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2018 Fall Issue: September - November
2018 Fall Issue

September - November



Cherished Impressions CPA is a faith-based Child Placing Agency, changing lives for His purpose through comprehensive services that strengthen parents and children through ongoing support, EBI and PRIDE training, therapeutic interventions and treatments, and structured behavioral modifications.



Is God calling YOU to make an impression?

Contact Nikki Ranson at 972-213-8212


1025 Ovilla Road
Waxahachie, Texas 75167


Foster Parent Information Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 (6:30 - 7:30 PM)
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (6:30 - 7:30 PM)



Upcoming 2018 Training Schedule


Aspiring Foster Parent Minimum Standards Training

September
Thursday & Friday, September 20 - 21 (6:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saturday, September 22 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)


October
Thursday & Friday, October 25 - 26 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Saturday, October 27 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)


Contact Nikki Ranson at 972-213-8212 or by email at nikki@cherishedimpressionscpa.com to sign up for our next training.

Get your TB Test


Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:00 A.M.
1025 Ovilla , Road
Waxahachie, Texas 75167

$20 cash
REGISTER FOR TB TEST



First Aid/ CPR Training

Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
1025 Ovilla Road
Waxahachie, Texas 75167

$30 cash
REGISTER FOR FIRST AID/ CPR TRAINING


to host a SWAGGtastic Shower on Sept 6th

Chick-fil-A of Waxahachie will be having a shower for SWAGG Programs on SEPTEMBER 6th from 10:30am - 7:00pm!

Here are the items to bring in that day:
-- ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW --
2T - 5T Outfits
Toddler Socks
Mouthwash
Ethnic Hair Products
Hairbrushes
Pajamas - all sizes

SWAGG Founders, Larry and Nikeesia Ranson, will be there on September 6th to tell you more about SWAGG's ministry and ways you can get involved. View our website to see how SWAGG is changing the lives of children in our community! http://www.swaggprograms.com/

For every donation brought in on this day, you will receive a FREE Small Ice Cream Cone or a Chocolate Chunk Cookie!




Donate online or join us at Chick-Fil-A of Waxahachie on Sept 6th to drop off your contribution.


Chick-fil-A of Waxahachie
996 US-287 BYP
Waxahachie, TX 75165


*All donations are used to provide clothing, hygiene items, and needed resources to foster and homeless children.

Watch the video Chick-fil-A of Waxahachie created this video to share more of the SWAGG story.


Mark your calendars to support
SWAGG Programs.




North Texas Giving Day is September 20th, 2018.




National Diaper Need Awareness Week

September 24th - 30th


Drop off a package of diapers to show your support!

North Texas Giving Day is September 20th, 2018.

Mark your calendars to support SWAGG Programs.

Thanksgiving Dinners & Turkey Distribution
November 14 - 21, 2018

Email Nikki to RESERVE YOUR TURKEY






Shopping that Makes a Difference

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores is committed to bringing hope and help to the local neighborhoods we call home. Their stores are on a mission to go beyond being a part of the community to also helping create a stronger community. SWAGG Programs participates in their Community Rewards program to help accomplish that mission!

When shopping at Kroger, provide our Community Rewards NPO Account Number and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to our organization. With recent upgrades to their Community Rewards System, we want to ensure you have received our new account number. Please save this number and use it every time you shop at Kroger.

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Register your SWAGGer for his/her

Birthday Celebration



Urban Air Trampoline Park Waxahachie
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Register for September Birthday
Register Early for October Birthday
Register Early for November Birthday
SWAGG STORE

5241 FM 66, Waxahachie, Texas 75167

Shopping Hours: Friday 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM



Every Child Deserves SWAGG!

Welcome to a new month of SWAGGtastic shopping!

We minister to one family at a time, every 30 minutes.

  • Submit an Information Form, per child (everyone must resubmit for the New Year).
  • Schedule an appointment that is convenient for you.
  • Submit your Shopping Donation of $10.00 per child or bring cash with you.
  • Bring placement paperwork for Initial Placements/ First Time Foster Children.
  • Arrive on time to respect everyone's schedule. I will meet you in the lobby at the time of your scheduled visit.

In respect of everyone's time, if you schedule an appointment and you are a no-show- you will not be allowed to schedule an appointment the following month. It is crucial that appointments are kept or rescheduled so others may benefit.


I thank God for ALL you do to take care of His children!


May our family be of support and encouragement to your family as you do God's work!



Please contact Nikki for more information 972-213-8212

September Shopping Days
October Shopping Days
November Shopping Days

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UPCOMING SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Come assist with sorting and stocking in preparation
for the opening of our Holiday Store. 


Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

5241 FM 66 Waxahachie, Texas 75167


COMPLETE YOUR VOLUNTEER FORM
INVEST IN YOURSELF DURING YOUR LUNCH TIME, STOP BY FOR 30 MIN.

