Ocean Springs News
Another Chicktime Little Rock Workshop in the books! Thank you to our Workshop Leader Meshunda for teaching us how to not sweat the small stuff! And of course thank you to our charity partner Immerse Arkansasfor allowing us to hang with them. Stay tuned for our November invite!!!! 💕💕💕💕
Wow what a great turnout for our 1st official workshop!
We had a great time decorating masks and getting into the Halloween spirit @ Connections!
The kiddos, volunteers and staff enjoyed some Frito Pie and bonding time!
Just an all around good time!
Happy Halloween! Hope to see you next month!
This month’s workshop was colorful, creative, and delicious! We played Scategories, painted pumpkins, and enjoyed yummy pumpkin treats.
This was the first time that every girl at New Beginnings chose to participate, and we were THRILLED to have a fun, lovely group of girls and women gathered together!
Thank you Liz and Cora for leading the children of SJRC through the “My Amazing Self” activity.
The Children are very inspirational and truly amazing. It was so wonderful to hear them share their messages of what is important to be successful with each other…such amazing courage. They also enjoyed making their own Halloween desserts!
Our October workshop was jammed packed with volunteers and the residents at Brookdale felt so special.
We decorated halloween masks.
All it takes is a couple hours on the 3rd Saturday of the month which leads to making the day of an elderly person who loves the attention and conversation. We hope to see you in November!
Never think what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there who needs what you have to give. This statement seems always to ring true at our Chicktime workshops and it wasn’t any different at this months event!!
Our workshop leader, Tara Johnson, showed the girls how to sew their own pillowcases!
Her passion for sewing was so evident as she led the workshop, but the love and grace she extended the girls by showing up with supplies to fill up a Saturday morning will for ever be etched in their hearts… and now every night before they go to bed they can lay their head on a pillow case they made at Chicktime and forever be reminded how much they are loved!!
Thank you to our volunteers who showed up with sewing machines and with loving hearts. We know your time is valuable and we are so grateful you believe in the mission of Chicktime!
It is in moments like this that God’s Love in us can change the world. May we continue to ask God to reveal himself to us and form us for a life of service.
What do you see when you look at this picture?
How about this one?
We hope you see a bunch of wonderful women who show up once a month to love on children who need it most!
We hope when you look at this pic you see children who are grateful for our monthly visits.
Chicktime Mesa would love for you to join us one month!
It’s a movement and we will never stop moving!
🥰Special thank you to our leader Hema for giving us the gift of henna today.
Our girls had so much fun getting their henna designs…
Look at the details!
Our volunteers had so much fun learning and playing a new card game called bumper with the girls! So many smiles and laughs shared today. 🥰
What a FUN Day at Bokenkamp today!
The girls did such a great job decorating their masks and truly enjoyed our conversations.
A huge thank you to H-E-B for all the drinks and snacks (cracker jacks, pringles, m&m’s and orange soda).
Many thanks to all of our volunteers for giving of your time and bringing smiles to all those precious girls. Enjoy their awesome masks!
Oh what a blast we had at our October workshop!
The girls got so creative with their halloween masks!
Just look at the yummy witch hat treats they created out of sugar cones, icing and sugar cookies.
The girls like the games we played too.
We just love our time together. Join us one month. We know you will too!
We had so much fun today with the teens creating spooky cupcakes. They had so much fun and were very creative.
Some of them made multiple cupcakes because they were having so much fun. They will definitely be on a sugar high later!!!
If you are on the fence about volunteering please know these teens enjoy and are so appreciative of these activities and the time we spend with them. Please ask us more about volunteering! It’s only a few hours a month
Another Chicktime Halloween in the books!
The girls at Vista Maria never seize to amaze us with their creativity and uniqueness. They decorated their own masquerade masks and now they have a Halloween costume!
Vista Maria is a community that houses and supports young girls in need.
Sharing Dias de Los Muerts with the girls was amazing!
Remembering our lost loved ones on the alter and celebrating the day with a piñata, nachos, face painting, and a super cool lantern craft provided connection with our girls and a whole lot of fun for everyone.
Please come out and join us for the next month.
We will be sharing the love of Thanksgiving through playing games and sharing some delicious dessert.
What a cool experience today!
Dawn Harland (IG: @dawntheartist) set up a Halloween makeup tutorial
with paint, latex, and special effects-
sewing a mouth shut and peeling a face off were some of the favorites! 🤐🧟♀️🦹♀️
Such a fun time with the girls at Miracles OutReach!
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!!
Chicktime Atlanta enjoyed a well needed free day with the girls.
We worked out a bit, played games, learned a dance, took a walk & enjoyed some food.
This month was the girls’ to lead and we must say they did a great job overall
Always looking for what’s in store with these lovely ladies
🦋Peace & Blessings.
Thank you Volunteers and workshop leadersConstance and Mia from the Patrick Heath Boerne Public Library for coming out and spending your Saturday morning with us.
At our October workshop the girls got to decorate, draw and color a pillow case using fabric marker.
Didn’t they come out beautiful!
Our tasty treat was witches hats with sugar cookies, waffle cones, m&m’s and chocolate frosting.
Hope to see you in November 2019!
What a fun time tonight with our young moms learning to do Zentangles art form taught by Lindy Hargrave Art!
It looks really intricate but so simple When you follow the steps! I can see how one could get caught up for hours working on something like this!
And of course We can’t get together without food and treats!!
This is one of our favorite workshops. We had 18 beautiful girls who had a blast decorating their wooden crosses for this months workshop led by Sylvia Menchaca. A huge thank you to our volunteers who helped make this a joyful event for everyone. Thank you H-E-B for providing drinks and snacks too – you bring all the girls so much happiness as our exclusive donor each month.
Enjoy their beautiful crosses. Many of them told me that they would cherish them and remember us always. This makes it all worth it!
Those smiles and glimpses of happiness in their faces….
We had a pamper time that included eye makeup, hand and arm massages and lovely polished nails. Mindy spoke on our physical beauty and the beautiful work God is doing in our soul. After all the pampering each one of our Chicktime ladies prayed personally for a girl until they were all prayed for. It was so sweet and tender. Our ladies were truly moved by their openness and willingness to receive.
We give and give but there is no way to compare that with the enormity of what the Lord pours back on us!
September’s workshop was a blast. We had the kiddos think about what their goals were after finishing school. They made envision board and/or notebooks, talked about career choices and even did some cooking. They enjoyed each other’s company while snacking on sliders, chips, brownies and cookies. Chicktime Bulverde is so blessed and honored to have such amazing volunteers who come out and love on these awesome kids.
Please come out and join us every third Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to noon.
We are also looking for volunteers to host a workshop in the year 2020. Please let us know if you are interested or have any questions. Your workshop is simply sharing your passion with the kids at SJRC. When you are excited about what you do, others will share along with your joy. Come try it out with us!
We are full of gratitude this morning.
We would like to give a BIG warm thank you to Jasmine Merrill, our wonderful speaker today for the positive words of encouragement and taking the time to speak with our bright young ladies at the Ozanam campus.
And to our Amazing volunteers, we couldn’t make Chicktime happen every month without your endless support and dedication!
And as we learned today:
What a wonderful morning we had sharing fun and laughter as the girls proudly competed in Minute to Win It games.
Starting with face the cookie, balloon juggling, cup stacking and ending with water balloon toss and water relays, both the girls and volunteers cheered on and played to win king-sized candy.
As we usually do, we closed our time with snacks and prayer, looking forward already to our next time together. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers for leading and playing games.
Join us on October 19th for our next Chicktime actiivty.
Party fun at Chicktime Canyon Lake this month!
Brenda and Lori led an awesome station where we taught the girls how to play the really fun dominos game, Mexican Train. Each cottage was given a game to keep so they can play during their down time. So much fun!
Kelly and Danette led the Party Food station where the girls decorated mini cakes. They were so creative and delicious!
And thanks to Riki and her enthusiasm with water balloons. The girls had a blast getting soaking wet, running around and having fun.
Riki also provided an opportunity for each girl to create a positive affirmation poster. With the girls from Chi Beta Delta there to play with the girls it was a perfect day of fun and friendship! Thank you to all the volunteers that showed up to love on the girls at New Life.
Last night we had so much with the girls making wall art.
They used stencils, paints and markers to make canvases to hang in their rooms.
They had so much fun showing each other what they thought would work well
and complimenting one another’s work!! 💖💖💖
We are so lucky to be surrounded by these beautiful, talented young ladies.
Due to the area flooding and the conditions Tropical Imelda continues to impact around the shelter and roads getting there….we are canceling the September workshop.
Safety for our volunteers is important to us as well as the shelter staff and residents.
Please keep everyone in your prayers.
We will double up on fun at our October workshop.
September 2019 Update:
We had the esteemed honor and pleasure of having Dress for Success come today and talk to the young ladies about the services they provide and the resources they have! What a blessing it was to have them share the good news Dress for Success had to offer! What an amazing time had by all! 🤗
What a fun time we had with the girls on Arts and Crafts day.
The theme was Sip and Paint.
The girls created their own smoothies with the variety
of fruits and vegetables that we provided.
As they sipped on their smoothies and began painting the canvases;
their CREATIVITY started to flow.
It was a fun, amazing and peaceful event.
I want to personally thank the volunteers that selflessly devote their time,
their energy, their talents,
and their compassion to help these monthly events be successful and memorable.
What an event! Thank you Jen for sharing your passion for health with us.
We are God’s masterpiece. He created us to do good things he planned for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
Without a healthy mind or body we would be unable to fulfill our destiny. Its our duty to take care of our bodies and minds so we can not only flourish in our own life, but show the next generation how to live a vibrant, valued existence. Growing up without guidance, or a misguidance as the youth we work with, have negative ramifications on their well being. It was Chicktime’s privilege to share with the girls some nutritious healthy treats and wisdom that can help them maintain good health.
Please come join us for our October event! We will be sharing the love and celebration for Halloween.
🍎📓✏ Back-to-School Personalized Journals for the girls!! 😎🤗 it always bewilders us how awesome God allows us to fill in a few short hours of time serving others. Truth is…its not easy for these girls to shake off the season of struggle they are in or for us to be able to meet them where they are but Oh Holy Spirit never fails!!!🙌
He softens their hearts just enough to us and gives us the supernatural love joy peace patience kindness goodness faithfulness gentleness and self-control to share with them!
An amazing time was had by all this morning. We did yoga with our kids.
Becky May was an amazing leader! The kids did an amazing job with the poses, they looked like pros.
Enjoy the pictures of our day!
Out first official workshop was a total success!
Thank you so much Robyn Varino for making today possible for the girls.
You would have been so proud of the creative juices that flowed and the final products;
the girls absolutely loved painting their canvases and were proud of themselves.
For anyone wanting to host a workshop or contribute items for a monthly event
feel free to reach out as I have about 8 more months of the calendar year to fill with events.
A special thank you to our volunteers that made it out today;
this definitely was not a one woman show and I couldn’t have done it without you all!
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!
Our September Workshop activity has changed. We will no longer be participating off campus in the Bulverde Jubilee Parade.
We are planning some wonderful life skill activities at SJRC!
We would love to have as many volunteers as possible to help us with the workshop, but mostly to share love and encouragement to these kids that need it!
SJRC Texas; 1400 Ridge Creek, Ln
Saturday, September, 21st
Questions? Contact Marilee @ 210-288-6267
This week we did a simple, cheap & fun craft project at Chicktime. We mixed bubble solution with food coloring in small cups, dipped straws into the solution & then blew bubbles on cardstock paper. The designs were so cool! We then cut the paper & made notebook covers for journals and school notes! We decided to team up and had a blower and a catcher because we found that some people just aren’t born to be bubble blowers.
We ate a vegan meal with Mac n cheese, salad, dips, chips & delicious strawberry cupcakes. Mmmm.
Our baby boy moved out so we have only girl babies to play with now. We are fine with that because they are so cute!
The mamas are doing a stupendous job at being moms, students & workers. We are beyond proud of them! 😍