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Moving Update Part 1

“Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.”

 Two rooms and a bathroom painted (accent walls to be done this coming week).
 Five dressers built (3 more to go).

Without this awesome team, I would likely still be taping up baseboards.
🤷🏻‍♀️ Our Chicktime crew even had some male volunteers who we will dub,
“Chicktime Bros”!

Our next Reno date is Saturday, July 27th from 9am-3pm.
More painting, furniture building, and decorating.

For everyone who spent their time with us today
and those of you that donated so we could purchase all of these supplies,
know you are loved and appreciated! Thank you times infinity! ❤️

Another big thank you to Miracles OutReach for letting us have
a giving and serving outlet through your organization!

July Update

Thank you to @thenewmanseriescatering_ for hosting our July workshop!
The girls had so much fun making dipped Oreos!!
Ms. Dana is one talented lady!
We ended the day with a game of Taboo.
We had so much fun with these amazing girls!

 

Thank you Deborah Smith for following your heart and bringing a second Chicktime chapter to New Braunfels! :-)

June Update:

Chicktime July was a blast!

Summer is here and what better way to cool off than with a Pool Party….

 and decorating your flip flops to have for the Texas Heat…

The girls could not decide  how to decorate their flip flops due to the wide variety of choices they had. Thank you @OlgaRamirez and Malena Sanchez for donating the materials and accessories
See you at our next month’s event Saturday August 3rd from 10:00-12:00

June Update:

We got slimed and it was soooooo FUN!
Our June workshop was pretty awesome and we promise our July workshop will be even better! Join us!!

Our workshop is canceled today, July 3rd.

We have rescheduled it for Sunday, July 14th from 4-6! Hope to see you then.

 

 

June Update

Another great time with the girls!

June Update:

Slime is every where!

Who knew it could be so fun to make it !

June Workshop:

Boo! Our June workshop was canceled due to unforeseen reasons! We will pick back up next month. Please make plans to join us!

June Update

We had a great time at Chicktime Park Circle’s Science Night tonight!!
Thank you so much to our event lead and volunteers 
😘💖💖💖

 

June Update


We had an awesome time with our ladies of Chadwick Residence today!
They learned some essentials of planting,
and planted a special plant of their own to watch grow!

#Welovetoserve
#Allwomenmatter
#WeloveChicktime!

June Update:

Our Make Your Own Artwork Workshop was a HUGE success!

We had some new faces – both girls and volunteers! A great time was had by all!

The girls won’t be on campus for our Chicktime Workshop scheduled for Saturday, June 22rd.

It has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 23rd at 9:00am.

See you at St PJ’s !

Questions? Email carmenccernoch@gmail.com

Chicktime Grand Rapids Volunteers~
Our Charity Partner needs a few months off. We will keep you posted when our next workshop will be~ but it looks like we will resume our special time at D.A. Blodgett St. John’s in October! We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you in the fall.
All our love,
Chicktime Grand Rapids Leadership Team

June Update:

Ice cream and board games to kick off the weird weather summer months here in Michigan with the kids of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s! 🍦🌤🥰

Volunteer opportunities are available every third Saturday of the month with Chicktime—the non-profit working to build connections and add value to our community by way of working with kids that have experienced severe trauma, abuse, and neglect.

They are light!! And it’s a minimal time commitment.

June Update:

June’s workshop kicked off summer with some beach ball fun. It was the perfect lead in to next month’s workshop! Stay tuned to see the fun we have next month!

June Update:

Our June BBQ workshop was just what our summer days needed!

See You Next Month!

June Update:

This weekend we had a great time making decorated letters, washi necklaces and hanging out with the girls. Always a positive and rewarding experience. 💕 #chicktime

June Update:

Thank you, Charis, for sharing your talents with us today!

The children had a wonderful time being able to tap into their creativity and make beautiful paintings!

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers that spent their morning spending time with the children at SJRC!

See you next month!

June Update:

Jo Ann Lipscomb, the Brookdale South ladies and gentleman, and Lolly Caballero enjoyed their Chicktime San Marcos Empowered meeting on Saturday, June 15th. This month we did build-a-bear projects. Everyone was excited and had a great time! We enjoyed it so much that we forgot to take pictures until the end. Thank you Jo Ann for taking pics. We got creative in making the bear clothes and helping them to personalize their bears

June Update:

The kids had the BEST time at our event yesterday!!