On Orphan Sunday, Christians around the globe celebrate the love of the God who “defends the cause of the fatherless” and calls us to do the same. Ultimately, Orphan Sunday makes God’s true character and the Gospel itself visible as God’s people explore and respond to His heart for the orphan in adoption, foster care, and global orphan ministry.


 Cherished Impressions CPA is a faith-based Child Placing Agency, changing lives for His purpose through comprehensive services that strengthen parents and children through ongoing support, EBI and PRIDE training, therapeutic interventions and treatments, and structured behavioral modifications.
 

 
Is God calling YOU to make an impression?
Contact Nikki Ranson at 972-213-8212 to sign up for the next training.


FOSTER PARENT TRAINING


Super Training Weekend

1025 Ovilla Road
Waxahachie, Texas 75167

 

Thursday, December 07, 2017     6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Friday, December 08, 2017          6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Saturday, December 09, 2017     9:00 AM -3:00 PM
 

Must attend all 3 days 

Sign Up for Super Training Weekend
   'Tis Almost the Season

HOLIDAY SPONSORS NEEDED

We need your help making this year's Holiday Support Program a success.  Last year your support made it possible for us to assist over 340 foster and homeless children with meals, food, clothing, toys and more.  

Check out our 2016 Highlights


 
CELEBRATE YOUR BDAY BY COLLECTING ITEMS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED. SIGN UP HERE.
Register your SWAGGer for his/her 

 Birthday Celebration



Urban Air Trampoline Park Waxahachie
Sunday, November 26, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 17, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Register for November Birthday
Early Registration Available for December Birthday
Reserve Your Complete Thanksgiving Dinner
*Dinner will feed up to 8 people.


They will include turkey, dressing,
vegetables, dessert, and all the trimmings!


Must be available to pick up on Wednesday, November 22nd
from a local church in our community. 


Details will be sent to the participants.

RESERVE YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER
SWAGG STORE SHOPPING HOURS

1025 Ovilla Road, Waxahachie, Texas  75167

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Every Child Deserves SWAGG! 

Welcome to another month of SWAGGtastic shopping!

Due to your support and the community's involvement, our SWAGG Store is able to make changes!

  • Full Store Assistance (Initial Placements within the first 30 days) (Homeless: monthly) (Foster & Adopted Children: Quarterly).
  • Diaper/ Pull-Up/ Hygiene Assistance (monthly: foster and adopted children).
  • Shopping Donations are greatly appreciated and assists in sustainability.
  • Shopping Hours: Wednesday-Friday 2-6pm 


We minister to one family at a time, every 30 minutes

  • Submit an Information Form, per child (first time only).
  • Schedule an appointment that is convenient for you.
  • Bring placement paperwork for Initial Placements/ First Time Foster Children.
  • Arrive on time to respect everyone's schedule.

In respect of everyone's time, if you schedule an appointment and you are a no-show- you will not be allowed to schedule an appointment the following month. It is crucial that appointments are kept or rescheduled so others may benefit.


I thank God for ALL you do to take care of His children!


May our family be of support and encouragement to your family as you do God's work! 


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November 2016 Newsletter

Children with SWAGG make the difference!

Over 2910 children and 820 volunteer hours served

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SWAGG Programs November 2016 Newsletter
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!!!


Alexa Spears of Corgan Architecture donated bicycles that will be
given away as prizes during our National Adoption Celebration Party.  
We are so excited to share these with our SWAGGsters!  



We thank Pastor Angela Williams and The Village United Methodist Church for donating school supplies!


SWAGG Programs thanks Mrs. Mary for the beautiful bows she creates with love to donate monthly.

What a BIG help! SWAGG Programs thanks Connor for his help with the Adoption Party Celebration preparations.  

"CONNOR, YOU ROCK!"


SWAGG is honored to partner with different food banks and homeless agencies to provide needed items 
Join us for a Carnival-Style Party!!!
Saturday, November 5, 2016 12noon-3:00PM
The Oaks Fellowship        777 S. I-35E Red Oak, Texas 75154


Help us celebrate our Royal "Forever" Families with bounce houses, an inflatable slide, obstacle course, basketball and carnival games. Join us for food, games, music, and family fun. You could win a bicycle, gift cards, movie tickets, and other prizes!! Everyone is invited!

Did you know that in the United States that every two minutes a child is placed into foster care? In Ellis County, over 220 children enter the system each month.  Sadly, many never find a permanent or a family to call their own.  Too many age out of the system without the needed support of family.

On Saturday, November 5,
2016 we are celebrating with those who have found their “forever family”, a family of royalty. Let’s STAND UP with them and make a difference. Support them with SWAGG- Serenity, Wisdom, Agility, Grace, and Guidance!  Let’s make this day a day for them to remember.
 
