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Boutique Assistant (foster children)

Sunday, December 1st, 2019 to Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 (MT)

About

Created ForASU Community Engagement Programs, Education Placements
Supervisor(s)Raelyn Stockwell, Vivian Wood
Hiring ManagerMary Elliott
PaidNo
TimeframeFall, Spring, Summer
CreditYes
Age Limit18 and up
Description
Serve foster families in a unique, boutique-like setting where they can shop for clothing and other basic need items all free of charge. We are looking for service-learning volunteers who can help us with all of our normal volunteer tasks. These tasks include: Taking in donations, sorting donations, cleaning, stocking rooms, working with families as they shop, and more. Helen's Hope Chest is a service of Mesa United Way.

AVAILABLE DAYS/HOURS
*Mornings *Afternoons *Weekends

Monday - Saturday Shifts 8-12pm, or 12 -4pm, or 9am - 4pm. CLOSED FRIDAYS AND SUNDAYS
Some shift flexibility available

We are also in need of service-learning students who can do drives for us to help us collect the items we need; such as clothing, shoes, school supplies, etc.

POPULATION SERVED
Foster and kinship children/teens (ages newborn - 18) and the families that care for them.


COMMUNITY NEED
Funding for foster care has gone through major cuts and the most recent cuts brought the clothing allowance per foster child to around only $12 per month!  We all know this is not enough to purchase clothing, especially when many times a child enters a foster home with only the clothes on their backs!  Mesa United Way started Helen's Hope  Chest to help bridge the funding gap so that foster families can continue to care for the children in need of homes.


COMMUNITY IMPACT
With over 11000 kids in foster care in Arizona and very little funding, Helens Hope Chest is now serving around 300 children a month. Every child gets to shop for free four times a year getting up to five outfits, new socks, underwear, school and hygiene supplies, toys and books and a quilt.


CAPACITY:: 6 interns
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Requirements
Background check, Fingerprinting
Requirement DetailsWe are looking for service-learning students who are:

Compassionate
FriendlyReliable
Hard Worker
Detail Oriented
Positive Outlook
Can lift up to 50lbs.

FINGERPRINTING DETAILS 
Fingerprint Clearance Card preferred but not necessary.

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE DETAILS 
May be subject to Arizona Criminal Background Check

TRAINING
CausesAdvocacy At-Risk Youth Children & Youth Community
SkillsChild Care Clothing Drives Help w/People Retail
Sustainable Development Goals

Location: Helen's Hope Chest, 126 E University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85201