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March Update: 

Chicktime Macon got off to a great start. Pizza party at the Masonic Home was a huge success. We met some awesome girls with big hearts. We can’t wait to see them again next month.

March Update:

Our  heart is full !! Joining these lovely ladies and sharing the love of Jesus with them and the young ladies at Vista Maria is so dear to our ♥️ heart. Feeling blessed beyond measure! #thankfulandgrateful 🙌💕💕💕

March Update:

We had the best time learning tips and tricks to taking perfect photos and selfies.

Than you Lorie Bought for teaching us today at our Chicktime event. You taught us some amazing things today and we look forward to putting those tips to use.

March Update:

We hosted a STEAM day activity to encourage the girls to use their creativity and the engineering design process. Each team was given 5 sheets of paper and tape to build a tower that could support the weight of a container of skittles. The girls were more than willing to accept the challenge! Every team was different and very creative. We hope that this sparked some excitement and interest in the feild and that they’ll be able to use these problem solving skills in the future.

Our next Chicktime event is April 13th! Save the date for another fun opportunity to volunteer with us!

March update:

This was one groovy event!

We threw up our deuces and tuned into love for this far out Chicktime.

While Shirley lead us in some boss button bracelet making and other fab love promoting crafts, we jammed to some stellar tunes man and had a gas, celebrating the passion of peace and love with the girls at Casa.

We jammed to some stellar tunes man and had a gas, celebrating the passion of peace and love with the girls at Casa.

Don’t be square and come and join us next event in April!

March Update:

Holy babies!!! We had 4 of the cutest littles to play with last night! It doesn’t stop there- there’s another on the way in a couple weeks! 😍Besides eating tacos, pizza, cinnabuns & fritters and playing with babies, we played with beads! march pic 2

Lots of amazing personalized creations happened in a short amount of time. Fun!

March update:

A day for the Arts was our theme this month at Canyon Lake. Linda led an excellent and fast paced workshop with water color painting and drawing, but more importantly, she talked to the girls about virtues .She shared with the girls how to call upon their higher virtues.

Sandra brought out more creativity with the girls paper flower wreaths made with beautiful spring colors.

Kelli energized the girls with Zumba! Thanks to our great volunteers for showing up to participate.

March Update:

Than you so much to the Gentle Dragon and Presa jujitsu crew! The kids had a great time learning self defense and getting a chance to just be kids!

March Update:

What a workshop!!!

We learned all about resume writing and had so much fun!

Join us next month.

 

March Update

What an amazing Chicktime day!!
We talked about the importance of taking care of yourself and discovering who you
really are.  Then the girls were given the opportunity to have their nails and
makeup done. Each girl received a bag of self-care items for her to keep.
It was a day of pampering!

On top of that, Chicktime Marietta and Chicktime Atlanta came to visit
as well as Ashley Simmons from Chicktime National.
We had such a fun day making an impact and having fellowship with our
Chicktime sisters!!


This month’s workshop was a major undertaking and we are so thankful to the ladies who stepped up and knocked it out of the park!
That includes all of our volunteers and those who donated supplies for our workshop. There is no way we could do this without you!

March Update

Chicktime Atlanta’s second event, Love Is was a success!
We discussed the importance of self-love and understanding the five love languages.
It truly is amazing to have a helping hand in the lives of these beautiful young ladies!
We’re definitely looking forward to next month’s event! 
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March Update

Had a great time doing art led by Isabelle this Saturday!!
Hope to see more people next month!

March Update:

We enjoyed painting canvases with the girls at Grace House on Saturday! Thank you Dancy Mosley Sullivan for your creativity in leading our group this month! 💗

Hi Ladies, for those without Workspace or Facebook I will be posting links to our videos here. Enjoy today’s testimony from Megan Swatt of Charleston, South Carolina!

 

February Update:

It’s official! We have been partnered with David & Margaret Youth and Family Services!!
Founded in 1910, David & Margaret has a proud tradition of serving children, youth and families in need of social services.
David & Margaret empowers children, youth, and families through culturally diverse services that foster emotional, educational, spiritual, and identity development.

