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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


November Update:

We did not meet in person as there were scheduling conflicts. But please review the current needs list and support as you can…

Most Needed Items

You can impact the life of a child in care by purchasing needed items from our wish lists.  All items are available on our Amazon and Target wish lists, and in many local stores.  At this time, we are only accepting brand-new items.  (Updated: 11/28/22)

  • Braiding Hair
  • Leggings
  • Plastic Water Bottles
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • T-Shirts
  • Diamond Art Kits
  • Jeans
  • Paint and Paintbrushes
  • Coloring Books

Contact Connie Farlow at cfarlow@vistamaria.org or 313-271-3050 x400 to schedule a donation drop-off.  Thank you for your generosity!

 

November Update:

Tonight was so fun! The made really nice bracelets with the kids to give as a gift to a loved one at Christmas.
Many of them made them for themselves and a few were able to package off their bracelets and send them in a card with a postage stamp. Thank you to our wonderful team who provided dinner, brought supplies, and for always loving our kids and showing them Jesus’s love.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

November Update:

Chicktime Nashville showed up ON Thanksgiving to set up a beautiful Thanksgiving table, prepare a Thanksgiving meal and have a gratitude lesson with the girls at Youth Villages.
Not the day before or the day after….ON Thanksgiving day.
What a beautiful display of love.

November Update:

Our November workshop was so precious!
We made decorative jars with tissue paper, modpodge and ribbon. The jars have multiple uses. The girls were so creative!
Linda , managing leader of Chicktime Jackson, talked about the Father Heart of God, the way he loves us unconditionally- And no matter what we have done he is always ready to forgive, and he washes us from all shame, and all stain of sin.
We pray the girls breathe in our discussions.

November Update:

Our November workshop round table on Falling In Love with yourself was insightful and healing.
We are blessed to be able to spend this sacred time at Chadwick Residence.
We would love for you to join us one month!

November Update:

Pictures from our November workshop are pending. Our charity partner needs to approve and send them.

We will post them as soon as we get them. 

November Update:

The new Chicktime Kansas City Team met again for another “silent “ workshop in November.
They made tied blankets with the girls at Ozanam and everyone talked about what they were thankful for while tying….
And then the girls did stick on nails. They really enjoy those.
The silent workshops are allowing the new team to establish a relationship with Ozanam and prepare things for all to come back in 2023!!
We hope that means YOU!
Please let us know if you would like to share your hobby or passion with the girls one month!
Together we can make a difference!
 
 
 
 
 
 

November Update:

Our November workshop was a busy and oh so very FUN!
We painted, played games and even made Thanksgiving snacks!
We are grateful to the volunteers who showed up to help us. We know the girls at New Life feel loved when we show up with a crowd!
Our Christmas workshop is one of our biggest gatherings of the year….
We hope you will join us!

November Update:

What would the Holidays be without sweets to make you sweeter and hot cocoa to make you warmer. Wishing the girls at Atlanta Baptist Children’s Home a Happy Holiday Season and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
We love you bunches from CHICKTIME ATLANTA! 😘
side note- baby Jordan is the newest addition to Chicktime Atlanta ! Congratulations to chapter co- leader, Marrissa!

November Update:

Thankful! This is what all the girls relayed to us today. And this touched our hearts immensely! We had a huge turn out in volunteers and want to thank all of you for coming! Thank you to our workshop leaders, Rosaura Salinas and Veronica Garcia for the gratitude journals. They all did an amazing job and the girls starting writing in them too. This made my heart melt. The girls even got to shop with “Paper Thanksgiving Bucks” and “went to town!!!”

They were so grateful and loved all their jewelry. A huge thank you to Nathia Mata with “Misfit Mom’s” for donating 45 New pieces of Paparazzi Jewelry and Michelle Arsuaga (a former jewelry sales rep.) for donating so many new pieces as well! It was a group effort as we came together and we were able to collect several donations from our volunteers as well! It was definitely a hit and we have leftovers for the next event! Thank you H-E-B for supplying all the drinks and snacks too! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! #HEBHelpingHere

November Update:

Thankful Workshop provided by KC! They made thankful jars, games and prizes! My heart is so full!

November Update:

Our November workshop had all the feels of Thanksgiving…. Gratitude, Love and Homemade pie!! The girls received it all with thankful hearts!

November Update:

We had the best time at our ChickTime thanksgiving event
We asked the kids what are they thankful for and their answers amazed me..
They were thankful for their moms dads, sisters, brothers and friends as well as a roof over their heads.
Food, bears and cats and candy and the rain
Take a look at their wheels..
It humbled me that they are thankful for the most important things in life: family, friends, food and a roof over their heads
We were excited that the UTMB school of nursing students provided some wonderful information about nutrition and recipes they could make with the veggies they have growing in their community garden.
We also started decorating for Christmas. The tree went up!!
We were grateful for Talen and Anthony who helped us hang the garland around the shelters door..
They LOVED their snacks
Hmm we also were supposed to make turkeys but somehow they ended up liking like owls LOL
But you guys the smiles!!
The laughter of the kids and their families is what I am thankful for..
And as always someone made a little heart and left it at the table with craft suppliess
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

November Update:

Hot chocolate Amazon drop off to help My Sister’s Place get ready for the cold weather. 

November Update:

We forgot how wonderful it feels to show up for these beautiful youth in foster care! How easy it is to give a couple hours one evening a month and do something like play a game and laugh over a snack !
If your heart is open for it… join us soon!

November 2022:

This morning may have been dreary and cold, but it was a great morning at Chicktime. We welcomed new volunteers from UTSA and were delighted to see our friend who joined us again this month.
The girls enjoyed preparing for Christmas by making sugar scrubs, with essential oils and Christmas ornaments. We are always amazed by their creativity and talent. They were excited to have a new activity and craft they could replicate next week. We all enjoyed the Thanksgiving blessing snack and other sweets.
In this season of gratitude, we want to express our deep gratitude for our volunteers and friends who learn about Chicktime and make a difference with us. May you have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍁!
Joyfully,
Annette, Donnette and Letty
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

November 2022:

We might have only had 3 kids for Zumba this month, yet we still danced the morning away.
Diana Phelps from Zumba Kids lead us in a great Zumba workout!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

November Update:

Rain didn’t stop Chicktime Bulverde from showing up to make Gratitude journals with the youth at SJRC!
As always, our goal is to offer hope one workshop at a time.

November Update:

We had such a great time Saturday, hanging out with the kids at Roy Maas Youth Alternatives!
Miss Selina’s “What’s in the Box?” game was a hit! It’s amazing how much fun you can have with a cardboard box and household items.
“What’s in the Box?” is a sensory game that can be played with kids of all ages. Different objects were placed in the box. Each kid took turns guessing what was in the box, only using the sense of touch. We used items such as Christmas stockings, a bowl full of rice, marshmallows, a coconut, chickpeas, and, the item that caused the most commotion, chocolate frosting. It was so funny to see the kids react to everything. Some disgusted, some intrigued, some couldn’t stop laughing and some were just so confused!
We ended our game day with Thanksgiving Bingo. All tie breakers were settled with a battle of rock, paper, scissors or tik tack toe. Everyone walked away with at least one prize!
Thank You to Miss DeVonsia for helping our Chicktime San Antonio Central leaders out! We couldn’t have done it without you! It was a great way to close out our 2022 workshops!
For the month of December we will not be having a workshop. Instead we will be dropping off Christmas goodie bags to the kids. If you would like to donate any items, please send us a message!
Thank You and we look forward to December’s Holiday Donation Drop off!

November Update:

Our November drop off is going to be such a special treat for the HOR!

November Update:

Our Gratitude pillowcases workshop was all we prayed it would be!!
We had such a good time! It was our intention to help the girls at Miracal’s Place focus on being grateful and expressing gratitude….
But it was the Chicktime Ladies who walked away with hearts full of gratitude and so very grateful God is using us in BIG ways every month when we show up to hang out with these very precious girls.

November Update:

WOW! Look how good these pillow cases turned out! We had so much fun tie-dying on Saturday with SOS Children’s Village! Contact us to learn and join this Chicktime chapter!

November Update:

Such a blessed time today! ❤️ #Friendsgiving

Dollar Store Plant Hanger DIY

Materials

Pencil holder with suction cup back
Paint Brushes
Metallic Paint
Matte Paint
Plants, Flowers, Succulents (real or fake)

 


Procedure

You will need a pencil holder with a suction cup on the back. 
(the kind made for a locker)


Using mutli-surface metallic paint, paint the pencil holder, including the white part.

Using a matte, corresponding color, paint what used to be the white area and the inside of the holder.
(Paint the inside as far as seen from the outside. You don’t have to paint the entire inside)

 

Let the holder dry. Then fill with your favorite flower or plant
and attach to a surface with the suction cup back.

 

 

Click here for printable instructions.

 Boho Dollar Tree Wreath

 

Materials

Round Cookie Sheet
E6000
Glass Gems
Spray Paint
Mod Podge
Printable Quote
Nautical Rope
Round Wire Wreath
Command Hook
Ribbon
Scissors

Procedure

Start with a round cookie sheet

 

Use E6000 glue to put glue around the outside edge of the sheet. 

 

Then place glass colored gems on the glue around the outside edge.

Take the cookie sheet into a well ventilated area and pray paint the tray the color of your choice.
You may want to lay a tarp or newspaper on the ground to protect from paint.

Wait a few minutes for the paint to dry and then apply mod podge to the face of the cookie sheet.

 

Place your printable quote in the middle of the tray and cover it with modpodge.

You can stop here, attach a command hook and ribbon on the back, and hang or your can continue on to the next steps.

Cut nautical rope in short strands and tie in knots around the outside edge of  a round metal wire wreath.

Once finished, place the cookie sheet in the center of the wreath.

 

Attach a command hook and ribbon for hanging. 

Click Here for Printable Instructions

 

November 2022:

Yesterday we had fun doing team building activities. We used the rubber band with strings on it to move the cups and build a tower, and broke out in teams of two to race building towers with the game Buildzi!

Plenty of laughs were at this workshop! Thanks to our new volunteer Elizabeth for joining in on the fun yesterday!

November Update:

We had fun at Lindsay house painting pumpkin thanking pies and making pumpkin pie in a mug with the ladies and kids at Lindsay House.
Thank you to all the ladies who hope make this day fun. Thank you Joanne for putting it all together this month.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

In October, we had a “silent workshop” with just the new leadership team . The theme was Self-Care and we shared different activities they could do to calm themselves or take time for themselves. As it was just before Halloween, we had them decorate pumpkins and give themselves a quick manicure with Halloween themed stick on nails. It was a beautiful day, so we colored with chalk on the sidewalk and danced around with bubble sticks . . and of course had snacks (which was the highlight of their morning). Enjoy our pictures!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

November Update

Another INCREDIBLE Chicktime Saturday!! We cooked a Thanksgiving dinner for the girls… or something like that, LOL. We asked them back in October what they wanted for Thanksgiving dinner. We wrote it all down. And we all pull together and made them what they wanted for Thanksgiving. Some of that included sushi and plates of bacon 😆.
We had a Chicktime family game day Where we all got to play different games together after eating our Thanksgiving dinner. Some of the girls made bracelets. And we had a volunteer, who is a professional photographer, bring in her cameras and talk to the girls about photography and show her cameras to the girls. They loved that!
 
 
 
We also had Moniqueka Rucker from Real Sisters and Real Brothers in Christ, Inc., come and talk to the girls and share her story. She also gave each girl a “bundles of blessing” bag. We appreciate her and those volunteer with her nonprofit so much!
Our awesome Chicktime leader, Jenee, was able to procure a large amount of feminine products for the girls- so we were able to bless them with that.We had so much fun that we actually stayed a little longer than we were supposed to. Neither the girls nor the volunteers wanted to leave. We can’t wait for December and our Christmas party! Stay tuned!
 
 
 
 
 

November Update:

Chicktime loves Overcoming Together with Immerse Arkansas💕💕

We put together yummy baked potato bar that was such a big hit we ate before we got pics #GoodFoodGoodMood

November Update:

Our November cookie and pure FUN baskets were created at this month’s lunch time gathering!
Aren’t they beautiful?
“Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others .” Martin Luther King Jr.
See you next month!

November Update:

Our November workshop was a Fall Craft Palooza!
From Pumpkin Garlands to handprint turkeys… we celebrated Fall with the teen moms at SJRC.
No one left hungry either! Pizza and lots and lots of yummy desserts!
This “thanks” and “giving” season…
Please say a little extra prayer for these young moms , their children and all the kids / youth in foster care. May they find their way in the world with purpose and feel worthy! That’s why we show up from month to month!
🧡,
Brittney snd Erica

November Update:

Today we learned how gratitude impacts our state of mind, made a gratitude wreath to fill over the month and wrote gratitude cards.
We know that the brain changes with experience, but did you know that our brains are primed to notice the negative and practicing gratitude daily, even for small things, will teach the brain to tune in positive thoughts and improve our state of mind?
Thank you Kathleen for sharing the science of gratitude with us and giving the teens at Miracles OutReach an opportunity to share their gratitude with others.
Check out our fun guests too! Dobby the Donskoy Sphynx and Allie the Mini Golden Doodle!

 

November Update:

November was hosted by my dear friend Laura Peters 💜
DIY Marble mugs
• nail polish 💅 hot water 💧 and a mug ☕️
The girls 👧🏽 👧🏻👧🏼danced 💃🏻 sang along 🎤played games🃏 laughed 😆
shared stories 📖 but most of all enjoyed each other’s company ❤️✨❤️

October Update:

Our October event was at a skating rink. The girls ate pizza and celebrated one young lady’s birthday. Nicole gave the devotional about the value of surrounding yourself with people who are encouraging and supportive. We had the whole building to ourselves so we were able to play Christian music as some were brave enough to try their skating skills while the rest of us enjoyed chatting and watching, the those of us who are not as young as we used to be, watching is a whole lot safer than risking a broken hip! 😉

October Update:

House of Ruth hit the jackpot with our October drop off!
What a blessing it is to do these little drop offs until we can be back on campus and doing Activities side by side with the women and children of House of Record!
 
 
 
 
 

October Update:

Our Joint Halloween Party with Chicktime New Braunfels was a Scream!!

Showing up once a month is so easy especially when you feel and see the how loves the youth feel by our presence!

October Update:

Our Donuts and Discussion workshop was a very intense moment of truth. We started the discussion with one question, “How are you?” Many of the ladies opened up and had a very candid discussion about how they were truly feeling. We enjoyed our time with the ladies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Meet the New Leadership Team for Chicktime Deerfield Beach!!! 

October Update:

WE HEARD ITS HALLOWEEN TIMEEE 🧡 We gifted the girls at The Atlanta Baptist Children’s Home with some much needed comfort snacks in hopes of helping them settle into this new fall season.Simple, yet intentional. We can’t wait for next month’s greatness❤️ #CHICKTIMETHEMOVEMENT
 
 
 
 
 

October Update:

Chicktime Detroit serving 80+ girls at Vista Maria Trunk or Treat yesterday!

It’s a blessing to be a small part of bringing joy to these girls thru fun activities like these especially during a season of life that’s pretty tough! & How can it not be SO fun with these ladies by my side! #HeartsofHope4aFuture #GodsLove #blessed #thruTraditions #SistersinChrist 🍂🎃🎉

October Fun!

Our Halloween party at SJRC was as Boo-tiful as it gets!!
Food, Candy , Crafts and such a scream!!
Hope to see you at our November workshop!

October Update:

This is what showing up for the almost forgotten looks like….
Pure fun!!!
It’s not an obligation because we genuinely care about the girls who call Miracal’s Place Residential Center their home.
We had such a great time with the young ladies, today. We had a friendly contest, of who can make their costumes come to life with personality. When you just give them an opportunity to be themselves and open their minds, so much flows from their creativity.
We had rappers, hippies, 80’s babies, personality doubles, teachers, but the one that stuck to me the most, was…I’m a soccer player, and I asked her what meant the most behind her costume
..she said, because I want to prove to the people that said, I could never do anything, and that I would never be a soccer player, so this is my goal costume.
Chicktime Katy typically meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month ! We would love to have you join us ! Come be blessed by being a blessing.

October Update:

October Workshop in the books!!! One of annual workshops -tie dye made easy!

The teens had so much fun! We also brought cookies and candy for them to enjoy!

October Update:

It feels good to stay connected to My Sister’s Place even if we still aren’t allowed back on campus. 

We know our drop offs are special treats to the kids .

October Update:

On Saturday Miss Teresa showed us how to make spooky crafts!
The first activity consisted of colored popsicle sticks. We made little monsters. Everyone’s came out great!
The second craft, we created Halloween magnets for the fridge. We dressed up little foam animals in costumes. These were so cute!
We ended with Halloween Bingo. Everyone’s competitive side came out. It was so fun to see how enthusiastic the kids were. We played six rounds!
Thank You Miss Teresa for an awesome October themed activity! You really brought the Halloween spirit out of all of us! 🙂

October Update:

So this past weekend we did a little thing….
ChickTime Galveston had a marvelous time with the children and their families at the Children’s center
We would like to thank Mary Brown the shelter’s manager for taking over at the very last minute( I was sick)
And OMG my cousins Esmi and Juan Arriata who provided a pumpkin for each of the families
They also provided yummy hotdogs and nachos and some awesome candy bags and toys.
The shelter also received much needed supplies.
We are also grateful for the ROTC and UTMB nursing students that volunteered to help with the activities.
We cannot do this without you and we are so very grateful for All that our ChickTime angels do.