We started our event with a prayer …
Then the kids enjoyed Icecream with tons of toppings …


And then the fun ensued with extreme games by the master Of games himself Devaughn Triad Paul!!

 

June Update

We had a change in events this month and had the BEST time!
Game Board Night was a hit!!!

June Update:

Every month, Chicktime San Antonio, has the opportunity to plant seeds of hope and love to the teen girls who live at Boysville. How fitting that this months workshop activity was painting flower pots and planting seeds in hopes they will grow and bloom into something beautiful, strong, and very special flowers.

Chicktime Co-Leader, Letty Rodella and workshop leader, Betty Fernandez, read a poem to the girls during the paint session, called The Best Flower in the Garden~ A tale about the flowers that become something special when they came together in a bouquet.

The girls made individual banana pudding cups for their snack and feasted on watermelon and strawberries!

One of the best things about our monthly time together is our traditional circle prayer to end each workshop. Watching the girls hold hands and wait for us to pray with them is honestly God using our chapter to build HIS kingdom here on earth. Today, one of our girls closed us out in prayer. God is sooooooooooooo good!

Thank you Betty for always saying YES!! to leading a Chicktime Workshop! Year after year we can always count on you!!

June Update:

Another fabulous morning spent with the girls decorating wooden butterflies and making friendship bracelets!

Thanks for hanging out Leah Kent😁

June Update:

Chicktime in June held a variety of activities that sparked the girls interest. Cora talked to the girls about creating a message that they would someday share with girls their age and showed them the joy of public speaking. Many of the girls shared beautiful testimony about their time at New Life and how it has impacted their lives.

Lori and Gracie showed the girls how to make their own ice cream and the science of how ice,salt and friction can turn cream and sugar into a delicious ice cold treat. Sandra shared more science with the girls by making bubbles from dry ice and soap. They really liked making their own slime from glue, water and a borax solution. Thanks to all the volunteers who showed up to spend precious time with the wonderful girls at New Life.

June Update:

What a great event today!Thanks to all of our fabulous volunteers for coming out and helping the girls have a wonderful

morning.

 

 The kites came out so nice and were so excited about flying them. It was priceless watching them have a fun time outside!

♡♡♡♡ Thank you H-E-B for all the drinks and snacks too!

June Update:

June Update:

We had such a wonderful time with our MCYS kiddos today!! The wonderfully talented Mrs. Judy Whitten Rollins taught the kids how to make no bake cookies! All the kiddos were super excited to have a hand in measuring, stirring and of course EATING the cookies!! They we gone as fast as the hardened! Then we played about 20 rounds of Bingo as the kids took turns being the caller! We are truly blessed to serve such an amazing group of children!! See you next month as we bring out our inner artist with Riley’s Graffiti Art!! 

June Update:

What is better than Tacos and Succulents? Melissa Fuentes did an amazing job sharing her love of plants with the girls.

They loved decorating their pots and planting their succulents and of course enjoying tacos provided by Cafe Coyote where San Diego goes to Howl!

Chicktime San Diego is so blessed to have such an amazing group of ladies that have generosity and love for these girls. Every time we show up, serve a helping of food or drink, or share a kind word or wisdom with these girls at Casa de Amparo, a difference is made.

Come make a difference with us next month! we will be making fleece tie blankets for Project Linus in the aim to share our passion of giving back.

June Update

Chicktime and Chucktime at Callen-Lacey!
Basketball, badminton and corn hole!
Then enjoyed chatting and making some bracelets!
Love that we get to spend time with these kids!

 

June Update

NASHVILLE CHICKTIME had a GREAT DAY TODAY!!!!
We met and learned about sugar gliders from Australia
and spent the afternoon singing karaoke and eating sweet treats.
Everyone was there and engaged, it was fantastic!

