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
Jackets and Sweaters

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 wash
  • lotion
  • deodorant
  • disposable razors
  • shaving cream
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • mouthwash
  • dental floss
  • hair brushes
  • combs
  • hair clips and ties
  • disposable diapers
  • baby wipes


  • New and gently used books for all ages
  • activity books
  • sketch books

Blankets (given to children on their first visit):

  • Homemade quilts
  • crocheted or knit blankets
  • fleece blankets

Holidays and Birthdays

  • New gifts for all ages of children 0-18 years old
  • batteries
  • gift cards for teens

Laundry supplies

  • Liquid laundry detergent for HE machines
  • fabric softener
  • dryer sheets
  • liquid bleach

Office and cleaning supplies

  • Printer paper
  • envelopes
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • trash bags
  • Zip Loc baggies (quart and sandwich size)
  • Sharpies
  • all purpose cleaners