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Fort Worth News

                                                  

 

November Update:

Pictures from our November workshop are pending. Our charity partner needs to approve and send them.

We will post them as soon as we get them. 

October Update:

Chicktime volunteers are so amazing that even Mabel the goose wants to join! Ask us how you can lead a workshop in 2023 or join our incredible leadership team.
And today we had a great time painting pumpkins with the residents of Clear Fork. We are in awe of their talent!

September Update:

Yesterday Kristi Haven led the girls at Clearfork Academy in this beautiful and meaningful craft… Good Deed Beads are a reminder to let our good deeds out way the bad.
Thank you to our great group of volunteers!
 
Keep watching here for your opportunity to join us in making a difference next month!

 

August Update:

 

Our August workshop was canceled due to Covid.

See you next month!

July Update:

Adding to our Album Cover from last month. Decorating an actual album to represent our personality, hopes, dreams and family.
These Girls are so creative and joyful.
Clearfork Academy Cleburne Tx
Join us next month to make joyful prayer bead bracelets. Aug 20 @ 11:30 -1:30
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720.341.2366 Jana

June Update:

Another great time with our charity partner Clearfork RTC.
We made my story album covers.
Next month we will work on art on the actual vinyl record. More details coming. Thank you chicktime gals for your love and creativity with these precious young ladies. They were so grateful for the time, attention, and creative expression.
 
 
 

May Update:

What an amazing time we had today at our new charity partner – Clearfork Academy Girl’s Campus. The girls were a little reluctant to participate at first, but soon joined in the fun! These very talented young ladies made paper flower wreaths, each as unique and beautiful as the creators.
Thank you to our volunteers Rainey and Miranda! We couldn’t have done this without you.
We are hoping to grow our chapter with additional volunteers and leaders. Let us know if you’re interested!

April Update:

Our new charity partner is awesome and we were grateful to attend this open house.

Here’s to new beginnings!

 

 

February Update:

I can’t think of a better day than Valentine’s Day to show up and show love. Chicktime Fort Worth shared love with the children at ACH Family Services Youth Emergency Shelter with a drop-off workshop including pizza and drinks., decorate your own sugar cookie kits (heart-shaped, of course) and a fun craft activity. Thank you so much to our generous donors for making this possible. We hope to be in- person next mont for a Great Green Get-Together, so stay tuned!!

 

January Update:

   

Volunteering matters. Join us in 2022 and lets make a difference. 

December Update:

Merry Christmas Chicktime Fort Worth.

It’s a blessing to serve with you! 

November Update:

About tonight. It’s been exactly 2 long years but we were able to spend time with our charity partner kids at the SafeHaven of Tarrant County‘s Holiday party for the clients of the housing group who are re-entering back into independent living.

This was co-leader Jana‘s first in-person event and she did a fantastic job facilitating. Thank you to our volunteers for having the heart to come out tonight. #chicktimefortworth #enddomesticviolence #christmasiscoming

October Update:

Chicktime Fort Worth collected candy for two events for SafeHaven~

Goodie Bags and Trunk or Treat !

Next Month~ In person workshop!!

 

September Update:

Our September activity was to connect with Safehaven staff, discuss ways Chicktime Fort Worth can support them(Jana demonstrated parentguidance.org, a parenting website that provides free resources to parents to Amanda, Director of the SafeLiving Housing program) and to give them some sweet treats! They work so hard and we want them to know we appreciate what they do for our community!

August Update:

Drop off workshop is complete and we hope SafeHaven can share the activities soon!

July Update:

Love notes are so easy to send and a beautiful thing to receive!

We hope the staff at SafeHaven were overwhelmed with a little love from Chicktime Fort Worth.

Still no word on when we can meet in person again….until then we will connect with SafeHaven in other ways.

June Update:

We did not have a June workshop. We had plans for a virtual one, but were not able to confirm arrangements with

SafeHaven.

May Update:

How we spent this past Sunday afternoon. Our virtual workshop leader had to reschedule for a different month and still no in-person workshops are allowed with our charity partner.

