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September Update:

Artists at work creating designs at our event while promoting recycling and snacking on Fall Snack Cakes – yum! The kids put their initials on their creations when we realized we had two sisters with the same initials! We laughed. Nice to see more teen girls in our group. They were all beautiful and a joy to talk to today. They all told us they love crafting.

Much thanks to Sonja for all your help and our shelter coordinator, Kate, for all you do to make our events successful!

 

Chicktime Cincy meets Chicktime Indy!!

Chicktime Cincinnati chapter leader, Rosetta Keller, traveled to attend Chicktime Indy’s September workshop to get ideas from one of the craftiest people out there~Patty Homoky….who by the way is Chicktime Indy’s chapter leader!

This certainly tells it like it is…..We are a family!!!

The Chicktime Family!!

Chicktime Cincy left with new ideas and a deeper bond with Chicktime!

Our charity partner called to let us know we need to cancel our August event today that starts at 3:15.  Schools are starting here and they had a transportation problem.  The kids won’t arrive in time to make our event.  We are trying to reschedule but not sure we can.  Waiting to hear if they have another open day for us in August. We will keep you posted.

July Update:

We know how to beat the heat with ice cream, Disney’s Moana movie & games for our July event! Something we learned this month at Chicktime is  that if you bring bubbles and bubble wands to your workshop…. The soapy bubbles make clean up a snap!

Chicktime is really this easy….give a little time, play a game or two…

And Bam!! Hearts of children are changed forever!

We would love for you to join us next month at Chicktime August!

 

June Update:

Pennies, pennies everywhere as we played the penny toss game. The grand prize was awarded to little Miss M who came in 1st place. Yay! We also met the shelter’s new summer intern, Andrew, who helped us chase pennies. Welcome aboard Andrew!!! Thank you Sonja for volunteering at today’s event!

May Update:

We have many single mothers at our shelter who deserve a special treat for Mother’s Day. We celebrated our moms with gifts and healthy snacks at our event! We potted flowers and decorated picture frames while enjoying a sunny day outdoors. We love our moms!

Thanks so much Sonja for leading the event and bringing Katie to help!! You did a great job!!!

April Update:

Competition was tough at Chicktime’s Easter Egg Toss to win baskets full of goodies. We also learned that we have super powers to save others just like super heroes! We used our power of sending love by making a yard sign giving thanks to our shelter. Then, we used our power of laughter by acting out actions in a card game that made us giggle. Our super powers really work!! Thanks Aprina being our teacher. Thanks also to Michelle & Sonja for volunteering.

March Update:

We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a green theme! Green artwork, beads and fun games. Even the snacks were green with apples and grapes!

Our kids took turns playing Simon Says and winded down with reading time. So much fun!! Thank you Aisha for leading the event. Also many thanks to Kathy Henry, Kate Calhoun and the rest of our great volunteers.

 

At the request of our charity partner, Interfaith Shelter, we are changing the date of our March workshop to March 15th. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that YOU can still join us!

 

 

February Update:

Our kids at Interfaith Shelter were excited to make Valentine cards for their moms at our event today. The kids were bundles of love; greeting us with hugs and giggles.

Thank you Kathy for helping! Welcome to our new volunteers, Erika and Jennifer! We hope to see you at our March event!

Chicktime Cincinnati is currently looking to fill the remainder of our 2017 calendar with workshop leaders. In order to do that, we need YOUR help! We are looking for women who have a heart to serve our community and share their gifts to make the world a better place for the next generation. As you know, our chapter serves at Interfaith Shelter on the second Wednesday of every month from 3-4:30pm. IHNGC has been providing emergency shelter since 1991, working side by side with partners from the faith community to meet basic needs while offering professional wraparound services that change lives. Our goal is to provide the children of these families with a fun atmosphere and experience that helps them to feel a sense of  normalcy in their otherwise turbulent lives. Anything from crafts to Zumba.. if you have a passion, gift, or talent… Chicktime Cincinnati wants to learn how to do it too and we want to learn from YOU!!

If you feel the calling to serve alongside us and lead a workshop this year, please don’t hesitate to contact us and remember, no idea is too big or too small!

Joyfully,
Rosetta and Aisha
Chicktime Cincinnati

 

 

January Update:

Our gingerbread house creations were beautiful! The kids had so much fun that they lead us into dance and song to Maroon 5’s, “Sugar”. The event wrapped up with piggyback rides from the Chicktime girls.

Thank you Kathy & Aisha! Great job Aisha Butler for leading the event!

We hope YOU will join us for Chicktime February!!

 

December Update:

Thank you to everyone who attended Chicktime December! We painted ornaments and sang Christmas carols! It was truly an afternoon of holiday cheer! We hope you join us for Chicktime January! Our workshop leader will be Aisha and will be making gingerbread houses!

 

November Update:

Cookie artists at work creating their masterpieces. Giggling, icing covered faces and sticky fingers everywhere! Our first event decorating cookies was a hit!!!! We hope YOU will join us for Christmas crafts at Chicktime December!!