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SWAGG Programs Fall 2019 Newsletter

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#NTxGivingDay!


Meet the Ransons at our Official Donation Drop-off Location


 
Chick-fil-A of Waxahachie supports SWAGG Programs.  Visit our official donation drop-off location for the 2019 North Texas Giving Day.

Chick-fil-A (Waxahachie)
996 West Highway 287 Byp.
Waxahachie, Texas 75165

Thursday, September 19, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 
DONATE HERE STARTING SEPTEMBER 9TH

Our Local Bank Supports SWAGG

Our SWAGG Store is able to provide 85% of new items to children because of Citizen's National Bank of Waxahachie's sponsorship. Please take a moment to view and like this video. In addition, we ask that you share this video with your friends and family. Also, share on your facebook page. 
 
Help us serve foster, adoptive, and homeless children by getting the word out and/ or donating at www.swaggprograms.com!


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, PAPH and PRIDE training, therapeutic interventions and treatments, and structured behavioral modifications.
 



Is God calling YOU to make an impression?
 

The Oaks Fellowship
777 South Interstate 35 East Service Road
Red Oak, Texas 75154


New Foster Parent Training
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 (6:30 PM - 7:30PM)

Thursday & Friday, October 03 - 04, 2019 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Saturday, October 05, 2019 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

TB Tests $30/ First Aid/ CPR $30
Friday, October 11, 2019 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)



Contact Whitney Urquhart at 214-457-8872 or by email at whitney@cherishedimpressionscpa.com to sign up for our next training.

REGISTER FOR 3-DAY TRAINING
Get your TB Test


Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
 
The Oaks Fellowship
777 South Interstate 35 East Service Road
Red Oak, Texas 75154

$30 cash
REGISTER FOR TB TEST



First Aid/ CPR Training

Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
 
The Oaks Fellowship
777 South Interstate 35 East Service Road
Red Oak, Texas 75154

$30 cash
REGISTER FOR FIRST AID/ CPR TRAINING

Nikki's News

Still Need School Items?

Visit the SWAGG Store for backpacks and school uniforms.
 
Register your SWAGGer for his/her 

 Birthday Celebration




Urban Air Trampoline Park Waxahachie

Sunday, September 29, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 
Register for September Birthday Party
Register for October Birthday Party
 
SWAGG STORE

 5241 FM 66, Waxahachie, Texas  75167

Shopping Hours: Friday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM



Every Child Deserves SWAGG!

Welcome to a new month of SWAGGtastic shopping! 
 
We minister to one family at a time, every 30 minutes. 
  1. Submit an Information Form, per child (everyone must resubmit for the New Year).
  2. Schedule an appointment that is convenient for you.  A donation is not required for diaper only pick ups.
  3. Submit your Shopping Donation of $10.00 per child or bring cash with you.
  4. Bring placement paperwork for Initial Placements/ First Time Foster Children.
  5. 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


Six 45 minute classes for $50.  Ages 6 and up.
SIGN UP FOR ART CLASSES

Shopping that Makes a Difference



AmazonSmile Program

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to SWAGG Programs.
 

 

Kroger Community Rewards


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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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.

NK326
Register your SWAGGer for his/her

Birthday Celebration



Urban Air Trampoline Park Waxahachie

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 24 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Register for December Birthday
Register Early for January Birthday
Register Early for February 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

December Shopping Days
January Shopping Days
February Shopping Days

CELEBRATE YOUR BDAY BY COLLECTING ITEMS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED. SIGN UP HERE.

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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.

NK326
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

CELEBRATE YOUR BDAY BY COLLECTING ITEMS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED. SIGN UP HERE.










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We thank everyone who donated to SWAGG Programs on North Texas Giving Day!



