What We Give

Helen’s provides more than just clothes for kids in foster care. It is important that every youth who comes through our doors feels a sense of confidence, acceptance, and dignity. The boutique environment allows kids to choose their favorite items and feel like they are shopping at a regular store. The extensive sorting process guarantees that kids and youth are receiving new and like-new items that are current and stylish.


  • Up to five outfits per child
  • Two pairs of underwear
  • Two pairs of socks
  • One pair of shoes
  • One pair of pajamas
  • One bathing suit (summer)
  • One jacket (fall/winter)

Personal Needs and Hygiene Items

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Soap or bottle of body wash

School (summer/fall)

  • General school supplies
  • Backpacks
  • School uniforms

For Babies Only

  • Diapers and wipes
  • Receiving blankets
  • Bibs
  • Formula and food

First-time Visitors 

  • One quilt or blanket
  • One small stuffed animal
  • Cloth bag to bring items home in and reuse on next visit