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February Update:

Chicktime Charleston Park Circle dropped off Dream Catcher kits for the girls at CYDC!
We put them in individual bags with Chicktime stickers on them & printed directions for the girls to follow! Aren’t these just so nice?

Poetry Workshop

Materials Needed

Paper/Notebook

Pencils/Pens

Process

Before you jump into writing poems with your group, it is a good idea to talk about the benefits of writing poetry. These are just a few,

Why  Write Poetry

1. It’s more than just lines of rhyming words. (This is so important for them to know)

2. It’s very therapeutic.
3. It challenges you to acknowledge your feelings
4. It is a fun and creative way to communicate- it’s art!

Then communicate the following: “Poetry is a really great art form to explore, but so many people don’t feel that they are qualified or talented enough to write poetry. And that’s sad because poetry is something that can be practically anything. A stream of thoughts, a rearrangement of words, a paragraph with different lines crossed out–poetry has endless possibilities!”

 

Next, go over the steps for writing a poem.

1. Pick your form.

There are hundreds of ways to write a poem. Do you want to rhyme, or not rhyme? Do you want your poetry to follow a beat or flow on its own? You could write a limerick, a sonnet, a Haiku, a quatrain, free verse–seriously, there are so many options. But don’t let that overwhelm you. Start by experimenting with as many (or as few) as you want. You don’t have to know about all of these types of poems or any of them really. Just write what you want and how you want.

2. Pick your subject.

What are you just dying to write about? Nature? Animals? People? Emotions? You can write about anything you want, but often the best kinds of poetry comes from deep within. Some poets like to write emotional poetry about their deepest feelings. I’ve often found that times of grief, heartbreak, loneliness, anxiety, and insecurity fuel my best poems–but it’s different for everyone. The next time you feel emotional, try writing a poem to release your feelings.
Or, if you prefer other poetry forms, look around you for things that inspire you. Nature is another popular subject that many poets craft beautiful poems around. I personally love writing poems about sunsets and water, simply because there are so many wonderful words I can use to describe them. Find what inspires you, and write about it!

3. Let your heart write.

The beautiful part about poetry is that you practically can’t do it wrong. And in a world where there is so much negativity and criticism, this is amazing. No one can tell you that your poem is right or wrong because it is yours and no one else’s. You may not like what you write at first, but just like stories, poetry can be edited as much as you want. Some people like to use literary devices like metaphors in their poems, others like to keep things simple. Some like to use big words, and others don’t.

While I can give you ideas about what form to pick or what subject to write about, in reality, poetry is something that comes from within. It’s an art form that comes in many different shapes and sizes, and it’s something that every single person writes differently. So take some time and let your heart write! You may be surprised at what you end up with.

 

Finally, invite the girls to write their own poems.

Today’s invitation is simple. Write from the place of mental and emotional wide-open space; be vulnerable with yourself. Let your mind quiet. And then see what lines form in your mind, your heart.

Share a poem with the girls before they get started.

I will give you an example of a poem that I wrote about overcoming the dysfunctional family I was adopted into. This is my poem, so you may want to use your own that you have written or find one that you like. It is good to share a poem that means something to you personally.  Loop Poetry Project has some amazing poems and resources available. It is where I got a lot of my information for doing a poetry class.

 

 

Technicolor

By: Heather Bowman

Memories. Fuzzy, black and white.

Fragments of them popping into my mind.

Then disappearing as quickly as they came.

Why can’t I remember?

Pain, suffocating me

Bound by the pain of my past

How do I break free?

Will these scabs ever heal?

Forgive, but how.

It’s so hard.

They’re not sorry.

They’re free, & I’m in the prison of my mind.

I have to try, but it is so hard.

My white knuckles are no longer gripping my past.

I am beginning to let go

the weight from my shoulders is lifting.

The chains have been broken.

I am free;

No longer prisoner to my past.

Forgiveness wasn’t for them; it was for me.

I know myself now.

I am smart. I am beautiful.

I have purpose. I have value.

The lies have been shattered; the truth sets me free.

The world was gray, with a cold rain

Blurry, out of focus, confusing

Now it is beautiful, full of color

I have overcome.

Once you have finished sharing the poem, it is time for the girls to write. They can write whatever is on their heart and/or you can also give them a topic to write about. Chicktime leaders and volunteers should share what they are writing with the girls so the girls will be comfortable in sharing their poems as well. Talk about the meaning behind the poem and why writing this poem is important to you.  Allow the girls to come up and share their poems. One girl sharing her poem leads to many girls sharing!

Toward the end, communicate the following about the poems the girls have written:

There are some things that you might want to change because this is your first draft.. You may want to review and edit it., but you don’t have to. It’s your poem. If you like it that way you can just leave it. It’s yours. There is no right or wrong and you don’t need anyone’s approval. That is the beauty of poetry.