             Don't miss our CARNIVAL STYLE CELEBRATION:                        
Bounce houses, slide, obstacle course, carnival games, basketball fun, food, and live DJ
 
  • "Event Vendor"- “free booths & registration” (table and tablecloth provided; Set up by 11:30)
  • "Booth Sponsor"- Create a fun, carnival type game for kids to play and win small prizes
  • "Event Volunteer"- Help set-up, sign-in families, monitor play areas/ food area, serve food
  • "Donate Funds" to assist with Event Costs
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.            I Peter 2:9

 
We want to celebrate YOU!
Let us celebrate your ROYAL "FOREVER" FAMILY


   

We support foster and homeless children by creating experiences that boost their self-esteem and motivate them to set goals to become independent and self-sufficient. We create a reliable support system that encourages and prepares them to be successful through programs that meet their everyday needs. A standard of excellence is produced that promotes Serenity, Wisdom, Agility, Grace, and Guidance developed through comprehensive programs (clothing, hygiene, activities, etc.).

We have several holiday opportunities available for you to make a difference in the lives of the families we serve.
                                                                                           
Service Opportunity  Holiday Care Packages (Holiday Support Program)
Service Opportunity Description We provide Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinners to families in need.  We create Care Packages (full of items to cook for a Holiday dinner). Since the children are home from school during this time for a week or longer, we include items that consist of, but are not limited to: books, coloring books, activity books, indoor games, board games, nutritious snacks, etc.
Service Date Saturday, November 19, 2016 and Saturday, December 17, 2016
Service Time 9AM-1PM volunteer packaging & 2PM-4PM distributing to families
Service Address/Location 1025 Ovilla Road Waxahachie, Texas 75167 (SWAGG Building)
Min Age to Volunteer Children of all ages can volunteer with an adult
Other Information We need volunteers to purchase items and stuff packages for the holidays.
We also need donations to make gift baskets for 30 families.


 
Service Opportunity  Christmas Stockings for December (Holiday Support Program)
Service Opportunity Description Every guardian feels empowered when they know they’ve made their child smile. We want to give our foster and homeless parents this opportunity by supplying them with Christmas filled stockings (during December) to hang in their homes and/or give to their children Christmas morning. 
Service Date Saturday, December 3, 2016
Service Time 9AM-1PM
Service Address/Location 1025 Ovilla Road Waxahachie, Texas 75167 (SWAGG Building)
Min Age to Volunteer Children of all ages can volunteer with an adult
Other Information We need volunteers to purchase items and stuff Christmas stockings.
We are in need of 160 stockings: 30 (infants), 50 (toddlers), and 80 (ages 5-10)

SWAGG NEEDS

Bottles of Lotion 
Boy Clothing 2T, 3T, 4T & 5T
Underwear for teenagers (Ladies & Men Sizes)


Call 214-463-3971 to donate gently used and new clothing, baby items, and toys.
Contribution Receipts are distributed.
SWAGG STORE HOURS

Our SWAGG Store will be closed 11/23-11/26 ~ May God bless you & yours to have a Happy Thanksgiving!
UPCOMING EVENTS




National Adoption Month Celebration - November 05, 2016

Orphan Sunday (STAND Sunday) - November 13, 2016

Holiday Care Package Pickup (Thanksgiving) - November 19, 2016

Holiday Care Package Pickup (Christmas) - December 17, 2016

 
If you have children in the foster care system, homeless, or in a shelter-

Our SWAGG Store is available to assist with your everyday needs! 
 
(Monthly Shopping Donations ONLY/ No more Quarter Memberships)
 
Some of the items you receive are:
  • A Case of Diapers/ Pull-Ups
  • Diaper Wipes/ Baby Hygiene Items
  • Clothing Items/ Shoes/ Socks/ Underwear
  • Grooming and Hygiene Items/ Feminine Items
  • School Uniforms/ School Supplies and Items
  • Baby Items/ Household/ Toys/ Miscellaneous Items
  • Seasonal Items and Additional Resource
  • SWAGG Activities & Experiences!
1.  Complete an Online Information Form per child.  
2.  
Submit the Shopping Donation online.
3.  Schedule your Shopping Experience. Bring placement paperwork.  


Click here to schedule your appointment. We look forward to serving you! 
LOOKING FOR SEASONAL ITEMS?
Check out the seasonal section at your SWAGG Store


NEW THIS MONTH
Fall Items, Coats, Jackets, Blankets, Knitted Items
Christmas Decor, Wrapping paper, Socks, Clothes, Knitted Items, etc.


       
 


"Do you need additional support during the Holiday Seasons?"

 



We are excited to serve you this Christmas through our Holiday Support Program.  We provide Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinners to families in need.  These Care Packages are full of items to cook your Holiday dinner.  Please signup below to reserve your Thanksgiving and/ or Christmas Holiday Care Package.

Thanksgiving Meal Care Package:Sign Up
Christmas Meal Care Package:Sign Up