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September Update

What an amazing day!!
I love how Chicktime is growing and partnering with the community to make an impact.
Today was a perfect example of that.
Thank you to 
The Newman Series Mobile Catering for
teaching our cooking class today!!
The tacos and nachos were delicious!
Also, thank you for bringing Dr. Coleman today to give a message of hope to these girls!
Thank you to 
Xtra Mile Food Bank for donating snacks!
Thank you to the Rockdale County Schools Nutrition program for your do
nations of toiletries which will help the girls!
I heard one girl say that she didn’t like being in foster care or group homes,
but she loved it here. Because of Chicktime.
This same young lady has been at Elks for two years, and has never really spoken to us.
Last month, she came in and she started talking. It was a major milestone for her.
Then this month, she comes in and gives me a warm hug and is talking to me as if we have known each other all of our lives.
Another young lady showed us where she is starting an
encouragement , goal oriented club at her school.
This is what it is all about.
So thankful to be a part of an organization that inspires and helps these girls,
and I’m so thankful to all of you who volunteer and donate to help make an impact in your community!

Our September Workshop activity has changed. We will no longer be participating off campus in the Bulverde Jubilee Parade.

We are planning some wonderful life skill activities at SJRC!

We would love to have as many volunteers as possible to help us with the workshop, but mostly to share love and encouragement to these kids that need it!

SJRC Texas; 1400 Ridge Creek, Ln

Bulverde, Texas

Saturday, September, 21st

9:00-11:30am

Questions? Contact Marilee @ 210-288-6267

bulverde@chickitime.com

 

September Update:

What a joy to celebrate a birthday and have fun time with our young moms and their babies!

See you next month!

September Update:

This week we did a simple, cheap & fun craft project at Chicktime. We mixed bubble solution with food coloring in small cups, dipped straws into the solution & then blew bubbles on cardstock paper. The designs were so cool! We then cut the paper & made notebook covers for journals and school notes! We decided to team up and had a blower and a catcher because we found that some people just aren’t born to be bubble blowers.
We ate a vegan meal with Mac n cheese, salad, dips, chips & delicious strawberry cupcakes. Mmmm.


Our baby boy moved out so we have only girl babies to play with now. We are fine with that because they are so cute!
The mamas are doing a stupendous job at being moms, students & workers. We are beyond proud of them! 😍

September Update:

Today Chicktime Boerne visited Diamond C Stables in Boerne
Thank you Debbie Culver for the wonderful work shop!


the girls were able to groom the 🐎 ride 🐎 and decorate a horse shoe ♥️and wrap up their Sunday with an ice cream sundae🍨

#fieldtrip#horsesandponies #horses #volunteersarethebest♥️

No September Workshop….Stay tuned as we work on getting things settled!

Chicktime Wicksburg sadly has to cancel our workshop on Saturday. We apologize for such short notice, but we’ve had some “life” circumstances within our leadership team and we need be present with our family.
We will see you in October.
In case we haven’t told you lately…We appreciate YOU!
All our love,
Chicktime Wicksburg Leadership Team

We can’t wait to be back at Gary Job Corp this month!! Discussing “ Who do you LOVE”?

 

August Update

August Update

Chicktime Marietta is growing!
We think the girls appreciated the Life Coaching discussions this past Sunday.
Thank you to our August Workshop Leader,
new volunteers and to our dedicated Leaders!

August Update:

Making Ice Cream at Chicktime Mesa! So much fun to watch the kids get excited about something so sweet, easy and fun.

August Workshop:

Our August workshop was made possible because of the wonderful women in this picture.

Such fun to wrap up summer and help the girls at St. Pj’s get ready for the new school year with a little Chicktime Summer Fun!

Join us next month! We are going to learn how to arrange flowers!

August Update:

Today was so fun! We made a bunch of origami projects – from foxes (and boxes) to flowers! #chicktime

August Update:

Chicktime Cincy had a wonderful time celebrating the start of the new school year with the young ladies of New Beginnings.