 

June Update:

Chicktime STL was amazing tonight!! After we ate pizza & salad, we learned how to do acrylic pours in honor of Heather Stille. Heather donated her craft items & craft knowledge to Chicktime STL before she lost her battle to cancer in April. RIP & thank you for your gifts. ❤️

Everyone had a lot of fun creating delightful masterpieces and are excited to hang them up. It was so interesting to see how each of the canvases were completely different and also, completely amazing!

Here’s our recipe for acrylic paint pours:
1 part acrylic paint
2 parts floetrol
1 part water
Couple drops of silicone

Our visitor & cookie eater Isaac had fun making a canvas & even reported that “his circles were getting bigger.” He was right! The cells in his painting were expanding as the paint dried! It’s almost magical to watch. 😍

We were so happy to see our friends at Fontebella again!! It was a bright & cheery Monday Funday!!!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Now take a look at those projects 👀 WoW!

June Update:

At Chicktime Humble we created mind, body, and soul vision boards with the lovely ladies at Family Time.

💗 #chicktime

Chicktime Humble is where it’s at! Join us next month!

June Update:

We had such fun today! Lots of laughs, lots of energy, and lots of love.

CeCe was an excellent instructor as she taught us some hip-hop moves. The last dance-off was awesome!

June Update:

What a fun time ! #blessed
Pinkies up !

June Update:

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Chicktime Indy had a great time this month making our own art work and painting rocks!

Thanks to all the volunteers that were able to make it!

Hope to see everyone next month!

June Update

Chicktime Atlanta’s First Annual Talent Show was amazing!
We were blown away with the amount of talent these kids possessed.
There was singing, rapping, dancing, you name it.
It was filled with participation, happiness, self-expression,
and most of all FUN!
We look forward to next month’s event!
💓

June Update:

It was another fabulous day at UGM Women and Children Center… Cookie decorating & a little freeze tag, We just love these guys!

June Update

Chicktime Conyers Carnival Event for the Girls of Elks Aidmore was a hit!
Games, prizes, food and fun!
Thank you to all our awesome volunteers who served and those who donated! 
💕

 

June Update

Made some totally scientific ice cream today and had a blast!!!

Chicktime Fort Worth at Camp Heart!

Chicktime Fort Worth devotes their time and shares their love every year at Camp Heart! Camp heart is a weekend camp that serves children who have experienced domestic violence. Typically they will have 20 children, ages 8-12. Volunteer hours are very flexible. You can spend the whole weekend, one night, or just during the day helping with activities. The kids participate in support groups as well as outdoor activities like fishing, canoeing, and cookouts. What a blessing Chicktime Fort Worth is for supporting such a wonderful ministry outside of their monthly workshops.

June Update:

What a great time we had with our girls this evening creating personal journals, bookmarks and bracelets.

We also had a wonderful taco bar too!

Thank you Becca for leading this workshop!

June Update:

Our June Workshop was a blast!

The girls loved personalizing their make up bags and decorating canvas with their initials.

Thank you Lee Ann Brandon for the fabulous activity. Thankful for all our volunteers new and old.

Join us in July for a pool party.

May Update

Thanks to everyone who helped with our event this month!
It was great! <3 <3

 

We will not be meeting in July. Can’t wait to see YOU at our August Workshop!

June Update:

Summer Fun with Chicktime Wicksburg.

Making slime and eating snowcones!

Come hang out with us one month. You will be glad you did! We promise.

May Update:

Another Chicktime workshop in the books!!!! Y’all we had sooo much fun today with our friends and youth at Immerse Arkansas for our Memorial Day Celebration!

We played minute to win games, heads up, relay races and so much more! S/O to our workshop leader today Miss Jamie! She did a fantastic job! Until next month peeps, stay tuned for our invite for our June workshop! 👀🤪😊😂😂😂👏🏾🙌🏾

Kelly Hall Jake Ritter Angel SunshineBabi Williams Julia Nicole

May Update:

Our Charity Partner had to cancel our May workshop! We can’t wait to see the girls next month!

May Update:

Painting is so fun!

And the sweetest masterpieces can be the result.

Hope to see you next month!

 

May Update

Thank you to Sergeant Ingram for talking with the girls at Angel House
about protecting themselves from abusers, predators, attackers, etc !
We all benefited from this!

