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May Update:

We had another amazing time with the girls at Changing Directions at our  May 2017 Chicktime Hope! Our volunteers were able to make connections with the girls and we saw several lives permanently impacted.

Many of the girls heard for the first time that they were beautiful, valuable, precious, loved, accepted, talented, etc. As usual there were some tears flowing by the end of the first section and girls who came in angry and sullen were smiling and receptive by the end of the first hour.

We are extremely grateful to our volunteers for investing in these young women.

It is our hope that every girl in this program can see their self as God sees them!

“She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.

Proverbs 3:15

April Update:

Do you ever wonder why we keep coming back? This statement about the picture posted  pretty much sums it up~

“I’m going to keep this forever and always remember what I learned,” said a sweet girl about the bracelet she made at Changing Directions during our April 2017 workshop.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who helped make this another special class.

We hope to see you at our next workshop !!! Come make a difference with us!

Chicktime SA Hope will not meet in November!! Christmas is just around the corner and we are busy planning the Annual Christmas Party with the Canyon Lake chapter for the precious New Life Girls . Chicktime Hope is providing the worship band and volunteer support. We need homemade candy, Finger Sandwiches, Cut up Fruit for the chocolate fountain, and $1800 to buy each girl a gift bag. The gifts bags are $30 each so please consider sponsoring. Your $$ gifts are tax deductible. Make checks out to Chicktime and mail to 1020 Allen View Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78132.

Please RSVP to hope@chicktime.com and copy info@chicktime.com.

XOXO

Crystal, Teresa, & Karen
Chicktime San Antonio Hope Leadership Team

 

Chicktime SA Hope will not meet during the month of November!

Christmas is just around the corner and we are busy planning the Annual Christmas Party with the Canyon Lake chapter for the precious New Life Girls . Chicktime Hope is providing the worship band and volunteer support. We need homemade candy, Finger Sandwiches, Cut up Fruit for the chocolate fountain, and $1800 to buy each girl a gift bag. The gifts bags are $30 each so please consider sponsoring. Your $$ gifts are tax deductible. Make checks out to Chicktime and mail to 1020 Allen View Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78132.

Please RSVP to hope@chicktime.com and copy info@chicktime.com.

XOXO

Crystal, Teresa, & Karen
Chicktime San Antonio Hope Leadership Team

Ladies, due to the school year starting later our August Changing Directions has been cancelled; however, our next one will be Saturday, September 17th from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm at the new location 4451 Dietrich Rd (Cameron Elementary School off WW White). We will be in the library. Changing Directions is one of the court-mandated programs that girls age 12-17 can complete to avoid a jail or probation for a first time misdemeanor offense, or who have been identified as high-risk for such behviors. We provide breakfast for the girls and a four hour program that helps to motivate and inform them of how to make better choices in their lives. This is one of our biggest and most demanding (and most rewarding) events as we have seen many girls’ lives changed! Please RSVP on our Public Facebook invite or on the registration link here.

June/July Highlights

In June we collected diapers and in July we delivered those diapers as well as other supplies to the women and children in a shelter in Guatemala! Every donation made a HUGE difference in their lives, and the women were especially grateful for the diapers as most of them had never used a real diaper on their baby before! Thanks for all your support!!!

 

We are very, very excited about our June opportunity! Every June Chicktime Hope does something to support the Globalife Journeys Mission Trip to Guatemala. For the past two years we have been raising funds to stock the medical clinic we set up in the shelter. This year we are excited to announce our Diaper Dash Challenge! Due to the extreme poverty of the women in the shelter and the limited funds from the government to support them, the women are forced to use t-shirts as diapers for their babies. Unfortunately, due to the lack of available or excess clothing, these same t-shirts are also worn by their siblings when not being used as diapers. Babies stay in wet or soiled diapers far too long because of the lack of diapers, leading to diaper rashes and often severe infections. Well, no more! This year our goal is to collect cloth diapers – A LOT OF THEM – so the women will have real diapers for their babies and the other siblings can wear clothing that is not also previously soiled. We believe this will not only reduce infections in the babies but help the overall morale of the women and their other children.

 
So how can you help? Easy! Simply click this link http://www.amazon.com/OsoCozy-Prefolds-Unbleached-Cloth-Diapers and order a six pack of the SIZE 2 Diapers (please note I changed this after talking to several moms…the size 2 will be usable longer). Enter your billing information and use the shipping address: Karen L. Smith, 13333 Blanco Rd. Ste. 220, San Antonio, TX 78216. Karen will collect all the diapers and deliver them in country on July 15th. Due to the need to pack, all diapers must be delivered no later than June 30th. You can also send an Amazon Gift Card to specialksmith@hotmail.com and designate it is for diapers and Karen will take care of the order and shipping (which is free because she is an Amazon Prime member). If you live in San Antonio and want to have the diapers delivered to you, just shoot us an email at hope@chicktime.com and Karen, Crystal or Teresa will pick up the diapers!
 
Special Announcement
 
And speaking of Teresa – who is that you ask? Teresa Jones is the newest member of our Chicktime Hope leadership team. Please visit the Meet The Leaders page on our Chicktime Hope page and learn more about Teresa!
 
May Highlights
 
We had another outstanding time at the San Antonio Municipal Courthouse with our Changing Directions Program. The girls felt so loved on and so valued, and our team was equally impacted. This continues to be such a remarkable event as this month we had one gal who suffered from severe anxiety issues who was so greatly impacted she didn’t want the day to end! We are so proud of the amazing volunteers who continue to make this program such a success!!
 
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May News

Our third Changing Directions of 2016 will be Saturday, May 14th from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm at the San Antonio Municipal Courthouse on Frio Road. Changing Directions is one of the court-mandated programs that girls age 12-17 can complete to avoid a jail or probation for a first time misdemeanor offense.  We provide breakfast for the girls and a four hour program that helps to motivate and inform them of how to make better choices in their lives.  This is one of our biggest and most demanding (and most rewarding) events as we have seen many girls’ lives changed! Please RSVP on our Public Facebook invite or on the registration link here.