October Update:

Chicktime volunteers are so amazing that even Mabel the goose wants to join! Ask us how you can lead a workshop in 2023 or join our incredible leadership team.
And today we had a great time painting pumpkins with the residents of Clear Fork. We are in awe of their talent!

October Update:

What an incredible night we shared with the kids at Connections Individual and Family Services ! Thank you to to all of our volunteers that shined the light of Jesus and helped put on the best Halloween party ! A big thank you to Braune Farms Fresh Produce for donating all of the fabulous pumpkins 🎃 those made the evening so special to share that with them ! They have 4 acres of pumpkins to pick from !
If you’re interested in volunteering next month please message me for more info and look out for our next invite for November 🙂 we typically meet the last Monday of every month at 5:45pm.

 

October Update:

What a fun workshop!!! The girls had a wonderful time decorating their canvas bags ❤️. They are very creative and thanked us all so much for the beautiful keepsake.

Our hearts are full. A huge shout out to H-E-B for all the drinks & snacks and our volunteers for coming out to support this fun filled day with the girls. Enjoy their beautiful bags…

 

October Update:

 

Oh it’s good to be back to in person service…
We had our first in-person Chicktime event at Callen Lacey campus. The kids were SO happy we were there! They participated & wanted to know when we can come back 💘
Our hearts are full! Join us next month!!
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

October Update:

Our pictures are coming! Stay tuned! 

October Update:

What an AMAZING day!! It has been a few months since we last saw the girls. They were so excited to see us. There were many hugs and tears. One of the girls even serenaded us to let us know how much she missed us and that she knows we are looking out for her. Our leadership team showed up and loved on these girls and it was incredible to watch. Each girl connected with someone different on our team. It just goes to show the importance of having as many people as possible get involved with Chicktime. You never know which girl will connect with a certain volunteer.

They need all of us to show up for them. One girl came in and wasn’t wanting to participate. She was crying and really resistant to us at first. By the end of the workshop, she was smiling and laughing and hugging everyone. We are certainly thankful to be back and we have incredible things planned for the future! Thank you to everyone who voted yesterday! The girls really loved the contest

October Update:

We were not able to meet in October due to the campus having other commitments and we had to cancel our workshop. 

See you next month….

October Update:

Pumpkins, painting, and pizza!

What a fun Chicktime Saturday! 🍁

Materials Needed:
black t-shirts
bleach
spray bottle
hydrogen peroxide
bleach.

 

 

Instructions

Mix bleach/water (80/20 respectively) in the spray bottles.
Put cardboard between the front and back of the shirts so the bleach
didn’t bleed through.
Then placed the stencils where we wanted them and sprayed with bleach.
Be careful not to soak, just spritz.
Let it sit for just a minute and then rinsed the shirt in a bowl
with peroxide and water to deactivate the bleach.
Once all the shirts were done, we put them in the washing machine.

 

Click here for printable instructions.

Supplies needed

-Iron On Transfer Patterns for Stitching, Embroidery or Fabric Painting( amazon, joann fabric, Walmart …)
-fabric pens
-canvas bags
– beads/ jewels- for additional decorating… need fabric glue-
 
 Instructions
Workshop leader will need to iron on patterns on canvas bags before workshop…

Or ask a few volunteers to bring irons and boards to workshop
so once a transfer is picked a child/ youth  a volunteer can iron it on.

Have girls color patterns on bags.

Embellish bags further with  jewels beads ( optional)

Click here for printable instructions.
 
 
 
 
 
 

October Update:

Wow!! Look at these masterpieces!! Our painting workshop revealed how talented and creative the girls are at Big Springs Ranch Children’s Home!
It also revealed how spending intentional time each month with the kids who call The Ranch home can help heal hearts and bring joy to the kids and volunteers!
# village

 

October Update:

Happy October🍁! This month we had some spooky fall fun with the girls by making monster cupcakes, autumn crafts, and having pumpkin races!
We hope you have a great rest of October and are looking forward to seeing at y’all next months Chicktime 😁 The girls love seeing repeat volunteers and meeting new ones! It’s never too late to come serve with us and pour into these girls’ lives!

