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We FINALLY were able to see our girls at Elks Aidmore again!!!
They were so excited to see us. Lots of hugging and laughing going on.
Today we did a devotional about how God is with us even in the hard times
and how we can be honest with Him about how we are feeling.
Then we had snacks and played St. Patrick’s Day themed games such as
“What’s Your Leprechaun Name” and “Leprechaun Mad Libs”.
We had a lot of fun with the girls; we have missed them so much!!
Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see the girls for our August workshop
due to rising Covid cases.
But we didn’t let that stop us from pouring out our love on them!
So for August, we dropped off supplies for manicures
and banana splits and called it “Manis & Bananis!” ￼
When we dropped it off, the girls were so excited!
We had so much fun today with the girls!
We brought snacks and games and a karaoke machine.
The girls sang their hearts out today.
It brought tears to our eyes because they are so talented.
We felt like we were judges on America’s Got Talent
because these girls just began singing and bringing tears to everybody’s eyes.
And it’s so heartbreaking because the world may never get to hear their talent.
These girls have gifts and talents that God gave them, that the world needs,
and unless people invest in them and pour into their lives, they may never realize how gifted and talented they are
and never use their talents. So I pray if you’re reading this that you will get involved
because the girls need you. Because we need them.
We also played a game where we had to do the tasks on the card
which left us all cracking up. I might have prank called Pizza Hut today.
And we gave the girls book bags filled with school supplies.
We forgot to take pictures of that though.
We appreciate everyone who donated school supplies to help these girls get started back on the right foot.
It was an amazing feeling to see these girls filled with such joy today and having fun and relaxing and just being able to be themselves.
They don’t get to really do that a lot. So we appreciate everyone who made that happen￼￼.
Next month we will be doing slip and slide kickball along with a few other water games,
so let us know if you would like to volunteer with us.￼
The girls at Elks really enjoyed the Olympic Games we set up for them last Saturday. We played frisbee golf, discus, roadkill, sponge relay, hula hoop relay, and many other games. We also provided hotdogs and chips and water. We just love showing up and spending time with these girls every month. Can’t wait until next month!￼￼￼
Thank you, Selina and Deaf Heartbeat for teaching sign language to the girls at Elks Aidmore. It was incredible and I know they loved it!
Thank you also to those who prepared food for their Easter lunch and donated the amazing Easter baskets for the girls.
They felt so loved today￼￼. It is amazing every time we go. The girls come in and they seem a little down, definitely not excited. By the time we leave they are so happy to have us be there and are so thankful for everything that we bring.
Since we have been able to be back in person, I am seeing the impact that we are making increase significantly.￼￼￼
It is such a blessing to be able to love on these girls and to be used by God to help make an impact in their lives.￼
We hope you will join us next month.
We finally got to see the girls again!! We had a great Poetry Jam and Spoken Word workshop! Thank you @Shaddái for hosting today!! Today they had an opportunity to tell their story. THIS is why we Chicktime. We want to communicate to each girl, “You are SEEN, You are HEARD, You are LOVED, You are NOT ALONE, You have PURPOSE.
We would love to have you serve with us and help these girls come to the truth that they are NOT FORGOTTEN! ￼￼￼￼
Cupcakes and crafts!!!
Thank you to all of our volunteers who donated craft supplies and treats
so that the girls at Elks could have a Valentine’s party!
Look at those cupcakes!
My friend, Tonya, said that if we can’t see the girls face-to-face, we’re going to bring our faces to the girls!
When I dropped off the supplies, the girls were yelling at me from a distance
letting me know how much they missed us and can’t wait to see us again.
They are definitely feeling the Chicktime love! ￼￼￼
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! ￼￼
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!
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
We FINALLY got to see our girls today!
It has been 8 months since we were last able to see them.
They were so excited about the fall fun we had planned for them.
Candy, cornhole, giant Jenga, a cake walk, and more!
They just kept thanking us for coming.
One girl said that she had been in many different group homes,
and no one had ever done anything like this for her before.