 
 

April Highlights

We had another fantastic Changing Directions event this past weekend. We had a lot of volunteers come, which was great because we had a record number of girls. Normally the court cuts the program off at 50, but we had 61 girls and it was amazing to see the difference that 4 hours made in their lives. Some of the girls were so impacted by the love and support of our women that they were in tears by the end of just the first section. Thanks to all the volunteers who truly showed that these girls are loved and valuable!

 

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We are excited to announce that this year Chicktime Hope will be doing the Changing Directions Program for the city of San Antonio six times! Our second Changing Directions of 2016 will be Saturday, April16th from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm at the San Antonio Municipal Courthouse. Changing Directions is one of the court-provided programs that girls age 12-17 can complete to avoid a jail or probation for a first time misdemeanor offense.  We provide breakfast for the girls and a four hour program that helps to motivate and inform them of how to make better choices in their lives.  This is one of our biggest and most demanding (and most rewarding) events as we have seen many girls’ lives changed! Please RSVP on our Public Facebook invite or on the registration link here.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

We were so thrilled at our last event to gather and put together cards for Jesus Said Love. These cards were put into gift baskets prepared by the ladies of Jesus Said Love and hand delivered to women working in strip clubs. Each card we made contained encouraging words for the women. We were honored to be able to make over 100 cards by hand for the gift baskets.

Join us at the EZ’s located at 734 W Bitters Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216, for a Chicktime Discovery night from 6:30-8:00 pm. If  you are new to Chicktime or are just looking to learn more about our local chapter, this is the event for you! We will share upcoming plans and brainstorm ideas to reach more people in our community! We are very excited to fellowship with new and existing members and learn more about the ministries we will serve in 2016. We will also be making handmade cards of encouragement for the women served by Jesus Said Love. The goal of JSL is to build intentional relationships with women in the commercial sex industry in order bring them hope and show love to them where they are. Many of these women are in desperate situations and most of them are mothers. JSL builds relationships by visiting strip clubs every month, bringing high quality gift bags to the dancers and club employees with no strings attached. We will be making the cards for the ministry’s March outreach and we will need 100 of them! Join us for and evening of fun and creativity that will benefit women in need! Please RSVP on our public FB invite!

 

January Highlights

We are thrilled after yet another successful Changing Directions program at the Courthouse. Once again we shared tips for making good choices and some excellent stories, testimonies, and helpful instruction for the girls!

We are excited to announce that this year Chicktime Hope will be doing the Changing Directions Program for the city of San Antonio six times! Our first Changing Directions of 2016 will be Saturday, January 16th from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm at the San Antonio Municipal Courthouse. Changing Directions is one of the court-mandated programs that girls age 12-17 can complete to avoid a jail or probation for a first time misdemeanor offense.  We provide breakfast for the girls and a four hour program that helps to motivate and inform them of how to make better choices in their lives.  This is one of our biggest and most demanding (and most rewarding) events as we have seen many girls’ lives changed! Please RSVP on our Public Facebook invite or on the registration link on the Chicktime calendar.

 

December Highlights

We had a fantastic time along with the Chicktime Canyon Lake Chapter as we helped with the Annual Christmas Party for the girls at New Life. There was food, fun, fellowship and music, and the girls enjoyed a visit from Santa. A great time was had by all!

Join us on Saturday, December 12th as we once again partner with the Canyon Lake Chapter to throw a Christmas Party for the girls at New Life Children’s Center. The party begins at 8am (setup does anyway!) at 650 Scarborough Road, Canyon Lake Texas 78133.  This is the 5th year in a row to join with the Canyon Lake Chapter as they throw an awesome Christmas Party for the girls at New Life! You will be interacting with the girls and helping out as needed! Party ends around noon and clean up usually goes really quick. We hope to see you there!

 

October Highlights

We had a record turnout for the Chicktime chapter as we joined with Daily Bread ministries for a Saturday morning workday. We were the largest volunteer force they ever had! Thanks to the girls from UTHSC Nursing School and the massive members of the Greek Fraternities and Sororities at Trinity University for making our workday so successful!

 

Join us for our September event on Saturday, September 19th from 9am until noon. We will be sorting food and/or hygiene items to prepare them for distribution at Daily Bread Ministries Warehouse located at 6351 Rittiman Road. The plan is to work until 11:30am, leaving ourselves 30 minutes to clean up. We need men and women on this one! Because it is a warehouse environment there are some safety precautions we must take.

 

Closed toe shoes are required, preferably with ankle support and sturdy, non-slip soles. Sneakers are fine but must be able to be tied. No loose shoes, absolutely no open toes, flip flops, or heels. Modest shorts may be worn, but no tank tops (t shirts preferred) and definitely no spandex, tight fitting, or overly loose clothing. Families are welcome, but children that come must be with parents at all times. Again, it is a working warehouse and could be dangerous for small children or unsupervised children. No running around and no “hide and seek” games or any horseplay will be allowed.

 

Daily Bread is a fantastic ministry that helps distribute fresh food as well as canned goods to those in need. We are very excited to be working with them once again! We MUST provide them with a headcount in advance, so please RSVP on our public FB invite with # of people coming or send an email to hope@chicktime.com. Thanks!

 

August Highlights

We had another fantastic outreach at the Courthouse. Unfortunately, we had several no-shows who did not contact us in advance, which puts us in a very precarious place with the court. If you can make future outreaches, please come if you RSVP or let us know if something comes up! Fortunately we had some new volunteers who were absolute rock stars and filled in the gaps admirably. Once again we saw angry, bitter, spiteful girls coming in who left with smiles, laughter, and a real sense of identity, who they were created to be, and the realization that they were important and valued. This continues to be such a life-impacting outreach, we are very excited about our last one of 2015 (mark your calendars now for October 17th from 8:30am-1:00om) and are very excited about next year’s program as well.

 

Our next Changing Directions of 2015 will be Aug. 22 from 8:30am until 1:00pm at the San Antonio Municipal Courthouse. Changing Directions is one of the court-mandated programs that girls age 12-17 can take to avoid jail for a first time misdemeanor offense.


