About Our Chapter

“There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace.”
— Kofi Annan, Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations

Welcome to Chicktime’s Washington, DC chapter! We are dedicated to building a stronger community and investing in our youth by sharing the compassion and talents of local women with children who have been, or are at risk of becoming, victims of domestic violence.

Every child deserves to feel pure love and true joy and it is our vision that the children we cross paths with experience nothing less. It is our goal to make sure they do not feel unloved, unwanted, or in any way responsible for the abuse and neglect they have suffered from. By building real relationships with these children during monthly workshops led by women in the DC area, we hope to encourage and inspire each and every one of them. We strive to be their trusted friends and shoulders to lean on, and to ultimately make a positive and lasting impact in their lives.

We would love for you to join us on our journey to add love and joy to the lives of these children. Our volunteers are what keeps our chapter going and that is why we need you too! If you’re interested in becoming a member or receiving event invitations, select the “Join a Chapter” link and then click DC – Washington.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions!

All the best,

Sana Arif
Chicktime Washington, DC Managing Leader


Our History:

Chicktime Washington DC was founded by Ariel Sarandinaki in 2016 with the idea of uniting the love, compassion, and talents of local women with young girls who have been exposed to domestic violence.

When children experience abuse, neglect, and suffering, they question their value and purpose in life. Ariel believed that no child should feel this way! Ariel’s mission for Chicktime Washington was to provide these girls with hope and joy by reminding them that they DO have worth, and they WILL have valuable futures.

Ariel believed that consistency is key and that this is particularly true for children who have experienced trauma. Which is why she worked to accomplish her mission by promoting safe and encouraging environments for these girls through monthly workshops. By doing so, she we aimed to provide consistency as mentors, role models, and friends. Ariel managed Chicktime Washington until 2018 and we will forever honor her vision!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11