Who Are We?
When a child is removed from a dangerous housing situation and placed into foster or kinship care, they are often unable to take with them basic items such as clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. At Helen's Hope Chest, we provide these children and their new foster families from all across Arizona with a place to "shop" for these supplies in a warm and welcoming boutique-like environment. Thanks to your generous donations, we are able to provide these items free of cost to 650-750 clients monthly so the family and child can focus on healing and living their best life possible.
At Helen's Hope Chest, we believe that items like clothes and hygiene products are not only basic human needs, but that they play a crucial role in the healthy psychological and emotional development of a child. Our staff and volunteers are committed to creating an environment where children in out-of-home foster care can enjoy their time "shopping" for these items with their new foster families.
Helen's Hope Chest126 E. University Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85201
Outstanding Needs of Helen's Hope Chest
Item Needs (click need below to see detail)
JaKelle's Christmas Box
Helen's Hope Chest provides Christmas presents to foster and kinship families under the program of JaKelle's Christmas Box. Foster and Kinship families come to JaKelle's to "shop" for presents, stocking stuffers, stuffed animals and books for each of their children.Hygiene Products
Help us provide these items for free by hosting a drive to collect gifts for children and teens for donation.
Your help makes all the difference. Helen's Hope Chest served over 3,100 kids last year and expect that we will be serving more this year.
As available, Helen's Hope Chest provides hygiene products to our clients. Donations of items such diapers (size 4-5), toothbrushes, deodorant, soap & shampoo will go straight to our families in need.Shoes
Helen's Hope Chest always needs boys shoes of all ages and casual shoes for teenage girls (size 6+).
Volunteer Needs (click need below to see detail)