We provide breakfast for the girls and a four hour program that helps inform them of how to make better choices in their lives. This is one of our biggest and most demanding (and most rewarding) events as we have seen many girls’ lives changed! We need lots of ladies to help keep the girls engaged and participating! If you can join us, please RSVP by emailing hope@chicktime.com or posting to our public Facebook invite here.

 

July Highlights

We of course had our Guatemala trip in July (see prior post) but we also had a discover Chicktime at EZs, where we discussed plans for 2016. We are very excited as we are presenting a proposal to the City of San Antonio to expand Changing Directions to six times a year (which will help even more girls!) and we have some other exciting plans as well. Stay tuned for updates on next year!

July News

Apologies for the VERY later post but I came back from Guatemala with a bit of an upper respiratory infection caused by volcanic ash! But please join us at the EZs on Bitter Road, 734 W Bitters Rd, on July 30th at 7:00pm for a Discover Chicktime event! This is a great opportunity to bring your friends to learn about Chicktime as we gear up for the end of the year run and look into scheduling for next year!

Questions? Email hope@chicktime.com

 

June/July Highlights

Once again Chicktime Hope helped to support Globalife Journeys and their annual mission trip to Guatemala! Chicktime Hope members donated medical supplies and Amazon Gift Cards to buy more supplies for the women and children at the shelter we serve! The supplies went a long way to providing for physical well being as well as emotional well-being as we also did some work on the grounds. Thanks for all your support!!

Chicktime Hope is leading a local Ten to Change drive for Globalife Journey’s upcoming missions trip to Guatemala. The team departs San Antonio for eight days at an elevation of close to 10,000 feet and will be spending their days helping women and children at one of only two emergency abuse shelters in the country. Each year the team adds a new dimension, and last year the need for basic medical and hygiene training was evidenced when we did our first medical clinic with the women and children. Many had gangrene on their bodies where wounds had become infected, so in order to have a larger, more successful medical clinic this year we are doing the Ten to Change. What is that? It’s a $10 bill possibly saving and definitely changing someone’s life forever! We can get a large portion of the medical items we need on Amazon at an amazing discount, so this is what we are asking for: donations of Amazon gift cards in the amount of $10 (or more, of course!) The wishlist of items can be viewed by searching Amazon.com under the wishlist for specialksmith@hotmail.com. The list contains approximately $700 of items…so if 70 ladies can do $10 we could knock it out like that (or 10 ladies could do $70!) Since the team leaves on the 3rd of July we need to order the week of the 15th to ensure items will arrive on time. So how can you donate a gift card? There are 3 ways: 1) If you are local we’d be happy to come pick it up; or 2) the easiest method is to visit Amazon.com, click on gift cards and send a gift card via email to specialksmith@hotmail.com (using personal email only because Chicktime Hope doesn’t have it’s own Amazon.com account), or 3) you can order a gift card on the same web site with 1 day delivery and mail to PO BOX 700784, San Antonio Texas, 78270, attn: Chicktime Hope (Karen Smith). We would need to have all gift cards collected by Monday, June 16th so we can order items that evening for delivery. Please join us in making a difference in the lives of these precious women and children in Guatemala…and for pictures from our past trip just scroll down our news page! Questions? Email us at hope@chicktime.com!

 

May Highlights

We had another full house at the Courthouse for our Changing Directions program! It was amazing to see the lives of so many girls impacted so deeply in such a short time! As usual we had a few difficult cases, but we also had some of the mostly deeply affecting times with the girls yet! It is such an honor and a privilege to sow into these young lives at such a critical juncture in their lives!

Our second Changing Directions of 2015 will be May 16th from 8:30am until 1:00pm at the San Antonio Municipal Courthouse. Changing Directions is one of the court-mandated programs that girls age 12-17 can take to avoid jail for a first time misdemeanor offense.  We provide breakfast for the girls and a four hour program that helps inform them of how to make better choices in their lives.  This is one of our biggest and most demanding (and most rewarding) events as we have seen many girls’ lives changed! If you can attend please RSVP to our public Facebook Post here and let us know what will bring. If you are not on Facebook email hope@chicktime.com

 

April Highlights

We held our first fund-raising garage sale to raise funds for Globalife Journey’s mission trip to Guatemala in July. Unfortunately Sunday did not have a lot of traffic, but we did receive some donations so we will be doing the sale again on an upcoming Saturday. We did have a good time as a few new chicks joined us!

We will be having a garage sale to support our Annual Globalife Journeys Guatamala Trip! The garage sale will be held at 8000 Forest Crossing, Live Oak TX 78233 on April 24th from 8:30am – 3:00pm and Sunday, April 25th from 9:00am – 1:00pm. We will need donations of items in good condition for the sale and we will need help manning the tables both days! Please send an email to hope@chicktime.com if you can provide saleable merchandise and/or time helping out at the sale! All funds raised will be used for the Guatamala Missions Trip in July. Any items remaining can be claimed at the end of the sale at 1:00pm Sunday or will be donated to goodwill. Because of regulations, please not mattresses or bedding. Post email hope@chicktime.com with questions or to sign up. You can also sign up on our public FB invite here.

 

March Highlights

We had a magnificent time Saturday morning at our Changing Directions at the San Antonio Municipal Courthouse.  We had 52 girls, the maximum for the program.  Due to construction in the courthouse we were upstairs, but we managed to make it work! Several speakers shared with the girls, and once again the response was positive and overwhelming.  Girls who were furious that the courts had ordered them to be there left with smiles on their faces and a new outlook for their future.  Several girls thanked us for coming and changing their lives! It was so amazing!!

