Ocean Springs News
Thank you all who donated to both our September and October drop offs for the families at the Ronald McDonald House! Your kindness means so much to us and the families that we serve, and we cannot do it without you.
Although we cannot return to in person activities yet, we will continue to serve our nonprofit charity partner by providing them the support that they need through donations.
Please stay tuned for our November drop off.
We made Halloween themed chocolates and decorated cupcakes.
We were so impressed with the creativity and talent the girls displayed!
We are raising money for these kiddos and hope to offer them a bit of normalcy.
We FINALLY got to see our girls today!
It has been 8 months since we were last able to see them.
They were so excited about the fall fun we had planned for them.
Candy, cornhole, giant Jenga, a cake walk, and more!
They just kept thanking us for coming.
One girl said that she had been in many different group homes,
and no one had ever done anything like this for her before.
Another girl who had been relocated to Elks during Covid
(and ￼had not actually met us yet) said she was so excited to say thank you to us in person
for all the drop offs and love we have shown from a distance over the last few months.￼
We are so thankful we were able to connect with them in person today.
Thank you to everyone who came and volunteered
or donated and helped make this possible!￼
Look at All the goodies!
Our first in person workshop back since Covid hit was canceled. The Leadership team
was so looking forward to being back at Safe Landing, but the cancellation circumstances were beyond our control. We feel grateful that we get the opportunity to be on campus again in November and December and then the goal is for all to be back in January.
Chicktime Akron drop off donations of crafts and games have been a blessing .
The moms from Dayton Urban Young Life-Teen Mom Program were blessed by Chicktime Dayton workshop leader, Amber Evans. Amber led another workshop on self-care entitled “Empowerment”~ and she shared tips to keep us empowered and safe. This perspective of self defense and being mindful of our surroundings for safety in and out of the home was very inspiring.
The pictures posted are part of a video Amber created equipped with powerful music and empowerment tips that the young moms and all present enjoyed discussing.
Hello Chicktime Katy I hope everyone is keeping distance and wearing their masks. We had a great Microsoft Teams workshop today with Anime Voice Over Actor, Greg Ayres. He talked about his career, working a regular job until he bravely decided to follow his passion. He talked about Anime and how the process works and then he showed the girls some of his work. It was very well received. It even prompted the Art work seen below! Thanks so much to Greg and all our Chicktime Workshop leaders who take their time to provide vision to the Krause girls.
What a fun time today at Chicktime. Thanks to our great volunteers that showed up to spend time with the girls. Lori showed the girls how to make a beautiful flower arrangement~
The girls also made Birthday cards for a little girl named Tina in Virginia with special needs.
What’s a party without snacks? We made cupcake spiders and “pumpkin punch”. The girls were energetic and enthusiastic about Chicktime today!
candy was donated by
NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM NEEDED
If you find yourself here and disappointed Chicktime doesn’t have volunteer activities you are in a good place to explore the idea of building a team and re-launching the chapter! The children miss our workshops and we feel the call to find a new leadership team to continue the legacy started there. The children have faced many hardships and Chicktime workshops offer them hope and encouragement and of course lots of love and laughter.
If you have a heart for children and/or if you have supported Chicktime from the sidelines and want to do more….now is the time to act! We will give you all the training you need and help you transition into the leadership role.
Please contact, Lori Rhodes, Chicktime Founder, at email@example.com for more information. Feel free to look up chicktime.com and find out more about being a leader Chicktime leader.
Come be blessed by being a blessing!
Don’t you wish you could see the faces of the foster families that are going to get one of these donated gift cards? We will continue to collect ice cream gift cards for as long as you want to send them to bless these precious families who take care of the hurting children in our community.
Our September workshop was in person and let us tell you…our hearts are full.
We planned fun outdoor activities for the girls at Youth Villages and got so wrapped up in the day and all it meant we didn’t take a ton of pics! Getting lost in the loving and serving is what Chicktime Nashville is all about ….you should join us one month!
We are promoting this again….it’s a good thing!
t’s a beautiful day today and the youth and staff at Bokenkamp got to enjoy a little surprise along with some sweets (donuts, empanadas, maranitos and conchas). The staff were once again thankful for our ongoing support during the Covid-19 pandemic and hope to have all our volunteers come back soon.
7 kids got to choose several gifts from the gift bags we supplied too. Thank you to #HEBHelpingHere during each of our monthly workshops! We are so grateful ♡
Sweet treats and sweet words were delivered to the girls at Elks Aidmore today!!
We dropped off supplies for an ice cream bar which we know the girls will love.
We also were able to drop off 20 pieces of art created by Misfit Art
just for the girls at Elks.
My dear friend and talented artist, Kelley, prayed over each piece of art a
nd prayed for the girl that would receive that particular piece.
If you have not checked out Misfit Art, you definitely should.￼
Kelly takes pieces of wood that have imperfections and she makes them beautiful.
Just like God takes us with our imperfections and makes us beautiful.
On the back of each art piece she writes a scripture.
What an amazing ministry!
I know the girls will feel so loved when they receive their pieces of art!
We are so excited to “see” our kiddos on Zoom today! When I dropped off their workshop supplies for our Nail Polish Art (decorating pencils with nail polish). We also supplied them with some flower pots, foam to put in them, paints to decorate them and some cute flower stickers. We gave them a sweet treat. My eyes started to water when I pulled in – so wanting to be back in person but not until at least December.
School supplies, masks and bag packs were delivered a wide variety of candy also
by Tamara McKelligan lastly several board games were donated by @BrandyGuerraPetty @PatrickHeathPublicLibrary donated some DIY make your own skyline #NYC
1st Drop off
Today is the 3rd Saturday of the month and the staff of our charity partner, Bokenkamp Children’s Home got to enjoy a pizza party on behalf of Chicktime CC volunteers. They were so grateful and appreciated us so much. Just melted my heart. We will always be there for them, and when the time comes, we will be ready to enjoy the kids once again. There was only 1 girl in the entire facility and we made sure she was spoiled with gifts. Thank you to all volunteers who helped make this possible. Thank you H-E-B for your continued support too! We are so blessed. #HEBHelpingHere
Please join Chicktime Corpus Christi and our mission to
spread love !
How amazing that our volunteers filled multiple tables
with school supplies for the girls and Elks Aidmore!￼
We even had one volunteer who coordinated
getting backpacks for every girl and
having each girl’s name personalized on her backpack.
These volunteers are so incredible with their beautiful hearts!
Thank you all so much for your donations of supplies
and funds to help the girls at Elks Aidmore
get started on the right foot and
getting prepared￼ for a good school year!￼
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.
Or drop off at
Berry Good Buys
1701 W. Berry Street
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.