Charleston Downtown News
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,
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!
Chicktime July was a blast!
Summer is here and what better way to cool off than with a Pool Party….
and decorating your flip flops to have for the Texas Heat…
The girls could not decide how to decorate their flip flops due to the wide variety of choices they had. Thank you @OlgaRamirez and Malena Sanchez for donating the materials and accessories❤
See you at our next month’s event Saturday August 3rd from 10:00-12:00
Chicktime Grand Rapids Volunteers~
Our Charity Partner needs a few months off. We will keep you posted when our next workshop will be~ but it looks like we will resume our special time at D.A. Blodgett St. John’s in October! We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you in the fall.
All our love,
Chicktime Grand Rapids Leadership Team
Ice cream and board games to kick off the weird weather summer months here in Michigan with the kids of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s! 🍦🌤🥰
Volunteer opportunities are available every third Saturday of the month with Chicktime—the non-profit working to build connections and add value to our community by way of working with kids that have experienced severe trauma, abuse, and neglect.
They are light!! And it’s a minimal time commitment.
This weekend we had a great time making decorated letters, washi necklaces and hanging out with the girls. Always a positive and rewarding experience. 💕 #chicktime
Thank you, Charis, for sharing your talents with us today!
The children had a wonderful time being able to tap into their creativity and make beautiful paintings!
Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers that spent their morning spending time with the children at SJRC!
See you next month!
Jo Ann Lipscomb, the Brookdale South ladies and gentleman, and Lolly Caballero enjoyed their Chicktime San Marcos Empowered meeting on Saturday, June 15th. This month we did build-a-bear projects. Everyone was excited and had a great time! We enjoyed it so much that we forgot to take pictures until the end. Thank you Jo Ann for taking pics. We got creative in making the bear clothes and helping them to personalize their bears
Every month, Chicktime San Antonio, has the opportunity to plant seeds of hope and love to the teen girls who live at Boysville. How fitting that this months workshop activity was painting flower pots and planting seeds in hopes they will grow and bloom into something beautiful, strong, and very special flowers.
Chicktime Co-Leader, Letty Rodella and workshop leader, Betty Fernandez, read a poem to the girls during the paint session, called The Best Flower in the Garden~ A tale about the flowers that become something special when they came together in a bouquet.
The girls made individual banana pudding cups for their snack and feasted on watermelon and strawberries!
One of the best things about our monthly time together is our traditional circle prayer to end each workshop. Watching the girls hold hands and wait for us to pray with them is honestly God using our chapter to build HIS kingdom here on earth. Today, one of our girls closed us out in prayer. God is sooooooooooooo good!
Thank you Betty for always saying YES!! to leading a Chicktime Workshop! Year after year we can always count on you!!
Another fabulous morning spent with the girls decorating wooden butterflies and making friendship bracelets!
Thanks for hanging out Leah Kent😁
Chicktime in June held a variety of activities that sparked the girls interest. Cora talked to the girls about creating a message that they would someday share with girls their age and showed them the joy of public speaking. Many of the girls shared beautiful testimony about their time at New Life and how it has impacted their lives.
Lori and Gracie showed the girls how to make their own ice cream and the science of how ice,salt and friction can turn cream and sugar into a delicious ice cold treat. Sandra shared more science with the girls by making bubbles from dry ice and soap. They really liked making their own slime from glue, water and a borax solution. Thanks to all the volunteers who showed up to spend precious time with the wonderful girls at New Life.
What a great event today!Thanks to all of our fabulous volunteers for coming out and helping the girls have a wonderful
The kites came out so nice and were so excited about flying them. It was priceless watching them have a fun time outside!
♡♡♡♡ Thank you H-E-B for all the drinks and snacks too!