We are proud to announce that the San Antonio courts have reconsidered want to continue the Changing Directions program! Our first Changing Directions of 2015 will be March 28th from 8:00am until 1:00pm at the San Antonio Municipal Courthouse. Changing Directions is one of the court-mandated programs that girls age 12-17 can take to avoid jail for a first time misdemeanor offense.  We provide breakfast for the girls and a four hour program that helps inform them of how to make better choices in their lives.  This is one of our biggest and most demanding (and most rewarding) events as we have seen many girls’ lives changed! If you can attend please RSVP to our public Facebook Post here and let us know what you can bring!

 

February Highlights

In February we were proud to host a screening of Untouchable: Children of God at the Alamo Drafthouse. We were able to sell out the theater and bring awareness to the problem of Human Trafficking both on this planet and in our neighborhoods. We were proud to partner with two organization in raising awareness with this powerful film documentary.

Chicktime Hope is proud to present a special one night only screening of the film Untouchable: Children of God at the Alamo Draft House Stone Oak location on February 18th. The primary purpose of screening this film is to raise awareness as well as funds for two organizations that are working to combat human trafficking and improve the lives of women and children. Human trafficking in the Himalayas remains a rampant injustice in the form of commercial sexual exploitation and involuntary servitude with an estimated15,000 to 20,000 persons trafficked in Nepal every year. Trafficking of girls from Nepal into India for forced prostitution is perhaps one of the busiest slave trafficking routes anywhere in the world. Community awareness, rescuing and raising those that are at risk, providing an education, and providing a therapeutic art program are only some of the things we are doing in the anti-trafficking arena. All Things New (ATN) is combating the heinous crime of sex trafficking by raising awareness about the reality of all levels of sex trafficking, including the forced abortions performed on some of these women and young girls and the traumatic effect it has on their lives. They are raising awareness through speaking engagements, conferences, seminars and involvement in anti-human trafficking coalitions. All Things New also has a safe house located in San Antonio and the funds raised will provide for the housing and care for women (and their children, if they have any) rescued locally from human trafficking. Chicktime Hope ladies need to arrive by 6:45 please!! IMPORTANT: To attend the screening you must purchase a ticket online prior to the event; they will not be sold at the theater as this is a special engagement. Ticket link is below.  If you are attending, after you have purchased your ticket, please send an email to hope@chicktime.com so we will have a headcount!

 

To see a trailer, get more information, buy tickets and/or make a donation: https://www.tugg.com/events/13139

 

Tugg - Untouchable: Children of God in San Antonio, TX on Wednesday, February 18, 7:30PM

 

For more info, email hope@chicktime.com

We will be partnering with Chicktime Canyon Lake for the annual Chrtistmas party.  See invitation below for specifics! There are a number of items still needed that you can bring, but we also need bodies to help with the girls and the party! If you are interested in going, PLEASE RSVP to our Public Facebook Invite or by emailing hope@chicktime.com AND call Carolyn Boden at 512-266-6808 to see what items are still needed.  We need a headcount on our Hope Chapter members going for planning, SO PELASE RSVP!!

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Also watch your email for info on our events coming next year! We are working on the calendar!

Apologies for the late post ladies, it’s been a while month!  Please remember that Thursday the 25th we are doing a collection for a ministry called Jesus Said Love. The goal of this ministry is to build intentional relationships with women in the commercial sex industry in order bring them hope and show love to them where they are. Many of these women are in desperate situations and most of them are mothers. JSL builds relationships by visiting strip clubs every month, bringing high quality gift bags to the dancers and club employees with no strings attached. This month, we are collecting brand name lipsticks, such as MAC, Revlon, etc. for JSL’s September club outreach. We need to collect 75 lipsticks in shades of red, pink and fuschia, each with a hand written note of encouragement. We will meet on Thursday, September 25 at the EZ’s Brick Oven and Grill on Bitters at 7 p.m. to collect the lipsticks and learn more about the ministry. We will also share more that night on upcoming events for Chicktime including a look at 2015! If you have ideas for our chapter, this is the time to bring them!

 

August Highlights

In August we had another successful Changing Directions program at the courthouse.  The impact we have made on these young women continues to be amazing! Our final Changing Directions program will be on October 18th from 8am – 1pm, so mark your calendars now!

 

On August 9th we will be returning to the courthouse for the third of four Changing Directions this year. Changing Directions is a program that allows girls between 11-17 to avoid jail time for a minor first offense if they successfully complete the program. We provide the girls inspirational speakers and activities in a fast-paced, fun program. We ask that you RSVP on the Chicktime calendar page or  on our FB public invite.

 

July Highlights

In July we raised funds and supplies for Globalife Journey’s trip to Guatemala.  This is our third year supporting this ministry and it was a huge success!  The items we provided helped the women and children as we donated medicine, clothing, toys and games.  Here are some photos of how your supplies made a huge difference in the lives of the women and kids!

On Thursday, July 10th we will have a combination Discover Chicktime Hope/Globalife Collection Party (event details below). This is an opportunity to learn more about Chicktime Hope and our upcoming plans. At the same time we will be collecting donations for our July event, which supports Globalife Journeys. Karen will be joining the team from Florida going to Guatemala and for the third year in a row Chicktime Hope will be collecting items that will go to assist women and children in an emergency shelter for abused women. These women and children usually arrive with nothing, as often they are fleeing extreme violence and don’t have time to pack.

Even if you cannot attend the event on July 10th, we will arrange to pick up items if you can donate. We have the ability to take three large suitcases full of supplies and would really like to fill them. Please consider making a donation of items or cash which can be used to buy the items.

 
We are collecting:

 
Toys for the kids – play-doh & bubble bottles/toys (these must be new/unopened due to airline restrictions), jumpropes, frisbees, soccer balls, basketballs, footballs (nerf or inflatable)

 

Craft supplies for the kids and moms – paper, crayons, markers, pen, glue, scissors, coloring books, etc.

 

Medicines (new, unopened, over-the-counter) including basic cold and flu meds, pain relievers, antiacids, bandaids, disinfectant, hydrogen peroxide.

 
Items for babies – clothing, cloth diapers, bottles, toys, formula (new, unopened with Spanish instructions on container)

 
-Hygiene product needs include: toilet paper, sanitary pads, shampoo, soap, laundry soap, cleaning supplies such as bleach, tooth brushes, tooth paste, etc.

