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Chapter Goals:
First Chicktime event for our chapter: 4/26
Charity partner engaged: 3/22
4 monthly workshop leaders engaged: 3/22
Co-leader #1 engaged: 3/26
Co-leader #2 engaged: 4/16
Calendar filled for the 1st 12 months: 4/26


Hey Chicktime Birmingham!
We have an awesome opportunity to help spruce up the grounds/campus at Alabama Baptist Children’s Home! We are so excited to help our friends make their “home” even more special!
Come out and join us!
 
Also~ These are the immediate needs for the Campus. Let us know if you can help in this way, too! Let’s be a blessing!
 
3 sets of xl twin sheets
3 Comforter sets (microfiber)
(1 mom 2 kids)
6 Dark towel sets
Cleaning supplies
 
#volunteersmakeadifference
#SpringCleaning
#groundsmaintenance
#chicktime

March Update;

We hope the women at Chadwich Residence have a blast hanging out and having a little puzzle time together!

April Update:

Our April workshop leader, April Euresti, just dropped of her painting flower pots and planting workshop at St. PJ’s!
The girls are going to have a special spring activity, but more than anything …. thanks to April, seeds of love have been planted and hope will bloom!

March Update:

Bracelet making is so fun. So many types and ways to do it.

See you next month.

April Update:

Another fun activity today with the teen girls at

Miracles OutReach!

! Thank you to Heather for hosting such a creative event… and thank you to our community donors for sending items to fill the Easter eggs and Easter baskets!

We made choclate nests for peeps and their eggs.
They loved Easter egg hunting and all the goodies in their baskets!
See You Next month!
😆

March Update:

Our March workshop, Maria Elena, got things together for her “all about hygiene” workshop….and then we heard the incredible news that we are allowed to return to campus in April. Ozanam is allowing two Chicktime volunteers at a time as they transition back to things pre-Covid. So Maria Elena will take her March workshop to leave with the girls this month and assist our April workshop leader, Teressa with her now in-person workshop!
If you are able to help with supplies please let us know. We are feeling so blessed to have such caring women who want to see Chicktime workshops happen so they donate supplies and time to lead workshops!
To be honest~ that’s all it really takes to be part of the leadership team~ having a caring heart and have about 10 minutes a month to do Chicktime business stuff and of course attend workshops. When we have a team it’s so easy to to keep our commitment to the girls at Ozanam. We hope you would consider joining the leadership team.

April Update;

Our April workshop was dropped off and we hear the kids had an “EGGcellent” time!
Thank you to all who donated!

March Update:

Our March workshop leader went way overboard on love and activities and we can’t stop looking at the pictures shared with by Big Springs Ranch! Don’t they just make you smile!
Games, arts and crafts, painting, and coloring with the new donated supplies kept kids busy from multiple cabins!
Then it was time to get active again…
the kids went to the ranch gym with their toys from Chicktime! Lots of good movement and release of energy! The kids even connected two jump ropes to make one big one, allowing the girls to jump two at a time. FUN!!
The Chicktime Easter Bunny even brought lots of treats for the kids one morning.
We hear the kids were totally immersed in JOY thanks to Chicktime !!

March Update:

Our workshop was simply beautiful this past weekend! We had a great lunch of chicken tenders and macaroni and cheese and wonderful cupcakes. We told the kids about the power of the blood of Jesus and did a demonstration with the glasses of water where the sin contaminates the water and the blood of Jesus purifies the water.
Then we had a great time tie-dying sweatshirts. Can’t wait to see them next time we go. The girls were very sweet and very receptive to us. It is a much smaller setting then were used to but very intimate and we enjoy being with them.

March Update:

We finally got to see the girls again!! We had a great Poetry Jam and Spoken Word workshop! Thank you @Shaddái for hosting today!! Today they had an opportunity to tell their story. THIS is why we Chicktime. We want to communicate to each girl, “You are SEEN, You are HEARD, You are LOVED, You are NOT ALONE, You have PURPOSE.

We would love to have you serve with us and help these girls come to the truth that they are NOT FORGOTTEN! 

March Update:

Supplies for Vision Boards were gathered….

And prepped….

And dropped off….

We hope the girls have a blast creating !

March Update:

Chicktime Bulverde dropped off lunch and some spring crafts for their charity partner on Saturday, March 20. They enjoyed ground beef Cabana Bowls for lunch, followed by making pine comb bird feeders and doing some sand art.
We are still practicing social distancing, so if you have a craft or an activity you think the kids would enjoy and would like to provide for them, I would be more than happy to take it to them. They enjoy being active.

March Update:

Our All About Cars Workshop wasn’t all we wanted it to be because of spring break and several moms off campus …
but we love cars so much we are even  helping one of the moms find a car of her own! Using our gifts is so fun!

March Update:

Well Boo!
Our March (outdoor )Volleyball Workshop was canceled due to rain. We rescheduled it and wouldn’t you know it… it rained again! We will try again in April as it’s a favorite of the girls!!

March Update:

It’s been a year since Chicktime Springfield had to become a contactless workshop. We are hoping that we will be able to do in person activities again soon. However, we shall continue our best to serve our charity partner. 🌸

For our March workshop, we decided to mix our St. Paddy’s theme to incorporate fun Easter baskets for the children at the Ronald McDonald House! Interested in how you can make an activity basket for families during this time? Please message us! 💕

March Update!

Dropped off supplies one day for our March Zoom workshop….

….And then just like that we had another fun workshop on another day.

Look at our artists showing off some of their work

March Update:

COFFEE & CONVERSATIONS ☕️☕️

Our March workshop was a blast! This past Tuesday we got a chance to hang out with a couple of our friends at

Immerse Arkansas

.

Our workshop leader and newest co chapter leader Jamie Middleton did an amazing job leading us in conversations about how we can show up more in the midst of the pandemic. The youth were able to let us know ideas of things they’d be interested in doing with us.
It’s always a great time when we can connect with our friends at Immerse and the rest of the Chicktime Little Rock Crew!
                             Stay tuned for April’s workshop info and some other announcements! 💕

March Update:

Thank you Renne And Yvette for donating chili dogs and all the trimmings
We also dropped off 450 eggs (more to come next week) baskets, Easter grass and a fun activity for the kids to do during their Easter celebration.
We also had some stuffed animals left over from Christmas so they will pass them out to the babies at Easter as well.
We LOVE all our Chicktime Angels
If you would like to donate a meal please inbox me. The meal train continues

Thank you St. Peter’s and St.Paul’s orthodox church and Sunday school principal Priya Mathai
For providing dinner for the children at the shelter and their families today.
Blessings!!!it makes my heart glad to see the youth serving HIS FLOCK.
Thank you Souby for coordinating

Chicktime Galveston would like to thank my sweet friend Denise Turner for her donation of dinner for the Childrens Center Mid March.
Frito pie supplies , sweets and drinks.
Thank you Denise for your heart for the kids and their families. Blessings
If anyone would like to donate a meal please inbox me or text me at 832-340-0832
The meal train continues..
We are dropping off dinner Thursdays of each week if you would like to contribute please let me know.
If you would like to donate a meal any other day that is also possible the dream is that we can contribute a meal each and everyday.
Early March Post~
We want to thank Rosemary for donating the money to buy a meal for the Shelter last week. To Danielle for donating yummy Girl Scout cookies to go with the friend chicken and to their sweet cook Maribel for making the sides.
To my childhood friends Rosa who delivered groceries and Emma for donating clothing
To my cousin Lulu for donating a large box with cereal and my cousin Diana and her hubby Mario for donating groceries.
To my friend Susana for bringing over donations.
To Mrs Gonzales for dropping off clothing.
we will continue to be His hands and feet
We are so very blessed to continue to provide for those he commands us to love.
If I forgot anyone my apologies
If you would like to donate a meal please reach out to me or inbox me
The Meal train continues.

March Update:

Chicktime Charleston Park Circle sent the girls a Finger Labyrinth, they can be ceramic, or molded or drawn out on paper. It is a tool used to help you practice Mindfulness. You simply trace your finger around the path and focus on a positive affirmation, a prayer or nothing at all. The idea is to help train your mind to focus on a single thought and stop being so scattered. Mindfulness has been shown to help with ADHD, Anxiety and Depression. You learn to focus your thoughts on something more positive or to stop your mind from wandering. Each of the girls got a painting and then used bubble paint to outline the path so there was a textured feel to it and they could even follow the path with their eyes closed if they wanted to really try to relax.
# breathe

March Update:

Another successful drop off, a little something to get their saving started with a little activity to help them understand the importance of doing it.

…..And best of all we were given the ok to return to the building in May. Limited but super excited to get back on campus.

March Update:

We love to share the true meaning of Easter with Vista Maria.

Butterfly Mobile

Materials

  • One bamboo wood ring
  • 4-5 pieces of nylon string (2 feet)
  • Fake butterflies, flowers, and insects that you can purchase at a craft store.
  • Glue gun/ tape/ glue dots

Instructions

First Step

  1. Take the ring and tie the first nylon string to the ring in the middle of the string. This leaves a foot above the ring (to hang from the ceiling) and a foot below the ring (to add butterflies, insects, flowers, etc.)
  2. Continue tying the other 3-3 strings around the ring, spacing them evenly apart.
  3. Tie all of the top strings together so that the mobile can hang.

Final Step

 

  1. Begin to decorate your mobile.
  2. Start at the end of each string placing a butterfly or flower, working your way up the string placing decorations at various intervals.
  3. Place the decorations on the string using either a glue gun, glue dots, or tape.

Hint: You can bend the butterfly wings to give them extra dimension.

Here are the printable instructions: Butterfly Mobile Instructions

March Update:

It’s workshop day at our charity partner, Bokenkamp Children’s Shelter and the staff absolutely loved what we are having the girls do! Lucy said the girls are going to really love it.


Thank you to our workshop leader, Kristina Juarez for a fun project and HEB for all the snacks and drinks! #HEBHelpingHere

March Update:

We pray that something as simple as popcorn kits for a casual movie night will bless the kids at the Rio Grande Children’s Home. It’s often the little things we take for granted!

March Update:

Hey everyone! We just got a call from the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home asking if we can move our Easter Egg Hunt to April 3rd due to some scheduling conflicts and campus transitions. We still need your help. Please reach out for details!
Much love,
Kirstin and Lauren

 

 

Materials

Borax (found in laundry section)

pipe cleaners in rainbow colors

water

twine

a pencil or stick that is longer than the glass/jar’s opening

cotton balls

glue

Tools

wide-mouth jar or a glass bowl

adult supervision

Instructions

  1. Using one pipe cleaner as the anchor, tie one end of the rainbow-colored pipe cleaners onto it.
  2. Bend them into a half-circle.
  3. Tie the other end of the pipe cleaners onto the anchor pipe cleaner. Cut the excess.
  4. Fill the bowl with water to around three-quarters full. Then using a measuring cup, measure the amount of water used.
  5. Boil the water in a pan under adult supervision.
  6. Carefully pour the boiling water into the bowl.
  7. Dissolve plenty of Borax into the hot water. For each cup of water, I used 3 tablespoons of Borax.
  8. Stir the water until all the powder has dissolved or the powder left at the bottom cannot dissolve further. This phenomenon is called saturation.
  9. Tie the rainbow you’ve made onto a twine. I tied it on the anchor pipe cleaner and hanged the rainbow upside down.
  10. Tie the other end of the twin onto a pencil or stick and submerge it into the Borax solution. Make sure the rainbow is fully submerged and not touching the side of the bowl.
  11. Put the bowl in an area where it won’t be disturbed for the next few hours.
  12. Crystals should start forming immediately and a layer of crystals will cover the pipe cleaner completely within 3 hours. Wait another hour or two if you want a thicker rainbow.
  13. When it’s grown to the desired size, take it out to dry.
  14. Glue cotton balls onto the bottom.
  15. Unlike growing crystals using sugar or salt, crystallization using Borax is relatively fast. Crystals can be seen forming as early as two hours after the glass is set aside.

 

Here are the Rainbow Crystal Project Instructions

March Update:

Thank you March workshop leader, Mari Alexander, for creating such a beautiful hand lettering workshop, for the teen girls who live at the Freeman and Ridgeway cottages at Boysville.

Each girl is getting a bag with a writing pad, hand made booklet with hand lettering instructions, markers and a special note.

Extra thanks to Stacey Pratorius for donating this months snacks and drinks.

What a beautiful workshop waiting for the girls when they get home from school today.

March Update:

 

Thank you March workshop leader, Laurie, for putting together an awesome activity to do over spring/ Easter break! The kids are going to have so much fun…Origami fun!!

March Update:

What a blessing to be able to be physically present at Chicktime Canyon Lake this month. The girls were so happy to see more volunteers and to feel the love and fun we brought them. We had new volunteers and returning volunteers but our common goal was to bring the girls the love and companionship they so much deserve.

We made sand art butterflies,..

peanut butter and seed pinecone birdfeeders…..

and played bingo!!

Thank you Sandra for providing all the wonderful activities and thank you to everyone who was there to spread love and joy to the beautiful girls at New Life. We love them so much.

 march20212

February Update:

One way to stay connected with the girls at Light House is a Zoom Call workshop.

This proved a little more difficult than we imagined as there is limited staff during the pandemic to help make this happen. We are okay with waiting for in person workshops to see the girls. We will go back to our original thinking….drop off  workshops!

Hey Chicktime Columbia!
We are back ! We have figured out how we can have workshops despite the risk of Covid. We will have drop off workshops! We will put together the same wonderful monthly activities and drop off the activities for the House of Ruth to do on their own. We still get to love and encourage them, but just not in person… for now. We hope that will be soon!
We welcome help. Let us know if you would like to help put together a workshop . We have ideas just reach out to us! We are in this together. Let’s be the village!

March Update:

Al-Anon groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of addicts who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.
Chicktime Katy and Krause completed an amazing workshop Saturday, with the help of some very braze Al-Anon adults and Alateen youth. Our 5 speakers talked about not trying to be the adult but staying a kid, knowing addicts have to fix themselves, and knowing their rage has nothing to do with you and everything to do with their addiction, along with so many other great topics. They provided some literature for us to see if we could benefit from their programs. And then some awesome Krause girls stood up and said that the women had really spoken to them. Kimberly reminded us that we should never be afraid or embarrassed to share our story. Our strength in sharing could help others find their voice. Very powerful to realize that being a courageous woman could help someone else who isn’t as courageous, yet!

March Update:

March workshop
The girls will try their luck at planting strawberries 🍓 and tomato 🍅
“Gardners know all the dirt” “The Garden is my happy place”
We made crunchy holders for the 👧🏻🎨
They will also have plenty of hair bows, headbands, scrunchies and barrettes to style their hair over spring break.🎀❤️🎀💜
Kudos to Tiana for the starter garden kits andMichelle Cortez
for all the hair accessories donated through a friend for the girls🙏🏻🎀❤️

March Update:

Pictures of our Mar. 13th Bingo Workshop. Our first time in person since November. We played bingo and danced. It was great being back in person. We can’t wait for April for some Easter fun!
Saint John’s Program for Real Change!

March Update:

Dropped off supplies for the kids at My Sister’s Place to grow crystal rainbows! We can’t be there in person, but we hope our drop off workshops make them smile!

March Update:

Thank you March workshop leader, Tori Tyler, for planning a movie night for the girls living at the Flores shelter at St. Pj’s!
3 Movies, popcorn and soda… so fun! Extra thanks to Annette Goodson for donating candy !! The night is complete !

March Update:

We got to tie-dye shirts with our kids at Safe Landing!

Thanks to Dannielle for your workshop donation.

Chicktime Galveston and The Children’s Center would like to thank Woodmen of The World Lodge # 3365 Campos Morelos
For their generous donation of 500 dollars yesterday on Chicktime Thursday Blessings!!

March Update:

What a blessing to have Erica Sifuentes plan a self-care workshop for our teen moms.

Many times moms are so busy taking care of other things they forget to care for themselves. Erica provided Color Street nail kits in pretty bling boxes and also gave them some Ipsy bags.

And of course a snack is always the best way to finish off the day – Banana splits!!

Over the years, Chicktime Conyers has been able to partner with some amazing people and organizations.  For example, we have had multiple volunteers serve at our local food bank, and in return, the foodbank provides snacks for our workshops!

 

Another way that we partner in our community is by partnering with other non-profits. We found these nonprofits via mutual friends and also by going to our county Chamber of Commerce and requesting a list of all nonprofits in the area. We went through the list and introduced ourselves and have made some pretty strong friendships. We have a group of nonprofits in the community that support each other by donating resources and volunteering whenever possible in order to offer what support we can. This past month Chicktime has received feminine and self-care products from other nonprofits to take to our charity partner. We have also partnered with a women’s home and an organization that rescues women from human trafficking. If the girls at our charity partner (or those who were formerly at our charity partner) have needs that Chicktime is unable to meet, we have other contacts who may be able to help.

 

In addition to the nonprofits with who we partner, we have also been partnering with my church. My church has sponsored the girls for Christmas, completed service projects to clean the grounds of our charity partner, and have continually asked how they can help us.  The impact from all of this is incredible.