DO NOT SEEK APPROVAL  FROM OTHER PEOPLE WHEN WRITING POETRY!

THE POEMS ARE FOR YOU; NOT THEM!

Finish by thanking the girls for being brave and sharing their work. Encourage them to keep writing so that they can share more poetry with you next time.

Here is a link to printable instructions and what to do if you are unable to do this through a Zoom conference.

January Update:

We have wonderful women who support Chicktime with fun activities, discussions, and total desire to make the world a better place….

We continue to hope that more will come to find the partnership of  Chicktime Dayton and DUYL Teen Mom Program . The partnership that is trying to ensure teens in the Dayton area who have babies have the support they need to feel confident and strong!

January Update:

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We can’t say enough about our January workshop ! Creating beautiful T-shirt’s, laughing, and the food… don’t forget about the food! Our workshop leader, Merrilee, out did herself and our young moms were blessed.

January Update:

We are so excited about our January drop off workshop!!
Bird house and bird feeder kits, hammers, paint, paint brushes, wood glue, bird seed and Kind bars for snack! The girls at Boysville are going to have one crafty day very soon! Maybe we will see the bird houses in the trees when we all get to return to campus for in person workshops!!

January Update:

January drop off. The girls missed pizza so we changed out workshop to host a pizza party and soda instead. The girls were delighted! Chicktime loves our girls and despite trying times and no contact workshops continues to drop off instead. ❤️ & 🍕

No-Bake Workshop

Materials

Naan Flatbread

Onion and Chive Cream Cheese (other kinds work well too)

1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced

1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, diced

2 green onions, diced

1/2 cup broccoli, diced

3/4 cup shredded mild cheese

Bananas

Fruit of choice

Mini chocolate chips

Nut Butter

Sprinkles

Vanilla Wafers

Chocolate pudding

Graham crackers

Marshmallow creme

Mini marshmallows

Chocolate bar

Plates/bowls

Cups

Napkins

plasticware

Process

From the above ingredients you will be able to make the following snacks:

No-bake Veggie Pizza 

Banana Peanut Butter Halves With Fruit/Chocolate

Banana Cookies with Sprinkles

S’Mores Parfait

There are multiple ways to host this workshop. You could have the charity partner send the ladies or girls in small groups. You could have the girls work in pairs or teams. Also, you could choose just one recipe to do with the group or individual girls. Or you can do multiple.

Here is how I did it. For the no-bake veggie pizza and the banana cookies with sprinkles, I had the girls work in pairs.

For the banana peanut butter halves with fruit or chocolate, and the s’mores parfait, each girl had her own materials.

Most of the recipes are pretty self-explanatory just by looking at the picture. But I will include links to the recipe that I used so that you can make sure you know how to explain it to your girls. Also, if you Pinterest Or Google no-bake snacks, you will come up with hundreds of ideas. You don’t necessarily have to use these.

Make sure you check with your charity partner to determine what utensils the girls are not allowed to have and if there are any food allergies. Instead of peanut butter, I typically use almond butter.

As for the supplies of food and other materials, you could talk to your local grocery store. We have had grocery stores donate supplies to us before. Also, volunteers are a great resource. They will often happily donate plates, utensils, or food items for the workshop. If each volunteer donated one or two items, you would be able to host your workshop with minimal financial obligation.

Once you are ready for your workshop, make sure the girls have their required materials. And then choose one of the recipes and go over the recipes step by step with the girls. Make sure that they have completed the first step before moving on to the second. Once they finish, give them a few minutes too try their snack before moving on to the next recipe.

As you are making your snack with the girls, you could talk about the importance of healthy snacks and a balanced diet. You could also talk about ways you could change these recipes up. That way the girls will be able to make these recipes with options and have more variety. It’s also a great way to ask the girls what their favorite foods are. Or if they have a favorite snack. Is definitely a great conversation starter.

Between recipes, make sure the girls have time to clean up their mess so that they are ready for the next recipe.

End the workshop by thinking your charity partner for their time and also letting them know that they can Google or Pinterest no-bake snacks for many more ideas.

Printable directions and tips for those unable to have a Zoom conference. 

January Update:

Los Reyes visitaron El Centro De Niños
Llevando cena,Pan De Rosca y ropa.
Gracias a todos por sus donaciones❣️
The kings visited The Childrens Center
With dinner, King’s Cake and family
Necessities.
Thanks to all who donated ❣️

Thank you

Emma Posada

and friends for delivering dinner to the families at the shelter.

If you would like to donate a meal please contact us

Vision Board Workshop

Materials

Poster Board- full or half sheet

Colorful Markers

Stickers

Glue Sticks

Glitter

Vision Board Pages

Magazines

Stencils

Process

In order to save time (and in order to save your girls from having to use scissors since many of them may have restrictions in place) go ahead and cut out the printables on the vision board printables (link below). Also, I did not use any magazines because it can be hard to find the words or ideas you are looking for, and so magazine flipping can make things take a lot longer. The printables I used worked really well and enabled me to make the most of my time.