 

-We are also always in need of good second hand clothes for children of different ages.

 
Also, several Kindles have been donated to the shelter so Amazon gift cards to purchase school and spiritual books would be good.

 
Finally, when the women are able to safely leave the shelter they are in need of luggage since they usually come with nothing. We are in need of 2 Large suitcases to be donated that will be left at the shelter.

 
The event will be held on Thursday, July 10th from 7:30pm – 9:00 pm at Karen’s house – 8000 Forrest Crossing, Live Oak 78233. Snacks, drinks and desserts will be served. We will show videos from prior visits to Guatemala that Chicktime Hope supported. Please come and bring friends, and ask your friends to donate as well! These women and children lose everything in a country when very little is had to begin with. They are beautiful, special people and the trips have always been a huge blessing to them. Again, if you can donate but not attend we can arrange to pick up items. Karen will be packing items that night and leaving on the 15th to meet the team in Houston, and together they will travel to Guatemala. Thank you for your continued support!

 

Please RSVP for event/donation pickup on our public FB event or by emailing hope@chicktime.com.  Thanks so much for your support!!

 

June Highlights

We did not have a formal event in June. Pictures from our July trip will be posted after the trip!

We are taking June off as a month of prayer! If you would pray for our chapter and your role we would appreciate it! We are also looking for a third co-leader, so if you are interested please let us know!

May Highlights

We are very thankful to those who came and helped us to deliver groceries and a special gift to some of the elderly moms on the Southside of San Antonio!

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On Saturday, May 10 we will be serving with King’s Compassion’s monthly grocery giveaway. We will be delivering groceries to elderly families in need on the city’s South Side. In honor of Mother’s Day, we will also be delivering potted plants and flowers to the mothers in those families. The groceries and flowers have already been donated, but we would like to add warm breakfast tacos from Chicktime Hope. This is a great event in which the whole family can participate! If you would like to join us, we will meet at 11943 Cedar Grey Dr. at 9 a.m. If you can bring a dozen or so tacos with you, that would be great! We will sort the groceries and then caravan together to the South Side. If you can’t make it, but would like to donate some money for tacos please email us at hope@chicktime.com or contact Crystal Lozano.

April Highlights

In April we once again participated in the Changing Boundaries program at the Municipal Courthouse.  The impact we continue to have on the girls in this program is immeasurable.  Thank you all for your continued support!

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On April 12 we will be returning to the courthouse for the second of four Changing Directions this year. Changing Directions is a program that allows girls between 11-17 to avoid jail time for a minor first offense if the successfully complete the program. We provide the girls inspirational speakers and activities in a fast-paced, fun program. This is one of our most impacting events and we need lots of ladies to come make a difference in the lives of these young ladies!
If you can attend, please help us by bringing:
– bottled water (40-50 bottles minimum)
– bottled juice (25-30 please) or capri sun, etc.
– 1 dozen breakfast tacos (5 dozen needed)
– 1 dozen donuts (2 dozen needed)
– Bunch of bananas

It is important to make sure we have enough to feed the girls (usually a full courtroom of 5o) so PLEASE RSVP here on our public FB event by commenting on if you will attend, how many are coming with you, and if you can bring one of the needed items:

Chicktime Hope Changing Directions event RSVP here

If you are not on FB at all, please sent a message to hope@chicktime.com

 

March Highlights

In March we supported a team  gathering supplies for the missionaries who labor in the most remote regions of the world.  A team took what was gathered to Nepal, and we will post some pics as soon as we receive them!

Our March event is already upon us! A team is leaving on the 8th for Nepal and we are in the last three days of collecting items for the missionaries serving full time in Nepal.  These are mostly comfort items from home.  If you can donate anything, please send an email to hope@chicktime.com and we will arrange for pickup.  Please new or gently used items only, do not donate old, worn items to these people who give their life everyday to carry hope!  We have found some of the more tricky items to find, so you can also donate cash and we will shop Wednesday am and deliver items straight to the team to take with them and deliver to the missionaries.  Items needed:

– Specific books requested: People Smart – Developing your interpersonal intelligence by Mel Silberman; Communication – principles for a lifetime by Steven A. Beebe, any Beth more bible studies, any bible studies for young boys and girls (used books are fine if they are in good condition!)

– Vanilla essence with no preservatives; chia seeds; hemp seeds; panda licorice bars.

– Craft supplies for kindergarten aged children; craft items for any age, toys, games, and Lego, Star Wars or action figures (for boys).

– Black or yellow lock laces

– Duffel bags or large suitcases that will help carry the items and be left with the missionaries!

Again, we will shop for items Wednesday the 5th if you want to donate cash.  Thanks for supporting Chicktime Hope as we help missionaries  fulfill their mission.

 

February Highlights

We had a Discover Chicktime Hope in February and were excited to welcome 7 new ladies interested in helping Chicktime Hope! We shared the upcoming vision for Chicktime Hope.

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We will be having a Discover Chicktime ion February 17th at the EZ’s located on the corner of Bitter’s and 281 at 6:30 pm.  We will share the vision for this year of Chicktime and also reflect on a great 2013.  Anyone interested in learning more about Chicktime San Antonio Hope or Chicktime in general should come, and invite friends!!  Also, come prepared to share for about five minutes if you have a ministry you think we could support!  Also, please note in March we will be meeting earlier in the Month as we will be collecting items for the upcoming trip to Nepal in March.  We’ll get you a list as soon as they send it to us!

 

January Highlights

We were honored once again to present Changing Directions at the San Antonio Municipal Courthouse.  The program serves girls age 12-17 who are given the opportunity to attend verses jail time for a first time offense.  We had some new speakers, and our sorority friends came to help as well! An awesome time was had by all!

Join us on January 25th for our first Changing Directions of 2014 at the San Antonio Muncipal Courthouse.  We will present this aversion program for girls age 12-17 who are sentenced to the program in lieu of jail for minor first offenses.  This is one of our best service opportunities of the year!  Please consider joining us from 8:30am until 1:00 pm.