We shared a breakfast of donuts, fruit, and orange juice while creating some difficult geometric figures, butterflies and boxes.

As we welcome the upcoming school year we wish the girls well as they embrace new opportunities and exciting journey ahead.

Please join us or come lead a workshop and share your passion.

We will not be meeting in September. Please stay tuned for details for our October workshop!

August Update:

Who knew Science Could Be So Fun!

Thank you Professor Positron and Mad Science for a great show!

The kids had no idea how much they were learning because it was so fun!!

August Update:

Thank you Animal Defense League for coming out for our August Workshop to talk to the kids at SJRC about your mission and volunteer opportunities on your campus.

The children had a great time baking treats, making dog toys and beds for the animals in the hospital!

Hope to see y’all at our next workshop!

August Update:

August 18, we thoroughly enjoyed the girls (about 30 of them) as we ate wonderful snacks and visited with them. So many of the girls are new, as they are in a 6 month program. Our craft was created with toilet paper rolls. We used them to illustrate that often times things or people can appear to be worthless but in reality, with vision and a little effort they can become a beautiful work of art. We made flowers, crosses and pictures with the rolls. They really came out great. The girls seemed to enjoy the project and were eager to find a place to hang them.

August Update

We had an amazing time at Chicktime- Galveston back to school bash!!

To hear the kids squeal with excitement as they went down the slide absolutely made our day.

Grateful for family and friends who make this possible month after month after month.

We will be having our leadership drive in October for the upcoming year.

If you would like to bring love and laughter to these kids please contact Chicktime Galveston.
We promise it doesn’t take much to make these wonderful kids happy.

We are looking forward to decorating cupcakes and making crafts next month.
In October we have a fall festival.
Stay tuned for November and December news!!

August Update:

Our Charity Partner, Boysville, had campus wide events going on and was not able to accommodate a Chicktime Workshop this month. We will be back at it next month for Minute to Win it Games!

August Update:

Another Chicktime Austin event in the record books! Our poetry writing was a success. Each participant was given a journal so they can begin their own path of self expression translating their own thoughts, feelings, and words into their own lyrical masterpiece. Our guest speaker, Symone Hernandez, encouraged the girls to write freely and from the heart! What a powerful and spiritual event.

#futurepoetsinourmidst

August Update:

AUGUST 2019 project of fabric sandal decorating was a huge success! All the girls had a great time designing their own sandals and were so grateful to us. 

The highlight was bonding with them and telling them that we love them and that we pray for them always. Thanks to our workshop leader Amanda Naranjo for a fun day! A couple of girls came to us on behalf of all the residents to tell us how much we are appreciated. That just made our day! Our hearts melted! Little do they know how much that touches our hearts!

Thank you to all our volunteers for giving of your time for this wonderful nonprofit we call “Chicktime.” Without you, we wouldn’t be able to touch so many hearts.
As always a huge thank you to HEB for providing all the snacks and drinks – you too are so valuable to our chapter. God bless all of you and enjoy looking at their completed project ♡♡♡.

August Update:

An easy workshop, but full of meaning!

It’s such a beautiful time when we can share our hearts with our girls at Ozanam!

We would love to see you at our next Workshop!

Our leadership team is involved in a Women’s Conference that just so happens to be on our normal Chicktime Saturday! So we won’t be meeting in September and will see you in October!

August Update:

Thanks to the wonderful youth group from Wesley Methodist Church and Tasha Roquemoore for volunteering.

Chicktime San Marcos Empowered met on August 17th at Brookdale South. Everyone had s0 much fun blinging water bottles.

Chicktime Empowered meets every 3rd Saturday from 10-11am at Brookdale South on Wonderworld Dr. ~ Join us!

August Update

Last night we made inspirational books with the girls.
Our workshop leader Terri brought so many beautiful quotes and stickers
and some of the girls wrote themselves notes!
It was so precious to see them all working together and bouncing ideas off of another!
They even got silly and put stickers on their faces.
We are so lucky to know and invest love into some truly beautiful young women.

