Commission on the Status of Women

CSW Holiday Drive 2013 Benefitting Valley Foster Children: Nov 4th through Dec 6th

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 two non-profit organizations dedicated to foster children, including Arizonans for Children and Helen’s Hope Chest.  Both organizations provide holiday gifts, resources, and necessity items to foster children in need, most of whom reside in group home and foster family situations.  Gifts children receive through these programs are likely the only ones that they will receive this holiday season.

Arizonans for Children is hoping to help 700 children this year, and Helen’s Hope Chest is hoping to help 1800 children in the valley.  Let’s help them reach their goal!

Listed below a list of suggested items. These are just suggested items, any donation would be greatly appreciated.  Donations should be new and unwrapped.

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, a small toy car or a simple board game, can fill a need and bring joy to a child.  Please consider donating.

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 Gift & Necessity Item Donations:
Gift Donations:

  • Toys
  • Dolls and Action Figures
  • Board & Card Games
  • Children’s Movies/DVDs
  • Building Blocks/Legos
  • Trucks/Cars
  • Children and Adolescent Books
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Purses
  • Wallets for Boys & Girls
  • Hair Styling Equipment
  • Cosmetic Gift Sets
  • Bath & Beauty products such as shower gels, scented lotions etc.
  • Watches
  • Fashion Jewelry for Tweens & Teenagers
  • Sports Equipment such as basketballs
  • Soft Blankets
  • Journals
  • Photo Albums
  • Disposable Cameras

Necessity Items
Items are needed for children in ages from infancy to age 18. 
There is a particular need for clothing items such as socks, underwear, and jeans for children ages 3 to 10.

  • Socks
  • Packages of underwear
  • T-Shirts/Tops
  • Jeans/Pants
  • Baby Shampoo, Powder & Diaper Rash Cream
  • Body Wash & Shampoo
  • Children’s blankets and bedding
  • Rolling Duffle Bags/Luggage


Need us to pick up your donation at your office?  Email and we will arrange for pick up!

Downtown Campus:

  • School of Letters & Sciences: UCENT 3rd Floor
  • SNHP Student Services: Mercado C250
  • NHI-2 Lobby

Polytechnic Campus:

  • Career Preparation Center: 110 Academic Center
  • CTI Dean's Suite: Santan 330
  • Dean of Students Office: Admin Building 110A

Tempe Campus:

  • Lightworks: Fulton Center 310
  • Office of the Dean of Students: SSV 263
  • Hayden Library
  • Nobel Library
  • CSW Office: ASU Centerpoint Office Suite 160

West Campus:

  • Fletcher Library Lobby
  • Human Resources: FAB 3rd Floor South
  • SHARCS Advising Area FABN201
  • New College Peer Office FAB S190


  • ASU Online: Staff Kitchen

Other Ways to Help & Direct Donations to Charities:

To make a direct donation to these charities or for more information visit:

Helen’s Hope Chest:
Arizonans for Children: