About Our Chapter

“To create everlasting friendships and become a family”


I am not exaggerating when I say that I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for my amazing friends being there for me every step of the way. Whether it is celebrating a success or helping me through tough times, their love is something I cherish so dearly. My friends are now my family, and what I envision Chicktime Springfield to be is a place where we can become family too. No one should have to experience life feeling alone, and my vision is to create an environment that is filled with love and happiness. Come join our Chicktime family! What makes Chicktime so great is how easy it is to get involved. You can volunteer once or as much as you want. It is wonderful to get a group of friends to host an event, or just contact us and we can connect you with an event. If you’ve been wanting to get involved with helping abused children, this is a great place to start. 

We would love for you to join us on our journey to add love and joy to the lives of these children. Our volunteers are what keeps our chapter going and that is why we need you too! If you’re interested in becoming a member or receiving event invitations, select the “Join a Chapter” link and then click MA- Springfield.

With love,
Chelsea Orefice
Chicktime Springfield Managing Leader

Our History:

Chicktime Springfield, MA was founded by Cora Knurek-Hogan in 2017. Cora was a college student with a whole lot of love and passion to give! After a conversation with a mentor, Cora was determined to find a way to put what little spare time she did have to good use by serving her community. After searching for what seemed like forever. she finally found Chicktime and it was a no-brainier for Cora that this is exactly what her community needed! Cora’s passion was showing love to small children who were desperately in need of nurturing and a loving smile. It was her desire to be of service to others that helped to bring this chapter to life. For as long as she could remember, Cora liked to help people feel a little bit better and make them smile a little bit brighter. Cora believed that a hug or a smile could be reassurance to a person in need. Most of all, Cora believed that love is a bright light that can help ease the darkness on anyone. Cora was certain that the benefit of love is that it is free and so easy to give, yet not enough people give it. In 2018, Cora moved on to new adventures but Chicktime Springfield will forever be grateful for the big love that she believed in that guided her to us!