August Update:

August 10th we had a great Chicktime workshop led by Lora Williams. The three stations she developed provided a day of insight, reflection and a little sweetness.

Lora presented us with an opportunity to reflect on broken relationships and good relationships and the impact they have on us. Her story is compelling and the girls can relate to her. Thank you Lora for the inspiration! Diane hosted a station where we discussed dating and the difference between a good relationship and a bad one. It’s important for girls to realize if there is abuse in a relationship and put an end to it.

For a sweet treat Lora and Diane’s daughters led the station where we decorated cup cakes to look like an octopus. Very clever and tasty. Thanks to all our volunteers for sharing your love and friendship with the girls at New Life.

August Update

What a fun birthday celebration!
Treats, games, gifts!
We had such a great time the girls!
Hope to see you at next month’s workshop!

 

August Update

We enjoyed ourselves today spending time in Fellowship
with one of our favorite residents!
We reminded her that she is Fearless.
When one or two are gathered he is there in the midst!

August Update

We had fun making paper masks today!!!
Can’t wait to see everyone at our next event! 
😊

August Update

So thankful to Shannon Jones and her girls for bringing some
rescue pups and rabbits tonight to Callen-Lacey Children’s Home.
The kids loved being able to play and cuddle with the animals. Great therapy!

 

We just wanted to check-in to let you know we are thinking about you! We are working with Rio Grande Children’s Home and trying to coordinate some upcoming workshops with them. In the meantime~ we hope you know how much we appreciate YOU!
All our love,
Anissa and Lupita
Chicktime Mission RGV Leadership Team

We are gearing up for our Vision Boards workshop once again. We have all the supplies and since the girls didn’t get to make one last month we want to give them the opportunity to make one this month!

August Update:

Can we be honest? Our first workshop didn’t go down quite the way we hoped it would go. We are working out the kinks and although a little discouraged we are NOT defeated. That would mean Satan wins and we will never ever allow that. We believe in the mission of Chicktime and our purpose at David & Margaret Youth and Family Services.

So please join us in prayer as we pray for our chapter, our volunteers, our workshops to come and our relationship with the girls we serve in hopes that we can build a trusting relationship with them.
Stay tuned for September workshop details!
All our love,
Chickitme Rancho Cucamonga Leadership Team

August Update!

Our Workshop was canceled due to unforeseen reasons. We are gearing up for an awesome September workshop to make up for lost time with our kids!

Please join us!

August Update:

Splashing our way in summer fun! Our event was a good time under the August sun.

As hot as it was, we were blessed with a strong breeze, water balloons, squirt guns, and refreshing Italian ice!

Sharing our love for keeping cool and having a blast in the summer heat was the best. This is what the season is all about. We hope you can come enjoy us serving the girls next month while we focus on health with a game of health jeopardy.

August Update:

What a great August workshop!

Thank you Lee for educating he children at Family Time Crisis Center about outdoor survival tips .

This workshop was so informative!

August Update:

No matter the age, it’s important to make good decisions. Had a wonderful and informative time with the ladies of Krause House on making positive choices. Thank you Joy Lewis, for sharing your passion with us.

August Update:

What a wonderful August workshop with these fabulous ladies!

Thank you Nancy Myers for the love you poured into this workshop.

Spending time with the young women at Vista Maria and showing them just how special  and how truly loved they are makes the heart full!

#affirmations #sharingjesuslove

August Update:

Such an amazing workshop. Such a wonderful group that shows up month after month so that we can live out our mission!

Join us!

August Update:

The beautiful Chicktime Volunteers who showed up to be crafty with us at our August workshop!

Everyone worked hard at making their own firefly!

That just so happen to light up in the dark!!!

So cool!

See you next month.

August Update:

We had a great time wit our tiny friends this week. We made sensory bags with ziplocks, hair gel, and a variety of times to look at and feel.

We then tried them out with the dreaded tummy time by one of our littles. They were a big hit with both mamas and their babies!

