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Chicktime Sacramento,
Like many other Chicktime charity partners across the nation, our charity partner has been severely impacted financially by the Covid 19 crisis. Our team made a choice to do what we could remotely and participated in The Save The Red Door Fundraiser. In doing so we were able to raise $400 for our charity partner. In addition to this we are still actively building an Amazon wish list of activities for the program to alleviate the boredom we are sure is setting in. I want to thank Chicktime Sacramento for stepping up in this time of crisis. I’m humbled by your dedication to Chicktime Sacramento and our charity partner.

Saint John’s For Real Change reached out to thank us for all of our support! They were so touched by our generosity and immediate response to their plea for help.

I miss you ladies and can’t wait till we can be together again!

Stay healthy and safe!

Sincerely,

Sarah Dunwald
Managing Leader
Chicktime Sacramento

A Message from Saint John’s Program for Real Change….

–  We Need You Now More Than Ever  –
 
With the ongoing threat of COVID-19, Saint John’s has made the EXTREMELY difficult decision to postpone many of our CRUCIAL fundraising events – including at least two Guest Chef Dinners and likely more as new information and directives unfold.
 
In addition, the entire organization will be deeply impacted by the suspension of operations at our revenue-generating social enterprises and the closing of our campus to visitors, including volunteers who regularly provide, prepare and serve many of our weekly meals to our women and children. With all women and children on campus fulltime, our food expense will see a drastic increase.
 

 

Financially, this puts Saint John’s in serious jeopardy.
 
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
 
1. Make a Financial Donation
Now, more than ever, we are in need of support from our community partners to help us through this unexpected crisis. Your monetary gift will allow us to continue to provide critical services for formerly homeless women and children.

VISIT HERE TO DONATE TODAY
 
2. Create Your Own Fundraiser
Creating a fundraising page is a free and easy way to help Saint John’s! Set a goal, enlist your family and friends, and watch your fundraising thermometer rise! This is a fun effort that will have a huge impact!
 
3. Support our Immediate Needs
If you’d like to donate items, the best and safest way to do so would be to visit our Amazon Wish List available on our website.
 
When times get tough, together — as a community — we will always find a way to continue to create real change. 
 
Together, we will get through this, too.
 

February Update:

We are so privileged to work with these kids at Saint John’s Program for Real Change!


They are so sweet, kind and creative.
Today we made Valentine’s Day Cards!

I also asked a few of the kids to make thank you cards for the Girl Scout group who donated our Christmas Stockings
and man these kids made the best cards.

See you in March!

January Update:

Our favorite workshop of all times is Mad Science Professor Positron is always engaging and fun!

Today he taught the kids Saint John’s Program for Real Change about Dry Ice!

Thank you Professor Positron and Mad Science for a great workshop!

December 2019 Update:

What a fun day for Chicktime Sacramento!

Cookies with Santa and Stockings from Brownie Troop 566!

We made ornaments and sang Christmas songs too!

Thank you to all who supported us!

Merry Christmas and see you in the New Year.

November Update:

We had a great first workshop learning about our new friends and sharing what we are thankful for.

We are so Thankful for this new partnership and our amazing volunteers.


Thank you Lorna, Emily and Sarah for your dedication to Chicktime!

We have a new Charity Partner and we couldn’t; be more excited!

Please join us as we bring Chicktime Sacramento to the children who live at St. Johns for Real Change!

If not us….then who?

We will not be meeting in September. Please stay tuned for details for our October workshop!

August Update:

Who knew Science Could Be So Fun!

Thank you Professor Positron and Mad Science for a great show!

The kids had no idea how much they were learning because it was so fun!!

July Update:

Thanks to all who came out to our July workshop. We are still figuring things out at our new Charity Partner and we so appreciate the help and patience.

We are doing Science Experiments next month. Hope to see you there.

June Update:

June’s workshop kicked off summer with some beach ball fun. It was the perfect lead in to next month’s workshop! Stay tuned to see the fun we have next month!

May Update:

Chicktime Sacramento wants to leave a legacy… A legacy of love and hope given to the least of these!

This month we wanted to pamper the mom’s with tea, muffins, and gifts.

We are so grateful  to all our volunteers and those who donated to our workshop.

Especially….. The Peaceful Bee Co. for their generosity! Each mom got a product from them as well as other goodies for self care.

Please join us next month!

April Update:

Our April workshop at our new charity partner went great. We have a better understanding of the facility and the people we will serve. We can’t wait to make this our home away from home.

Earth day activity and a little bit of playtime! Come grow our chapter with us and let’s make a difference together!

Chicktime Sacramento has a new Charity Partner! Please join us as we bring love and hope to the kids at

The Residential Family Shelter of Sacramento!

Together we can make a difference!

 

January Update:

Due to new rules and regulations at our current charity partner, we were not able to have a workshop in January. They have suspended groups from volunteering until they figure out how to handle things best. At present, our Chicktime Chapter is looking for a new Charity Partner to serve. Please stay tuned.