We had such a wonderful time with our MCYS kiddos today!! The wonderfully talented Mrs. Judy Whitten Rollins taught the kids how to make no bake cookies! All the kiddos were super excited to have a hand in measuring, stirring and of course EATING the cookies!! They we gone as fast as the hardened! Then we played about 20 rounds of Bingo as the kids took turns being the caller! We are truly blessed to serve such an amazing group of children!! See you next month as we bring out our inner artist with Riley’s Graffiti Art!!
What is better than Tacos and Succulents? Melissa Fuentes did an amazing job sharing her love of plants with the girls.
They loved decorating their pots and planting their succulents and of course enjoying tacos provided by Cafe Coyote where San Diego goes to Howl!
Chicktime San Diego is so blessed to have such an amazing group of ladies that have generosity and love for these girls. Every time we show up, serve a helping of food or drink, or share a kind word or wisdom with these girls at Casa de Amparo, a difference is made.
Come make a difference with us next month! we will be making fleece tie blankets for Project Linus in the aim to share our passion of giving back.
Chicktime STL was amazing tonight!! After we ate pizza & salad, we learned how to do acrylic pours in honor of Heather Stille. Heather donated her craft items & craft knowledge to Chicktime STL before she lost her battle to cancer in April. RIP & thank you for your gifts. ❤️
Everyone had a lot of fun creating delightful masterpieces and are excited to hang them up. It was so interesting to see how each of the canvases were completely different and also, completely amazing!
Here’s our recipe for acrylic paint pours:
1 part acrylic paint
2 parts floetrol
1 part water
Couple drops of silicone
Our visitor & cookie eater Isaac had fun making a canvas & even reported that “his circles were getting bigger.” He was right! The cells in his painting were expanding as the paint dried! It’s almost magical to watch. 😍
We were so happy to see our friends at Fontebella again!! It was a bright & cheery Monday Funday!!!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Now take a look at those projects 👀 WoW!
At Chicktime Humble we created mind, body, and soul vision boards with the lovely ladies at Family Time.
Chicktime Humble is where it’s at! Join us next month!
Chicktime Atlanta’s First Annual Talent Show was amazing!
We were blown away with the amount of talent these kids possessed.
There was singing, rapping, dancing, you name it.
It was filled with participation, happiness, self-expression,
and most of all FUN!
We look forward to next month’s event!💓
Chicktime Fort Worth at Camp Heart!
Chicktime Fort Worth devotes their time and shares their love every year at Camp Heart! Camp heart is a weekend camp that serves children who have experienced domestic violence. Typically they will have 20 children, ages 8-12. Volunteer hours are very flexible. You can spend the whole weekend, one night, or just during the day helping with activities. The kids participate in support groups as well as outdoor activities like fishing, canoeing, and cookouts. What a blessing Chicktime Fort Worth is for supporting such a wonderful ministry outside of their monthly workshops.
Another Chicktime workshop in the books!!!! Y’all we had sooo much fun today with our friends and youth at Immerse Arkansas for our Memorial Day Celebration!
We played minute to win games, heads up, relay races and so much more! S/O to our workshop leader today Miss Jamie! She did a fantastic job! Until next month peeps, stay tuned for our invite for our June workshop! 👀🤪😊😂😂😂👏🏾🙌🏾
Even though the staff does a phenomenal job facilitating healing, sometimes the loneliness of missing their families is hard for the New Life Girl’s as they recover from abuse and neglect. Especially during holidays. What a blessing it was to be with them Mother’s Day Weekend and share the opportunity to let go of their emotions through art, yoga, preparing meals for the food bank, and making a little something for themselves to keep. Thank you to all of the passionate women who came out and shared their love and talents with the girls. It made a difference. If you would like to impact the next generation please save the date for our June Chicktime event and plan to attend!