October Update:

We made our own Halloween shirts with stencils and bleach today. Kids had so much fun!

See you in November!

October Update:

Our October workshop with the girls at Boysville was painting kindness rocks. Our goal was to help the girls know that sprinkling kindness throughout the world is a good thing. It makes us feel good and it makes the people that get to experience it feel good.
The girls painted rocks for the outside of their cottage and were going to place some in busy spots around the campus like the library so that people can see them and feel joy. They also painted a couple to either keep or to give to someone special. The girls didn’t want us to leave and asked if we could do this activity with them on another occasion. This just absolutely melts our hearts!!
In addition to a wonderful workshop…. Our workshop leaders for the month ( Eva, Stephanie and Janet) treated the girls to breakfast tacos, juice and a cookie cake! So grateful!!
We ended in a circle prayer where two of the girls asked to say a prayer .
We had a few new faces at Chicktime !!
What a blessing !
We are making Christmas ornaments in November.
Join us!

October Update:

We were not able to meet in October. Lindsey House had to cancel due to other things going on their campus. 

See you next month!

October Update:

Sweets & Fun is how Chicktime Little Rock gets it done!! Always a blast when we come out to Immerse Arkansas 💕💕

See you in January 2023!

October Update:

Today was a great day. After some challenging weeks in the house the Chicktime Nashville volunteers got to attend and provide their planned workshop for the Girls of Wallace today. Dio de Los Muertos was taught again this year by Juanita. She is literally the best. It was fun to see the house decorated for Halloween already. Peep the van picture. 😆
As we waited for her to arrive, Mrs. Renee led us through an activity that helps develop appreciation, camaraderie, relationship, and respect between housemates and even staff. Each young woman was placed in front of a white board and her housemates had to write one positive attribute for her. Some were anxious as they don’t really like the spotlight. They had some good words to say about each other. And it was such a great exercise! It seemed to put the girls at ease.
We have a few new girls in the home. With disruptions and behavior challenges, the atmosphere can become tense. But we were able to push through and even though a couple didn’t participate we were able to make connections with them 1:1. Sometimes those are the best ones. We made beautiful tissue paper flowers, ate some super yummy Mummies 😂, got to know each other, and they all took their turn whacking the piñata for candy. Even though it fell in the first swing. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Juanita said it was too heavy and full. Oops! That was a sure fail but Mrs. Renee improvised and they still got to take some swings until it finally cracked all the way open. We had some GOOD laughs.
As the year is winding down we have two more workshops left. November is ALWAYS having volunteers serve and break bread with the Girls of Wallace on thanksgiving day. It’s sort of our tradition. Not all can be there and that’s totally ok! With as many volunteers that seem to be coming up it gives everyone a turn! Then we will wrap up with our annual Christmas party.
There going to be some workshops just for the volunteers coming up as we work to learn more about trauma informed care and the foster system. Our volunteers should be equipped with the knowledge of how trauma affects the kids we show up for. Let me tell you, the more you know, the more you want to show up for them. You can become a light of hope in their eyes. We want to delve deeper into ways of helping Youth Villages and not only the Girls of Wallace but spread the word about the need for foster homes, the needs of kids in the foster care system, and what YOU can do to help.
Because. It. Takes. A. Village. (Pun intended 😬)
Stay tuned.……..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

October Update:

Our October workshop was cancel due to Hurricane Ian. 

We can’t wait to see the girls in November!

October Update:

Volunteers make Chicktime happen!

October Activity was spooktacular 🎃💀👻
Thank you to @jeanniekeefe
The girls decorated their skulls 💀
They drew and painted a canvas of their choice 🎨👩🏼‍🎨 and enjoyed sweet treats 🍪🍬🍫
Next month we will be doing marble stain mugs with @laurapeters

September Update:

ChickTime New Braunfels Downtown September workshop –
🍕 Pizza and Urban Air Trampoline Park!!
The kiddos loved it. We loved watching them.
Join us each month on the last Monday at 5:45 p.m.

September Update:

Chicktime Washington’s September Snack Attack workshop has been dropped off! The sweet kids at My Sister’s Place are going to be well fed!!

September Update:

Our workshop leader changed drop off theme~

It’s time to accessorize the GIRLS 💗.
Here are pics from our Sept drop off!
The girls will enjoy the accessories that will complete their school essentials. The excitement heightens as they model their bracelets and earrings; and putting that eyeshadow and lipgloss to work, will surely make a beautiful 😍 statement.

