|Created For||ASU Community Engagement Programs, Education Placements|
|Supervisor(s)||Raelyn Stockwell, Vivian Wood|
|Hiring Manager||Mary Elliott|
|Timeframe||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Age Limit||18 and up|
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.
*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.
Foster and kinship children/teens (ages newborn - 18) and the families that care for them.
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.
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
|Social||Website Twitter Facebook Instagram|
Background check, Fingerprinting
|Requirement Details||We are looking for service-learning students who are:|
Can lift up to 50lbs.
Fingerprint Clearance Card preferred but not necessary.
BACKGROUND CLEARANCE DETAILS
May be subject to Arizona Criminal Background Check
|Causes||Advocacy At-Risk Youth Children & Youth Community|
|Skills||Child Care Clothing Drives Help w/People Retail|
|Sustainable Development Goals|