 

March Update

We had such a fun day cooking fresh pasta and garlic knots!
A huge thank you to Chef It Up 2 Go – Tampa Bay Travel Team.
If anyone is looking for a birthday party activity or an event for a school be sure to check them out!

Another shout out to Kathleen Robinson Fannin, the girls loved their gifts! Thank you for bringing some extra joy to their day!

March Update:

This month was filled with Ballon Bouquet Photo backdrop and inspirational quotes for your picture!

Thank you to Tamara and her friends for hosting this month!!

And another big thank you to Claudia with LuaBash for the amazing ballon backdrop!🎈🎈

See you next month!😄

March Update:

Always an amazing time when Mr. Doug & Ms. Reanna come for a visit! #alabama4H

Today, the kids got to learn about animals that are native to our area and learned responsible ways to react when they encounter them. We also had a little relaxation time with 4H Yoga learning poses like the mountain, the cat, and the frog! #skinzandskullz

Thank you to everyone who came out to play today! We’d love to see Y•O•U next month 💕💕

March Update:

What a wonderful time we had this month at Chicktime!

We decorated pots and planted flowers! So much fun! Then we had a wonderful story time about blooming where we are planted!

…And just shared love and laugher with the kids we promised to show up for every month!

#chicktimerocks

We had this workshop planned for March, but because our workshop was canceled we will try again! Join us~

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March Update:

SJRC had to cancel our workshop as the girls had another commitment. We will see you next month! Same activity and workshop leader, but make sure you pay attention to the date! We are going to meet on a Thursday!

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February Update:

Our Science Workshop was exciting and thrilling and is turning out to be one of our favorite annual workshops!

See you next month!

February Update:

We are excited to announce that Chicktime Macon has officially partnered with the Masonic Home of Georgia to bring fun and engaging workshops to the precious girls who call it ‘home’!

February Update:

Another Chicktime Workshop in the books!!! Tonight we made gourmet popcorn and pretzels! So tasty 😋😋! Thanks everyone for coming out and a HUGE welcome our newest member Miss Ashlee! We are so excited to have you. See you all again next month.

February Update: 

Another Fabulous Saturday morning spent with our girls at St. PJ’s!

 

Chapter co-leader, Anna, was also the workshop leader!

Rock painting was so therapeutic and expressive!

Merrilee…thanks for the rocks & cupcakes; you’re a Rockstar!

#chicktime#chicktimesacentral #volunteering #4thsaturdays #stpjs#loveourvolunteers @ St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home (St. PJ’s)

February Update:

Our “You Are Lved” Workshop today led by Jasmine Merrill was so powerful and well received by our girls! They participated in writing activities to help them see their differences are unique and should not stand in the way of the love and self care they provide to themselves.

Jasmine is a Mother, Author, Speaker and Creative Writer! She is a awesome motivator who we are lucky to have coming back to lead two additional workshops this year!

Chicktime Conroe is looking to add to their leadership team!

We are committed to serving the youth at  Montgomery County Youth Services and need help! If you have a passion to make a difference in our community and leave a legacy….We would love to hear from you!

Contact Chelsea at conroe@chicktime.com

If not us….then who?

 

February Update

Chicktime was a blast again tonight at CYDC!!
We had a new volunteer with us named Ginger!
A 6 month old puppy & she wore pink, too 💗 We played games and had lots of laughs!

 

 

We are in the very early stages of building our chapter and if you would like more info or sign up as a volunteer… please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at rc@chicktime.com!
Keep watching your email and website and social media more info coming soon!

February Update:

It was a successful afternoon filled with self love/care activities at our Chicktime event at D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s! 💕
The smoothie bar was a hit as the kids sipped on delicious, fresh smoothies🍍

The affirmation station allowed the kids to make banners that they can hang in their room to remind them of how worthy they are of love—a few words I saw on their banners included “strong”, “beautiful”, “loyal”.