Since we completed our vaccinations weeks ago and hadn’t seen each other in-person for months, we stepped out on faith and met up at Sandi’s house to create origami activity packs for the kiddos at SafeHaven of Tarrant County SafeLiving group.

Thank you Sandi for the great idea and opening your home for our fellowship. #lovingourcharitypartner

April Update:

After a year+ of drop-off workshops due to COVID-19 restictions, we were able to host our first virtual workshop with the SafeLiving Housing group at SafeHaven of Tarrant CountyLisa Albert led today’s workshop sharing knowledge on Self Defense as well as her own personal story as a survivor. She was awesome today as she transformed a standard in-person into an interactive and informative virtual workshop with the assistance of our co-leader  Sandi. Great teamwork ladies. I know the attendees, the SafeHaven leadership team as well as Janaand I appreciate your time and commitment. I can’t wait to see what we have in the works virtually for the May workshop😁 Stay tuned Chicktime Fort Worth; we’re Baack!

March Update:

Due to the recent winter snow storm that resulted in damages to the shelter ….
SafeHaven had to relocate and are not accepting any drop off workshops at this time. We will pick up in April.
Pray with us that all will be back to normal soon.

February Update:

February dropoff workshop complete. Sending valentine’s day love to the 112 children residents of the SafeLiving shelter. They will be able to create their own custom valentines for their loved ones with a little something sweet to go along with the card.

Once again, Janaknocked it out the park with this craft idea. Are you interested in how you can get involved with leading a workshop and showing the kiddos that someone is thinking of them and they are loved? Please reach out to Jana, Sandi or me to ask how at www.chicktime.com/FortWorth or fwchicktime@gmail.com ❤ #spreadhappiness #loveisallyouneed #vday2021 #chicktimefortworth #chicktimenational #valentines2021 #ValentinesDay2021

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

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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

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!

The links to purchase the Thanksgiving gift cards.

VISA: https://bit.ly/3dsK4Se
Kroger: https://bit.ly/3nRrVSV

October Update:

Candy for the main shelter’s trunk or treat event and Candy and Art supplies for the SafeLiving Housing shelter children to decorate Boo Bags and Masks for Trick Or Treat Fun! Thanks

Jana

for leading this months’ workshop🎃

Also, dropped off more adult and children’s face masks.

Hey, Chicktime Fort Worth~

The  list below are items that the SafeLiving transitional housing group (independent living) is in need of every month for their clients that are moving back into independent housing.

Needed items:

Sheet- queen/twin

Blankets- Queen/Twin

Pots and pans

Toilet paper

Silverware

Pillows

Mops

Brooms

Can opener

Food storage containers

Dry racks

kitchen cooking utensils,

shower curtains

shower rod and hooks

Plates and bowls

Cups

Air pumps

Towels

wash cloths

feminine products

soap/body wash

Hope you can help!

September Update:

Healing through Journaling…..

What a special September drop off for the kids at Safehaven.

Hello Chicktime Fort Worth,

As a reminder, due to COVID-19 we are still unable to serve with Safehaven for in-person workshops but they are still in need of our help.  Here are 2 opportunities for us to still be a blessing to our charity partner and provide support.  If you are able to assist with one need or both, please know that your kindness and generosity are appreciated so much at this time.

Thank you in advance,

Denise and Jana

Back To School Drive

Our kiddos need YOUR help!

We’re heading back to virtual school, but we still need your help providing SafeHaven kids with the necessary supplies to continue learning! You can drop off any supplies at the location listed below or purchase items from our Amazon Wish List to ship straight to SafeHaven.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/30OBRTB

Or drop off at
Berry Good Buys
1701 W. Berry Street
Fort Worth
Hours: Mon – Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

August Immediate Needs

83 women and children are currently seeking safety in our emergency shelters during the pandemic. Will you give them their daily essentials by purchasing items from our August immediate needs list?

You can drop off donations at Berry Good Buys or send items straight to us by purchasing from our Amazon Wish List! We can’t do this without you!