 

I think the most amazing thing though is the trust that has been built between us and our charity partner that has opened even more doors. We are in our 4th year at Chicktime Conyers and we have offered to host a Bible study since we first started serving. However, our charity partner was never really open to having us do that. Last week I received an email from our charity partner asking me if we were willing to host a church service every other week or did we know any pastors that would. I literally screamed with joy! Of course we’re willing! We’ve been willing! I reached out to pastors in the area who are now partnering with us to host church services for our girls.

 

What started out as three women wanting to make an impact in their community has become an entire community rallying around and supporting the work Chicktime is doing. It is overwhelming and I am so thankful for each and every partnership.

 

~ Heather

Materials

Printable Escape Room Packets

Scissors

Prizes/Treats for Completing Escape Room

Cardstock

Process

Print out the escape room master packet and game packet on card stock or copy paper.
Cardstock is more durable and can be laminated if you like, but printer paper will work too.

You could possibly set up the room at your charity partner and then leave or you can print and cut out the clues and give them to the staff at your charity partner. Give the staff at your charity partner the instructions and the answer key. They can set up the room if needed and help those who get stuck on certain puzzles.

 

As ladies finish the escape room, they can be given a prize or certificate rewarding them for their perseverance.

 

The files to the escape room are below.

Escape Room Master Guide with Answer Key

Game Materials

March Updates:

Thank you, Marcela, for leading today’s jewelry making event for the teens at

Miracles OutReach

! The girls were so creative (as usual) and really enjoyed making bracelets. We were impressed with their skills and designs!

Also, thank you to

Academy of the Holy Names – Tampa

for the beautifully knitted bags and washcloths. The girls loved them! We also appreciate the huge donation of crafts and books for them to enjoy!

No Sew Fleece Pillow

 

Materials

2 yards of fleece divided into 1-yard pieces

16-inch pillow insert or stuffing for the pillow

Ruler

Fabric marker

Ballpoint pins

Fabric scissors

Process

Step 1 : Measure and cut the fabric

Place one yard of fleece on top of another yard. The patterned sides should be facing out on both top and bottom so that you can see them.

To determine the size to cut the fabrics take the dimensions of your pillow and add 4 inches to all four sides. That way your pillow will fit inside the case.

If you have pillow stuffing, determine the size that you want the pillow and add 4 inches to all four sides.

Pin in place if needed to keep the fabric from moving.

Step 2: Measure and cut 4-inch squares out of the four corners

Cut one inch wide strips, 4 inches long,  around the edges

You can mark them to keep it more consistent

Step 3: Tie the knots and insert the pillow or stuffing.

Only tie knots on three sides. That way you will have an opening for your pillow stuffing or pillow to go in.

Once your pillow/stuffing is in go ahead and tie the final side.

Here is a video tutorial if needed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPqwPcyVYZc&t=151s

New Sew Fleece Pillow Printable Instructions

February Update:

Chicktime Corpus Christi continues to Bless Bokenkamp Children’s Shelter. A huge thank you to our workshop leader, Elsa Menchaca MacDougall for a fun Mardi Gras mask decorating session.

We dropped off all the supplies and goodies for all the residents, all thanks to H-E-B. #hebhelpinghere. We can’t wait to see their finished masks and will post them when we get their pics. We are so happy to continue to bring smiles to all the kids too.

 

February Update:

 

Pizza and games make for a wonderful February workshop. It’s such a honor to hang out with the kids at Safe Landing every month.

February Update:

Our workshop Leader, Michelle is the best. She provided lots and lots of supplies and instructions for the Women and Children to make their own Valentine’s Day Cards.

#blessed

February Update:

💆🏽‍♀️🧖🏽‍♀️ SELF-CARE IS IMPORTANT 🧖🏽‍♀️💆🏽‍♀️

Today our co-chapter leader Julia was able to mask up and drop off our February gift for our friends at

Immerse Arkansas!

Thanks to the donations of our chapter members and leaders we were able to drop off facial masks, facial wipes, bath salts, shower gels and fizzers, and moisturizers to help the youth of Immerse have a little, “ME TIME”. We hope they enjoy practicing some self-care as they transition into💆🏽‍♀️ adulthood!
Stay tuned for info on our March initiatives!

February Update:

Due to scheduling conflicts with Sunybrook, our Tye Dye workshop has been pushed back to the first Sunday in March.

February Update:

Dropped off bags filled with and an activity and snack…

All we need is LOVE!

February Update:

Could there be a better lesson for young children? Dream Big!!

February Update:

Chicktime Detroit is making sure the girls at Vista Maria have lots of fun on Valentine’s Day!
We wish we could play the games with them , but spreading love is what we do… Covid or no Covid!!

February Update:

 

Thankful and blessed that we all survived Snovid 2021. Now we can focus on our upcoming Chicktime workshop and spending some quality time with our beloved non-for-profit charity The Settlement Home.

With the drop off complete we are excited to get a little craft time in. Let’s see what magical creations we can come up with. I can’t wait to pop in and see everyone this Saturday! 🍿🍿🍿🍿

February Update:

Help when you can. Be there when you can. Encourage when you can. 💗 We miss our friends @ Connections so much! We hope these monthly drop offs are bringing them some joy!
If you’d like more information on how you can help, comment below or message us. ☺️

February Update:

Our February project and goodies was delivered today! But the best part was that our Park Circle in N Charleston girls were anxious to get it…they had marked the day on their calendar. It’s wonderful that they are enjoying these projects during this time of Covid!!!!

February Update:

Our February workshop was such a blast!

No sew pillows with attitudes! Thanks Carolyn Boden for such a great workshop.

Manis and Bananis Workshop

 

Materials

Nail polish

Nail Polish Remover

Cotton Balls

Emery Boards

Clippers

Cuticle Trimmer

Bowls

Bananas

Ice Cream

Ice Cream Toppings

Whipped Cream

Spoons

Process

The girls will be able to paint their own nails or have another girl at your charity partner pain them. Polish remover will need to be used if the girls already have a paint color on their nails. They may also want to file /shape their nails and trim the cuticles. You may want to check with your charity partner to make sure items like clippers  and cuticle trimmers are allowed.

After they remove their polish, shape and file their nails, and trim the cuticles, it is time to paint!

 

 

After the girls have completed their manicures, they can make their own banana splits!

They will grab a bowl, put a banana in the bottom (may need to be cut in half), add ice cream and their favorite toppings!
Voila! Manis and Bananis!

Below are printable instructions!

Manis and Bananis Workshop

February Update:

Hey Chicktime Smalltown!
These are photos of our February drop off workshop! It’s a wonderful art project! More photos are coming of the girls working on this large art project!! Since we can’t be on campus ( yet) we have to be patient, but that’s so hard! We want to be there doing the art project with them. Let’s keep reminding ourselves… This too will pass and soon our workshops will be in person!!
Big shout out to Sharron Carnes ( pictured here) handing off to Houseparent Debra at Big Springs Ranch! We are also grateful for Sandra Hopper and Carol Kothmann for helping put this workshop together! You three women are nothing short of AMAZING !!

February Update:

We are grateful for our monthly workshop leaders who signed up to put together an activity for the kids at the Children’s Center. This is on top of the Chicktime Galveston Angels who have also stepped up to feed the Center multiple times a month. The pandemic and storm has really put the center in a fragile state and Chicktime Galveston has over and over and over and over said…..NOT ON OUR WATCH!
As always, we need YOU. We need your prayers, a cooked meal, or grocery shopping or restaurant gift cards….one of these or all of these. Tell your friends, your church, your neighbors and your family. This is an ongoing need and we are the Galveston Village.

February Update:

Our February workshop …
Full of love, grace and hope for the kids served by The Rio Grande Children’s Home!

February Update:

Happy Valentine’s Day! We love to show love to the amazing kids at MSP 💗💗💗 It was great to give a DIY valentines kit this month. Stay tuned for our March love-from-a-distance drop-off!

February Update:

Hey Chicktime Syracuse! We just can’t sit still and not love the women at Chadwick Residence! We’ve decided we are going to drop off our monthly workshops since we can’t be there in person and miss the opportunity NOW to let them know we care! This month we dropped off Valentine’s Day boxes and goodies!! We sure could use your help in the next coming months ! We have several ideas for drop off activities we just need YOU to say yes to putting it together!

February Update:

February Update:

Chicktime Tulsa February workshop was canceled !! Lindsey House wanted to keep the residents and Chicktime volunteers off the roads and at home safe AND warm during the winter storm that came on the day of our planned workshop!! We will see you next month when old man winter says good bye!!

February Update:

It was a SWEET Valentine’s Day at St. Pj’s thanks to our wonderful volunteers.

February Update:

We are thankful for Miriam Heagan and the beautiful workshop she put together for our teen moms this month.

We had a blast putting the kits together.

…. and hope the girls will enjoy making them!

and will be reminded that they are loved!

God is good. All the Time God is good.