I did not print out 20 of each page so that each girl had one of everything. That would take hundreds of sheets of paper. I printed 3-4 of each page so that the girls would have choices.

On the day of your workshop, each person that is participating (volunteers and those at your charity partner) should have supplies for a vision board. You may share the link to the printables if you would like.

Go over what you will be doing with the girls. Tell them about the supplies they have and the purpose of each item. Show them some of the printables that you like in order to give them some ideas. Then it is time to begin!

As you and your volunteers work on your own vision boards, show the girls what you are doing. Share ideas with each other. The more you share your work, the more comfortable the ladies you serve will feel in sharing their work.

I held up various quotes and pictures and talked about what each one meant to me and why I chose to put it on my board. I also encouraged the girls to draw or write their own ideas on the board and not just rely on the printables. I also told the girls that if they saw a quote they liked, but it was already taken, they could just write it on their board.

Toward the end of your time, ask if anyone wants to share. Overwhelmingly praise the ladies who are brave enough to share their board and describe what they put on the board and why. They are being brave and vulnerable in sharing their boards and that should be applauded.

Once everyone has had the opportunity to share, you can end your time by talking about the exciting things you will be doing next month!

Vision Board  Printable Directions and Materials

January Update:

We had a BLAST playing Minute to Win It with the girls at

Miracles OutReach!!

They raced through cup stacking, paper air places and shook balls out of tissue boxes… hands free! 🤣

So much fun and lots of laughing to take our minds off the chaos in the world today and in these girls’ lives. Thank you to all our volunteers and our wonderful community that supports our efforts to have days like this!

This is a workshop that can be easily completed through a Zoom conference or other online platform.

Bullet Journal Workshop

Materials

Bullet Journals/Composition Notebooks

Colorful Markers

Black pens

Folder/Binder

Bullet Journal Pages

Process

There are multiple ways to create a bullet journal. You could purchase the bullet journals that have dots on a page that you connect together to draw things. You could just use a composition notebook without dots and do free draw. Or you can print bullet Journal pages online and put them in a folder or binder. There are hundreds of free bullet Journal pages online. You would just have to print the pages or send them to your charity partner and ask them to print the pages.

On the day of your workshop, each person who is participating (volunteers and those at your charity partner) should have either a bullet journal, composition book, or bullet journal pages with a folder or binder.

You could go over the benefits of bullet journaling, which are below:

  • Helps organize and prioritize life tasks, thoughts and feelings
  • Helps identify stressors and then one can identify solutions to problems
  • Can help process and release emotions and intrusive or avoidant thoughts
  • Can help gain insight and confidence
  • Help us see situation from other points of view, decrease our reactivity to others, and promote empathy
  • Easier to track progress, feelings, habits than multiple journal pages- can fit all on one page
  • It is a beautiful, artistic, and creative way to express yourself.


You Could also give tips for bullet journaling for beginners

  • Try to write daily at least a few minutes.
  • Be accepting and non-judgmental of your attempts, focusing more on getting words on paper.
  • Journaling doesn’t have to follow a certain structure or format, just let the pencil flow!
  • Some people prefer to keep a gratitude journal for one thing per day they are grateful for.
  • Others write down negative thoughts to “throw away” & help clear our mind.
  • Experiment with tying journaling into your daily routine at a certain time or after a certain daily activity – like eating breakfast, riding the train home or eating dinner.

Now that you have introduced your topic it is time to complete a few bullet journaling pages with your group. You could use the bullet journaling pages that are available on self-love. The link is posted below. I like to start with that because it is something I feel we all need to do on a regular basis. We need to identify the good things about us, acknowledge our gifts and talents, and overcome the negativity that a lot of these ladies (and many of us) have probably been exposed to.

As the ladies are filling out their journal pages, encourage them to share what they are writing. Encourage the volunteers to show their work so that the ladies at your charity partner will be vulnerable enough to share as well.

At first, people will not want to share. They will be too nervous. But as you share your work and your volunteers share, it will give those you are serving the confidence to share their work. By the time we ended our workshop, everyone wanted to share.

End the workshop by thanking your charity partner for their time and also letting them know that they can Google or Pinterest free bullet journal pages so that they can continue doing this.

Here is the link to the bullet journal pages that I used as well as printable directions.

 

January Update

Distance cannot keep us from connecting with the girls at Elks Aidmore!
Today we had a great day of making vision boards via Zoom!
Until we get to see them face-to-face,
we’re going to make sure that we connect with them in any way possible.
They created such beautiful vision boards for themselves! 

