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Conyers News

** All Chicktime Conyers volunteers are required to complete a background check BEFORE they can attend Chicktime @ Elks Aidmore! Please contact us for more info in regards to completing your required paperwork. **

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October Update

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!!

 

September Update

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 do
nations 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!

August Update

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!

July Update

Thank you to @thenewmanseriescatering_ for hosting our July workshop!
The girls had so much fun making dipped Oreos!!
Ms. Dana is one talented lady!
We ended the day with a game of Taboo.
We had so much fun with these amazing girls!

 

June Update

Chicktime Conyers Carnival Event for the Girls of Elks Aidmore was a hit!
Games, prizes, food and fun!
Thank you to all our awesome volunteers who served and those who donated! 
💕

May Update

Chicktime Conyers May Event was HYPE!!
A super big shout out to Laura Hawkins for leading us in Cardio Dance!
Jaylen Woody gave a very informative speech about drugs
and the effects they can cause.
We ended with a game of Scattegories.
A great time was had by all! 
💕@ Elks Aidmore, Inc.

 

April Update

The Chicktime Conyers Social Media Awareness Event was so informative
and well presented by our very own Tonya Woody!

The Girls of Elks Aidmore learned about what to look for and what to do
should they come across this terrible situation.
We also fit in some bracelet and game time!

 

March Update

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
Chicktime sisters!!


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!

 

February Update

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. 💕

 

January Update

 

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!

 

December Update

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!

November Update:

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.

October Update:

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.

September Update:

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.

August Update:

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!

July Update:

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!

June Update:

T-shirt designing and rock painting was a success!

Thank you to all the volunteers who showed up and helped this month! Can’t wait until next month!

May Update:

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!!

Joyfully,

Heather

Chicktime Conyers

April Update:

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.

March Update:

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!

January Update:

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!

January Update:

We had such a great time making vision boards with the girls.

We hope the girls will reflect on their boards daily and stayed focused on their dreams!

We can’t wait to spend time with them next month! Join us~

December Update:

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!

 Our Holiday Stocking Drive was also huge success!!! We delivered 35 holiday stockings full of personal hygiene items and candy for the young ladies of Elks Aidmore!! Special thanks to Trista and staff at Discover Point Church for making this possible!!

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 conyers@chicktime.com for the details!