Another girl who had been relocated to Elks during Covid
(and ￼had not actually met us yet) said she was so excited to say thank you to us in person
for all the drop offs and love we have shown from a distance over the last few months.￼
We are so thankful we were able to connect with them in person today.
Thank you to everyone who came and volunteered
or donated and helped make this possible!￼
Sweet treats and sweet words were delivered to the girls at Elks Aidmore today!!
We dropped off supplies for an ice cream bar which we know the girls will love.
We also were able to drop off 20 pieces of art created by Misfit Art
just for the girls at Elks.
My dear friend and talented artist, Kelley, prayed over each piece of art a
nd prayed for the girl that would receive that particular piece.
If you have not checked out Misfit Art, you definitely should.￼
Kelly takes pieces of wood that have imperfections and she makes them beautiful.
Just like God takes us with our imperfections and makes us beautiful.
On the back of each art piece she writes a scripture.
What an amazing ministry!
I know the girls will feel so loved when they receive their pieces of art!
How amazing that our volunteers filled multiple tables
with school supplies for the girls and Elks Aidmore!￼
We even had one volunteer who coordinated
getting backpacks for every girl and
having each girl’s name personalized on her backpack.
These volunteers are so incredible with their beautiful hearts!
Thank you all so much for your donations of supplies
and funds to help the girls at Elks Aidmore
get started on the right foot and
getting prepared￼ for a good school year!￼
Taco Night was a success!!
Thank you to everyone who helped!
I didn’t actually take pictures of everything.
We had desserts and drinks and sides
in addition to the pictures shown here. ￼
I saw the girls for just a second
and they were so excited about the taco bar￼.
They also said they missed us a lot and
can’t wait for us to come back .
I feel the same. ￼
We are hosting a taco night at the end of July for the girls at Elks Aidmore.
Please let us know if you can help by donating any of the supplies listed below
or donating a few bucks.
We hope to have everything together by July 16th.
Thank you so much for your support! We could not do this without you! <3
We were finally able to deliver our water day basket to the girls at Elks Aidmore!
We’re not letting distance keep us from loving on our girls!!
Thank you to everyone who helped by donating funds or supplies for the water day basket!
We were able to get a slip and slide, water squirters, water balloons, bubble blasters,
water balloon hat toss, an obstacle course, and more!
I saw the girls at Elks Aidmore when I was dropping off the basket
and they were so excited!
Thank you for helping to put a smile on their faces!
You can help us in July by donating supplies for the fiesta.
We could not do this without you! <3
Chicktime Conyers has collected and donated puzzles, games,
activities, and food to take to the girls at Elks Aidmore.
We have also sent handwritten notes to the girls
to encourage them during this time.
We have encouraged our volunteers to send notes
as well to show love to the girls.
The girls have appreciated it greatly and they love getting mail.
They feel so loved even though we can’t be with them.
Our 50’s sock hop was a success!!
We had music, dancing, Coke floats,
Valentine crafting, and cookie decorating!
We taught the girls some dance moves and they taught us some.
What was really awesome was when some of the girls came dressed in 50s attire!
They had been looking forward to us coming
and had picked out an outfit just for the day.
We these girls!
Thank you, Laura and Stacey, for leading our Zumba workshop.
The girls, while hesitant at first, had so much fun!
It was a great day of dancing and crafting!
We created vision boards for 2020 and they were beautiful.
It was such a great day!!
That is what we are feeling right now as Chicktime leaders.
Overwhelmed with gratitude because of the outpouring of love that
this community has bestowed on the girls at Elks Aidmore.
We had such an amazing day yesterday.
Our Chicktime volunteers collaborated to provide the girls with a Christmas breakfast.
There was so much food!
We played a Christmas escape room activity, had a hot chocolate bar,
played fun Christmas games, and the girls were blessed with so many presents.￼
Thank you to every person who sponsored a girl this year for Christmas.
Thank you to Amye and all of her knitting friends for
providing the girls with hats and scarves.
Thank you to Michelle, who provided Christmas gift baskets to the girls.
Thank you to Cheryl for gifting each young lady with a pair of Lula Roe leggings.￼￼￼
Thank you to Dana from Newman’s Catering for coming and gifting each girl with a present.￼￼
Thank you to Trista Ross and Discover Point Church for
gifting the ladies with drawstring bags full of goodies!