 

January Update:

Chicktime Fort Worth Spent the weekend going through our inventory gathering supplies to supplement our January (nature appreciation project led by Ariba) ! We are also collecting bra donations for the shelter women.
Received 2 bras already and another 5 bras to be delivered on Tuesday thanks to a generous donation from a friend of Sandi Bothum, our co-leader.
We are doing what we can to be a blessing to others during this season until we can meet with the kiddos in person again. Please reach out to Sandi, Jana or me to find out how you can help or check out www.chicktime.com/Fort-Worth for more info. Thank you for all of your support of
SafeHaven of Tarrant County

💜

Have a great week,

Chicktime Fort Worth

!!!

January Update:

Dropped off Fleece Scarf Making supplies for the women we serve to make!

We hope it warms their heart too that we care and support them!

January Update:

We dropped off all the supplies for the kids to decorate their wooden hearts! Thank you to #HEBHelpingHere for your continued support and to our workshop leader, Diana Martinez. She and her son made an amazing instruction video on YouTube and wanted to share with you all. We can’t wait to post pics of their finished projects. Blessings to all!
Watch “Chick Time CC | How to Decorate Your Wooden Heart” on YouTube

January Update:

No Workshop this month. See you in February.

January Update:

Hello everyone! Chicktime Katy just completed our fist zoom workshop of the year with the Krause girls. Heather led a great workshop on the benefits and joys of poetry and journaling. She shared a very personal and moving piece of poetry about her life and that prompted several of the girls to share poetry about their lives. It was amazing!
Heather also talked about journaling. It has so many forms. It can be sentences, bullets or coloring balloons or boxes that symbolize the days of the month. She reminded us never to seek approval for our writing, that there is no right and wrong and that we shouldn’t judge our writing. It is a cathartic that we do for ourselves and our healing. See some of the examples she walked us all through.
Each Krause girl received a pencil and mini journal as well as some journal thought starter pages.
We were also so glad to welcome Larisa, Zoya and Norhan, three first time attendees to Chicktime Katy. We hope to see you and the rest of the volunteers a lot more this year.
Thanks for all the support.

January Update:

Today our leaders stepped up once again and delivered a fun Pirate themed activity to

Saint John’s Program for Real Change

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January Update:

December Update:

We were not able to make a Christmas drop off due to a Covid lockdown.

We are so looking forward to a new year with new opportunities !

𝙉𝙊𝙏𝙄𝘾𝙀** we are rescheduling 𝙏𝙃𝙄𝙎 Saturday’s Chicktime event for 𝙉𝙀𝙓𝙏 Saturday, January 16th. ⏰
Due to the increase in Covid cases, we are doing an 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙯𝙤𝙤𝙢 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮! 🎉
We will be making 𝗳𝘂𝗻 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 with the girls. ⁣
Please message us if you would like the zoom link to join. We will send you some of the materials that we will be using.

Our January workshop was canceled due to Lindsey House not being able to accommodate us yet.

December/January Update:

Can you imagine going from homeless to this apartment? We just love what the Lindsey House does for single mothers! Thanks Chicktime Tulsa for helping us sponsor this apartment!
Here’s to doing many more great things like this in 2021!

December Update:

Chicktime Smalltown dropped off Christmas goodies/crafts a little early to make sure the precious kids at the Ranch just feel our love for them in a HUGE way!

December Update:

We enjoyed putting together and dropping off movie night care packages for our friends at Immerse!
We pray that you all have a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to continuing to serve you all in the new year!

December Update:

Thank you Chicktime Mesa for contributing to our Christmas book drive!

The kids at the Child Crisis Center are going to be so excited when they get the MANY. books you purchased for them for Christmas!!!

December Update:

Thank you for those who helped us purchase Christmas gift cards for the families that Buckner serves. What a blessing it is serving others!

Merry Christmas!

December Update:

2020 has definitely been a tough year, especially given that we couldn’t hold our in person workshops with our families at the Ronald McDonald House. However, we believe that in 2021, we will be able to be with them again.

We thank you for the November and December donations! Stay safe, have a blessed day and a Happy New Year 💕 we couldn’t have done it without your support 💕

December Update:

Opps! We forgot to take pics of the Christmas Fun we dropped off!

Hoping it blessed CYDC in more ways than we will ever know!

Merry Christmas all…

December Update:

Christmas cookie decorating and Gingerbread House making… what could be more Christmas fun than this!!
#TisTheSeason

December Update:

Getting excitedddddd!!! 😃 Chicktime Dayton made gift bags for the kids & Dayton Urban Young Life Teen Mom Program will be delivering to the Moms, as a surprise, just in time for their virtual session on Monday. Chicktime Dayton is also on tomorrow’s agenda to lead a virtual activity!!! Special thank you to Casey Evans & Amber Evans for donating to make the gift bags happen!

December Update:

Happy Holidays 💗💗💗 Our year wouldn’t be complete without dropping off something for our friends at MSP.