One child wrote on their banner as a reminder every morning, “my scars do not define me.” 😭🖤


The meditation station focused on mindfulness and breathing techniques to relax and focus on the present. 🧘🏼‍♀️Even an older highschool boy who is usually “too cool” for all of the activities we do was really excited and engaged in the meditation! And another gave me a hug for the first time because even though he has this cool dude attitude, you can tell he’s thankful we show up every month.


The sun catcher making station allowed the kids to express themselves + how therapeutic! And they got to take something away that can shine light into their lives. Super thankful for all the volunteers that showed up to help with the event! If you’re looking to make an impact in lives, this is a low commitment, amazing way to do so!

Our hearts are full and these kids are amazing!

 

February Update

Our amazing friend and Health Coach,Leslie Hall, came to teach the girls at Jenkins
Institute about Healthy Eating. We prepared a delicious vegetable soup using all
fresh ingredients.

We made a no-bake peanut butter chocolate cookie which was delicious! 

 

Leslie helped us educate the girls on how to read labels
and gave “Eat this,not that” options for snacks, school breakfast, and lunches.
Many girls tried vegetables they said they didn’t like, and were surprised at how
delicious they tasted in our sou
p. One girl, in particular, was amazed what a little lemon
juice can do to vegetables and for your digestive track!🤣😂
Thank you Leslie for coming to give our girls the tools they need to navigate healthy
eating!!! We also showed the girls why sugar can be so dangerous when consumed
without limits. Many kids are not educated on healthy eating habits and
Chicktime Charleston is so grateful for Leslie teaching us ALL some better choices we can make!!

February Update:

Sewing pillows, encouraging teens, and sharing the love of Jesus!

A typical Chicktime workshop!

Chicktime Galveston is still figuring out our next journey and we can’t wait to be back volunteering together again!

We are called to be HIS hands and feet and we plan on being obedient to HIS calling!

February Update:

Lehman High School Student Volunteers!

We decorated hearts for Valentine’s Day~

And ate PIZZA too! Yum!

Join us next month!

February Update:

Chicktime Bulverde is thankful for  Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority from Texas A&M Univeristy – San Antonio for coming out and spending part of their weekend to lead our February workshop. If you are interested in volunteering with Chicktime Bulverde, the 3rd Saturday of every month please  join and impact the life of a child!

February Update:

Today was indeed very special for us all. The residents of Bokenkamp presented Chicktime volunteers with a beautiful tree made of buttons because they were so grateful for their Christmas party in December and for us just choosing to come out to the facility to do fun things with them. This made our hearts move in so many ways. Thank you girls, we love it and will display it proudly ♡.


The girls had a fun morning decorating their hearts and truly put a lot of love into it.

Thank you to all of our volunteers for giving of your precious time to make these girls feel special. We hope to see all of you come out again. A huge THANK YOU to H-E-B for all the drinks and snacks.


Enjoy the pictures and look forward to next months project! God Bless each and everyone ♡♡♡.

February Update:

We celebrated Valentines with a bit of crafting and #selflove: today we made some #selfcare boxes. Love and treat yourself first!

February Update:

We would like to send a Huge Chicktime thank you to Sonja Rockett of the Purple Orchid Massage and Wellness for blessing our ladies of Chadwick today. Sonja provided some relaxation tips as well as provided massages to the ladies!

#Homelesswomanmatter!
#Theyarebeautiful!
#Welo

February Update:

💕 Chicktime yesterday was so much fun! 💕

Friendship love was in the air during our workshop this month and first time workshop leaders, Jacque and Hannah really owned the opportunity to give of themselves and their time – not only to the young ladies of New Beginnings but to the chapter.

Thank you everyone who attended and welcome Barbara, our newest volunteer! ❤️

We hope you’ll join us next month for our self-care 101 experience. 💅 💄 🛁

February Update:

Had an amazing first workshop! Our workshop leader shared her love of Ballet Folklorico! Thanks Kimberly Simpson for assisting!

