Charleston Downtown News
Chicktime Humble has found a new Charity Partner and we can’t wait to serve there!
With the damage that was done to Family Time form the tropical storm, Imelda and the unknown of when they will be back and running we decided to find a new place to serve in the meantime.
It is our hope that if they get things together again and can welcome volunteers back, a new Leadership team will emerge to go back there. Could that be you?
Contact Sandra if it is and she can help you process this!
Our November workshop focused on gratitude. The girls decorated chalkboards with paint, antique buttons and permanent markers. We asked them to make the statement
“I am grateful for”….. permanent on the chalkboard with either paint or permeant marker and everyday with chalk change what they are grateful for!
As the girls were doing this activity we went around the room to share what each of us is grateful for and helped the girls realize that even in the darkest times there is always a reason to be grateful.
This activity spilled over to writing grateful cards to special people who have impacted us. The girls really liked this activity and it seemed therapeutic and a way to show how grateful and thankful they are to the people who have loved and encouraged them along way. We had a blessing mix bar where the girls grabbed a plastic goodie bag and scooped in various ingredients that together made the mix. They used a precut ribbon to tie the bag shut with instructions on what each ingredient meant. The girls made one for themselves and one to share with someone special.
Fresh fruit with chocolate dipping sauce and cookies filled our tummies and was the perfect Saturday workshop treat. We circled up and held hands for our closing prayer…a workshop tradition!
Chicktime San Antonio remains grateful for the opportunity to serve at Boysville and be part of the journey in the teen girls who live there.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our volunteers who we are also VERY grateful for!
Chicktime had an amazing time on Saturday helping the children and their families decorate the family crisis center for Christmas…
It’s never too early right???
We began our workshop with prayer and a reminder to the moms at the shelter that God loves them that this stage in their lives is not who they are. We reminded them that God means to prosper them and love them.
The children enjoyed cookies and donuts and hot chocolate.
They loved their kid sized trees soo much.
Thank you to everyone who donated their time and their resources to make this day possible.
We love the encouragement that the parable about the Pearl of Great Price brings to us.
….And we particularly love giving the girls a pearl necklace to remind them of their great worth to Jesus. Sunday we opened a real oyster loaded with 27 earls. The girls loved seeing the pearls inside and almost all of them got to have one.
The formation of the pearls parallels their lives. It is a very meaningful teaching.
After that they all got a single fresh water pearl necklace, to remind them that they are so vulnerable.
Jesus, gave all to redeem them.
Our Chicktime Ladies, after serving a feast they prepared, worked hard to fit the necklace perfectly to every girl. Our team is amazing and so deeply appreciated.
Hi Everyone! While I’m extremely excited to serve as Co-Leader, the unexpected loss of our friend and Co-Leader Jessica, is still difficult. I’m extremely thankful to have volunteered at the last workshop, with Jessica. You see, I was quite tired that Friday afternoon and I almost did not go. However, it just wasn’t sitting well with me to sit that workshop out. I spent more time noticing that I should get up and go, instead of starting the nap I thought I wanted to take. I am so thankful that I got back up and went to that workshop. I did not know that would be the last time I would see Jessica.
It was such a blessing to hear that Jessica enjoyed the workshop! I enjoyed it was well! We were decorating journals with our participants and I remember thinking how wonderful it was that Jessica not only had a heart to serve others and drove a very long way to do so, but she also brought her kids to each workshop! They always interact so well with our participants.
I remember also thinking how each of her 3 kids are actual bundles of love!! Kelsie is so much fun to talk and laugh with! And, as I was also decorating a journal, Jessica’s 2 little guys were sitting next to me & encouraging me with “good job, good job” while I doodled! 😄 It was the cutest and sweetest thing of that day…especially since my drawing truly were doodles! Yet, they were cheering me on! 🤗
So I’m thankful for that very fond memory of being able to have spent time with Jessica, truly not knowing how special that afternoon would end up being. I’m also thankful to have listened to the promptings to go, so that I wouldn’t miss that opportunity.
I look forward to serving with Morgan and building our Dayton Chapter!! We welcome your support, prayers and positive encouragement as we work together to find a new charity partner and reach out to those who need us most!! – ❤️
We will not be having a December workshop.
We will see you in the new year.
November is the month to be thankful and Chicktime Bulverde is
Thankful and Blessed to serve SJRC Texas.
We first created a tree of thanks by adding leaves to the tree, thanking someone , especially the staff who take care who take care of them.
Next we made “I am Thankful” boards.
Thank you Carolyn Boden for letting me spin off your “Grace workshop idea from Chicktime Canyon Lake”.
We finished with a “Wurstfest” style lunch of potatoes, cabbage and sausage and dessert of the most amazing tasting pies and Apple Cider.
What a great Thanksgiving Feast!!
Back in October, we asked all of the girls what their favorite Thanksgiving foods were.
So for our November event, we made sure to have every girl’s favorite food there
as we gathered together in a time of thankfulness.
It was such a fun time.
We appreciate all of our volunteers who worked hard
to provide such an amazing feast for these girls.
Thank you to Michele and her boys for donating gift bags to the girls
filled with toiletries and other cute items that the girls loved!￼
Thanksgiving is around the corner.
What are you thankful for?
We, at Chicktime, are oh so thankful for another fun event with the children at MSP
During our November workshop, the kids got to color various fall masterpieces,
play hide & seek, and show off their dance moves.
Check out some of their amazing work!
We hope to see you in December!
We honored our military at Chicktime making Paracord bracelets to send overseas today and had so much fun doing it! Right after Jessica and her daughter went down to meet the Dayton chapter for some fun and games. Chicktime Akron is so proud to be part of such a strong sisterhood of chapters helping girls and women across the country. 😊♥️🥰
Chicktime Conroe is truly blessed to have such an amazing group of volunteers but MAC truly goes above and beyond for our kiddos at yes to youth! MAC is a Mixed Martial Arts gym in Conroe. They come visit our kiddos twice a year to teach them self defense skills because our shelter only houses youth for 90 days and every group of kids is different.
That’s no problem for these AMAZING superstars though because they tailor each workshop to the needs of the kids we are serving at the time. We usually break up into boys and girls because of the differences in interests and each time they’ve come, MAC has brought more and more Volunteers so it’s easier to split up.
They are truly an amazing organization and we can’t thank you enough. Today the ladies learned how to escape surprise attacks and unwanted attention situations while the guys focused on protecting yourself in a fight, striking and kicking if needed in self defense.
God is so good. This was such an amazing. Event with the girls full of connection, laughter and fun. There is nothing like sharing something that brings you joy with another.
We taught one of the girls how to play Spoons, the card game. At first she had to get pass the learning curve, but after that we kept playing round after round. The same joy that it brought me, blossomed in her. This is what Chicktime is all about. Come share something that brings you JOY .
Even through a small card game you can bring a memory of Joy for a teen who is need of these kind of memories <3
CREATIVE CREATIONS! This month, back by popular Demand,
( HOMEMADE SMOOTHIES).
Chicktime Atlanta did a work shop on Introduction to Entrepreneurship.
It was FAAAABULOUS !
The girls did an essay detailing what they wanted their own business to be;
such as music producers, hair stylists, artists, physical therapists, animal trainer
and businesses that will help other young ladies to have a better and successful life.
Please zoom in to the pic with the drawings and writings and
read the dreams that these young ladies have.
Thankful for our volunteers that come and spend time with our chicktime Boerne chapter 🙏♥️
Tara keeps our Pink color alive today the girls went home with a soft pink pillow💗 they devoured yummy fall decorated cookies 🎃👻🦄🍪 and cupcakes 🍁
each girl was gifted a pink Bible📖.
We had a blast showing our single moms how to create their own fall-themed decorations.They were all so creative and seemed to really enjoy the workshop!And what kind of fall gathering would it be without chili, cornbread, Fritos, pumpkin-shaped rice crispy treats, and apple cider o such a cold and rainy night.See you next month!
From this… to this! We are cleaned up, sorted and organized!
Next round will be cleaning floors and walls for painting
and then hanging everything up!
We hope to have the clothes closet at Miracles OutReach looking like
a boutique come the new year!
P.S. shout out to JoAnna Lynn for being a rock start today!!!
Another Chicktime Little Rock Workshop in the books! Thank you to our Workshop Leader Meshunda for teaching us how to not sweat the small stuff! And of course thank you to our charity partner Immerse Arkansasfor allowing us to hang with them. Stay tuned for our November invite!!!! 💕💕💕💕
Wow what a great turnout for our 1st official workshop!
We had a great time decorating masks and getting into the Halloween spirit @ Connections!
The kiddos, volunteers and staff enjoyed some Frito Pie and bonding time!
Just an all around good time!
Happy Halloween! Hope to see you next month!
This month’s workshop was colorful, creative, and delicious! We played Scategories, painted pumpkins, and enjoyed yummy pumpkin treats.
This was the first time that every girl at New Beginnings chose to participate, and we were THRILLED to have a fun, lovely group of girls and women gathered together!
Our October 2019 event was so much fun! Not only did we feast on BBQ pork sliders along with brownies and more but we were blessed to have the champion robotics team, ” Wait For It” join us!
They demonstrated the capabilities of the robot and answered numerous questions about the working habits of the team on and off the field.
After that, they lead each girl to make her own “bristle bot” and compete for a winner.
We enjoyed their visit immensely. The bracelet is made from a 3D printer the robotics team brings in. Pretty cool, huh?
Thank you Liz and Cora for leading the children of SJRC through the “My Amazing Self” activity.
The Children are very inspirational and truly amazing. It was so wonderful to hear them share their messages of what is important to be successful with each other…such amazing courage. They also enjoyed making their own Halloween desserts!
Our October workshop was jammed packed with volunteers and the residents at Brookdale felt so special.
We decorated halloween masks.
All it takes is a couple hours on the 3rd Saturday of the month which leads to making the day of an elderly person who loves the attention and conversation. We hope to see you in November!
Never think what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there who needs what you have to give. This statement seems always to ring true at our Chicktime workshops and it wasn’t any different at this months event!!
Our workshop leader, Tara Johnson, showed the girls how to sew their own pillowcases!
Her passion for sewing was so evident as she led the workshop, but the love and grace she extended the girls by showing up with supplies to fill up a Saturday morning will for ever be etched in their hearts… and now every night before they go to bed they can lay their head on a pillow case they made at Chicktime and forever be reminded how much they are loved!!
Thank you to our volunteers who showed up with sewing machines and with loving hearts. We know your time is valuable and we are so grateful you believe in the mission of Chicktime!
It is in moments like this that God’s Love in us can change the world. May we continue to ask God to reveal himself to us and form us for a life of service.
What do you see when you look at this picture?
How about this one?
We hope you see a bunch of wonderful women who show up once a month to love on children who need it most!
We hope when you look at this pic you see children who are grateful for our monthly visits.
Chicktime Mesa would love for you to join us one month!
It’s a movement and we will never stop moving!
🥰Special thank you to our leader Hema for giving us the gift of henna today.
Our girls had so much fun getting their henna designs…
Look at the details!
Our volunteers had so much fun learning and playing a new card game called bumper with the girls! So many smiles and laughs shared today. 🥰
What a FUN Day at Bokenkamp today!
The girls did such a great job decorating their masks and truly enjoyed our conversations.
A huge thank you to H-E-B for all the drinks and snacks (cracker jacks, pringles, m&m’s and orange soda).
Many thanks to all of our volunteers for giving of your time and bringing smiles to all those precious girls. Enjoy their awesome masks!
Oh what a blast we had at our October workshop!
The girls got so creative with their halloween masks!
Just look at the yummy witch hat treats they created out of sugar cones, icing and sugar cookies.
The girls like the games we played too.
We just love our time together. Join us one month. We know you will too!
We had so much fun today with the teens creating spooky cupcakes. They had so much fun and were very creative.
Some of them made multiple cupcakes because they were having so much fun. They will definitely be on a sugar high later!!!
If you are on the fence about volunteering please know these teens enjoy and are so appreciative of these activities and the time we spend with them. Please ask us more about volunteering! It’s only a few hours a month
Another Chicktime Halloween in the books!
The girls at Vista Maria never seize to amaze us with their creativity and uniqueness. They decorated their own masquerade masks and now they have a Halloween costume!
Vista Maria is a community that houses and supports young girls in need.
Sharing Dias de Los Muerts with the girls was amazing!
Remembering our lost loved ones on the alter and celebrating the day with a piñata, nachos, face painting, and a super cool lantern craft provided connection with our girls and a whole lot of fun for everyone.
Please come out and join us for the next month.
We will be sharing the love of Thanksgiving through playing games and sharing some delicious dessert.
What a cool experience today!
Dawn Harland (IG: @dawntheartist) set up a Halloween makeup tutorial
with paint, latex, and special effects-
sewing a mouth shut and peeling a face off were some of the favorites! 🤐🧟♀️🦹♀️
Such a fun time with the girls at Miracles OutReach!
What an amazing day!!!
We had spooky snacks, fall games, prizes, slime making, and pumpkin painting!
We are so thankful to all of our volunteers for helping put this together.
Also, thank you to Xtra Mile Food Bank for their snack donations
and to Mitcham Farm for donating pumpkins for our event.
These girls had so much fun today and were able to just enjoy life
and not worry about the challenges they face every day.
They may not get to go out and participate in fall festivals,
so we brought the fall festival to them!
Join us next month for our Thanksgiving Feast!!
Chicktime Atlanta enjoyed a well needed free day with the girls.
We worked out a bit, played games, learned a dance, took a walk & enjoyed some food.
This month was the girls’ to lead and we must say they did a great job overall
Always looking for what’s in store with these lovely ladies
🦋Peace & Blessings.
Thank you Volunteers and workshop leadersConstance and Mia from the Patrick Heath Boerne Public Library for coming out and spending your Saturday morning with us.
At our October workshop the girls got to decorate, draw and color a pillow case using fabric marker.
Didn’t they come out beautiful!
Our tasty treat was witches hats with sugar cookies, waffle cones, m&m’s and chocolate frosting.
Hope to see you in November 2019!
What a fun time tonight with our young moms learning to do Zentangles art form taught by Lindy Hargrave Art!
It looks really intricate but so simple When you follow the steps! I can see how one could get caught up for hours working on something like this!
And of course We can’t get together without food and treats!!
This is one of our favorite workshops. We had 18 beautiful girls who had a blast decorating their wooden crosses for this months workshop led by Sylvia Menchaca. A huge thank you to our volunteers who helped make this a joyful event for everyone. Thank you H-E-B for providing drinks and snacks too – you bring all the girls so much happiness as our exclusive donor each month.
Enjoy their beautiful crosses. Many of them told me that they would cherish them and remember us always. This makes it all worth it!
Those smiles and glimpses of happiness in their faces….
We had a pamper time that included eye makeup, hand and arm massages and lovely polished nails. Mindy spoke on our physical beauty and the beautiful work God is doing in our soul. After all the pampering each one of our Chicktime ladies prayed personally for a girl until they were all prayed for. It was so sweet and tender. Our ladies were truly moved by their openness and willingness to receive.
We give and give but there is no way to compare that with the enormity of what the Lord pours back on us!
September’s workshop was a blast. We had the kiddos think about what their goals were after finishing school. They made envision board and/or notebooks, talked about career choices and even did some cooking. They enjoyed each other’s company while snacking on sliders, chips, brownies and cookies. Chicktime Bulverde is so blessed and honored to have such amazing volunteers who come out and love on these awesome kids.
Please come out and join us every third Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to noon.
We are also looking for volunteers to host a workshop in the year 2020. Please let us know if you are interested or have any questions. Your workshop is simply sharing your passion with the kids at SJRC. When you are excited about what you do, others will share along with your joy. Come try it out with us!
We are full of gratitude this morning.
We would like to give a BIG warm thank you to Jasmine Merrill, our wonderful speaker today for the positive words of encouragement and taking the time to speak with our bright young ladies at the Ozanam campus.
And to our Amazing volunteers, we couldn’t make Chicktime happen every month without your endless support and dedication!
And as we learned today:
What a wonderful morning we had sharing fun and laughter as the girls proudly competed in Minute to Win It games.
Starting with face the cookie, balloon juggling, cup stacking and ending with water balloon toss and water relays, both the girls and volunteers cheered on and played to win king-sized candy.
As we usually do, we closed our time with snacks and prayer, looking forward already to our next time together. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers for leading and playing games.
Join us on October 19th for our next Chicktime actiivty.
Party fun at Chicktime Canyon Lake this month!
Brenda and Lori led an awesome station where we taught the girls how to play the really fun dominos game, Mexican Train. Each cottage was given a game to keep so they can play during their down time. So much fun!
Kelly and Danette led the Party Food station where the girls decorated mini cakes. They were so creative and delicious!
And thanks to Riki and her enthusiasm with water balloons. The girls had a blast getting soaking wet, running around and having fun.
Riki also provided an opportunity for each girl to create a positive affirmation poster. With the girls from Chi Beta Delta there to play with the girls it was a perfect day of fun and friendship! Thank you to all the volunteers that showed up to love on the girls at New Life.
Last night we had so much with the girls making wall art.
They used stencils, paints and markers to make canvases to hang in their rooms.
They had so much fun showing each other what they thought would work well
and complimenting one another’s work!! 💖💖💖
We are so lucky to be surrounded by these beautiful, talented young ladies.