We’re sure they’re all on the nice list and hope they enjoy the ornaments arts and crafts from our December Drop-Off!

Check back soon to see what workshops we have in store for 2021!

December Update:

It is Christmas Eve and I want to thank ALL of the Chicktime Angels that made all of this possible.
You made possibly the delivery of a weekly meal for 100 residents week in and week out since the last week of June.
We were able to donate clothing, toiletries Toys And Gift cards and a basket FULL of toiletries and other items to each family.
Each family also received a ginger bread house to decorate together.
Each child also received a personalized stockings full of candy and small toys.
The children also received a homemade blanket.
We served a meal and Santa made a surprise very socially distanced appearance.
We came together and we were able to be His hands and feet.
We will continue to serve and be His hands and feet.
If I forgot to add your name my apologies
Please know how humbled and grateful I was to witness the “stone soup” concept come to life.

December Update:

They say it takes a village to raise a child. I say it takes a special village to raise a foster child. Chicktime Bulverde is very blessed and thankful for our wonderful, special community volunteers who help us raise the teenagers at our charity partner, SJRC Texas. A simple call to Melanie Bass, owner of Santa’s Ranch in New Braunfels, and the kids at both the Bulverde and New Braunfels campuses have season passes to visit the amazing lights. They had such a great time and enjoyed complementary hot chocolate! Also, a big shout out to my amazing PTA at Rahe Bulverde Elementary for donating Hot Cocoa Bombs Friday. They have never seen anything like that and were blown away. Now they want to make them. I see a future workshop of making Hot Cocoa Bombs!
It takes special people like this to help raise up the children in foster care. We had a successful year here at Chicktime Bulverde because of the special people who volunteer with us to love on the kids at SJRC Texas.
If you would like to join us in raising the kids at SJRC, please check out http://www.chicktime.com/bulverde or contact me. It is a very rewarding experience!!
Merry Christmas from all of us at Chicktime Bulverde!!
God’s Blessings in the New Year!
Merrilee Berger
Managing Leader
merrileeann@hotmail.com

December Update:

To end the year off warm, Keegan led this months’ drop off providing 80 sets of socks, gloves and hats to Dorothy’s Place with your donations!
Thank you for all who donated wether it be cash or item, we couldn’t have done it without your selflessness ❤️🙏🏾
And a big thank you to Keegan, Winnie and Taylor for helping drop off this months donation load!
A thank you picture from Dorothy’s Place for their Christmas Presents from Chicktime!

December 2020:

Wow! This years Christmas party with the girls at New Life was amazing!!

We got to dance and see Santa and have amazing food!! We loved being outside and having all the girls able to interact from a distance by dance competitions from their cabins!

Such a blessed day in the midst of all the hard times we’ve all see in 2020! Thank you Jesus for the wonderful volunteers, the beautiful weather all the beautiful girls at new life!

December Update:

Special shout out to Teresa and Terry our December workshop leaders for Chicktime San Antonio Central. The pictures say a thousand words…..So much love was dropped off for the girls at St. Pj’s!
Fun fact…..Terry and Teresa didn’t know each other until now! They both reached out to Chicktime wanting to help and we matched them together and BAM!!! Look what happens when we work together for the better!!! United to love and serve!!

December Update:

Today was a good day. Chicktime San Antonio dropped off Christmas presents and a lot of them!! Every gift on the Christmas gift wish list for all the girls who live at the two cottages Chicktime San Antonio serves was purchased! How did this happen? Because we have the most loving and caring volunteers who said YES!! Yes to making sure the girls who can’t live safely in their own home will be showered with love !!

Merry Christmas Chicktime San Antonio!
Thank you for your generous hearts. We are so humbled.

December Update:

The girls at Ozanam Campus are so appreciative of their stockings. Thank you so much to everyone who donated.

Thank you to Amanda from the Kansas City chapter for this great idea!
We have free downloadable templates below!

Materials:

Blank Paper, Self Love Letter Templates, or Journals
Writing Utensils
Stickers, Stamps, or Other Accessories to Decorate Letter
A computer for Zoom Conference

Process: 

Using the “Guide to Self Love”, discuss the importance of loving yourself with your group.
Then use the “I Am Worthy Of Self Love” sheet with your ladies in order to get them brainstorming about what they love about themselves.
Next, use the “Love Letter to Me” template to have the women write letters to themselves based on what they came up with on their “I Am Worthy Of Self Love” sheet.
Finally, they can decorate their letter with stickers, stamps, washi tape, etc. Extra sheets could be given to the ladies so they have the opportunity to do this on a regular basis.

Download documents by clicking the links below.