Welcome Miss Gabriela!

August Update:

We had such a blast with our little artists yesterday! Our pool party got rained on but it didn’t stop the fun!

We made icees, played board games and got to create some sidewalk art!! I love hanging out with these kids! They’re so fun and creative! It’s never a dull moment at WCH!

❤️❤️❤️

August Update

The kids won the water wars. They enjoyed getting the leaders drenched.

We had a great time playing Dodge the Water Balls, badminton, and volleyball.

The gifts were greatly appreciated. Thanks for all of you that donated.
We would also like to thank our volunteers that barbecued our yummy lunch.

We ended our day with ice cream sundaes.

This event was one of our favorites.
Each person is touching the lives of these young ladies by donating gifts,
donating items or volunteering.
And for that, we can’t Thank You enough.

 

August Update

CHICKTIME ATLANTA Back to School Bash was a pleasant surprise for the girls.
Instead of paper, notebooks, etc; we decided to boost up their self-esteem by
adding some personable touches.
So, their Chicktime Atlanta back to school gift bag included
nail polish, lip gloss, hair accessories, mini clipboard reminders,
colorful pens and pencils, erasers, candy treats
and most importantly their own personal journal that promotes POSITIVITY.
The event ended with their favorite food (nachos)
and everyone danced to their favorite song.
Oh yeah, the Back to School Bash was definitely an event to be remembered.

August Update

Today was great!
It could not have happened without your clothing donations
or our amazing volunteer team.
I watched as each of our volunteers was interacting with the girls
and making special connections with them.

One girl, who has not spoken in almost two years, actually talked today!
It took that long for her to trust us.
We are in it for the long haul!
We hope you will join us for Taco Bar Fun in September!

 

August Update

❤️ “This is the nicest backpack I’ve ever had.”…
“You guys got nice clothes for us.”…
“I just want to thank you for doing this for us (insert hug).”…
“We get socks too!?” ❤️

Every minute of planning and preparation was worth it
to be able to watch these kids/teens fill their brand new backpacks
with so many supplies and clothes to start the school year out right.
Then to see that boost of confidence after their haircuts.
They looked SO GOOD!

The success of this event would not have been possible without
so many of you who contributed to the supplies list and
who took the time to volunteer today.
Thank you for seeing and supporting our vision for this event.
Your contribution brought lots of joy to the lives of kids today
that don’t feel that emotion as often as they should.

We are so excited to grow with Miracles OutReach
and continue bringing fun events for the youth in their care.

August Update:

What a sweet time with our young moms tonight,

We learned to do creative lettering to make cards, posters, whatever…the sky’s the limit!!

August Update:

Chicktime Boerne in action….
Girls decorated back to school backpacks, filled them with supplies, picked out healthy snacks, got toothbrushes and toothpaste…

and let us love on them for a few hours.

It’s a beautiful day at Chicktime New Braunfels!

Deborah Smith, the founder of Chicktime New Braunfels is transitioning out to start a new chapter~Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown~

How exciting!!

AND we  have  a new Managing Leader to take her place at Chicktime New Braunfels who has a deep desire to LOVE and spread JOY through Chicktime workshops and continue the legacy that has already been started!

God is moving in BIG ways in New Braunfels, Texas !!! Two Chicktime Chapters! Wow!!

Welcome Brittney!

 

Move in Day Part 2

Not many pictures today because we were non-stop (minus a quick lunch break).
More progress made and more work to be done.

Thank you so much for everyone who came out to help us today!

Our next event is Saturday, August 3rd
and we originally planned just for the Back to School Event,
but could use more help getting this room ready too. Stay tuned for updates.

 

 

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new chapter, Chicktime Havelock! Check back soon for more details! :-)

July Update:

Another fabulous workshop!

We love serving our community.

July Update:

The ladies in this pic helped put on an awesome workshop!

Morning facials, lip scrub making, nail polishing, and gel soap making = a successful spa experience with the girls at St PJs!


Thank you to all the volunteers that turned out this morning. We hope to see you again soon!