If you are reading this please and in the Austin area~ we are in need of volunteers! Please join us!

February Update:

What a beautiful and tasty morning we had today! Thanks to Kelly and Kat for bringing their passion to bake.

The girls didn’t hesitate at all to roll up their sleeves, flour up, mix, knead and spread to make cinnamon rolls from scratch.

As they patiently waited first for the yeast to rise, and then for the rolls to bake, they shared laughs as they acted out while playing ‘heads up’.

It warmed our ♥️ when the girls asked to pray before savoring their creation, and when they all asked for Chicktime shirts which they promise to wear on Chicktime Saturdays. We always leave with our spiritual tanks fuller, our hearts overflowing and today our tummies full and happy with an extra helping of cinnamon and sugar!

February Update:

Another blessed day spending time with my babies at the #alabamabaptistchildrenshome 🏡

Unfortunately, the flu caused a last minute change of plans to what we had lined up for the kids. We all pray that Mrs. Anna, Miss Savannah, and Mrs. Ashley get well soon! 🙏🏼 In celebration of Valentine’s Day this week, the kids showed some love and constructed get well cards for a very special young girl battling cancer. The kids were so engaged in listening to this child’s story and eager to showcase their support.

My heart was overjoyed at the participation in this project for one VERY big reason: these children have been through some difficult life circumstances themselves and despite it all, they understood that this little girl needs to be shown love and support now more so than ever! ❤️

These babies have the faith of a mustard seed and I am elated that I was able to bear witness to the love that overflowed today! I challenge you, my reader, to do a simple act of love and kindness for someone over the next few days. Be the change that you wish to see in the world! Love matters. Kindness matters. Always.

Joyfully, Ranah 💕
#volunteer #dothanalabama #covdosomething

February Update:

Our very first event went super well!!!

So glad we got the opportunity to bring joy to the amazing women and children at House of Ruth! 💖

Hope to see some of you next time on March 9th! 😁

 

February Update

Thankful for all our wonderful volunteers! 

Chicktime Moncks Corner at Callen-Lacey.
Great makeup class for the girls and some basketball for the guys!
Love spending time with these kids!!

Thankful for sweet friends that make such awesome donations
for Chicktime Moncks Corner and the Callen-Lacey Home for Children! So blessed!

 

February Update

We had a great time at our February workshop! We made cute bullet journals,
ate cookies, and introduced the Chicktime Suggestion Box!
Listening to what the girls want to do is so important,
so we made a suggestion box so we can plan even more awesome events in the future!

February Update:

We are excited to announce that Chicktime Marietta will begin serving the precious children and staff of Angel House very soon! We have completely fallen in ❤️ with Angel House and we know you will too!

February Update:

   

Chicktime Volunteers are so special!

They prepare for craft time….

They role model….

They encourage…..

They love and are lovable…

They listen….

They help create and teach….

They share their gifts and resources….

They are what make Chicktime Workshops so special!!

Lovebirds project with the kids at SafeHaven of Tarrant County. All you need is love

February Update:

We were all about positive affirmations, beautiful flowers, sweet treats, and delicious crepes this event! It was a time of reflection for loving yourself and others how God loves us all. There is no comparison to how much God loves us, but to strive to liberate from our brokenness and love like he does was what we shared with the girls at Casa.

As mother Theresa said, …Let know one ever come to you leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, and kindness in your warm greeting.” This is how we aim to serve to show these girls the love from God. I know we all fall short of this at times of anger, frustration, and pain. These girls know this place oh too well, but I pray for their freedom in Christ and for all of us to bring our burdens, sins, and past hurts, so we can be healed to forgive, love fully, and brake the generational curses that linger in our lineages.

Checking our hearts regularly allows us to be the light God calls us to be. <3 We welcome any ladies who want to come share their light next month at our next Groovy event in March!

February Update:

We don’t know what makes our Chicktime workshops more incredible…the babies?

the crafts…..

and more crafts…

our volunteers…..

or the laughs, fun and love!

Our time together is special… join the movement!