“Guide to Self Love”

“I am Worthy of Self Love”

“Love Letter to Me”

December Update:

What an amazing morning! Bokenkamp Children’s Shelter gladly accepted all the wonderful gifts for all the kids. We are so blessed to be able to do this for them, all thanks to #HEBHelpingHere. Many thanks to our workshop leader, Lisa Dibble for making all the candy bags and helping to make the Christmas Season special. Merry Christmas everyone ♡♡♡

December Update:

No December workshop.

Merry Christmas!

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A great workshop to do via drop off is bullet journaling. This is something that you can do over zoom with the girls or ladies at your charity partner. If you don’t know what bullet journaling is, it is similar to regular journaling but is much more artistic. The only supplies needed are a bullet journal ( a composition Journal will work too), colorful pens and markers, and possibly some free bullet journal sheets. I recommend the printable bullet journal sheets because they are self-explanatory, and you can do those with your ladies over Zoom pretty easily. I am including a link to Pinterest that has hundreds of bullet Journal pages that you could print. Everything from habit trackers, to favorite movies, to books, to feelings. There are so many ideas that you could do. If you need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will go over it with you in more detail. I am also open to leading a Zoom workshop with you in the area of bullet journaling. I know the women and ladies that you serve at your charity partner will love this activity! Who doesn’t like to color? And you can show them that there are free resources available online so they can continue to do it on their own.

Link to Free Journal Pages

<3 Heather

heather@chicktime.com
404-583-2179

December Update:

Our cookie decorating supplies were dropped off and we had a wonderful zoom session for the cookie decorating workshop.

December Update:

THANK YOU to all of our sponsors and community for helping to fulfil the Wishlists of the teens at

Miracles OutReach

!! We cannot wait to see pictures of their faces on Christmas morning!

                                                              Happy Holidays to all! 🎄🎁❤️🤍

December Update:

Final dropoff in 2020 for SafeHaven. More masks and clothing items. The hard working elves at Berry Good Buys were busy today. Praying for their health and safety as they collect and organize in-kind donations. Also, Praying that 2021 will see this COVID pandemic subside and allow in-person opportunities again to serve the shelter and SafeLiving program women and children.

Until then, we will serve where we can🙏🏽 #enddomesticabuse #safehavenoftarrantcounty #chicktime

December Update:

When you support Chicktime Akron, you support the troubled teens of Summit County and Safe Landing. Thanks to the wonderful turnout of our Chicktime 5K fundraiser, we were able to purchase all of these items on the house wishlist for Christmas this year!
10 Bath Towels
20 Wash Cloths
4 Fluffy Pillows
10 Twin Bed Sheet Sets with Pillowcase
6 Hairbrushes
6 Tubes of Toothpaste
8 Toothbrushes
2 1000ct Q-Tips
1 Basketball
Thank you all for your support! We couldn’t do it without you!

December Update:

Merry Christmas! No workshop this month.

December Update:

Lots and Lots of Christmas fun was dropped off at SJRC Texas-New Braunfels. Ugly Sweater and ornament cookie decorating kits, snowman kit, reindeer ornament kit, sticker pages for the kids, and some other kits as well as hot chocolate and Christmas cakes. The young moms and their kids are going to be so busy.

Merry Christmas Chicktime New Braunfels.

December Update:

Got the sleigh all loaded up and made a special delivery this morning !!! Thank you Jesus for allowing us to share your love with theses young ladies at Vista Maria !! And a huge Thank you to all the wonderful ladies that help to make this possible!!
Jesus is the reason for the season !
                                                                              Merry Christmas 🎄 ♥️

December Update:

Special Air Delivery from Santa…personalized Santa letters to the Children at UGM Women and Children’s Center.

 

December Update

The girls at Elks Aidmore were so appreciative of their Christmas presents
they received yesterday!
Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored a girl,
donated stockings, donated treats to use as fillers
(we used them!), and anyone who just helped to make Christmas special for these girls.
We were able to cook breakfast for the girls and each girl received a Christmas present.
So many people contributed to help with their Christmas
and it overwhelmed me to see
our community coming together for these girls. And you all do it every month.
You all are so amazing. We are blessed to partner
with such amazing people in our community.
We pray God will bless you tremendously for showing such love to these girls!
❤

December Update:

Thank you Sac Santa for making a special delivery just for Saint John’s Program for Real Change.
Covid restrictions forced us to have to do a drop off workshop instead of in person, but we were ready.

Thank you

Girl Scout Troop 566

for the gift bags we appreciate you so much! Thanks to all our helpers the kids will have cookies to decorate, hot cocoa to drink and a gift.

December Update:

Krause got slimed! Chicktime Katy had our December event on Saturday and the girls made Grinch slime in honor of the season. Some of us tried to make our own slime and let’s just say it didn’t go as planned! To say it was a little sticky would be an under statement. The girls had fun and that is what counts.
Mark your calendars for January 9th when Heather Bowman will be hosting a virtual Journaling and Poetry workshop.

November Update:

Our December Movie Night workshop will for sure be a hit!