February Update:

We had a really great experience with the teens at

Miracles OutReach

earlier this month. We created Valentine’s to share during a morale boosting exercise. It was really neat!

After the girls made their cards our volunteer leader read off statements like “someone who makes you laugh”…”someone you admire”…”someone who helped you when you needed it most” and they dropped their cards into the bag belonging to the person they wanted to acknowledge based on the statement.
❤️❤️❤️

February Update:

We had such an awesome time doing some cool science experiments with our friends at the ABCH! ❤️ #chicktimesaturdaysarethebest #funtimes

February Update:

Our February workshop was canceled due to the big Texas storm!! SJRC was without electricity and water and to this day is still dealing with campus issues stemming from the winter blast. Chicktime Bulverde is going to shift gears with workshops this month and next to help out our charity partner! Our February drop-off will be gallon size beverages since SJRC has been without water!

February Update:

We had a Zoom workshop this month and made Vision Boards. So fun. If the house sends us pictures we will post them. Miss Anna sent precut no sew blankets for the girls to make too!

We have the best volunteers.

February 2021:

Chicktime Katy just finished a rousing game of Bingo with the girls of Krause. Thanks to our volunteer coordinator Quana for making it happen. So glad to have had three new volunteers this month, Nifisa, Karen and Madelyne. We are still virtual so we had Bingo on Zoom.
The girls won prizes, answered questions about themselves and had some cookies. We also left some Valentine’s cookies for the great staff at Krause. Great fun.
 Join us next month March 13th to hear Laurie talk to us about Addiction and Al-Ateen. Addiction not only affects the addict, but also all the people around them. Getting help can really ease the burden.

February Update:

On February 17th, we sent off the games and activities you donated to the tweens at Cornerstone of Care – Ozanam Campus! Hopefully we will be able to see the girls soon! In the meantime… have fun girls with the new games!
💗,
The Chicktime Ladies

 

February Update

Cupcakes and crafts!!!

Thank you to all of our volunteers who donated craft supplies and treats

so that the girls at Elks could have a Valentine’s party!

Look at those cupcakes!

My friend, Tonya, said that if we can’t see the girls face-to-face, we’re going to bring our faces to the girls!

Love it!! 💕

When I dropped off the supplies, the girls were yelling at me from a distance

letting me know how much they missed us and can’t wait to see us again.

They are definitely feeling the Chicktime love! 🥰💕❤️

January Update:

Hey Chicktime Jackson!
Good news! We are back !!
On January 22nd we had a “silent” workshop at our new charity partner. We wanted to see how our workshops would run, meet the girls , and just get familiar with the campus before opening it up for volunteers.
We served the girls chicken tender lunches with fries and snacks. We also read the scripture about the Pearl of Great Price. And opened up a real oyster that had 30 pearls inside. Then we fitted each girl with a leather necklace with a fresh water pearl. So when they see the necklace they will be reminded that they are that pearl of great price that Jesus gave all he had to purchase. We enjoyed the girls so much and looking forward to being with them on every third Saturday in the coming months. We will be tie dying sweat shirts in March! We’re also going to bring lunch.
A background check must be done prior to volunteering so let us know if you are coming and we can get that set up!
God is so good!

February Update:

Thank you~

Draw With Stacey

for your generosity with our drop off workshop today.

We dropped off 20 Draw with Me bags to

Saint John’s Program for Real Change

today.

Thank you to my coleaders: Emily, Lorna and Angela for always showing up and contributing to our workshops.
We will be back in person in March and we are so excited for some normalcy!

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

February Update:

Our February workshop has been dropped off at Boysville. The Valentine’s Day cookie kits and kool-aid pouches have been prayed over and we are 💯 percent sure the girls are going to feel the Valentine 💕 ❤️ 💗 from the Chicktime ladies!!
As always,
Thank you to those who believe in what we do and continue to support the mission by your prayers, gifts/leadership, and love!
Do everything in love.
1 Corinthians 16:14

February Update:

February brought lots of love ❤️ to our girls
Thankful for @LindaDodd for the No sew 🪡 🧵 cozy fleece blankets
Each girl will get to pick their own print and a solid and stay warm through the night 🌜🌛🌕🌙⭐️
🌞🌈🦋🐱🌸🦊
Talia GA for the 🍬 🍭🍫
Melva Castillo for the nail polish 💅🏻 lip gloss 💄 and sparkly ✨ nail files
Tried our luck with The Home Depot for free DIY tic tac toe ❌⭕️❌ they donated 6!
Spring is right around the corner and we want to celebrate it!
Can’t wait to see our girls and spend time with them hoping to have our March
workshop in person, 🙏🏻

“Snowball” Fight with Snowman Treat

Materials

 

For Snowballs

 

Paper crumpled into balls with positive messages on the inside

 

Basket to put snowballs in

 

For Snowman Treat

 

2 round cakes

White icing

Coconut

Candy for face

Fruit roll-up for scarf

 

OR

 

Cupcakes with white frosting

 

Large Marshmallows

 

M & Ms

 

Black and orange writing gel for face and arms

 

Procedure

 

Create two teams on opposite sides of the room.

Designate the line that divides the room in half.

Each team should have half of the snowballs.

You are racing against the clock to clear all the snowballs off your side.

You do this by throwing the paper snowballs which are on your side of the room on to your opponent’s side.

To make this a little trickier, you can only throw snowballs with the opposite hand you write with. Keep your other hand behind your back.

No pushing large piles of snowballs over the line. All snowballs must be thrown across the designated line.

Give a certain amount of time for the snowball battle to last. Once that time is up, the game is over.

No more throwing after the game is over.

Count the number of snowballs that your team has. The team with the fewest amount of snowballs wins.

Do not throw out the snowballs.

There are messages on each snowball that should be read after the game is over.

Divide up the snowballs so that each person has the same amount. After they have read the messages in their snowballs, it is time to have snowman dessert.

 

Snowman Cake

For the snowman cake, bake two round cakes. Cover each round cake with white icing. Then topped with coconut. Add candies for the face.

Snowman Cupcakes

For the snowman cupcakes, purchase or bake cupcakes and Frost them with white icing. Then add a large marshmallow for the head. Add 3M and M’s for the buttons. Then draw their face and hands with the writing gel.

January Update:

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Dropped off our January workshop….We were unable to meet in person so we make self care kits!

January Update:

Our January workshop was canceled due to a scare with Covid and the campus being put on quarantine . Sadly, this scare has made Light House Children’s Home halt all volunteer activities campus until the fall.
So….now we are thinking outside the box, because we believe our work with the girls is important~
We are going to try Zoom workshops! We are so excited to explore this new idea!

January Update:

Chicktime Mesa,

 Talk about the best workshop we could ever possibly put together for the kids… a reading workshop!! The kids get to read, learn, explore and dream!
Please reach out to us to let us tell you how you can help us put on future monthly activities!! The children at the Child Crisis Center need us and we can’t let them down.

January Updates:

We dropped off our January vision boards workshop! It’s a bummer when we forget to take lots of pictures of our monthly workshops . We want everyone to see the work we do at Safe Landing in hopes you will help us one month . We are always looking for someone to lead a workshop, help with supplies or snacks, or show up to help us put on the workshop when we are able to be back on campus!
#stopthecycle
#loveoneanother

January Update:

Activities Galore! We hope the kids will never get bored while waiting for medical appointments.

We are always looking for help to provide these activities….Reach out to us if you can help.

 

January Update: 

We miss our kiddo’s, staff, & volunteers! This month the kids enjoyed hot coco & snowman coloring!

January Update: 

Our January drop off workshop was a success! We just know the kids are going to have so much with the s’mores kits we made for them!!

January Update:

We had so much fun this past Saturday with our board game workshop! From Pie Face, to Jenga and Twister, we had it all!

January Update:

Our January workshop didn’t happen ~ the reality of Covid hit really hard to our Chicktime Volunteer team! So let’s continue to pray for those who know this reality and pray for good health and safety for all.
Chcktime Little Rock will move into February with all in focus on our workshop and the Youth at Immerse we serve. Reach out to us and let’s do this together. We need each other.

January Update:

Our Chicktime Partner is a 90 day emergency shelter for foster kids. Since Covid started, we have not been allowed to go there. We can drop things off on their porch though. They actually have one case of Covid at the moment.

Dropped off this snowman cake to celebrate the end of January. A basket of “snowballs” was also dropped off along with the instructions for a “Snowball Fight”. You can read the rules in one of the pictures.

After the snowball fight, they were told to not throw them away since there was a message in each snowball. Hope they had fun!!! I decided to make the snowman cake because I make it every year for my son who is 23 years old now! Then I thought up the snowball fight and found rules for the snowball fight online and changed them a bit.

Happy End of January!!