the girls that the pearl develops from an irritation inside the oyster. As the oyster secrets a substance to cover the irritation, a pearl is formed. It is the same with us. As we allow the Holy Spirit to soothe and comfort us, He heals the wounds and hurtful things in our lives, and we become more beautiful than before. As always, our ladies were faithful to help bring and serve wonderful snacks and visit with the girls. Our girls can’t wait each month to see what the next Chicktime event will hold for them. Many of them try hard to schedule passes so they don’t miss Chicktime! We are so blessed to have the favor of the Lord on all we do. He deserves all the glory for every life that is changed and every heart that is encouraged. It is a real privilege to be His hands and feet.
Our chapter also includes a Tuesday after school bible study for the two houses. That’s anywhere from twenty to twenty-eight girls. We separated the bible study into the two houses because we believe it is more personal. We have seen a remarkable response from the girls. Some have given their lives to Jesus for the first time. Others have remarked that they will never be the same. Some have voiced their anger and bitterness toward a God that they do not know. I am just as interested in hearing the hurt feelings as well as the encouraging remarks.
It tells me how to pray for them and how to address their questions. It is a battle of good vs evil. But the good news is that He has already won the victory. We have the advantage of knowing the outcome. And when these little ones are so confused, I am confident that our good God will bring them out of the darkness and into His marvelous light. Praise the Name of Jesus!
We are thankful for…
•Our workshop leaders–Morgan Parker & Eva Irwine
•Our wonderful volunteers who show up every month to help with our workshops
•Boysville for providing a stable and loving home to kids in need
•All of the teen girls at Boysville that we get to spend time with every month. They are truly a blessing!
Today we worked on a craft…
to get us in the Christmas spirit.
We also played the Skittles gratitude game…
And we ate some Blessings Snack Mix.
What a great night!
We painted Special Memories Boxes and made Acorns out of donut holes, chocolate frosting and sprinkles! Our friend Kelly even showed off her new found talent of face painting!!!
Thanks to all who came and to our sister chapters Chicktime Moncks Corner and Chicktime Charleston PC for the support!! Love you all!!!
Had a great time with the kids of D.A. Blodgett yesterday! We decorated cookies and I’m pretty sure they ate more frosting than anything. We also had the biggest turn out yet for Chicktime volunteers! It makes us so excited to see this baby organization beginning to grow!
**We had about 40 kids come to this event, but due to privacy and the sensitive nature of their trauma, pictures can not be taken of the kids. Just know that they are light in this place💛
We had an absolutely amazing afternoon at You Never Know Ceramics!
We had so much fun painting our mugs and platters! The kiddos are so creative and as always, were just so precious.
Thank you to our workshop leader, Suzanne Bramlett, who brought this amazing workshop to us and the ABCH kiddos! We can’t wait to pick up the glazed final products later this week 🎨🎨
#grateful #thankful #blessed #chicktimedothan #dolifeBIG #findyourtribe
Added a little Chucktime tonight and had our guys spend some time playing basketball with the boys in the rain while we made Happy Planners with the girls at Callen-Lacey Home for Children!
Great workshop Kelly and Robin ! Thanks to our “Chucks” Wayne and Tommy
for joining us!
Our “chucks” looking pretty refreshed after playing basketball in the rain for an hour! Thanks!
Who is someone you look up to? We look up to all of our volunteers! Thanks again to everyone that came out and shared a little bit about themselves with the girls! Bee led a “Who am I” workshop on Saturday where we had the girls fill out a questionnaire and guess whose worksheet she was reading based on their responses. Some great questions were brought up and we learned lots about the girls we serve. Now for the next question, will we be seeing you next month?
Another awesome Chicktime in the books! Shout out to all our beautiful volunteers 👏
We had a great time hanging out with the girls of Elks Aidmore. Munching on fall snacks, playing games, making bracelets and memories. We had a time of gratitude and it was so touching to have everyone (and I mean everyone, even the caretakers 💕) share.
There’s just something about getting a bunch of girls together and hanging out. It’s powerful, it’s a blessing.