 

December Highlights

In December we joined Chicktime Canyon Lake for their annual Christmas Party and New Life Children’s Center.   Great fun was had by all!

For our December event we will once again be partnering with Chicktime Canyon Lake to host the annual Christmas Party at New Life Children’s Center on December 14th from 8am until noon.  We hope you will join us!

 

November Highlights

For the month of November we joined King’s Compassion to bag groceries and deliver them to elderly people on the city’s South side.  It was a fantastic day and with lots of donations each person received a bounty of goods!

We are so blessed to join with King’s Compassion on November 16th to provide groceries and needed items to the elderly in our community. It is a great event for the whole family to help as we deliver the items and take time to talk and pray with them. Please RSVP and invite your friends!

Items needed:
Small sizes of hygiene items (toothpaste, body wash, hand soap, bars of soap, toilet paper, etc.)
Easy to cook items (pasta, Ramen noodles, spaghetti sauce, crackers, cans of soup, cooking oil, etc.)
Bags of beans and rice
Small sizes of basic cleaning items (laundry detergent, cleaner, bleach, paper towels, glass cleaner, etc.)
Bread

If you would like to donate items, you can drop them off with Crystal Lozano or bring them to the event.  Contact Crystal for more details! CLV99@yahoo.com

 

October Highlights

We had another successful encounter at the Municipal Courthouse with the girls assigned to the Changing Directions Program for October.  It was our smallest group ever as 20 of the girls who had been ordered by the court to attend the program did not show up.  We truly believe that this was a divine appointment for those girls who did, because they got even more individual attention and the results were magnified.  These girls really had their lives changed.  The impact was obvious on their faces and their demeanor, but it was especially evident by the words they spoke – it was awesome! We are looking forward to returning to facilitate the Changing Directions program 4 more times next year!

We are excited to return to the San Antonio Municipal Courthouse on October 12th for our final Changing Directions program of the year. Chicktime Hope has been leading a program once a quarter for girls age 11-17 who are selected to attend the program instead of serving jail time for minor first time offenses. Changing Directions continues to be one of our favorite and most successful programs, and we hope you will consider joining us from 8:30am until 1pm as we present the program to the girls! We expect a full house and need as many ladies as possible to help us out!
 

September Highlights
In September we were thrilled to participate in an Arts Night for Charity. Some of our ladies joined us at Artwork Studios to create an inspirational art piece that will be donated to a home in San Antonio for women rescued from human trafficking. What a wonderful time we had!
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We are still in the process of finalizing our event for September, but at this point it does look like our activity will be at the Magdalena House.  We will send out an email with info and post a public Facebook invite as soon as we get the info! If you are not on our email list, be sure and click subscribe at the bottom of this page and select “San Antonio Hope” from the drop down menu! Also, be sure to like us on Facebook!

 

August Highlights

We were blessed once again to return to the Courthouse for another successful Changing Directions program.  This was our toughest one yet as we had a full house of over 50 girls and for the first time we had some disruptive girls. Though it was difficult we still managed to have a great time and the majority of the girls really enjoyed the day and had a very positive experience!

 

 

July Highlights

In late July we joined with other volunteers at the Children’s Hunger Fund headquarters in San Antonio to prepare food paks for distribution. A great time was had by all!

In July we will be returning to one of our favorite local charities – the Children’s Hunger Fund at 4940 Eisenhauer Rd. Bldg. A Suite 146 SA, TX 78218 We will be there from 9am – noon bagging bulk food for immediate distribution or building food paks for shipping. All volunteers must fill out a Hold Harmless form which you can get from Jessica via email. Husbands and children are welcome to attend as long as they can help. You can fill out one Hold Harmless form per family. Jessica will need a head county by July 19th so please RSVP here or on public FB invite!.

 

June Highlights

In June we gathered donations for a shelter in Guatemala that we support! Karen will be delivering the items the first week of August, and we will have some pictures later!!

For the month of June we will be collecting cash donations to purchase a small projector to be used for the women at the shelter in Guatemala where our clothing donations have gone and will go again this year.  Prior to our visit last year many of the women and children at the shelter had never seen a picture of themselves! We want to bless them with a slide show on the last day of our time together! To make a donation ($350 needed) please contact Jessica, Crystal or Karen.  Thanks!!

 

May Highlights

For our May activity, we held a shower for All Things News, a home in San Antonio for women rescued from Human Trafficking.  We were pleased to provide a number of items that will help the home provide services to women in the area.

 

We are very excited about our May activity! On May 10th we will be having a Housewarming Party for All Things New. All Things New is a ministry that provides a safe home for recovery for women rescued from Human Trafficking, and All Things New is opening two homes in the San Antonio Area. We would love if you could attend this event and support this amazing ministry. For a list of items needed and to RSVP for this event, please see our public Facebook Invite or check the chicktime.com calendar.

 

April Highlights

We had another fantastic, successful Changing Directions event at the Municipal Courthouse in April.  We had some new ladies join us, and were SUPER HONORED that Chicktime Founder Lori Rhodes was able to join us for this event!  The participation from the girls continues to amaze, and we were so thrilled to be able to share with these young girls and make an impact in their life!

On March 1st we will meet at the home of our founder Kristi Earles  as she tells us about her upcoming trip to Nepal.. Bring your donations and come help do some admin work!  Please RSVP through our public Facebook invite here or email hope@chicktime.com for the address and directions.
Wish List:
For the children:
Good quality boys and girls clothing ages 4-16- no larger than medium men’s clothing; Good quality new underwear and panties for girls and boys ages 4-16 (79 children total!); Paperback reading books for kids ages 4-16;Sticky backed felt for crafts and craft items
For the missionaries:
3-5 year old boys clothings, shoe size 10; 18 months- 3 year old girls clothing; lotions and shower gel; vanilla flavored coffee; maple syrup; Crayola restickable stickers; kid vitamins; chocolate chips; Lara bars; nutritional yeast; almond meal; organic dark chocolate chips; hemp and heart seeds

 

February Highlights

In February we re-teamed with Daily Bread ministries to help them out at their thrift store, 2nd Blessings.  Volunteers showed up to help sort through several hundred donated clothes items and get them ready for re-sale! A special thanks to everyone who showed up to help out!

