April News


Upcoming Activities at Casa de Milagros

April 18 – We are in need of a leader. Can you help us?
May 16 – Activity TBD hosted by Shrine of St. Padre Pio Spanish ACTS group
June 20 – Activity TBD hosted by XLR8 dance group from Heather Stolle’s School of Dance
We are in need of volunteers to host activities in April, July, August, September and October. Please let us know if you have a talent you would like to share.
March Activity
Once again, Kelly Hoog taught a cake decorating class for the third year in a row. This has been one of the favorite activities of the girls at Casa de Milagros! They learned how to properly ice a cake, how to pipe on a border, make flowers, write with frosting, and even got to cut shapes out of fondant. We were all impressed with Kelly’s skills and you can see from the pictures that the girls really learned a lot of great lessons. This might be a skill that will come in handy for them one day!
One of the girls that was particularly skilled said she used to watch her mom decorate cakes. While we can’t replace her mom, we hope that by spending a couple of hours with her, we can let her know that she is loved and cared for while she is hundreds of miles from home. While the girls were working on their cake decorating, our teen volunteers played Easter Bunny and hid eggs all over inside the cottage and babysat the little ones. As many of the girls are from Central America, they were not familiar with Easter egg hunts. They quickly learned that it is loads of fun to hunt for eggs filled with candy and trinkets as they ran around trying to gather as many eggs as possible. The girls’ competitive spirits came out and they were no longer shy!
Once again, the Concordia Lutheran Middle School Cheerleaders came through and donated tons of filled eggs for this fun activity. They also made homemade decorated flip flops for each of the girls and stuffed darling goody bags with cute socks and hair accessories. They are such angels for always preparing very thoughtful treats for the girls!
We are most grateful to Kelly Hoog (along with daughters Jillian & Katherine) for sharing her cake decorating talent and providing the supplies for this fun activity. And, we are SO appreciative for the generosity of the cheerleaders from Concordia Lutheran Middle School. Without you all, Chicktime could not exist.
Talbot’s Fundraiser
We want to thank all of you who came out and supported our fundraiser at Talbots North Star Mall on March 23rd. Because of your shopping purchases, we were able to raise funds to support upcoming special activities at Casa de Milagros. Thank you to Talbots for giving us this wonderful opportunity to both raise money and create awareness for the work that Chicktime San Antonio does in the community. A special thank you goes out to Phyllis Ellison, Talbots store manager, who presented this opportunity to us and coordinated the entire event. She was amazing to work with.
Annette, Letty & Donnette
“Love is shown more in deeds than in words.”
– St. Ignatius of Loyola