About Our Chapter
My name is Theresa Faughnan and I am the Managing Leader of Chicktime Charleston! I moved to Charleston, SC in 2014. I have always had a heart for helping others. Previously I worked with children with special needs full time (I’m still doing it part time now). Recently, I truly felt a calling to teenage girls because I remember how difficult that era was for me and how nice it would have been to have someone. When my dear friend Megan started Chicktime Charleston, I was living in Atlanta at the time and read about it and supported her from a distance; signing up to run one of the events later that year. Due to a change in destiny, I moved back to Charleston and started to volunteer at all of the events. When I offered Megan an idea one day she followed with requesting I be a co-leader. Fast forward down the road, Megan’s heart song told her her gift was to plant other area chapters and get them running. With that, she passed me the crown for chapter co-leader with our girls! I was so blessed and happy for the amazing opportunity. Megan has been an amazing role model and truly has helped me in my faith journey when times got rough. I know she will do amazing things and that I can too, through her guidance. Women are always running in many directions and if they want to help someone they feel they don’t have time, aren’t good enough, strong enough, etc. What I love about Chicktime is that it is all about showing the kids love. You are an adult that they can trust and you are giving them your attention. You use your own gifts or interest to share with the kids. What makes Chicktime so great is how easy it is to get involved. You can volunteer once or as much as you want. There is no pressure. It is wonderful to get a group of friends to host an event, or just contact us and we can connect you with an event. If you’ve been wanting to get involved with helping abused children, this is a great place to start.
Blessed and Humbled, Theresa
Chicktime Charleston Managing Leader
My name is Megan Swatt. I moved to Charleston, SC in 2007. I am married to Nick and we have 3 kids. 2 girls and a boy. I am a hair stylist in Mount Pleasant. Before having 3 kids I used to volunteer regularly and I’ve felt the call to start again. I had searched a few times for the right organization to work with and I’ve come out feeling defeated. Either the commitment was too great for me or I felt under qualified to work with abused children. I decided to try again and I came to a website called volunteermatch.org. I came to Chicktime’s page and it jumped out at me. It said “Women, don’t just be sad about child abuse, do something about it right NOW” That got my attention!!!! I clicked on the website and searched for a local chapter in Charleston to volunteer with. I was sad to see there wasn’t one. I was about to move on but I clicked on the “start a chapter” option and started to read through what it took. I thought “I can do this!” I feel that there are many women who feel like me- too busy,scared or under qualified to volunteer with abused children.
Chicktime Charleston Founder
Chicktime Charleston Co-Leader
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