For May we had a feast of great homemade desserts, as usual, and enjoyed fellowshipping with the girls before it was time to make our craft. At the beginning of every meeting (we have 5 a month counting bible study) we make sure to hug each young lady. Some are so expecting to receive their hug they make their way to us with open arms as soon as they arrive. Others are a little shy about it but seem happy enough to “put up “ with it. 😉. It’s so important to us that they feel loved. Not only do we demonstrate that love but tell them all the time that Jesus loves them and so do we. For our craft we made “no sew” pillows out of fleece. The pillows looked great when they were done and the girls seemed very pleased with themselves for doing such a good job. I used the pillow to talk about being connected to Jesus and resting in His love for us. Also tying in the comfort of the Holy Spirit is like the soft support of the pillow. We had a great time!
This past Saturday a workshop with the kids of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s was all about finances! 🤑
The first hour was spent talking about money, paychecks, checks, and stocks🏦
The second hour was spent playing this game and the kids had a blast!!
If you want to run your own workshop with the kids to add value to their life, we would love to have you and will help you every step of the way!
These kids are light and they need all the love we can give.
Volunteers are always welcome too🥰
Workshops are held on the third Saturday of every month from 2-4pm!
Minimal commitment with great reward💚
Chicktime Sacramento wants to leave a legacy… A legacy of love and hope given to the least of these!
This month we wanted to pamper the mom’s with tea, muffins, and gifts.
We are so grateful to all our volunteers and those who donated to our workshop.
Especially….. The Peaceful Bee Co. for their generosity! Each mom got a product from them as well as other goodies for self care.
Please join us next month!
Today we had tons of fun with our group co-leader Hannah FC guiding us through the activity! We went outside with the girls and took photos of the items on the scavenger hunt list.
One of my favorite prompts on this list was “take a picture of something that represents your culture or heritage!” Really creative activity that allowed us to bond as a group.
Now it’s your turn to get outside today and snap some photos! 📸 Happy Saturday!
💗 We hope you can join us next month for our Summer BBQ!💗 We need volunteers to plan, cook, decorate and fellowship!
We had an amazing time at the crisis center today.
Amy thank you soo much for leading this event!
The moms learned that they are God’s masterpiece!
What a blessing you are!!!
The children created jewelry and cards for their moms and themselves
Amy, then did an activity with them
Teaching about God’s love and belief in them!!
The families also received strollers clothing and diapers that were donated.
The spirit was palpable.
Priscilla Hernandez (Priss) thank you so much for sharing your testimony!!
As always thanks to all of you for donating your time and resources to Chicktime Galveston.
None of this would be possible without you!
A big “Shout Out” to RBFCU for coming out last Saturday to give a financial workshop to the kids at SJRC Texas. They learned the financial lingo, how to write a check, make a “smart” plan, and played financial Bingo. Great job Jennifer from RBFCU!
A lot of the kids at SJRC Texas have jobs and this workshop gave them wonderful information on what to do with their money. They are all looking forward to opening an account with RBFCU. Thank you to all our awesome volunteers who came out to love on these wonderful kids.
What a beautiful day for blinging out some backpacks. Thank you to HEB for all the snacks and drinks for the girls and to our workshop leader, Rosie. We can’t thank all our volunteers enough for coming out and helping us assure we make our workshops fun and memorable
The girls truly love our workshops. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and may God bless you all for giving of your time.
Wow! The best word I can think of to describe Chicktime Moncks Corner tonight
at Callen-Lacey Home for Children!
Kelly Knight Muckenfuss brought her heat press
and we made customized t-shirts for the kids!
To see the smiles on their faces tonight was such a blessing!
In addition, there was a lot of one-on-one time spent with the kids
just talking about their interests and some basketball, of course!
My heart is sooo full with the outpouring of love shown tonight
for these kids! #iamenough
Love our Chicktime Moncks Corner ladies who give so much to
Callen-Lacey Home for Children!
Such a blessed afternoon!
The ladies enjoyed sports day. It rained so we moved it inside and played table tennis.
Our tournament was one for the books.
After Renee Smith taught us how to make flower crowns.
The perseverance paid off and we finally finished the crowns.
The finished product was beautiful.