It’s CHICKTIME. Join us at our next Chicktime event on December 8. Visit http://www.chicktime.com/ for more info.
❤️Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who came out today and made this day extra special for the children and moms at Family Time!
The key to our success rests in the hands of volunteers like you that embody the spirit of greatness.
We had a blast making bracelets…
writing what we are thankful for this holiday season….
Then we made donut hole acorns, and slime!! Then we had a delicious lunch hosted by our amazing volunteers and donors. Thank you everyone!! Now we move onto planning our BIG Christmas event!! More information to come. 😍.
Last F.U.N group of 2018. So much F.U.N!!!😊🎄 Happy Holidays Chicktime Fort Worth!!! Thank you to all of our phenomenal volunteers for another successful year blessing our community and our charity partner. 💜💜💜
Thank you for being my right and left hand and for having my front and back, depending on the task but no matter what the task. You absolutely Rock!!!
#chicktimefortworth #chicktime #chicktimeinc #onetiredelf #waterlessholidaysnowglobes
Love was shared at our November workshop!
Thankful for the beautiful story our workshop leader shared with the girls at SJRC this morning.
It was fun to see the personal twists each of these ladies put on their paintings!
Always fun to share yummy snacks….
And fun to have time to get to know them a little better – they are funny, sweet, and creative!
Making fall crafts and pumpkin cheesecake with our girls at Children’s Home Network this month was a lot of fun!
We are already looking forward to December’s event! Our Volunteer list and donation requests are posted.
Thank you for helping us make an impact in the lives of these girls! ❤️
What an incredible day filled with crafts, s’mores pizza and the amazing women’s ministry of Praise Cathedral 🙌🏻🎃
We really appreciate you serving with us today!! I know the girls really loved you guys!
What a beautiful blessing it was to be at Chicktime this morning! We have a few new wonderful volunteers who have joined our chapter and we couldn’t be happier with the workshop leader this month.
Tara lead our pillow case workshop with spirit and love!
All of the girls sewed/ helped sew their own pillow case from start to finish- it was so fun to be apart of it all!
We had yummy cookies and Halloween treats, fun games and fellowship this morning that couldn’t be beat!
Another Chicktime Workshop in the books with the youth of Immerse Arkansas!! 💕💕 We had some slight last minute changes but we made the most out of our night by talking about fashion on a budget and playing a game of questions! We always have a blast with our friends of Immerse and can’t wait to see them next month for our November workshop 👏🏾🙌🏾 — with Julia Nicole, Kelly Hall and Angel SunshineBabi Williams.
ACTS Church Lakeway put together some great workshops for the girls this month. Each girl crafted her own warm and cozy blanket. It was a favorite activity and they loved that they got to keep this snuggly blanket for themselves. What a treat! Thank you Jody for leading the station. Lisa led the fun snack station where the girls made pudding pumpkin patches and trail mix. They also made little oranges into halloween pumpkins. Carolyn taught us all about creativity with this beautiful craft which had an inspirational message. Thanks to all of our volunteers for sharing your time and talent with the girls at New Life. You truly make a difference in the lives of these precious girls.
Chicktime San Antonio celebrated Halloween 👻 with the beautiful teen girls at Boysville!
We divided the girls into three teams with the challenge of each team creating a Mummy out of toilet paper but also being creative and having a theme to their mummy. After a set time each team presented their mummy to the judges and pled their case why their Mummy should win the contest! The girls were pretty creative and competitive!
Between Ninja bride thing with a horn of awesomeness ,Mummy bride and the Dummy mummy—only woman pharaoh … the judges had a tough decision! In the end all participants got Carmel coated popcorn balls!😍
Next we played Halloween 🎃 Pictionary! Wow! The girls could really draw! What a fun game engaging the girls in drawing, guessing, and laughing!
We had Halloween orange themed snacks like Cheeto puffs, cuties, Oreos with orange filling, cupcakes with Halloween icing and sprinkles and Orange Drink!
Then in addition to our snack time, we made our own Carmel apples 🍎!