Wish List: https://amzn.to/31po5HX

Berry Good Buys
1701 W. Berry Street
Fort Worth, Texas
Mon – Fri: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

August Update:

Chicktime Fort Worth, due to a generous monetary donation that they received, were able to bless the Independent Living Housing team staff with much needed pamper kits.

The staff has worked tirelessly during this season without the much needed assistance of volunteers to make certain that their client needs are met so we wanted to do a little something special for them.

Hey Chicktime Fort Worth,
Our community is hurting and could use our help…
 
88 women and children are currently seeking safety in the SafeHaven emergency shelters, and most come with nothing more than the clothes on their back. Will you purchase their most needed items to give families their basic necessities?
 
You can drop off donations at Berry Good Buys or send items straight to us by purchasing from our Amazon Wish List!
 
Wish List: https://amzn.to/31po5HX
 
Here are the Housing Group Needs:
Most pressing need at this time would be uber gift cards ($10-25), visa gift cards ($25), tracphone (or any brand) prepaid phone recharge cards, shower curtain rods (tension), shower curtains (liner and decorative), and sheets (twin, Twin XL, and queen
 
Berry Good Buys
1701 W. Berry Street
Fort Worth, Texas
Mon – Fri: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Chicktime Fort Worth showing #unstoppable love by donating things on their Charity Partner’s needs list. I love the story on their facebook page about the couple intrigued with their purchases when in line at the store and when told about Chicktime and Chicktime Fort Worth’s partnership with SafeHaven donated 40.00 dollars to help cover the cost!

Grassroots movement…..

         
Hey Chicktime Fort Worth~
We have recently been in contact with the Rapid Re-housing division of SafeHaven of Tarrant County. This is the team that hosts the Monthly FUN Group events that we support and provide volunteers for. I have been informed that they are desperately in need of household items and Summer activity supplies for the children. I know that we have already sent out a list of needs for the Shelter division so if you have already donated or purchased items, your support is greatly appreciated. 
 
If you haven’t already donated and are able to help, can you please focus your giving to the attached list. 
 
If you would like to purchase and ship the items, please ship to the following address: 
SafeHaven of Tarrant County – Housing Immediate Needs
1010 N Center Street
Arlington, TX 76011
Attn: Preston Knight
If you would like to drop off items: 
Berry Good Buys
1701 W. Berry Street
Fort Worth, TX 76110 
NOTE: Please label the items for the HOUSING group only.
Your assistance is greatly needed and appreciated.  
 
 
Summer Activity Supplies:
 
Coloring books and crayons
Puzzles
a science project
Art and crafts
Something fun
 
Needed Household items
Sheet- queen/twin
Blankets- Queen/Twin
Pots and pans
Toilet paper
Silverware
Pillows
Mops
Brooms
Can opener
Food storage containers
Dry racks
kitchen cooking utensils,
shower curtains
shower rod and hooks
Plates and bowls
Cups
Air pumps
Towels
wash cloths
feminine products
soap/body wash
Thank you in advance,

                                                      Denise Walker

                                                   Managing Leader –

                                      Chicktime Fort Worth Chapter

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SafeHaven has 51 kiddos currently in shelter who need your help to have a fun summer.

We normally rely on fun field trips to ke ep our kids entertained while they’re out of school, but with the pandemic we’re having to get creative with crafts, movie days, and fun outdoor projects

Will you purchase a few items off our Summer Camp Amazon Wishlist (linked below) or drop off items at our Berry Good Buys resale store??

Please share! We really need your help!

Berry Good Buys Store:
1701 W Berry St, Fort Worth, TX 76110

SHOP:

https://amzn.to/2XpXDdN

We desperately need your help keeping our shelves stocked with essentials for the families staying in our shelters.

You can find these items and more by shopping from our Amazon Wish List or drop off items at our Berry Good Buys location.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2W4CqH1
(Please send to 1010 N. Center St. address)

Drop Off (Mark items as “Immediate Needs”):
Berry Good Buys
1701 W. Berry Street
Fort Worth, TX 76110
* Please practice social distancing while dropping off

Our Arlington Resource Center is still closed for drop-offs.