July Workshop:

We got so busy we forgot to take pictures!

Our workshop activity was changed at the last minute and boy our time was well spent. We talked about all the produce recalls in the past couple of years. We talked about the basics on starting an indoor garden and  how to transplant outside. We then told them about taking gardening from a hobby to an actual lucrative career… farming!

Please join us next month! We will be learning how to build a budget!

 

July Update

“We should not teach children the sciences
but give them a taste for them.” -Jean Jacques Rosseau

We had a great time at our science workshop with the girls!
They learned about DNA strands and extracting DNA!
Big thanks to Youth Villages for having us and
Chelsea Cash for a great time with the girls! – Holly

 

July Update

Science, slime, and smiles all thanks to our workshop leader Mimi!! 🙂
Thank you so much for making the long 2 hour trek over to run this workshop!
We truly appreciate all of your efforts,
and the children receiving treatment from Shriners
definitely are grateful for you being here!
Are you interested in running a workshop?
Comment down below! 
🙂 #ChicktimeSpringfield

July Update:

We stayed out of the heat, but still channeled summer vibes with some painting fun.

Thanks Pink Velvet Studio!!

We can’t wait for August workshop!

July Update:

Thanks to all who came out to our July workshop. We are still figuring things out at our new Charity Partner and we so appreciate the help and patience.

We are doing Science Experiments next month. Hope to see you there.

July Update:

The girls were away at camp~ so no official workshop in July.

This month we start collecting Walmart, Target, and Visa gift cards for Christmas presents for the girls at Boysville. Message us if you can help!

July Update:

Giant Jenga…..Connect Four…..It was game day at Chicktime Cinncy!

July Update:

Thank you Ms. Alex for another wonderful Chicktime Carnival. The kids had so much fun bobbing for apples, playing Bingo and Chess, and all the other fun carnival games. The BBQ hamburgers and sausage were a big hit. Also, thanks to our awesome volunteers who come out to help support Chicktime and our charity partner, SJRC Texas every month.

If you want a rewarding experience, come join us on the third Saturday of each month at SJRC Texas. We guarantee a fun time for all!!

July Update:

For our July Workshop,  Michele taught the girls how to paint with acrylics. The picture they made was based on the song, Pieces. Referring to the Lord Jesus giving of his heart without limits to those who love Him. At one of our Bible Study times, after sharing about the plan of salvation, nearly all the girls chose to invite Jesus to live in their hearts. The goodness of our God is overwhelming!

July Update:

Bingo and Love….Chicktime Empowered!

July Update:

Chicktime Galveston…..God joins us at every workshop!

July Update:

Our July Workshop was canceled. See you in August.

July Update:

Praise the Lord! All the residents at Bokenkamp Children’s Home had a blast with praise n worship!

A huge thank you to our event leader, Lyn! She did an amazing job getting a wonderful band to play for the youth. Check out our live videos and videos on comments below. Thank you to H-E-B for providing for these kids. We can’t say enough about all our wonderful volunteers as well – without you, none of this could happen. Thank you and Bless you from the bottom of our hearts! Until next month!!!!

July Update:

We had a fun time learning how to organize our drawers and how to efficiently put away our laundry!

Thank you Joanne for teaching our girls this awesome life skill!

Our first “official” workshop is here! Please come help us build a legacy of love in our community!

July Update:

July’s Chicktime workshop was called Summer Fun and it was fun!!!july pic4

Shawna led the Water Fun and the girls had a blast getting sprayed with the water hose and running relay races.

Corrina led Mini Edible Arrangements. The girls really loved cutting the fruit with cookie cutters and making beautiful arrangements that they could eat later.

Lindsay led the Bracelet Making station. The girls were very creative with the colors they chose and the bracelets were beautiful.

We had a great turnout of volunteers. Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the day with the New Life girls.

July Update

What an amazing time we had last night at Callen Lacey Children’s Home!
So thankful to have Dorchester County K-9 unit show us their beloved dogs
and demonstrate their training and expected behavior. So informative!!

July Update

Chicktime Atlanta’s Writing Workshop was one for the books!
Everyone participated in writing a letter to their future selves
💕
and what we heard was nothing short of amazing.
Some of the future goals included college, marriage, & self growth.
Thank you to all of our volunteers, we look forward to next month’s event!
🦋

July Update

Another Great time with our girls.
Tacos, Brownies and Exotic Animals.
What more could you want?

July Update:

Oh my goodness! We had a fabulous turnout for today’s workshop! Twenty! Yes, I said 20 incredible volunteers!!! Thank you to everyone who showed up and showed love! 💕💗💕

And I can’t rave enough about the fun and creative workshop on DIY makeup. Karina taught everyone how to make homemade sugar lip scrub, and skin highlighter. The girls loved learning how to apply it too.

There was a lot of great interaction between the Krause girls and Chicktime volunteers. Such an amazing afternoon!

July Update:

We had an amazing time sharing our passion of giving back with the girls at Casa de Amparo through making blankets for Project Linus.

Serving others produces abundant joy and purposeful lives that lets us live outside ourselves; our issues, and circumstances. It transports our hearts, minds and souls into a state of peace, gratitude and joy.

This is what we do every second Saturday of the month. Please come join us in giving back at our August Event! We will be sharing our love for summer fun.

We Can’t Wait to See Everyone! We’ve missed YOU!

We are so thrilled! Corrina Green just joined our leadership team.

Greater things are still to come with Chicktime Canyon Lake at New Life and we believe Corrina’s leadership is just what we need to continue the work God has placed on our hearts.

July Update:

What a BE-YOU-TIFUL kind of Summer Day with some Vista Maria girls! Chicktime Detroit is honored to shine a little extra love from Jesus on them! Thank you precious ladies for volunteering so faithfully…you are really making a difference! #WaterBaloonToss🎈💦 #MusicalSquares#SoakerSpongeGame🏆🍉 #Watermelon #CookiePrizes #SnacksnWater#BlessingsonBlessingsofLOVEnLAUGHS 😍🙌

July Update:

Flip flop transformation…..

Don’t they look fancy???

What a fun workshop!

July Update:

A great way to cool down is to make homemade ice cream! At our super great Monday Funday, we played an M&M game to help us get to know each other better. We also talked about how important it was to talk & communicate with your babies. Then we made ice cream!

We would like to quote our amazing Jr. Chick, Pennie, when she said, ” This is the best thing I’ve ever had.” How cool is that?! We have 2 more baby girls coming in a few months & can’t wait to hold them! Stay tuned as the mamas have requested we make flashcards and/or games to play with the littles in the near future.

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July Update:

Had an awesome day at Family Time Crisis Center with our Chicktime sisters today.

We taught the children and moms about creative ways to make art and how to think out side the box.

We created unique art pieces using all different kinds of medium such as glue, salt, food coloring and even shaving cream 😁💗

July Update:

Chicktime was so fun today! Alli and her friends from OU came out to SJRC to show the girls some science experiments.

They made apple pie without apples! It was amazing! Who knew?

And then we used fruit to produce electric currents. Alli and friends helped to show the girls how smart they are! The girls really enjoyed getting their scientific minds rolling.

The babies got lots of loving and snuggling. Thank you Alli for thus awesome workshop 💕.

July Update:

Another fabulous event Military Appreciation! These kids are great…We made thank you cards and filled four boxes that will be sent to our troopers overseas.

Thank you to all Military and their families! I hope these boxes find you safe. Our prayers are always with you! Thank you to our Military Veterans in attendance…

July Update:

Today we learned that just because something is broken doesn’t mean that it isn’t beautiful as the wonderful kids at MCYS expressed themselves with their Graffiti Wall!!

Join us next next month! We are going to have so much fun celebrating our 1 year anniversary!

July Update

Coloring, ice cream, and pizza! We had a BLAST today, thanks everyone for coming out! 😊

 

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! :-)