Thank you to The Sketching Pad and Cherokee Run
for helping us to raise money to provide a great Christmas party for the girls
at Elks Aidmore as well as helping provide future programs for them.
Please let us know if we left anyone off!
We want to recognize you for helping us pull off an amazing Christmas for these girls!
We never could have done this on our own,
but together we were able to do so much!
What a great Thanksgiving Feast!!
Back in October, we asked all of the girls what their favorite Thanksgiving foods were.
So for our November event, we made sure to have every girl’s favorite food there
as we gathered together in a time of thankfulness.
It was such a fun time.
We appreciate all of our volunteers who worked hard
to provide such an amazing feast for these girls.
Thank you to Michele and her boys for donating gift bags to the girls
filled with toiletries and other cute items that the girls loved!￼
What an amazing day!!!
We had spooky snacks, fall games, prizes, slime making, and pumpkin painting!
We are so thankful to all of our volunteers for helping put this together.
Also, thank you to Xtra Mile Food Bank for their snack donations
and to Mitcham Farm for donating pumpkins for our event.
These girls had so much fun today and were able to just enjoy life
and not worry about the challenges they face every day.
They may not get to go out and participate in fall festivals,
so we brought the fall festival to them!
Join us next month for our Thanksgiving Feast!!
What an amazing day!!
I love how Chicktime is growing and partnering with the community to make an impact.
Today was a perfect example of that.
Thank you to The Newman Series Mobile Catering for
teaching our cooking class today!!
The tacos and nachos were delicious!
Also, thank you for bringing Dr. Coleman today to give a message of hope to these girls!
Thank you to Xtra Mile Food Bank for donating snacks!
Thank you to the Rockdale County Schools Nutrition program for your donations of toiletries which will help the girls!
I heard one girl say that she didn’t like being in foster care or group homes,
but she loved it here. Because of Chicktime.
This same young lady has been at Elks for two years, and has never really spoken to us.
Last month, she came in and she started talking. It was a major milestone for her.
Then this month, she comes in and gives me a warm hug and is talking to me as if we have known each other all of our lives.
Another young lady showed us where she is starting an
encouragement , goal oriented club at her school.
This is what it is all about.
So thankful to be a part of an organization that inspires and helps these girls,
and I’m so thankful to all of you who volunteer and donate to help make an impact in your community!
Today was great!
It could not have happened without your clothing donations
or our amazing volunteer team.
I watched as each of our volunteers was interacting with the girls
and making special connections with them.
One girl, who has not spoken in almost two years, actually talked today!
It took that long for her to trust us.
We are in it for the long haul!
We hope you will join us for Taco Bar Fun in September!
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
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!
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. 💕
Chicktime Conyers’ Unlock Your Potential Event
led by Women’s Empowerment Speaker Monica McCoy was truly inspiring.
The girls learned about their personalities, shared their career goals and even made up a morning aspiration chant! 💕
We look forward to another amazing event next month!
Chicktime Conyers Christmas Party with the girls of Elks Aidmore!
We had a blast making Christmas treats, singing karaoke, and playing games!
The Christmas plate drawing game was so fun!
The girls and Elks caregivers were given a Christmas gift. Thanks to all the volunteers who came out today and those that helped with gifts and food donations. Thank you for making these girls feel loved! Merry Christmas!
Another awesome Chicktime in the books! Shout out to all our beautiful volunteers 👏
We had a great time hanging out with the girls of Elks Aidmore. Munching on fall snacks, playing games, making bracelets and memories. We had a time of gratitude and it was so touching to have everyone (and I mean everyone, even the caretakers 💕) share.
There’s just something about getting a bunch of girls together and hanging out. It’s powerful, it’s a blessing.
It’s CHICKTIME. Join us at our next Chicktime event on December 8. Visit http://www.chicktime.com/ for more info.
What an amazing day!! Thank you, Amye, for taking time to share your crocheting skills with these girls!