Good News!
We just heard from Lindsey House and they are ready for us to set up the apartment Chicktime Tulsa sponsored!
We are looking for volunteers to help us on Thursday, December 17th. We will be there from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Please reach out to Kathy for more details.
321-330-6878 or kathy.suiter@gmail.com
We are soooooooo excited!
This is exactly what Christmas is all about!
All our love,
Chicktime Tulsa Leadership Team

December Update:

This morning I was able to drop off chocolate, vanilla and strawberry 🍓 donuts 🍩 to our girls and staff donated by BCC and Christmas activities book from our sweet local children’s librarian Constance and the @patrickheathpubliclibrary!

God is good all the time!

December Update:

We would feel so honored if you clicked on this link to help us help the families at Buckner. The need is about 300 gift cards ( the link makes it seem like just one is needed so please be advised). This is a HUGE need, but we feel confident we can help these families have a very Merry Christmas.

https://pages.buckner.org/christmas-in-rgv

November Update:

Chicktime was so much fun this month. Thanks to all our great volunteers for making it a special time for the girls at New Life.

We made turkey cupcakes, trail mix, and played fall bingo.

Carolyn shared her passion for art with gratitude paintings. They turned out really pretty and they were all unique. Looking forward to our annual Christmas Chicktime In December!

Merry Christmas! We are rounding out 2020 by spreading a little holiday cheer with something the house always needs! In the new year we are planning to drop off actual activities for the kids to do until we get the okay to be there to do the activity with them!! Getting back to our roots despite Covid of providing some Fun! We do need help and would greatly appreciate it!

Chicktime Mesa,
We have the opportunity to bless the kids who live at the Child Crisis Center with NEW books for Christmas!
Let’s Do This BIG!!

November Update:

We miss our monthly in person workshops, but we will be back.

Enjoy your incentive bags from Chicktime!!

November Update:

Special thanks to Amber Evans who kicked off what we accomplished today! Chicktime Dayton thanks our charity partner, Dayton Urban Young Life – Teen Moms Program, for allowing us to partner with them & surprise the moms on Thanksgiving Day. We’re so glad to know the moms were excited! We also thank our DUYL-Teen Moms Program for creating this beautiful pic collage & helping us coordinate delivery of gifts, safely!! The partnership is truly valuable & allows us to do more, together! ❤️

November Update:

A huge shout out to God’s Girls who sponsored and made November’s workshop possible! Chicktime SA Central is so grateful for all the help and support in providing monthly drop offs.

The girls are going to enjoy ice cream sundaes! #blessed

November Update:

We dropped off our November workshop – Build your own hot cocoa bar with a side of a cookie or two!
❤️

November Update:

The girls at Boysville will have something fun to do on their

Thanksgiving holiday….thanks to our November workshop leaders,

Laurie Lecocke Olson

and Lainey Olsen!

Their fleece blanket
making activity was dropped off today and we can’t wait to see the finished blankets. We love this activity as it gives the girls something of their very own! So many come to Boysville with just the clothes on their back.
We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Will you pray for the precious girls we serve and all the children in the foster care system who need people like you and Chicktme chapters to show up for them! God bless you all.

November Update:

Our November workshop and snacks was sent off via courier ! We can’t see the girls for in person workshops but we are committed to  sending them something to do and a snack  once a month!! This month they got supplies to make gratitude turkeys! Perfect for the season, right?
We continue to need help and a lot of it!! Please reach out to us if you can help!!

November Update:

November drop off workshop was all about having an attitude of gratitude.

November Update:

Today we were blessed to drop off
6 turkeys
10 pies
Dressing
2 trays of baked potato casserole
Green bean Casserole
Rolls and candy bags as well as
Gravy and Cranberry sauce to the families at the Family Crisis Center.
As always none of this would be possible without our Chicktime Angels
We are blessed to have you be part of our organization.

November Update

For the November Chicktime event, we dropped off blessing bags to
the boys & girls at CYDC North Charleston campus! Happy Thanksgiving
🍁

November Update

Chicktime volunteers are INCREDIBLE!!
We started the month thinking we could make the girls
at Elks blessing bags with fun snacks.
THEN the volunteers decided to crochet scarves
and beanies by hand for each girl.
THEN they decided that we needed to make a Thanksgiving dinner for the girls,
so we all worked together on meats and sides.
We just dropped everything off and the girls were so excited!
Today I am so thankful to serve with such amazing women. 
#chicktime

November Update:

Grateful, thankful and blessed for the opportunity we have to serve via Chicktime. Our November time at SJRC was so special thanks to volunteers who donate money for snacks and food and drop off activities for the youth to do. We are thankful for Chicktime Canyon Lake Co-Leader, Carolyn Boden, for our November Gratitude Changes Me Activity and the youth at Latter Day Saints Smithson Valley Ward for the Hygiene Bags!
We dropped off lots of Thanksgivng snacks for the kids to have during Thanksgiving week and we had our annual Wursefest meal too!

November Update:

Planning on dropping of these inspiration booklets! It has pages that encourage the girls to journal: 10 things you’re grateful for, 10 things they want to do this month, things that they’d like to challenge their self to do, things that they would like to learn, etc.
Chicktime Rancho Cucamonga determined to make sure children in the foster care system are not forgotten!

November Update:

Drop off for November workshop! Jigsaw puzzles for the girls to do while we visit with them on Zoom!

November Update:

Our November workshop was just all kinds of AWESOMENESS!! We absolutely feel so blessed to part of Chicktime Birmingham and serving these precious kids!
Thank you Jesus for this opportunity!

November Update:

We hope the Big Kids at the Child Crisis Center have a blast with these wonderful crafts.  





November Update:

We made our drop off’s at the facility this morning!

A big thank you to Veronica and Rosaura for leading this month’s workshop putting together kits for the girls and making a video to demonstrate how to make your own gratitude journal.

The girls will be decorating journals while enjoying snacks courtesy of #HEBHelpingHere.

Wewere so surprised that the girls made us a “Thank You” sign in appreciation for what Chicktime CC does for them each month.

 So sweet of them to think of us all ♡♡♡

November Update:

To say we were disappointed that our in person November workshop had to be canceled last minute is an understatement.
We had lots of fun planned! As we move forward, we stay committed to the girls at Lighthouse!
Covid may keep us from being at Lighthouse, but it won’t keep us from either having drop off workshops or perhaps zoom workshops. We humbly ask for your help and any suggestions on
how we can show our love and support during this time and post covid!

November Update:

Chicktime Detroit just “popping “ in to drop off some Thanksgiving fun and snacks for our girls at Vista Maria!

We are blessed being a blessing!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Don’t forget to stop and count your blessings!
#giving

November Update:

Chicktime Monterey blessing their community~

This month and next and the next and so on and so on!

November Update

Really fun time today with the teens at

Miracles OutReach!!
Thank you to all our volunteers, it was a team effort today!!
We also made a little bit of progress in the clothes closet…
lots of work to do there still.

Christmas crafts and lots of love dropped off ( a little early)  for the kids at the ranch!

We hope they will enjoy working on crafts until we drop off fun stuff again in the new year!

 

November Update:

We had a scheduling conflict this month so Chicktime Katy delivered some cute arts and crafts Thanksgiving animals for the Krause Girls to create. Don’t you just love googly eyes!

November Update:

So happy to be back in person with

Saint John’s Program for Real Change

.

We watched A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and had snacks.
We enjoyed hanging out with the moms and kids that joined us. And the puppy too.

November Update:

Thank you Melody for preparing a gratitude drop off workshop !

November Update:

We got a last minute notice that volunteer restrictions are back in place at Youth Villages. Actually the night before our workshop was scheduled. The house we serve was put under quarantine for a couple weeks therefore we could not have our Thanksgiving workshop. 

November Update:

Another drop-off success! We had fun making these and of course the kiddos loved eating them, lol!

November Update:

Thanksgiving love drop off at the Ranch..
Each house got a basket of projects~model building for older boys, rock painting and construction projects for younger boys aromatherapy/bath bombs/soap making for older girls, origami & pillow making for middle and younger girls and canvas/paint/and brushes for everyone! Snacks and fresh fruit for all too!
Whew! Thank you Chicktime Smalltown for standing in the gap!

Chicktime Fort Worth is supporting SafeHaven’s efforts to make their families have a Merry Christmas! Can you help? Click here is you are able~ 

https://amzn.to/34NAqH7

November Update:

Thank you for mailing grocery store gift cards directly to SafeHaven.

What a blessing!

November Update:

We were so excited to be back with our kids for our first co-Ed event!

We made catapults to catapult away our fears and worries. 🥰 thanks to our awesome volunteers we had great snacks and the cutest turkey cookies!

October Update:

Opps! We forgot to take a picture of our Halloween Candy drop off! We can only imagine how much the kids loved it!

November Update:

Lindsey House is on the move therefore we did not have a November workshop.

November Update:

November workshop was possible by our true devotional one and only Tara @Thrivent and her bible study group Town Creek!

The bibles📖 and journals 📘📗📕are special and will help  the girls write ✍🏼 about the scriptures  and the glue sticks,scissors,colored pencils,markers and designer paper will help  the girls  personalize their journals the girls can also make book markers 🔖 to mark their pages when they are done ✔️ reading 📖 the BIBLE and not lose their 📄

November Update:

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Thank you to wonderful volunteers who donated pumpkins for us to drop off at SJRC New Braunfels for the moms and their kids to decorate together and bring some fall fun amd beauty to the campus!
Happy Autumn 🍂!