Commission on the Status of Women


CSW Holiday Drive

Benefitting Valley Foster Children

November 5th through November 26th

Tough economic times have raised the needs of individuals and families in our community – the holiday season is a particularly challenging time.  Already, many charities find themselves with greater need and less donations to fill those needs.

In the spirit of community, the ASU Commission on the Status of Women is coordinating a holiday drive to benefit one of our community's neediest populations, valley foster children. 

The CSW is hosting the drive to benefit Arizonans for Children, a valley non-profit organization that provides services and resources to foster children. Each year, the organization hosts a holiday event for foster children at which they are given several gifts. Last year over 700 children attended this event. Most of the foster children that attend live in group home situations -- and the gifts that they receive at this event are likely the only ones that they will receive this holiday season.

Listed below drop off locations and a list of suggested items. These are just suggested items, any donation would be greatly appreciated. 

Every donation is significant and can make a huge difference in the life of a child this holiday season!  Something simple such as a pair of socks or a small toy car can fill a need and bring joy to a child. 

By donating to the CSW drive, you are directly making a difference in the life of a needy child this holiday season. Please consider donating today.

If you have any questions regarding the holiday drive, please contact the CSW office at or Karen Engler, CSW Coordinator Sr. at

Help make a difference today!!

Suggested Donations for Foster Children through Arizonans for Children foundation:
Requested donations are items that are for children ages 11-18.  Any donations that are appropriate for children will be accepted.  Some of the more popular items include:

  • Pajamas
  • Fashion Jewelry for teenagers
  • Bath & Beauty products such as shower gels, scented lotions etc.
  • Toys
  • Stuffed animals
  • Soft Blankets
  • Journals
  • Photo Albums
  • Disposable cameras
  • Sporting goods such as footballs, basketballs, skateboards
  • Sports Jerseys
  • Board Games
  • Wallets for boys & girls
  • Purses

Drop Off Locations:

Tempe Campus:

  • OKED/LightWorks: Fulton Center 310
  • Provost's Office: Fulton Center 420
  • Office of the Dean of Students: SSV 263
  • Hayden Library Room 403 (4th Floor)
  • Hayden Library Room #C1D (Concourse Level)
  • Nobel Library Room 130
  • Human Resources USB Building Lobby
  • CSW Office: ASU Centerpoint Office 404G

Downtown Campus:

  • School of Letters & Sciences: UCENT 3rd Floor
  • SNHP Student Services: Mercado C250
  • School of Criminology & Criminal Justice: UCENT 600 Lobby
  • NHI 1 Lobby

West Campus:

  • Fletcher Library Lobby
  • Human Resources
  • FAB S101
  • New College Peer Office FAB S190
  • University Registrar's Office: UCB Lobby
  • FAB Lobby by Social & Behavioral Sciences

Polytechnic Campus:

  • Career Preparation Center: 110 Academic Center
  • School of Letters & Sciences: SANCA 233
  • CTI Dean's Suite: Santan 330
  • Dean of Students Office: Admin Building 110
  • Technology Building Front Desk
  • Student Union Information Desk


  • ASU Online

Additional Notes & Information

  • For more information on how to directly benefit foster children in the valley through Arizonans for Children, please visit