It’s such an honor to support the Atlanta Baptist Children’s Home in anyway we can!

September Update:

Our September workshop was such a sweet, quiet and casual time on the Ranch!
We hung out with the little girls house for some time and delivered gifts, fruit and love ❤️ !
Then visited boys at chapel and watched them have fun!!
We ushered in fall with cooler temps and said good bye to summer.
See you next month.

September Update:

Water bottle decorating and fun board games!

Also got some good ideas for next year’s activities.

See you next month!

September Update:

Our September workshop was just lovely ! It’s always powerful when women show up for other women.

September Update:

September Update:

ChickTime Galveston had an amazing time with the children and their families on Saturday September 17!
Ice-cream, Ice-cream we All scream for ice-cream with ALL the toppings!!
The children enjoyed ice cream, cookies and snacks.
They also had a great time doing Arts and crafts and playing with frisbees.
All were grateful for the  school supplies and donated clothing.
 
 

September Update:

Today we combined basketball and mosaic chalk art! If you made a shot, you got to lay a piece of tape. Once we ran out of tape, we all colored in and created this masterpiece! Followed by Chicktime Akron’s trademark, Pizza!!
PS – the hat being worn by the kid putting down tape photographed is the hat from our murder mystery event last month 🥰
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

September Update:

Oh, what it means to have healthy relationships and boundaries. This month’s activity sparked much needed conversation. The time flew by so quickly, because there was great engagement. It is so important to set boundaries and understand our own boundaries in any relationship! The young ladies were left with journals, so they can begin to write their feelings and express emotions that they may not be able to verbally express.

September 2022:

Here’s hoping our snack attack basket hits the spot for the kids when they get out of school each day.

We are constantly looking for ways to help out until we can get back on campus.

September Update:

These are some of the jewelry items the girls made during our September workshop. We throughly enjoyed making bracelets and celebrating two birthday girls. Linda gave a devotional on the parable of the wedding feast with the emphasis on the fact that we are chosen by God. Each girl received a specially designed bracelet that was engraved with the word “chosen” and each one received a framed scripture about being chosen. We enjoyed the time together and also the food! We ate chicken tenders with all the sides. Can’t argue with good food and good company!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

September Update:

Earlier this month, we celebrated going back to school with these amazing, custom decorated notebooks! Love! 🎒🏫📓📔📚✏️
For Halloween next month, there is a campus-wide Trunk or Treat event at Vista Maria! Volunteers can decorate their vehicle trunks and pass out treats to the residents! Save the date! This event is happening on October 30th from 4-6pm! 🎃🧙‍♀️🖤
 

September Update:

Our September workshop didn’t quite turn out the way we thought it would!!
Our workshop leader and chapter managing leader were trying to get to the SJRC campus, but were not able due to the city / street/ school shutdown in New Braunfels on that day.. The good news was that a few volunteers were able to get through and just visit and hang out with the girls !
Food and conversation is always a good time! Since we didn’t take pictures we thought we would share our leaders dinner retreat with Chicktime Austin this month. Always trying to learn and love!
See you next month!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

September Update:

Had a great time at Chicktime Bulverde Saturday. The teens had so much fun learning how to play Bunco. I see a lot more Bunco in our future. They also enjoyed a lunch of Pizza, snacks, and homemade Ice cream cookie sandwiches. Every teen left with a goodie bag to enjoy all weekend long.
Big Shout Out to our volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you!!!!
Chicktime Bulverde will not meet at the regular 3rd Saturday in October. We have moved our workshop to October 29th from 7:00-9:00 PM to celebrate Halloween. If you are interested in participating in the Trunk or Treating portion of the evening, please contact me for details. We are also excepting Candy and snack donations.

September Update:

It was a Viva Fiesta kind of day at our Chicktime September workshop!
We learned to make homemade tortillas and had genuine fellowship at a Taco party!
We had lots of new girls . We pray they felt our love for them.

September Update:

Spa Day for our moms at Chicktime Birmingham Saturday! We had some yummy soup and a much needed time of relaxation! Thank you to all who donated to make it possible! 💗
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

September Update:

This past Saturday we spent time with the kids soaking up the sun with our beautiful suncatchers. Ms. Mary helped bring out everyone’s creative side. We all were so into our designs, we almost went over our time 🙂 The focus is real!
The suncatchers were all so bright and colorful! We had abstract designs, favorite colors, and colors that reminded some of a happy moment in time. One kid wanted to use blues because they missed the snow.
Thank you Ms. Mary for such a meditative experience. And remember, when you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine!
Thank You Roy Maas Youth Alternatives for having us. We will see you next month!