I know we can’t take their pictures, but I wish you all could see their faces beaming with confidence at learning a new skill.
They were doing it so effortlessly!
It was nice for the girls to have their own bag of supplies, too!
Everything was perfect.
We played Heads Up and had a good laugh. Then they asked if we could come back every week. Those smiles and that joy makes every minute worth it.
We had such a wonderful time at our September workshop wth the girls at Elks Aidmore. Our leaders got to share stories that connected with the girls. We may not have the same exact story as the girls, but we have known hurts and have overcome them and are overcoming them still. The girls totally connected with the stories. We were amazed at how silent the room was as we shared our experiences. It was amazing to share with them.
We played fun trivia games and spent some time coloring.
We had snacks, we laughed, cried, and had a really great time. We love being involved with Chicktime more and more. We would love for you to join us.
What an amazing day!!! Thank you to everyone who made it possible!
We had so many volunteers and the girls got a ton of new back to school clothes. Garbage bags full.
They got new shoes, new jewelry, and they were able to get new make up as well.
They even had a make up tutorial.
With all the make up accessories they needed to try things out!
We had girls their own age speaking wisdom into their life.
It was an incredible day!
In addition to our Ice Cream Social we will be having a fashion show and a back to school shopping event in which the girls at Elks Aidmore can choose clothing that has been donated…(thank you)!!
It’s going to be a great one so don’t miss out!
What an amazing day!
We played cards….
Made friendship bracelets and angle bracelets….and just hung out.
The girls really enjoyed having us there and were opening up to us. It was great spending time getting to know them better….and they asked our two favorite questions~
1- “Can you stay longer?”
2- When are you coming back?’
We are so thankful we get to spend time encouraging them!
What an incredibly fun day! Thank you, Selina for teaching the girls sign language and talking about your ministry, Deaf Heartbeat.
I am so inspired by your story every time you share it.
Thank you for playing games with us that were fun and reinforced the importance of being able to communicate.
Today was fantastic!!
What a great time we had painting with the girls at our April Workshop!
Each painting uniquely made from the heart….
It’s amazing to hear the girls talk about the connections they have made since we started our Chicktime Chapter and volunteering once a month at Elks!
They aren’t the only ones who feel connected ….
These workshops are life changing for the girls and well as the volunteers.
Join us as we continue our mission of intentional love and encouragement.
Today was incredible! We were so glad to spend time with our friends from Chicktime National as well as some amazing ladies starting a new chapter in South Carolina.
Here are just some of the beautiful Blackout Poetry/creative writing pieces that were created during our workshop~
Don’t the pieces just take your breath away?
We had a great time with our girls and we even got to celebrate a birthday!
Please join us next month and the month after that and so on! Let’s show the girls that they matter!
We had a great Valentine’s Party with some amazing girls!
Today, we practiced the art of loving yourself. Each girl made a valentine card written to herself. It was such a great activity. Before they began, though, Chari read a poem by Charlie Chaplin called, “As I Began to Love Myself”. It is incredible. This is the poem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62oby83NtGw
These are just a few of the beautiful cards the girls made. We are so encouraged to see the number of volunteers is increasing as well as the number of girls participating. “Wrists are for bracelets, not cutting” is a quote from the last picture and certainly the reason we know we are called to help these young women reach their full potential!
We hope to see you next month!
What a blessing it was to bring Chicktime to Elks at this time of the year! Our FIRST Christmas party with the girls who live at Elks was amazing! We shared candy canes, pizza, desserts and laughs!The girls enjoyed the games and all the goodies, but we could especially tell they were just happy we were there!
We have an exciting year planned in 2018~
Please join us!
We are super stoked that Conyers Chicktime has partnered with an amazing nonprofit Elks Aidmore!!! It was a joy meeting the staff today and the campus is beautiful!
We are excited to host our very first Chicktime event on Nov. 4th! If you are in the Conyers/Atlanta metro and are interested in sharing and growing with at risk girls…join us!
We will also be hosting a new volunteer orientation @ Elk’s before our first workshop to give all those who are interested an opportunity to come and learn more about Chicktime @ Elk’s and complete your required background checks!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the details!