We are so excited that we will be returning to Daily Bread to assist with their Thrift Store Second Blessing. We will meet there at 10am to sort and process incoming donations.  We love Daily Bread and hope you will join us!

 

January Highlights

Once again in January we participated in our Changing Directions program at the San Antonio Courthouse.  This is an event we do 4 times a year, speaking to girls age 11-17 who chose to participate in the program versus jail time for first time minor offenses.  Once again we had great participation from our ladies and, eventually, from the girls! They come in tough, wound up and closed off, not wanting to be there at all…but leave with smiles and encouragement and feeling much more confident in who they are.  We are SUPER excited that after this month’s program one of the 17 year old girls contacted us after the event because they want to get involved with Chicktime! What a testimony!!!

 

We have a busy January at Chicktime! We will be at the Courthouse again on January 12th for Changing Directions, and we would love for you to join us. If you would like to participate, we will be at the Municipal Courthouse beginning at 8:30am and we always need lots of ladies to help as we work with the girl. On January 21st we will be hosting a Discover Chicktime Hope at 7pm at the EZs on Bitter’s Road at San Pedro. This is a great opportunity to introduce some of your girl friends to Chicktime Hope, and we will be presenting our plans for 2013.

 

December Highlights

In December we partnered with Canyon Lake to host a Christmas party for the girls at New Life Children’s Home. The girls enjoyed games, music, snacks, and photos with Santa! It was super fun for all involved!


 
 

Chicktime Hope is so excited to be joining with Chicktime Canyon Lake this year for the Annual Christmas Party at New Life Children’s Center!  Please read below and RSVP if you can  help by sending an email to info@chicktime.com or on the FB public Invite here.

Chicktime Hope is co-hosting and bringing the band, Santa pictures, and fun games!

We still need your help for the following items!!

Please hit a reply and send us an email
letting us know what items you would like to donate and also if you can join us!

(1) Chocolate Fountain w/marshmallows, pretzels
fruit, pound cake, angel food cake – Carolyn Boden
(60) Candy Canes – Carol Cook
(60) Candy Canes – Laurie Rauch
(2) Veggie Trays – Lori Rhodes
(12 dozen) Sandwiches – Lori Rhodes
(3 dozen) Homemade Cookies – Kaye Haynes
(3 dozen) Homemade Cookies – Katie Cattarin
(3 dozen) Homemade Cookies – Toni Knight
(3 dozen) Homemade Candy – Liz Barger
(3 dozen) Homemade Candy – Katy Barger
(3 dozen) Homemade Candy – Kelly Frank
(3) Bags of Chips & (3) Dips –
(3) Bags of Chips & (3) Dips –
(3) Bags of Chips & (3) Dips –
(3) Bags of Chips & (3) Dips –
(3) Bags of Chips & (3) Dips –
Fruit Punch to serve 100 –
Hot Chocolate to serve 100 –
Bottle Water to serve 100 – Lori Rhodes
(200 each) Plates, Napkins, Cups – Carolyn Boden

Gift Tote Bags with Hoodies
(80) Toiletry Sets- Pam Vandermey-Collins
(80) Ankle Socks – Ione Wenzel
(80) Ankle Socks – LIsa Martin
We need to raise $2,000 to cover the cost of the tote bags and hoodies
so you are welcome to donate in any increment that you like!

Please make checks out to CHICKTIME, and mail to 1020 Allen View Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78132
Contact Lori Rhodes or Carolyn Boden for more details: info@chicktime.com or carolyn@bodenhaus.com

NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

For the month of November Chicktime Hope partnered once again with King’s Compassion to collect and organize groceries and take those groceries and breakfast items to home-bound seniors.  There they shared a meal, had fellowship and tended to any immediate household needs!

 

Hey Chicks, for November we will be serving once again with King’s Compassion. We will meet on Saturday the 10th at 9 am at the Reyes’ house, 11943 Cedar Grey Dr. and assemble the grocery bags to be delivered. We will then all drive to a location downtown near the neighborhood where Robert ministers and then we will divide into groups with our own routes to deliver the groceries and spend some time visiting and praying with the elderly. Spanish speakers are needed for this event, and men are welcome too!! Everyone is welcome, so if you are not a Spanish speaker please don’t let that stop you.

King’s Compassion is in need of groceries to deliver as they recently lost their source of providing groceries. We will be collecting supples up until the 9th when we make the deliveries. Contact any Chicktime Hope leader if you would like to donate:
– Personal Hygience Items (toothpaste, hand soap, body wash, bars of soap, toilet paper, etc.)
– Easy to prepare meals (pasta, ramen noodles, spaghetti sauce, crackers, soup, etc.)
– Bags of beans, rice, or canned beans (no green beans)
– White Bread
– Basic cleaning supplies (small boxes of laundry soap, cleanser, bleach, glass cleaner, etc.)

Please let us know you are coming to this event by registering here or on our FB invite!

 
October Event
 
In October we participated in our final Changing Directions program of 2012. Chicktime Hope presents this program 1x each quarterly at the Municipal Courthouse of San Antonio, speaking to young girls age 11-17 who chose to participate in the program versus going to jail for a first offense. The program continues to be a huge success as the girls come in guarded and defensive and leave laughing and filled with a new sense of self-worth and value!


 
 

In September, Chicktime Hope was once again pleased to partner with the ministry where original Chicktime Hope founder Kristi Earles now works full time. We collected items for existing programs, including their Art Recovery Program. We also helped to stuff thousands of brochures that communicate the vision and mission.