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting some of our most at-risk neighbors, and that’s why North Texas Giving Day has created #NorthTexasGivingTuesdayNOW! Today, May 5, you can make a gift and join countless other North Texans to provide support to those who need it most.

When you make a gift to SafeHaven, you’re providing a comfortable place to rest, regroup and gain life-saving resources for women and children fleeing violent homes.

Make A Gift: https://bit.ly/2KQQWvr

A message from SafeHaven….

I’m committed to being as honest and transparent as possible, so to be frank, I’m writing to you right now because SafeHaven is on its way to being in a financial pickle.

You may have heard in the news that domestic violence increases in times of crisis. That is an understatement.

As you can imagine, home is the most dangerous place on earth for domestic violence victims. Abusers like to isolate victims from their support system, and when the government and other leaders are encouraging us to isolate ourselves, victims spend even more time alone with their abusers.

Because of this, we have already seen an increase in hotline calls, and requests for lifesaving shelter at SafeHaven are through the roof.

We aren’t top of mind for many of our donors right now, and we’ve lost a significant amount of what was expected revenue because we had to cancel our only fundraising event this year. This is a bit of a scary time for those of us trying to keep women and children safe from abusive homes.

Our goal at this time is to serve every woman and child who needs lifesaving shelter, and what we desperately need is your financial support. Will you please make a monetary donation to protect your neighbors?

Make A Donation: interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E5919&id=6

I will certainly keep you updated on what’s happening at SafeHaven over the coming weeks and months. Please keep us and the families we serve in your thoughts.

Thank you for your unwavering support.

Yours,
Kathryn

Kathryn Jacob, LMSW
President & CEO
SafeHaven of Tarrant County
office 682.318.1830 | hotline 877.701.7233
1010 North Center Street
Arlington, Texas 76011

Chicktime Fort Worth will not be meeting in April, We will let you know as soon as we know if we can serve in May.

 

We are excited to serve SafeHaven at a different day and time! Come out and join us!

Spring Break Needs:

As of today, SafeHaven have 81 kiddos who will be spending Spring Break in their shelters.

Will you make sure they have a memorable and FUN week by picking up a few items off our Spring Break Needs list or sending items straight to us from our Amazon Wish List??

Amazon: https://amzn.to/394lXpw

Drop-off Locations (Please mark items as Spring Break Needs):
Berry Good Buys
1701 W. Berry Street
Fort Worth, TX 76110

Arlington Resource Center
401 W. Sanford, Suite 1400
Arlington, TX 76011

We Can’t Wait to See Everyone! We’ve missed YOU!

Chicktime Fort Worth at Camp Heart!

Chicktime Fort Worth devotes their time and shares their love every year at Camp Heart! Camp heart is a weekend camp that serves children who have experienced domestic violence. Typically they will have 20 children, ages 8-12. Volunteer hours are very flexible. You can spend the whole weekend, one night, or just during the day helping with activities. The kids participate in support groups as well as outdoor activities like fishing, canoeing, and cookouts. What a blessing Chicktime Fort Worth is for supporting such a wonderful ministry outside of their monthly workshops.

We had a great time making Mother’s Day flowers tonight at our Chicktime Ft. Worth fun group,
We also had time for some bingo prizes and Easter egg hunt.
Love is what we want to show the kids that come to Chicktime Fort Worth.
Come volunteer with us.

February Update:

   

Chicktime Volunteers are so special!

They prepare for craft time….

They role model….

They encourage…..

They love and are lovable…

They listen….

They help create and teach….

They share their gifts and resources….

They are what make Chicktime Workshops so special!!

Lovebirds project with the kids at SafeHaven of Tarrant County. All you need is love

January Update:

And we’re back…Our first SafeHaven of Tarrant County FUN group of 2019 led by Estelle. 

She chose a dream catcher project for the children which was so fitting. Dream catchers are a Native American custom and are considered to be sacred charms that represent protection over children.

How appropriate as that is one of the Chicktime organizations’ tenets; to be protectors over children. The kids had a great time last night. Thank you Estelle for sharing this gift with the children.

@ Fort Worth, Texas #chicktime #chicktimentl #chicktimefortworth @ Fort Worth, Texas