Please help us welcome Kimberly to the Leadership team at Chicktime Katy!  Kimberly is excited to help Chicktime Katy grow their chapter, serve the teens at Krause, and spread hope through Chicktime workshops!

May Update:

Even though the staff does a phenomenal job facilitating healing, sometimes the loneliness of missing their families is hard for the New Life Girl’s as they recover from abuse and neglect. Especially during holidays. What a blessing it was to be with them Mother’s Day Weekend and share the opportunity to let go of their emotions through art, yoga, preparing meals for the food bank, and making a little something for themselves to keep. Thank you to all of the passionate women who came out and shared their love and talents with the girls. It made a difference. If you would like to impact the next generation please save the date for our June Chicktime event and plan to attend!

Thank you Bee for believing in Chicktime Katy from the beginning! We appreciate the joy and passion you served with on the leadership team! We wish you much love as you pursue your education. May God continue to be your focus as you move on to a new season.
All our love,
Chicktime Katy

May Update:

For May we had a feast of great homemade desserts, as usual, and enjoyed fellowshipping with the girls before it was time to make our craft. At the beginning of every meeting (we have 5 a month counting bible study) we make sure to hug each young lady. Some are so expecting to receive their hug they make their way to us with open arms as soon as they arrive. Others are a little shy about it but seem happy enough to “put up “ with it. 😉. It’s so important to us that they feel loved. Not only do we demonstrate that love but tell them all the time that Jesus loves them and so do we. For our craft we made “no sew” pillows out of fleece. The pillows looked great when they were done and the girls seemed very pleased with themselves for doing such a good job. I used the pillow to talk about being connected to Jesus and resting in His love for us. Also tying in the comfort of the Holy Spirit is like the soft support of the pillow. We had a great time!

May Update:

This past Saturday a workshop with the kids of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s was all about finances! 🤑

The first hour was spent talking about money, paychecks, checks, and stocks🏦
The second hour was spent playing this game and the kids had a blast!!

If you want to run your own workshop with the kids to add value to their life, we would love to have you and will help you every step of the way!

These kids are light and they need all the love we can give.
Volunteers are always welcome too🥰
Workshops are held on the third Saturday of every month from 2-4pm!
Minimal commitment with great reward💚

May Update:

Boysville was gifted recreation money for the entire campus. The only time to use it at a paintball center was during our normal Chicktime Saturday. We were asked to not come in May so the girls could attend the outing with the campus.

We will meet up in June with the same activity.

May Update:

Chicktime Sacramento wants to leave a legacy… A legacy of love and hope given to the least of these!

This month we wanted to pamper the mom’s with tea, muffins, and gifts.

We are so grateful  to all our volunteers and those who donated to our workshop.

Especially….. The Peaceful Bee Co. for their generosity! Each mom got a product from them as well as other goodies for self care.

Please join us next month!

May Update:

Today we had tons of fun with our group co-leader Hannah FC guiding us through the activity! We went outside with the girls and took photos of the items on the scavenger hunt list.

One of my favorite prompts on this list was “take a picture of something that represents your culture or heritage!” Really creative activity that allowed us to bond as a group.

Now it’s your turn to get outside today and snap some photos! 📸 Happy Saturday!

💗 We hope you can join us next month for our Summer BBQ!💗 We need volunteers to plan, cook, decorate and fellowship!

May Update:

Card Making with Carol was a success…..the girls had so much fun.

See you next month!

May Update:

Namaste!

We enjoyed some relaxing and therapeutic yoga.

Every month we are committed to bring a workshop to Safe Landing in hopes that love is felt!

May Update:

We had an amazing time at the crisis center today.

Amy thank you soo much for leading this event!
The moms learned that they are God’s masterpiece!
What a blessing you are!!!

The children created jewelry and cards for their moms and themselves

Amy, then did an activity with them
Teaching about God’s love and belief in them!!

The families also received strollers clothing and diapers that were donated.

The spirit was palpable.

Priscilla Hernandez (Priss) thank you so much for sharing your testimony!!

As always thanks to all of you for donating your time and resources to Chicktime Galveston.
None of this would be possible without you!

May Update:

A big “Shout Out” to RBFCU for coming out last Saturday to give a financial workshop to the kids at SJRC Texas. They learned the financial lingo, how to write a check, make a “smart” plan, and played financial Bingo. Great job Jennifer from RBFCU!

A lot of the kids at SJRC Texas have jobs and this workshop gave them wonderful information on what to do with their money. They are all looking forward to opening an account with RBFCU. Thank you to all our awesome volunteers who came out to love on these wonderful kids.

May Update:

We had a wonderful time at our Saturday Chicktime San Marcos Empowered workshop! Pryer boxes were made and prayer journals were given to the ladies that came out, Tosha led the workshop. What a blessing.

See you next month.

May Update:

Thanks to everyone who came out and volunteered this morning with us. The girls enjoyed learning about fashion with Maia Elena Torres Rodriquez and Tasha Avery.

Hope to see you next month~

May Update:

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What a beautiful day for blinging out some backpacks. Thank you to HEB for all the snacks and drinks for the girls and to our workshop leader, Rosie. We can’t thank all our volunteers enough for coming out and helping us assure we make our workshops fun and memorable

The girls truly love our workshops. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and may God bless you all for giving of your time.

May Update:

Chicktime Saturday Fun!

What better way to spend a Saturday…

Than at the McWane Science Center!

The kids at Grace House seemed to enjoy themselves…

And so did we!

May Update:

Chicktime Humble had a great time today learning about healthy living and creating stress balls.

Thanks Toni for hosting this awesome workshop!

 

May Update

We enjoyed our Tea Time with the ladies of Chadwick Residence.
Thoughts and concerns were expressed, feelings were shared and the Presence of God filled the room. 

#WeLoveChadwhick
#ChicktimeMinistry
#Homelesswomenmatter

May Update

Wow! The best word I can think of to describe Chicktime Moncks Corner tonight
at Callen-Lacey Home for Children!
 
Kelly Knight Muckenfuss brought her heat press
and we made customized t-shirts for the kids!
To see the smiles on their faces tonight was such a blessing!
In addition, there was a lot of one-on-one time spent with the kids
just talking about their interests and some basketball, of course!
My heart is sooo full with the outpouring of love shown tonight
for these kids! #iamenough

Love our Chicktime Moncks Corner ladies who give so much to
Callen-Lacey Home for Children!
Such a blessed afternoon!

May Update

Chicktime Charleston’s May Tye Dye Night🌼✌🏼🌻
A little messy, but a lot of FUN! Eme couldn’t wait to wear her shirt!

 

May Update

Great Chicktime event at CYDC this week!!
Spending time with the girls & learning beauty tips 😍💕
— at Carolina Youth Development Center.

 

May Update

The ladies enjoyed sports day. It rained so we moved it inside and played table tennis.
Our tournament was one for the books.

After Renee Smith taught us how to make flower crowns.
The perseverance paid off and we finally finished the crowns.
The finished product was beautiful.

We then proceeded to our first Chicktime birthday party.
Each girl received a pink bag with coloring books, pencils, and journals.
The house received towels and art supplies.
Leader Stephanie made the cupcake cake. It was perfectly moist and delicious.

We loved seeing Renee, meeting Anna and Jackie. Thanks for all your help and love.

We hope to see you at next month’s sing along.

May Update

Hard to put into words the experience we’ve had today.
We took a leap and expanded into a third cottage at Children’s Home Network and ran three different events in each.

Maternity & Mommy and Me photo shoots for the teen mom cottage, 
complete with professional hair, make up, styling and photographers. 
These ladies looked stunning and we are so touched to be a part of creating a lifetime memory for them. 
Photographers: Kendall Gantous Photography, MShirley Photography, and Susanna Martinez Photography.

Inspirational posters with the teen girls and potted plant projects with the little kiddos.
So much going on today that we are so grateful to be a part of.
We couldn’t have done it without our amazing volunteers and those that donated their time and skills today!
So a big THANK YOU to all of you! ❤️

 

May Update

Thanks to everyone who came out and did some super fun arts and crafts today!
Hope to see more people next month when we make homemade ice cream!!! 
🍨😍

May Update

Chicktime Conyers May Event was HYPE!!
A super big shout out to Laura Hawkins for leading us in Cardio Dance!
Jaylen Woody gave a very informative speech about drugs
and the effects they can cause.
We ended with a game of Scattegories.
A great time was had by all! 
💕@ Elks Aidmore, Inc.

 

May Update

WOW!!! Chicktime showed up and showed out for May’s Event.
This month the girls were introduced to Meditation.
The two techniques we focused on was MINDFULNESS
(being in the moment) and BREATHING.
There was GREAT participation in the exercises that were demonstrated.
Most of the girls mentioned that these techniques
would be helpful in relieving stress and anxiety.
Chicktime focused on changing their stress to a smile 
😊
and we were successful in doing so.
After the meditation session, the girls were surprised
with an ICE CREAM Social with lots of toppings.
I want to thank you to all my volunteers for making this a great and memorable event.

May Update

We had a wonderful time coloring pictures indoors
and then we took the party outside to play on the jungle gym.
We winded it down with 
🍿 snacks.
Come out and join us for our next workshop in June 
💕!

May Update:

Our Spa Day was so very special! Thank you DeDee for hosting !

Come be part of this amazing group….Chicktime Indy!

May Update:

Thank you to our workshop leader, Lora Williams!

Lora has committed her adult life to use her testimony to encourage teens to be who GOD has called them to be….and never letting the past define who they are! We were so blessed that she traveled all the way from San Marcos to lead our workshop.

May Update:

Chicktime Conroe had a FUNTASTIC time at Bridgeway House today! Tori Burkhalter came and presented a workshop on acrylic pouring! This is a fun craft that makes everyone feel like an artist! She did a wonderful job and everyone had a great time ! Shout out to Riley, Laurel, Beth and Emma for coming and helping!

May Update:

Another great day at UGM Women and Children’s Center! Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s always a great day to serve!

May Update:

What is more beautiful than flowers? Janet provided a gorgeous selection for the girls to arrange into stunning bouquets.

The girls not only left with a beautiful arrangement, but a connection. It was such a special thing to witness the love flowing through our own passions of creating beauty and showing the girls how to assemble their flowers.

Happiness and joy radiated in the room and left with the girls.

It is what Chicktime San Diego aims to do; provide the experience of connection, love, joy, grace and peace through sharing our passions.

Please come join us next month for succulent plant decorations. We would love to have you there!

May Update:

What a blessing today was! We celebrated our 5th Annual Open House Event with the lovely young ladies at Vista Maria today!! Thank you to all the wonderful Volunteers that made it possible to go our and share the love of Jesus with these girls !

May Update:

April showers, bring May flowers, right?? Well we’ve had plenty of showers here in stl lately—and tonight at Chicktime, we dabbled with some flowers of our own.

In honor of spring and Mother’s Day—We had sub sandwiches, fruit, guacamole, and cupcakes! We painted our own little planters and planted some pretty flowers too!

We met a new friend also, Ms. Jenny. She jumped right in with the creative crafty stuff and baby snuggles! Great to have new volunteers with us! 

Thanks to our group leader this week and our returning chicks for all the fun tonight!! Check us out sometime!! We are a ton of fun. 🤩

May Update:

Being a teen mom is hard and scary and life changing , but our girls are strong, courageous and determined! We got to celebrate Mother’s Day with these lovely young ladies Saturday at the Gristmill here in New Braunfels. We all ate yummy food, had lots of laughs and shared our dreams and hopes. I am always amazed at these girls. They certainly bless me every time I am with them. Thank you so much to all of our friends that sponsored a young lady. It was a great day!🌸

May Update:

Sadly….our Charity Partner had to cancel our May workshop! There was just too much going on and it was impossible to get the kids to us! We are still working out the kinks, but the wonderful thing is….we both have the kids best interest at heart so we will keep coordinating and working together!

We appreciate our volunteers so please stay tuned!

We need YOU!

May Update:

We had a blast at our belated Easter party!

God is good all the time…All the time God is good!

Our May activity was led by Laura Peters!

Vision Boards and healthy eating…

A healthy mindset leads us to follow through with our goals, resolutions, and dreams!

Stay positive and healthy!

See you June 1st!

April Update:

What an amazing workshop! The kids had so much fun. See you next month, and thank you so much to all our volunteers!