Then in addition to our snack time, we made our own Carmel apples 🍎! We closed our time together how we end every Chicktime Saturday morning- in a circle prayer! It’s a beautiful thing to be reminded we haven’t prayed yet by the girls when our Chicktime workshop is winding down or to have them fight to hold your hand in our prayer circle! It almost takes your breath away!
The closest to Christ moment at this workshop was two of the “new” girls telling us they were new to Boysville , but not new to Chicktime! They attended Chicktime workshops at another local children’s home they were placed so knew what “the Chicktime Ladies” were all about! So keep praying! Our goal of having a Chicktime Chapter in every group home or shelter across the United States should never be forgotten or sought after! When an abused or hurt child needs love and refuge by ladies that show up in Chicktime Shirts every month and simply play a game or have some Cheetos with them… we are making a difference and we are Kingdom Building here on earth! If anyone would like to know more about starting your own Chicktime Chapter… we would love to tell you how… and as always you are welcome to join our Chapter the 3rd Saturday of every month!
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
ur October event was everything we dreamed it would be! Not only did the girls have a great time building and racing “bristlebots” made from the heads of tooth brushes, tiny motors and batteries, but the also, enjoyed hearing how team “Wait for It” makes their robots and competes on a global stage. The team’s demonstration of their world champion robot, and with their knowledge of the world of robotics and excellence in communication, they made the workshop fun and fascinating.
As inspiring as the workshop was, my favorite part came with the testimony of one of the team’s Dad about his son’s healing. “Wait for It’s” team member, who is only 15 years old, was diagnosed last year with bone cancer. After receiving this diagnosis many began to pray for this young man’s healing. Two weeks later, no cancer could be found in his body and the doctors had no medical explanation for the change. We know that our gracious God healed him. His Dad spoke to our girls from a Father’s point of view. It could not have been more perfect. They heard his deep love and commitment to his son. His joy at the answer to his prayers. It was a perfect example of the Father’s love for us. The girls were able to see firsthand what a good Father looks like. We linked it to the Father’s love for them. It was a great moment.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers for great hugs and love and service. As usual, our ladies out did themselves cooking and providing delicious snacks, sausage dip, ooey gooy cakes, brownies and more. We are so blessed to have such a lovely team who pours out their gifts and talents on our girls!
Today was definitely a Blessing. All the girls had an amazing time decorating their journals.
Just look at the detail…
Do you want to know what the topping on the cake was today? Well, our hearts were so touched… one of the girls came up to me and wanted to let all our volunteers know that she has been at Bokenkamp for 8 months and was VERY Grateful for the time and projects we had during the time she was there and for all the future events we hold there at the facility. You see, she is going home next week and she wanted to let us know because she is going to miss us. Wow! What a blessing! I was so moved and wanted to hug her and never let her go (but due to rules, no touching allowed).
To our volunteers….i just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You touch these young girls’ lives and make a difference! Thank you to H-E-B for the drinks, snacks and supplies! You too make such an impact on these residents ♡ as they enjoy all the treats! Enjoy their journals…. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ for Chicktime CC’s ministry.
Thank you to our workshop leader and they many volunteers who came out today to welcome Fall and they children at SJR C.
We started the festivities with a wreath making contest, painted candy corn to make garlands and to decorate each house.
We snacked on ghost mozzarella sticks and pumpkin clementines.
Full day of Fun with Chicktime KC!
From our morning Halloween party with the girls at Cornerstone of Care- Ozanam…
into the evening at Hamburger Mary’s playing HamBINGO to make the girls Christmas a bit more special!
The day was over the top…
and we just so blessed !
Our volunteers are incredible~
And we are so grateful to them for making the party so awesome and for the hilariously incredible bingo announcer and all the wonderful people who donated a bingo gift and/or came out and showed support for KC chapter we appreciate you!
It was glitter madness at our Chicktime October workshop!
Despite the mess~ we created these wonderful fall pumpkins that will be placed in the common area at Krause Children’s Center!
We did unanimously adopt a new rule….Glitter activities can only happen once a year! Ha!
Thank you Leslie for stepping up at the last minute to host our workshop.