 

August/September News

Chicktime participated in two wonderful events in July and August! During the month of July clothing was collected and donated for a missions trip to Guatemala, and in August those clothes were delivered to the women and children at a shelter in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.  Also in August Chicktime Hope participated in yet another fantastic program at the Courthouse.  The program, Changing Directions, was the new program we were assigned by the court as they felt our presentation was better suited to that than to the Boundaries program, which is carried on by other groups.  Once again it was a huge success as the court continues to assign girls to the Chicktime Hope program because of the outstanding results we have achieved! Unfortunately we have no pictures from our August Changing Directions event because our photographer happened to be in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala!!  Two full suitcases of clothes (46 and 49,5 respectively – just below the weight limit for the plane!) were delivered to the women and children (and most of the women, unfortunately, were children).  They were so blessed by the clothing donation!! Way to go Chicktime Hope!!!

July News

A Letter from Kristi Earles (Chicktime SA Hope Founder)

Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:…..In January of 2011, Karen, Tara and I began Chicktime Hope. Our passion was to serve those who need the love and hope of Jesus, those who are broken and those who have no voice, both in our city and around the world. We had a goal to connect women with opportunities to serve, in the hopes that they would find their passion and move towards it. We never dreamed this journey would bring us to the place we are now. Who would have thought, we’d be the ones to get connected to our passion! God is so faithful!

As most of you know, but just in case you don’t, in September of 2011, I was offered a job with MountainChild. MountainChild exists to raise awareness and resources for children living in the high Himalayan region, where half their children die by the age of eight. This just came to me. I wasn’t looking for it but my heart was. I have always wanted to partner with God to bring the tangible love of Jesus to people around the world and now I am getting to do just that. This job (I hate calling it a job, I’d do it for free if I could) requires travel both in the US and Asia.

At the same time as the Lord was moving me towards my purpose, He has been doing the same for Tara. Tara now holds a leadership position with an anti-human trafficking organization and is an advocate for those who have no voice. She is involved in meetings every week towards that end.

That being said, Tara and I feel that our season in leadership of Chicktime Hope has come to a close. We will still continue to be on the roster and be at events, when available. Tara will still fill her role in the Boundaries Program. I will still take a month every year for MountainChild through Chicktime Hope.

The amazing Karen will remain in leadership as the technical communication guru (I gave her that title). Crystal Vasquez has been fulfilling the role of liaison between Chicktime Hope and the ministries we serve. She has been such an incredible asset to me during this time of transition. Really these two ladies have been doing all the work since October, I am just finally making it official. Sometimes it’s just hard to let go. I appreciate them both so much!

Jessica Ham has agreed to take on my role and lead Chicktime Hope into the future. Jessica is an amazing woman of God! She is full of life, love, wisdom, grace, organizational skills and on top of all that, she is super fun to be with! If you don’t know her already, trust me, you want to!

It is my hope you will get behind Jessica, Karen and Crystal and continue bringing light and hope to the people of San Antonio, our nation and the world. What an honor to partner with God!

While Tara and I may be leaving leadership, we are placing you in VERY capable hands! We’ll still be around, we love all our Chicks to much to go away for good!

My love to you all,
Kristi

 

Baby Shower at San Antonio Pregnancy Care Center

In June, Chicktime Hope threw a baby shower at the SAPCC, providing lots of clothing, diapers, and other much-needed supplies!

Gifts piled up for SAPCC

Chicktime Hope members at baby shower

June News

May was a bit of a laid back month for us at Chicktime Hope as we did most of our communicating via email as we explored the option of going on a Missions Trip together. There are several ladies interested, and we would certainly be willing to open up to other local chapters! If you’re chapter is interested in going on a short-term missions trip, we can connect you with our contact who can help arrange a short term trip for your chapter (anywhere from 4 days to 10). Just shoot an email to hope@chicktime.com and we’ll be glad to fill you in!

We have a dynamic June event coming up, so hop over to our events page and check it out!

May News

On April 28th we participated in the alternative female juvenile adjudication program at the Municipal Courthouse. Previously we participated in the “Boundaries” portion, but we have been assigned to the Changing Directions portion now, and what a fit the message was for the girls! Once again we had our largest crowd and it looks like the court is continuing to send more girls through our program! Once again the girls came in cold, defensive, and unresponsive, but by the end there were smiles, laughter, and many changed face and lives. These pics only tell part of the amazing story!

Lisa shares the power of education

Girls showing their newly made bracelets

Girls working on their “slap bracelets”

April News

In March Chicktime Hope was proud to participate in A Night of Worship that united members from multiple churches and denominations in the San Antonio area in a night of powerful worship.  The 9 person worship team had representatives from five different churches and the worshipers in attendance represented more even more diversity. What a glorious picture of worship in the kingdom!  The night was amazingly powerful and finished with a presentation by Jack Reid highlighting the efforts in the Himalayas to reach unreached people groups and to help bring attention the the issues of clean water, education, trafficking, child labor, and other issues challenging the children of the Himalayas.  Overall it was an amazing night and we look forward to more of these kinds of evenings in the future!

 

Chicktime Hope member Suzette Gordon singing

Anne Marie Bailey singing

Chicktime Hope leader Kristi Earles sings while Kelly Mills plays keys

Over a hundred people showed up to worship the Lord

There is A LOT going on in April, May, and June, so please click here to see what’s up!

 

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS

February was a big month for us here at Chicktime Hope! Our chapter leader, Kristi Earles, traveled to Nepal with MountainChild and got some firsthand experience with the ministry in the Himalayas! We look forward to many details and stories that will come forth as Kristi acclimates to life back in the States and gets caught up with all that happened while she was gone!

Also in February members of Chicktime gathered at the home of Crystal Lozano to write letters in support of the White Owl Ministry, which is led by two of our Chicktime Hope members, Heather Bedard and Michelle Canamar. White Owl works to help victims of Human Trafficking, and letters of encouragement were also written to victims of Human Trafficking.

And finally in February we also received a Christmas/Thank You postcard from our dear friends in the Philippines, who you may remember we supported last July by selling their homemade jewelry to raise money to help women start their own businesses through micro-financing and to help families in poverty living in actual dumps to move from the dumps into small homes. Here is the postcard: