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August Update:

Chicktime San Antonio can’t have face to face workshops right now due to COVID, but once again we have AMAZING volunteers who have stepped up to make sure we don’t skip a beat!!! We will have monthly “drop-off” workshops until we can resume our gatherings in the Boysville Gym. We committed years ago to show up for the girls who live at Boysville and this season will not stop us! Thank you “God’s Girls” for being our our August “drop-off” workshop leaders!
The Chicktime leadership team dropped off two baking baskets jammed packed with goodies for the two cottages Chicktime San Antonio serves at Boysville. The girls will get to bake cakes, cupcakes, cookies and whip up some yummy pudding! They also have new kitchen baking dishes and utensils to complete the tasks! How fun!
The two baking baskets also came with a $75.00 dollar gift card (EACH) for the girls to enjoy a slush or shake after an afternoon in the kitchen baking! Yum!
Please read the special note from God’s Girls and pray with us that each girl will know they are worthy!
Blessings,
Annette, Donnette and Letty


NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM NEEDED

If you find yourself here and disappointed Chicktime doesn’t have volunteer activities you are in a good place to explore the idea of building a team and re-launching the chapter! The children miss our workshops and we feel the call to find a new leadership team to continue the legacy started there. The children have faced many hardships and Chicktime workshops offer them hope and encouragement and of course lots of love and laughter.    

If you have a heart for children and/or  if you have supported Chicktime from the sidelines and want to do more….now is the time to act! We will give you all the training you need and help you transition into the leadership role.  

Please contact, Lori Rhodes, Chicktime Founder, at info@chicktime.com for more information. Feel free to look up chicktime.com and find out more about being a leader Chicktime leader. 

Come be blessed by being a blessing!

Rock painting kits delivered for our August “drop-off” workshop!

We pray it gives the kids some joy in their day…

and they take the story of the Stones of Strength to heart.

 

We are continuing to social distance while showing love
to the girls at Georgia Baptist Children’s Home.
We will let you know as soon as possible when
leaders and volunteers are able to go for a face to face visit.
If you would like to show your love and support by sending
card games, board games, etc., to the girls at Georgia Baptist Children’s Home,
please contact Jackie at Atlanta@chicktime.com. .
As always, thank you for your support!

July Update:

Another drop off completed to our friends at Immerse Arkansas where Love is definitely Rising! It was good to see a few of our friends that we miss so much!
Thank you to all of our Chicktime volunteers who donated to help sponsor the meal for Encounter Night tonight! 💖 We appreciate each and every one of you!
Love,
Angel, Julia and Kell

This is just for the girls since we still can’t have face to face workshops!

But!!! If you feel called to help us get the treats for the movie….Please reach out!

July Update:

Dropping our food donations off to our charity partner ❤️ We look forward to bringing our families joy this month with craft donations! 💕🌸 thank you to all who donated 💕💕🌸

If you find yourself here and disappointed Chicktime doesn’t have volunteer activities you are in a good place to explore the idea of building a team and re-launching the chapter! The children miss our workshops and we feel the call to find a new leadership team to continue the legacy started there. The children have faced many hardships and Chicktime workshops offer them hope and encouragement and of course lots of love and laughter.    

If you have a heart for children and/or  if you have supported Chicktime from the sidelines and want to do more….now is the time to act! We will give you all the training you need and help you transition into the leadership role.  

Please contact, Lori Rhodes, Chicktime Founder, at info@chicktime.com for more information. Feel free to look up chicktime.com and find out more about being a leader Chicktime leader. 

Come be blessed by being a blessing!

 

 

July Update

We helped the kids at CYDC beat the heat with an ice cream bar!

 

July Update

Another Back to School event success!!!
The girls were treated to donuts, bananas, and orange juice.
Then we took them outside to pick out a backpack 
🎒 and purse 👜.

They were so excited to see what all was stuffed into the bags…
the biggest hit again, the makeup 
💄 (typical teenage girl) 💁🏻‍♀️😂.

We were told “thank you” so many times.
The girls were so happy and appreciative just like we knew they would be.

To everyone who contributed to the success of the event,
we hope you know that you just made their day, week,
and whole back to school process so much better. 
❤️ 

July Update:

Chicktime Humble doing little things to establish a rapport with a potential charity partner !

We can’t have face to face contact at Unity Children’s Home so this is the next best thing!!

Making a difference no matter what!!! Social distancing will not keep us from loving Brideway! Our August “drop-off” workshop has been planned and we would love you to help us!

July Update:

Chicktime Conroe dropped off watermelons for the kids at Bridgeway to enjoy on a hot Texas afternoon. 

July Update:

Look at all these donations for the Chicktime Tulsa Sponsored

apartment! What a complete blessing!

July Update:

THiS is why We CHICKTIME!!
It gave me a tremendous sense of gratefulness at all
Our chicktime angels that make this possible each week.
The families received
Lasagna
Italian pasta
Bread
Cupcakes and cookies
Donation clothing and
Masks made by my sweet friend Rosemary.
We look forward to next week when we deliver dinner again!

July Update:

We’re not gonna let “Rona” stop us from spending time with our Settlehome Family. We were able to spread a little sunshine 🌞 by dropping off a goody basket for our girls! We can’t wait to virtually connect with them on Saturday.

July Update

Taco Night was a success!!
Thank you to everyone who helped!
I didn’t actually take pictures of everything.
We had desserts and drinks and sides
in addition to the pictures shown here. 
I saw the girls for just a second
and they were so excited about the taco bar.
They also said they missed us a lot and
can’t wait for us to come back
😢.
I feel the same. 

 

July Update:

It’s Christmas in July at Krause! Today we were finally able to see our good friend and volunteer coordinator, Quana. See her vogueing below in front of the Krause sign with some of our hugs and kisses (chocolate, of course) in little boxes. She said her smile behind the mask was HUGE!
Each girl will receive a box in their Christmas goodie bag.
We are still practicing social distancing, so our August 8th workshop will be on-line. We will collect emails from those who want to participate, so more to come……
Do you have a great workshop idea that can be done on ZOOM or Microsoft Teams? Let Kimberly, Maria or Mimi know.

July Update:

Movie night with Mom Baskets delivered…everyone had a blast!! Can’t wait until we can be face to face again.

July Update:

Thank you to everyone who donated for this month’s workshop. We were notified that ALL the kids had been placed out of the facility and therefore Lyn’s project will be postponed until they receive more kids. For those of you who donated for pizza ($150), we will still use that money when we are given the okay to proceed.
This is the 1st time that there haven’t been any kids in the facility and we were both sad, but happy they were placed.
We will be sure to let you know when this postponed event will happen. Blessings to all.

July Update:

Finding little ways to let Vista Maria know we are thinking about them during this time of social distancing. We miss our monthly workshops and can’t wait to see the girls again…until then we will “drop-off” different things to show love from a distance.

It’s the third Saturday of the month. What does that mean…Chicktime Bulverde at SJRC. We could not meet face to face but we got some goodies together and treated them to a Taco Bell Chalupa Box lunch. The goodies included some of their favorite treat: Merrilee’s Fire Crackers, popcorn, oatmeal pies, Zebra cakes, puddings and more. We also included a couple of activities: Puzzles, Yahtzee and Jacks (a Blast from the Past).
It’s very hard for us not to be able to be with them, but we still want to show them how much they are loved. If you would like to help us show the LOVE to these AMAZING WONDERFUL Teens, we could use gift cards from local eateries, HEB, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michales, or Amazon. Any questions or want to know more about Chicktime or SJRC, message us. Thank you in advance.

July Workshop:

We had a blast at our Ice Cream Social today! 💗 What a joy to make new friends!! We are so excited about this new path the Lord has set before us. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Always be joyful, never stop praying, be thankful in all circumstances. For this is Gods will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. #chicktimesaturday #bestday #joy

July Update:

We “dropped” off our July workhop….Tie-Dye kits and lots of snacks! Oh how we wish were sitting next to the young girls while they have a little fun! We know we will be back having face to face workshops, but until then if you can help us continue having these drop off workshops let us know. We are currently planning our August activity.
Be blessed by being a blessing!

July Update:

Our July Zoom meeting was similar to the previous & trying to help the young moms get to know us. We were able to find out that the moms would like to learn more on the topic of constructive communication & that came out through asking about topics they already know they’d like to learn more about. We have one more Zoom meeting planned for this month and we will supply subway dinner to the girls!
We know this kind of workshop is not ideal for volunteers to join us, but one day we will need you. Our face to face workshops will look very different so please stay tuned.

July Update:

Thank you to all who were able to contribute to our puzzles/activity books and games!

We appreciate you!

August 2020

July  Update:

Thanks to all those who donated snacks to the youth at Connections.

Donations are still welcomed if you are able please drop off on the front porch at 1414 West San Antonio Street in New Braunfels

July Update:

What a wonderful July “drop-off” workshop of water play and snacks. As long as we can’t have face to face workshops we will make sure the precious girls at New Life will have a special “drop-off” workshop from Chicktime!
#unstoppablelove

July Update:

Chicktime San Antonio leadership team just dropped off two “spa baskets” at Boysville….compliments of July workshop leader, Berta Rodriguez. “Our” girls from the Freeman and Ridgeway cottages were each blessed with nail polish/remover, make up bag, face masks, eyeshadow, lipgloss, scrunchies, lotion and body spray from Bath and Body! This season of Covid is hard on all of us and it is our hope that these baskets will brighten the girls day! Oh how we miss seeing them in person at our monthly workshops. Our mission has always been to show the girls they are loved and we believe in them…..Covid will not stop our mission.
Thank you Berta Rodriguez for always supporting Chicktime San Antonio in our efforts to be part of the change!

July Update:

We were able to check in with the girls via a Zoom call for our July 2020 workshop!

We can’t show faces or screenshot the time together, but just know the time is precious and we are grateful we are able to connect with the girls during this time of social distancing.

One of the girls was moving away from the house so we were able to have some special screen time with her !

#unstoppablelove

July Update:

Thank you Laura Salazar for saying YES to being Chicktime San Antonio Central’s July workshop leader. Covid has stopped us for a little bit from having face to face workshops, but volunteers like you stepping up and helping us have “drop-off” workshops is incredible.
The abundance of fruit and cucumbers and seasonings were nothing but YUMMY!! There was so much it was shared through out the campus….Girls and Boys & Young and Older kids got to share in your blessing!
We are humbled by your generosity!

Please consider helping us with our food drive!
See below for the list of items needed
or donate a few dollars and we will do the shopping for you!
Thank you!

A few pictures of Chicktime’s adventures at the family crisis center in Galveston!
Last week we delivered yummy pizza
This week they got all the fixings to make hotdogs or nachos with chili and cheese and yummy yummy cookies.
We remain committed to delivering food to our babies while they shelter in place.
Times can be uncertain BUT the love of God remains a light in these dark times.
If you would like to contribute to one of the meals please inbox me or text me at 832-340-0832.
Stay tuned for our school supplies drive!! We will be doing something different as COVID has definitely put a halt to our visits to the shelter and to the stores to buy supplies.

July Update:

Shout out🗣️📣📢🔊 @patrickheathpubliclibrary for providing DIY take and make paper lantern kits for our girls the patterned paper selection was perfect ❤️🏮🗒️.
The girls were able to make their own banana splits and add toppings such as bananas,🍌 cherries,🍒 chocolate syrup🍫 , and sprinkles🥳 or in a cone 🍦This Texas heat🥵🔥 calls for an ice cream party 🎉🥳🎊!!!

July Update:

We had so much fun at our first workshop since February! Water play was a huge success.

We got soaking wet!

 

Prepping all of our Back to School donations!
We are so excited to be able to bless the girls with stuffed backpacks
🎒.

In one day we have added:
26 pencil sharpeners, 40 flash drives, 20 binders, 26 packs of markers,
26 packs of colored pencils, 25 lanyards, 26 folders, 15 composition books,
16 scissors, enough deodorant for each teen, hygiene products…
Still to come from donors: spiral notebooks, pens, glue, loose leaf paper, dividers…
Our post has been viewed over 1k times. My heart is full.
I was already grateful for what we had to give them,
brand new back packs, body wash, enough funds for basic supplies.
Now, we are on track to give things like makeup, shampoo and conditioner,
loofahs, pencil pouches… those “extra” things that are easy to take for granted,
I know I do.
I cannot wait to stuff these bags and deliver them to the girls.
My favorite part is being able to see the them light up when
they get something that’s new
and something they can call their own. 💖
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to everyone
who is making this event a success
even though it looks a bit different than last year.
Here is an update to additional items we need.
I have also updated our Amazon wishlist. ❤️
– 24 packs of loose leaf paper
– 26 packs of graphing paper
– 26+ Highlighters
– Makeup items
– Gently used purses (I have about 10, but need 15 more for all the girls to have one)
I would also love to add more makeup and hygiene items,
but that would be a lower priority at this time.

Chicktime Galveston was busy July 2nd!
We delivered snacks at lunch time and the children got to enjoy yummy pizza 🍕🍕for dinner.
We also collaborated with Our friend Mary William from “Giving from the heart” and donated a box and a few bags of donated clothing that were distributed to the community in Galveston.
We also delivered a baby swing to one of our sweet volunteers that is expecting a baby soon.
It was a great day!!
NONE of this would be possible without our chicktime angels!!
The pandemic will NOT stop us from showing our babies love!!!

Chicktime Austin is having  a Back to School Supply Drive…..Can you help us?

The Settlement Home sent us this needs list:

Pencils (not mechanical), colored pencils/crayons, hand sanitizer, tissues and composition notebooks ( no spirals).

reach out to

Jennifer 512-796-9261

Hey Chicktime San Marcos,

During this season of Covid, Chicktime Chapters across the United States have not been able to meet face to face at their chapter specific charity partners. Every chapter misses having monthly workshops and are trying to find ways to love them from a distance.

Our sister chapter, Chicktime San Marcos Empowered, is collecting hand sanitizers, for the residents they serve at Brookdale.Senior Living! What a beautiful and easy way to express love from a distance! Let’s help them! Contact Joann, the managing leader of that chapter and let her know you are in and make plans on how you can make the donation!