We appreciate your continued support!
UPCOMING SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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


Saturday, October 14, 2017 -  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

5241 FM 66 Waxahachie, Texas 75167


COMPLETE YOUR VOLUNTEER FORM




 

Foster Family Appreciation Night 

WHO: Ellis County Foster Families
WHAT: FREE dinner for the whole family, activities for school age children (PK-6th), adult fellowship, and more!
WHEN : Tuesday, October 24, 5:00p-7:00p
WHERE: Chick-fil-a and Holiday Inn Express, Waxahachie, TX
WHY: To encourage and support the foster families in our backyard!

 
In Partnership with:

             
backyardorphans.org        bit.ly/HachieHolidayInn  swaggprograms.com     bit.ly/HachieUrbanAir     

LEARN MORE & REGISTER
INVEST IN YOURSELF DURING YOUR LUNCH TIME, STOP BY FOR 30 MIN.


 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.
   '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, October 29, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Register for October Birthday
Early Registration Available for November Birthday
Early Registration Available for December Birthday

 
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! 

LOOKING FOR SEASONAL ITEMS? 



NEW THIS MONTH
October - Halloween Clothes, Costumes, Buckets, Decor, etc.



*UPCOMING
November - Fall Items, Coats, Jackets, Blankets, Knitted Items
December - Christmas Decor, Wrapping paper, Socks, Clothes, Knitted Items, etc.

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THE SWAGG STORE just got a makeover!



The Avenue Church donated 200 hygiene packs and volunteered with SWAGG Programs during "Be the Church Weekend".  30+ volunteers assisted with various projects inside and outside of the SWAGG Store.  Projects included to:
 
Painting the office
Leveling the dirt in front of the storage shed
Reframing the side entry door & Creating a landing/ walkway
Organizing and labeling the book shelves, hanger storage

Sorting and organizing socks, underwear, and shoes by gender & size
Building shelves to store socks, underwear, and shoes by gender & size

Check out photos here


 
SWAGG in the community 
SWAGG is honored to partner with different food banks and homeless agencies to provide needed items 



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


     'Tis Almost the Season

HOLIDAY SPONSORS & VOLUNTEERS NEED

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 410 foster and homeless children with food, clothing, toys and more.  

Check out our 2015 Highlights



Want to help families have a SWAGGtastic Holiday Season?

SPONSOR HOLIDAY MEALS
SWAGG Programs is looking to provide Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinners to families in need.  Please contact Nikki if you are interested in sponsoring Thanksgiving and/ or Christmas Care Package (full of items to cook for dinner).

SPONSOR ANGEL TREE
Children will be naming 2 wants & 2 needs between $20-$50 per item and we ask for the sponsors to bless them with at least 1 need & 1 want.  We would like to have our Sponsor Signups submitted by the first week of November so contact Nikki asap if you would like to be an Angel Tree Sponsor (individuals & organizations welcome).
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Distribute Thanksgiving Care Packets - November 22, 2016
Angel Tree Christmas Social (Food & Gifts)- December 17, 2016
Contact Nikki if you would like to volunteer.
 
Attention Agencies & CPS Offices
SIGN UP FOR OUR INITIAL PLACEMENT PROGRAM



We supply children with a case of diapers/ pull-ups before they report to their new placements. You don't have to place a child without these. Contact 
Nikki to sign up.
"Every child deserves SWAGG!"
Volunteer & Make a Difference!

 

"Because of you, SWAGG Programs has served over
3000 children and hosted 850 volunteer hours!"

 
 
Click Here to Volunteer 
  1. Become a SWAGG "Medal" Donor! Click here to claim your medal.
  2. Become a Business/ Organization Partner
  3. Become a SWAGG Mentor 
  4. Sponsor a SWAGG Event
  5. Sponsor a Donation Drive
Give to a nonprofit that makes a daily difference in the lives of children. 
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.
Contribution Receipts are distributed.
SWAGG STORE HOURS
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
October - Halloween Clothes, Costumes, etc.




*UPCOMING
November - Fall Items, Coats, Jackets, Blankets, Knitted Items
December - Christmas Decor, Wrapping paper, Socks, Clothes, Knitted Items, etc.