We then proceeded to our first Chicktime birthday party.
Each girl received a pink bag with coloring books, pencils, and journals.
The house received towels and art supplies.
Leader Stephanie made the cupcake cake. It was perfectly moist and delicious.
We loved seeing Renee, meeting Anna and Jackie. Thanks for all your help and love.
We hope to see you at next month’s sing along.
Hard to put into words the experience we’ve had today.
We took a leap and expanded into a third cottage at Children’s Home Network and ran three different events in each.
Maternity & Mommy and Me photo shoots for the teen mom cottage,
complete with professional hair, make up, styling and photographers.
These ladies looked stunning and we are so touched to be a part of creating a lifetime memory for them.
Photographers: Kendall Gantous Photography, MShirley Photography, and Susanna Martinez Photography.
Inspirational posters with the teen girls and potted plant projects with the little kiddos.
So much going on today that we are so grateful to be a part of.
We couldn’t have done it without our amazing volunteers and those that donated their time and skills today!
So a big THANK YOU to all of you! ❤️
WOW!!! Chicktime showed up and showed out for May’s Event.
This month the girls were introduced to Meditation.
The two techniques we focused on was MINDFULNESS
(being in the moment) and BREATHING.
There was GREAT participation in the exercises that were demonstrated.
Most of the girls mentioned that these techniques
would be helpful in relieving stress and anxiety.
Chicktime focused on changing their stress to a smile 😊
and we were successful in doing so.
After the meditation session, the girls were surprised
with an ICE CREAM Social with lots of toppings.
I want to thank you to all my volunteers for making this a great and memorable event.
Thank you to our workshop leader, Lora Williams!
Lora has committed her adult life to use her testimony to encourage teens to be who GOD has called them to be….and never letting the past define who they are! We were so blessed that she traveled all the way from San Marcos to lead our workshop.
Chicktime Conroe had a FUNTASTIC time at Bridgeway House today! Tori Burkhalter came and presented a workshop on acrylic pouring! This is a fun craft that makes everyone feel like an artist! She did a wonderful job and everyone had a great time ! Shout out to Riley, Laurel, Beth and Emma for coming and helping!
What is more beautiful than flowers? Janet provided a gorgeous selection for the girls to arrange into stunning bouquets.
The girls not only left with a beautiful arrangement, but a connection. It was such a special thing to witness the love flowing through our own passions of creating beauty and showing the girls how to assemble their flowers.
Happiness and joy radiated in the room and left with the girls.
It is what Chicktime San Diego aims to do; provide the experience of connection, love, joy, grace and peace through sharing our passions.
Please come join us next month for succulent plant decorations. We would love to have you there!
April showers, bring May flowers, right?? Well we’ve had plenty of showers here in stl lately—and tonight at Chicktime, we dabbled with some flowers of our own.
In honor of spring and Mother’s Day—We had sub sandwiches, fruit, guacamole, and cupcakes! We painted our own little planters and planted some pretty flowers too!
We met a new friend also, Ms. Jenny. She jumped right in with the creative crafty stuff and baby snuggles! Great to have new volunteers with us!
Thanks to our group leader this week and our returning chicks for all the fun tonight!! Check us out sometime!! We are a ton of fun. 🤩
Being a teen mom is hard and scary and life changing , but our girls are strong, courageous and determined! We got to celebrate Mother’s Day with these lovely young ladies Saturday at the Gristmill here in New Braunfels. We all ate yummy food, had lots of laughs and shared our dreams and hopes. I am always amazed at these girls. They certainly bless me every time I am with them. Thank you so much to all of our friends that sponsored a young lady. It was a great day!🌸
Sadly….our Charity Partner had to cancel our May workshop! There was just too much going on and it was impossible to get the kids to us! We are still working out the kinks, but the wonderful thing is….we both have the kids best interest at heart so we will keep coordinating and working together!
We appreciate our volunteers so please stay tuned!
We need YOU!