It takes a village…..never did those words ring more true than NOW!

The Chicktime San Diego Leadership Team dropped off supplies for Rootbeer Floats, 4th of July bingo and prizes too!

Loving from a distance…

#unstoppablelove

Hey Chicktime Fort Worth,
Our community is hurting and could use our help…
 
88 women and children are currently seeking safety in the SafeHaven emergency shelters, and most come with nothing more than the clothes on their back. Will you purchase their most needed items to give families their basic necessities?
 
You can drop off donations at Berry Good Buys or send items straight to us by purchasing from our Amazon Wish List!
 
Wish List: https://amzn.to/31po5HX
 
Here are the Housing Group Needs:
Most pressing need at this time would be uber gift cards ($10-25), visa gift cards ($25), tracphone (or any brand) prepaid phone recharge cards, shower curtain rods (tension), shower curtains (liner and decorative), and sheets (twin, Twin XL, and queen
 
Berry Good Buys
1701 W. Berry Street
Fort Worth, Texas
Mon – Fri: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Going a little extra with our ~ #unstoppable love:

Chicktime Managing Leader, Kay Edwards sent encouragement cards to the girls at

DUYL-Teen Moms Program!

It’s going to be a beautiful partnership.

Join us!

A lot of things have come to a halt, but we have all intentions
to get the girls what they need to start the school year out right
(no matter what education looks like this year).
We would also like to donate laptops,
so if if you find yourself upgrading
and not sure what to do with your old one – let me know!
Any donation helps. ❤️

We are hosting a taco night at the end of July for the girls at Elks Aidmore.
Please let us know if you can help by donating any of the supplies listed below
or donating a few bucks.
We hope to have everything together by July 16th.
Thank you so much for your support! We could not do this without you! <3

 

June Update

We were finally able to deliver our water day basket to the girls at Elks Aidmore!
We’re not letting distance keep us from loving on our girls!!
Thank you to everyone who helped by donating funds or supplies for the water day basket!
We were able to get a slip and slide, water squirters, water balloons, bubble blasters,
water balloon hat toss, an obstacle course, and more!
I saw the girls at Elks Aidmore when I was dropping off the basket
and they were so excited!
Thank you for helping to put a smile on their faces!
You can help us in July by donating supplies for the fiesta.
We could not do this without you! <3 

Chicktime Fort Worth showing #unstoppable love by donating things on their Charity Partner’s needs list. I love the story on their facebook page about the couple intrigued with their purchases when in line at the store and when told about Chicktime and Chicktime Fort Worth’s partnership with SafeHaven donated 40.00 dollars to help cover the cost!

Grassroots movement…..

May/June Update:

We can’t have face to face workshops right now….

But who says we can’t love our girls at Casa De Amparo from a distance!!

Chicktime San Diego showing love despite the pandemic!

#unstoppablelove

Kay has a great vision for Chicktime Dayton!

Join the mission and serve the Dayton Community with her!

Help us show the children at Ronald McDonald House some love!
This is the link to their complete wish list.

So excited!!!
I found a local couponer with a stockpile of items we need!

Anyone wanting to contribute, $1.50 funds a deodorant, $1 funds a toothpaste, and $2 funds a box of pads/tampons.

Who could have imagined such excitement over these items?! 🤣

If you’d like to help we have Venmo (@Chicktime-Tampa)
or we are available in Tampa/Brandon if you’d rather make a cash or check donation.

Our friends are the BEST!
All of this will be taken to Miracles OutReach on Friday,
and we have more being picked up before then! 🤯❤

Thank you Dan and Missy!

Terry Overton , I was able to order loads of Chef Boyardee, jelly, snack stuff,
and ingredients for spaghetti with your donation! Thank you!!!

Chicktime Smalltown had these cute bags monogrammed for the high school graduates who live at Big Springs Ranch! The thank you note speaks volumes to the love the kids feel when Chicktime shows up for them!

June 2020 drop-off workshop was a success! Chicktime San Antonio Leadership team dropped off two crates full of fruit and cucumbers, tajin spice bottles, watermelon knives, fruit scrubbers and melon-ballers and cups. The crates were beautifully put together with genuinue love from our AMAZING workshop leaders, The Maradiaga Family!

They wrote cards out about fruit and vegetable cleaning and care and now the two cottages that Chicktime San Antonio serves know how to make the best fruit cups ever!


#unstoppablelove
#leadwithlove

Chicktime Cincinnati dropped off supplies and a tutorial/instructions on how to make earrings. The picture is a sample left for the girls at New Beginnings to use to guide them.
Covid-19 will not stop us from supporting and loving these beautiful girls!

We are making these baskets to drop off for the movie night with mom!