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Helen’s Hope Chest Featured In Non-Profit Awareness Campaign

Valley business, Arizona Roofing Systems Inc., has plenty of experience working on homes (literally on top of houses, that is) but realized that there is often plenty of fixing that needs to be done inside the home. That’s why they recently launched a campaign to help spread awareness of local organizations who serve our community’s most vulnerable populations. We are honored that Helen’s Hope Chest was chosen to be featured in their first round of interviews, which you can read...

Duceys Help Dedicate New Helen’s Hope Chest

Governor and Mrs. Ducey led a large gathering of community leaders in dedicating the new Helen’s Hope Chest on Thursday, April 30. The spacious new donated building at 126 E. University Drive in Mesa will allow Helen’s, which originally opened in early 2010 in a small building near the new location, to serve a growing clientelle of foster families from throughout the East Valley and beyond. In his keynote address, Gov. Ducey praised Mesa United Way and the dedicated staff of...

Helen’s Hope Chest Volunteers Share Uplifting Stories

Dozens of volunteers work tirelessly at Helen’s Hope Chest, Mesa United Way’s free clothing, school supply, book and clothing “store” for foster children. It’s a rewarding, enriching experience, and they love to share stories. One volunteer related a story about a teenage girl who told her about an experience at school after she and her two sisters had visited Helen’s for clothing. “She said many of her friends came up to her to compliment on how great she looked in her...

JaKelle’s Christmas Box Brightens Season For Foster Families

Leah Coney (pictured here at JaKelle’s Christmas Box) and her husband Shawn love children – so much so that even with five of their own they recently took in four foster children. It started with two infant twins, a boy and a girl, who were born premature and struggling to thrive. Weeks later they were told the babies’ older siblings, a 6-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy, also had been removed from their home. They were asked if they would take...

Student Athletes Fill Lunch Boxes For Helen’s Hope Chest

This past Saturday, the Phoenix Convention Center hosted the annual NCAA Student Athlete Leadership Forum. During this 3-day event, student athletes from all over the United States came together to participate in various events that would help in developing their teamwork and leadership skills as well as inspire them to pursue leadership opportunities in life during and after college. For the first two days, the 300+ students were broken up into smaller groups that attended motivational seminars and learned about effective...

Helen’s Hope Chest Needs

Donations may be dropped off at Helen’s Hope Chest, 126 E. University Drive, Mesa, 85201, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. We are closed on Friday and Sunday. Phone: 480-969-5411. Helen’s Hope Chest helps children of all ages in foster care with their basic needs: New and Gently used Clothing Shirts Jeans Skirts Dresses Leggings Accessories Shoes Jackets and Sweaters Pajamas There is a great need of clothing sizes 3T-14 for boys and girls New Underwear and Socks Hygiene items for children, babies, and teens Shampoo & Conditioner soap body...