December Update:

Thank you to all our volunteers, the home leaders and Santa!

We had a great Chicktime workshop today. 

We decorated gingerbread houses, had cookies and milk, made snowflakes and other winter crafts.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone! We are grateful for you !

November Update:

Scheduling difficulties with our charity partner resulted in Chicktime Sacramento not meeting in November!

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Hope to see you all at our December workshop!

October Update:

Wonderful Harvest Festival led by Emily Louden!

Our volunteers and donor showed up in a big way!!

And the morning couldn’t of been more perfect because of YOU!

September Update:

September Update:

1950’s Dance Party….

Our group was small this month, but we made the best of it! We will show up for these kids if it’s 1 or 30 of them!

We all enjoyed some karaoke fun…even the leaders.

We hope to see you next month.

August Update:

It was the perfect day….

We had a special guest…

And he was a little “mad”….

But…oh so fun!

Thank you Professor Positron and all our volunteers for an awesome Chicktime! We made slime, learned about science and had an ice cream social!

Till next time….

July Update:

What’s Your Superpower?

Thank you to all the amazing Superheros and villains who came out today. The kids were so overwhelmed with the love you brought with you and it was beautiful to see.

Thank you to our regular volunteers as well! So much fun!

June Update:

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Chicktime this month! We had so much playing with clay and making fun art with the kiddos!

Chicktime Sacramento would like to put out a very special THANK YOU to our Founder, Jeanette George, who will be moving this month. Jeanette, you have built a legacy in Sacramento that will last forever. The work you have done to bring love and friendship to the children who call the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento their home. You have rallied the women of our community to stand behind not just the mission of Chicktime, but also behind YOU. Thank you for founding our chapter, showing us how powerful kind words and hugs are, and for simply being you! We can’t wait to watch where your journey will take you next!

May Update:

Devoted Chicktime Sacramento Volunteers showed up to love and encourage the kids at the Children’s Receiving Home today!

A special thanks to Beatriz Schaller, Beatrice Galfre DDS, the best dentist ever, for her donation of toothbrushes, toothpaste.and dental floss for all the kids. They loved them.

Noting is more rewarding than working with these kids.

Join us next month!

April Update:

Planting with a purpose….

What do plants need to grow, what do you need to grow.

We celebrated Earth Day with some planting, pot decorating and a Mother Earth project…

What’s a gardening activity without some good old dirt cups for dessert!

March Update:

Chicktime Sacramento was busy this weekend. We held our monthly workshop with the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento. Amy and her daughter, Taylor, hand painted canvas for each of the kids to use as vision boards. They also decorated cupcakes and had pizza for snack! It was a huge success! We also ran a craft table at a community BBQ and Easter Egg Hunt. We had collage materials, leis, and lollipops! Thank you to all the volunteers that came out to both events.

Can’t wait to see you next month!!

 

February Update:

Our February workshop theme was….Everyone is beautiful and uniquely made!! To demonstrate this we made Inside/Out Bottles!

We are all made up of different layers. It is  our own individual layers that make us who we are! Sometimes in

 life certain things, events or even people create waves and this colors our life in different ways.

No two people have the same layers, waves, or colors.

It is up to us to decide how we are going to let these waves “layer” our lives.

#Unique   #OnlyOneMe

Join us next month!

Our Chicktime Team had a great time serving at the Crab Feed to benefit our Charity Partner~

Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento!

Serving with your heart and hands can be so rewarding!

January Update:

Thank you Capitol Park Nannies for hosting our January workshop!

WOW!!! So many fun activities~

We love working with the children of Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento and we know they love our commitment to them each month!

Volunteers make such a difference~  Please join us!

December Update:

Oh what fun Chicktime Sacramento had today at the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento. It was such a great Christmas Party and we were blessed with so many wonderful donations.

We were able to give the kids a Hot Chocolate Bar, Cookie Decorating Table, Crafts, Fun Snacks, and even some really cool gifts.

Thanks again to all who came out and donated time, gifts, snacks, and your love and support.

We are so exited to see what the New Year will bring!

November Update:

Thank you to everyone who came out to play for Chicktime November! Breakfast, Thank you cards, and gratitude songs/poems… we had the best time ever with the kids!!

October Update:

What do you see when you look at this picture?

We see incredible women who gave up a Saturday morning to encourage children living at

Children’s Receiving Home!

We were all blessed to get to have some “pumpkin” fun with the kids and we look forward to next month’s workshop!

We are a new Chicktime Chapter eager to serve these children one monthly workshop at a time!

Please join us! We sure could use your help!

 

September Update:

Thank you to everyone who attended the launch of Chicktime Sacramento last weekend! We are so excited about our chapter and our relationship with Children’s Receiving Home!! We played a cooperation game and made sensory bottles. Snack was the biggest hit with the kids. Thank you so much to the ladies who made it and to the staff for all your support. We can’t wait to see you all again in October for some Halloween fun!!