September Update:

Yesterday Kristi Haven led the girls at Clearfork Academy in this beautiful and meaningful craft… Good Deed Beads are a reminder to let our good deeds out way the bad.
Thank you to our great group of volunteers!
 
Keep watching here for your opportunity to join us in making a difference next month!

 

September Update:

September Update:

The September Chicktime photos are finally here! We apologize for the delay. This month the girls had a blast practicing resilience training, making comic books, and learning about light and filters!
Thank you so much for all the volunteers who came and served with us! It was amazing 😁💕 We hope to see y’all at next months Chicktime!

September Update:

Though there were only 4 of us, we were able to have a successful event this morning with the 24 girls. These girls did an amazing job decorating their wooden crosses and absolutely loved them. They were so grateful & enjoyed their time creating their masterpiece.
Each one was unique and will be treasured always. Thank you to our workshop leader, Sylvia Menchaca for making this happen and H-E-B for supplying all the drinks and snacks. We can’t forget to thank our co-leader, Diana Martinez for gifting the girls their very own Crucifix. May the Lord always guide and protect them. Happy Saturday everyone!!! 
 
 
 
 
 
 

September Update:

Our cupcake decorating competition workshop was a lot of things-
competitive, creative, funny and oh so yummy!
 
The girls were told they could decorate four cupcakes and out of those four they could enter one in the contest. There were cupcake gift boxes to gift one to someone special when they left the workshop ! That of course left a couple for eating…
And wow!! All the toppings they ate while creating their perfect cupcakeI To be a teenager again! 
Our judge was Boysville’s Activity Specialist- “Mr. Frank”! He had a tough job but we believe he was adequately paid in cupcakes for his time! 🥰 🧁!
Always a blessing to end our time in prayer together. We hope they see Jesus when they see us each month.

Thank you to the ladies of Campanas Neighborhood for donating all the supplies and hosting such a lovely workshop!
Here is just some of the awards given out!! 
Join us next month~ 
 
 
 
 

 

September Update:

Our September workshop:
Arrr Mateys! Blacklace read a story about Pirate Pete which led us on an adventure to find gold!
After Walking the Plank and Swabbing the Deck, we found the “X” that marks the spot where we discovered the buried treasure!
We are celebrating Halloween at our October event. Join us!

September Update:

Our September drop off workshop is all about learning to meditate.
 
Chicktime Charleston Park Circle is gifting meditation mats and instructions on how to meditate and why you should meditate. …And how it benefits you, inside and out.
What a blessing to show up for kids in the foster care system!

September Update:

What a fun time this weekend at Lindsay house! We had fun needle felting today. Moms and the older kids enjoyed the fun.
We had new ladies there to help today also!
If you are interested in volunteering to be a fun aunt for a few hours on the 2nd Saturday of the month, we would love to have you
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

September Update:

Chicktime Mission got to swinging in creating safari themed gift baskets for the kids at the Rio Grande Children’s home! 🦥❤️🐒🦒 A gracious recognition goes out to Misty who led such a loving workshop 😌
A BIG thanks also goes out to our participating volunteers! If you would like to be a part of our October event – be sure to contact us directly!
Wishing everyone a September full of blessings 💗

September Update:

September activity was a mother daughter love these when a family steps up and gives there time to spend it with our chapter 💕 Gracias Talia GA and Alexa
Berries and marshmallow kabobs 🫐⚪️🍓
Sand art ✝️🐬🐡🧜‍♀️
Mandala coloring sheets
Card games
Conversations,laughter,embracing, dancing, and singing what a beautiful day of celebrating with our girls 👧🏻👧🏼👧🏽👧🏿👧🏾
Taylor was our new volunteer and can’t wait to come back and spend time with the girls the smiles on their faces are priceless 💕✝️🙏🏻💕
See y’all in October
Jeannie Keefe will be our activity leader 🎃💀👻🕸

We will not be meeting in October! We pray everyone remains safe as Hurricane Ian comes our way.
See you next month!

September Update:

We had such a relaxing and enjoyable workshop yesterday. Thank you, Kim, for leading us through yoga and then allowing for us to unwind with Mandela coloring. The girls really had a nice time!

September Update:

So great being able to serve at Immerse Arkansas tonight for their Overcoming Together event💕