Needs List


Donations may be dropped off at Helen's Hope Chest, 126 E. University Drive, Mesa, 85201.

Hours for donation drop-offs are Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. 

We are closed on Friday and Sunday.

Helen’s Hope Chest helps children of all ages in foster care with their basic needs.

New and gently used clothing

  • There is a great need for clothing sizes 3T - 14 for boys and girls
  • New socks and underwear
  • Other clothing items we need: shirts, jeans, skirts, dresses, leggings, accessories, shoes, jackets, sweaters, pajamas.

New and gently used books for all ages

  • Activity books
  • Sketchbooks
  • Story 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

Cash donations: Click HERE to make a donation to help cover our daily operating costs.