February Update:

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Our Valentines Workshop was so SWEET!!! And YUMMY!!! And FUN!!!

Hope to see you next month!

February Update:

Love was in the air at our February workshop!

We had a great time this month making bracelets! 💜💛

If you weren’t able to make it this month we hope to see you in March🌷🍀🌸

February Update:

Our February Workshop was canceled due to the flu bug!! We will see you next month!

February Update:

Thank you Sharde’ for leading such an amazing creative writing workshop!

It was fun…..

And so therpeutic!

#chicktimebham

February Update:

The workshops in February were so much fun! Thanks to Mindy, Michele and Liz for leading the stations this month. Mindy served nachos and called out bingo for the girls.

Michele led the workshop to make mardi gras masks and photo frames.

Liz took pictures of each girl in the photo booth. Thanks to all the volunteers who showed up to play with the girls at New Life Children’s Home. Please join us again next month on March 9th! 

February Update:

So very proud of our workshop leaders today! Katherine, Valerie, Allison, and Madison are the same age as the girls we serve at Krause. I love, love, love their caring hearts, and that they chose to spend their Saturday sharing a fun activity with girls less fortunate than themselves.

And making friendship bracelets was a wonderful way to engage the girls while chatting and creating!

We were also blessed by all of the volunteers who showed up and showed love! We had an amazing 17 volunteers today, not counting the Chicktime leaders!!! You ladies are the best! We can’t do Chicktime without our incredible volunteers. I hope you continue to come and show your love to Krause Children’s Center.

But my bigger dream is that we have enough support to eventually multiply into serving additional homes in the Houston area. If you believe in what we are accomplishing through Chicktime, and it is on your heart to take a more active role, send us a PM here, or email katy@chicktime.com to learn how.

There are so many more needs in the Houston area to be met through your love and generous spirits.

Sending our Valentines love to you all!

Sandi, Bee, and Maria ❤️🥰❤️

February Update:

Our first workshop is in the books….

We discovered a few things….

All you need is LOVE, sugar cookies and lots of chocolate!

And we learned that it is so much fun partnering up and volunteering with Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care and we can’t wait to be back next month.

February Update:

💕A Valentine to Me💕Vision boards event is my favorite way to kick off the year!!

Inspired and reminded by God today…what a gift it is to love others and to be loved!

No matter who or where we are in life! God calls us to do this as Christians and WOW what an honor and blessing it is to be a blessing!

#tryit Chicktime Detroit #TyGod #feelingLoved #Hehasaplan#GodisLove #Shineyourlight 💓 #tySuzieBleu

February Update:

We played with color swatches at today’s Chicktime event to find what colors work with our skin tone along with doing a skin care class with our lovely activity leader, Margaret Jones.

Thank you Margaret and  and all our volunteers for joining us. We had such a blast.

 

February Update

Today’s Valentine Themed Chicktime Conyers Event was a success!

A big Thank you to Gloria and her team, One Heart Ministry, Bicentennial Baptist
Church Ladies, Christy Medlock and all of the volunteers for serving together!

You each played a part in making today extra special for the girls at Elks Aidmore. They were so excited and felt so loved. 💕

Due to a last minute scheduling conflict in February, we will be doing our Love Is
workshop in March!  Can’t wait to see you all!

February Update

Chicktime Atlanta had a great meeting this morning with our charity partner planning for their upcoming formal!!

February Update:

Our February Workshop was perfect!

 

The girls got to relax this moth with some yoga thanks to Tessa Gaston!

Laura Peters read a book to the girls that focused on a healthy mind!

I am strong, I can, I believe.

And we were thanked….but really it’s us that is so grateful.

See you next month.

February Update:

Our Chicktime Workshop this month was all about Celebrating Valentine’s Day!

So much love….

So little time…that is until next month! Join us!!

February Update:

We had such an amazing Valnetine’s Party with our favorite babies at WCH!

Thank you so much Ashley from Chicktime Dothan leading us!

We feel grateful for our sister chapter’s support.

Join the fun in March!!

February Update:

Wow! What a great time we had at February Chicktime New Braunfels!

The girls made posters of quotes that inspire them and give them hope.

We really loved being part of their sharing. These young ladies are brave, strong, and courageous.

They teach us so much!

January Update:

We are excited to announce that Chicktime Augusta ha officially partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta to bring a little Chicktime fun to the children and families! We are so excited to accept the calling to serve this wonderful organization!

 

February Update

Thank you very much Aerie Lane for such a fun and exciting project!!!

 

All of the girls adored this and can not wait for you and your team to return!!!

What a great encouraging way to remember some very powerful words 🎊

February Update

Thank you Abbi Reeves _ Jamberry Independent Consultant for sharing your talent with us today!

We had so much fun making hand scrubs and doing our nails with the teens at Children’s Home Network! 💅🏻

January Update:

Chicktime San Antonio Central Volunteers are the BEST!

Making friendship bracelets was so fun, but hanging out with the girls is what makes all the Chicktime mornings so perfect!

January Update:

First workshop of 2019 in the books!!!! We had a great time helping the youth make their vision boards for this year. Thank you to our workshop leader and chapter co-leader Julia for hosting the workshop with all the supplies. We also had the fabulous Meshunda Myles, certified life coach, of @authenticationimpact grace us with her presence. Meshunda spoke to the youth about what S.M.A.R.T Goals are and how to apply them to creating their vision boards. 💕💕

Huge THANK YOU to our Charity Partner Immerse Arkansas for allowing us to hangout with the youth once a month and to our liaison Jake for always hanging with us as well! Stay tuned for the release of our 2019 calendar. @ Immerse Arkansas

January Update:

Chicktime Saturdays are so fun!

Especially when we have such wonderful volunteers to help us out!

Making keepsake boxes seemed to make the ladies smile!

It most certainly made us smile just being in the midst of spending time with some of God’s most beautiful senior citizens!

January Update:

Chicktime in January was such fun! The girls and volunteers all helped Lisa Brown, our awesome Director of Volunteers celebrate her Birthday! We had a beautiful cake, presents and lots of fun activities for the girls.

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Carol lead the workshop for sewing pillow cases. The girls created bright and cheery pillow cases that they could keep.

Sandra led the girls in a fun game of unwrapping a package with oven mitts and snowman crafts. In the Life Skills building we played games and shared Lisa’s birthday cake.

January Update:

Yoga night was relaxing and fun!

We all got a great workout too!

We can’t wait for next month to have just as much fun!

January Update:

We had an early Valentine’s Day Party since we were going to miss the actual date next month. The dinner plates were full of red hearts ♥️ and the food was delicious. We had a feast for Queens! After the food and fellowship time we made our own valentines. Each girl wrapped two toilet paper rolls in shining red and white paper and filled them with candy. I taught on the power of Love, encouragement and giving, so we demonstrated it with our valentines. We included in our package a small strip of paper with encouraging words written by the girls themselves. When it came time to write those words we waited on the Lord for a few minutes of silence to ask what He would have us say. After writing the notes, the girls finished their package and we placed them in a box to mix up. Then the girls each chose two rolls that someone else made. Now came the big decision. Were they going to keep both rolls for themselves? Or keep one and give one away? Or give both away? It was amazing to see how many wanted to save theirs for people they loved. Or if they kept one how excited they were to read the encouraging notes that was just for them. I was moved by how much they took it to their hearts. God is so good, and we are so blessed to have the opportunity to sow into the lives of these little ones. We are so thankful for three new Ladies added to our group, welcome Heather, Nicole and Shelley! What a blessing to have you apart of us!
I want to include a note we received from one of our girls. This was been spoken to us on many occasions. It’s so
encouraging!

January 2019 Workshop
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January Update:

39 girls came to our workshop and enjoyed putting together their dream boards.

It was such a beautiful thing to watch the girls put so much heart not this….

As always, thank you to HEB for the drinks and snacks.

See you  next time!