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Chicktime Grand Rapids Volunteers~
Our Charity Partner needs a few months off. We will keep you posted when our next workshop will be~ but it looks like we will resume our special time at D.A. Blodgett St. John’s in October! We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you in the fall.
All our love,
Chicktime Grand Rapids Leadership Team

June Update:

Ice cream and board games to kick off the weird weather summer months here in Michigan with the kids of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s! 🍦🌤🥰

Volunteer opportunities are available every third Saturday of the month with Chicktime—the non-profit working to build connections and add value to our community by way of working with kids that have experienced severe trauma, abuse, and neglect.

They are light!! And it’s a minimal time commitment.

May Update:

This past Saturday a workshop with the kids of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s was all about finances! 🤑

The first hour was spent talking about money, paychecks, checks, and stocks🏦
The second hour was spent playing this game and the kids had a blast!!

If you want to run your own workshop with the kids to add value to their life, we would love to have you and will help you every step of the way!

These kids are light and they need all the love we can give.
Volunteers are always welcome too🥰
Workshops are held on the third Saturday of every month from 2-4pm!
Minimal commitment with great reward💚

April Update:

Our Charity Partner had to cancel our April workshop, but don’t worry….We will be back in May and learning about Smart Money Moves 101!

March Update:

We had a small team today, but the kids (and volunteers) all had fun!

February Update:

It was a successful afternoon filled with self love/care activities at our Chicktime event at D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s! 💕
The smoothie bar was a hit as the kids sipped on delicious, fresh smoothies🍍

The affirmation station allowed the kids to make banners that they can hang in their room to remind them of how worthy they are of love—a few words I saw on their banners included “strong”, “beautiful”, “loyal”.

One child wrote on their banner as a reminder every morning, “my scars do not define me.” 😭🖤


The meditation station focused on mindfulness and breathing techniques to relax and focus on the present. 🧘🏼‍♀️Even an older highschool boy who is usually “too cool” for all of the activities we do was really excited and engaged in the meditation! And another gave me a hug for the first time because even though he has this cool dude attitude, you can tell he’s thankful we show up every month.


The sun catcher making station allowed the kids to express themselves + how therapeutic! And they got to take something away that can shine light into their lives. Super thankful for all the volunteers that showed up to help with the event! If you’re looking to make an impact in lives, this is a low commitment, amazing way to do so!

Our hearts are full and these kids are amazing!

 

January Update:

We made dream catchers with the kids of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s today!💖✌🏼

The kids loved it and were so creative with their designs!

Even the high school boys who at first were acting too cool for the craft ended up participating and making them for others they cared about.

One sweet girl asked if they actually work and I told her I think they do. She was so excited to have good dreams after today.
Another boy, no more than 10 years old, said he was going to hang it up and hoped he wouldn’t have bad dreams for the first time in 3 years.😭

These kids have suffered the worst of abuse and neglect, filling them with trauma and fear. It breaks my heart when I think about it because they are SO amazing.

Committing a couple hours one Saturday a month is easy peezy when it means so much to them. It’s about developing relationships and showing them that they are cared for and worth showing up for.

If you’re interested in volunteering, we are always looking for help with these events and workshops leader to run the events! Please reach out if you’re wanting to help and want to have a low commitment volunteer opportunity that has GREAT reward! ☺️ these kids are light.

Cheers to the weekend and having sweet dreams💕

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December Update:

It was party time at Chicktime this month! We enjoyed crafts, games, and lots of food with the children at St. John’s home.

November Update:

Had a great time with the kids of D.A. Blodgett yesterday! We decorated cookies and I’m pretty sure they ate more frosting than anything. We also had the biggest turn out yet for Chicktime volunteers! It makes us so excited to see this baby organization beginning to grow!

**We had about 40 kids come to this event, but due to privacy and the sensitive nature of their trauma, pictures can not be taken of the kids. Just know that they are light in this place💛

 

October Update:

Just a little Chicktime fun!

September Update:

Just a little fun from our Chicktime this month =}

June Update:

Our first day with D.A Blodgett- St. Johns is under our belts. We were not able to take pictures of the kiddos and their fun because of their situations but these girls came out today and were super stars in the heat

January Update:

Thank you to everyone who came out to play @ Chicktime January!

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We had so much fun hanging out with all our new volunteers and the our Mel Trotter family loved making their journals!

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We can’t wait to see you all next month!!!

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December Update:

Thank you to everyone who came out to play at Chicktime December!

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September Update:

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Chicktime September! We had so much fun learning how to combat stresses of heading back to school after a loooong summer off! Our homemade stress balls were a hit!

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August Update:

This month, we made bullet journals with the kids and really worked on being creative with our writing! It was quite relaxing and so fun to spend time with them learning how to let our creativity flow!!

June Update:

We had SO much fun at Chicktime July… even if the day didn’t quite go as planned! LOL We didn’t think this one through all the way… what started out as marbled paper making turned into just colored shaving cream fun….

 

June Update:

YAY! Our first Chicktime GR is in the books. It was a small crowd but totally worth the time. Our girls were camera shy today but here is some of their work! Thank you to everyone who helped make the launch of Chicktime Grand Rapids so special and we can’t wait to see you all again next month!

 

May Update:

Thank you to everyone who attended May’s Coffee Connection with Chicktime Grand Rapids! Unfortunately, our camera decided to malfunction in the middle of taking pictures but we had a wonderful time!

We are so excited about the launch of our chapter and SO appreciative of the support that we have received thus far from our community!! We are busy planning our first workshop with our charity partner, Mel Trotter Ministries, and we would love to see YOU there!!

Do you have a heart to serve others? Have a passion, skill, or talent that you would like to share with the hurting women and children of our community? Chicktime Grand Rapids is the place for you! Join us for a “coffee connection” on May 20th to learn more about Chicktime.. who we are and what we do. We would love to have YOU!

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