Our 2020 Supporters

Fitting For The Future is on Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Springfield, MA

Registration for Fitting For The Future 2020 is now open! If you are a social worker and would like to register one or more students for the event, please click here to complete the 2020 registration application.

Please note that we will no longer be accepting registration applications for Fitting For The Future after Friday, March 20, 2020!

What is Fitting For The Future?

We were featured on the front cover of the Daily Hampshire Gazette's Hampshire Life Magazine in early June 2019! Read all about our flagship event, Fitting For The Future.

Fitting For The Future enables young men and women in high school and college who are in foster care in western Massachusetts to shop for special occasion clothing and accessories free of charge. The students are provided with the opportunity to choose those special outfits for a job interview, a dance, a sports banquet, graduation, or any other memorable occasion.

Each student is assigned a personal shopper to assist in the selection of the perfect outfits, shoes, jewelry, and accessories.  Included in the day is a hair and make-up consultation, on-site alterations, and a professional portrait.  Each student leaves the event with a swag bag full of goodies.
Our team of over 100 community volunteers ensures that each student receives personal attention and guidance.

Words cannot truly describe what a magical day this is for our youth. We have so much more to share with you. Click here to see more media coverage and photos from Fitting For The Future.

How You Can Help

This special day is made possible by the generous donations of clothing, shoes, accessories, and financial contributions collected throughout the year, along with the incredible help from a massive crew of volunteers who donate their time and energy to help our youth look and feel incredible.

If you are interested in volunteering at the event or in helping with collecting donated items, please fill out the volunteer form.

If you have items to donate, please reach us by clicking here. We are most grateful to accept donations of new or gently used young adult formal wear, including men's dress clothing, suits, tuxedos, belts, dress shoes, ties, and bow ties; women's dress clothing, dresses, gowns, and shoes; as well as men's and women's dress accessories, including jewelry, watches, handbags, scarves, etc.

Financial donations are greatly appreciated and enable us to purchase needed items which have not been donated. We welcome donations to our organization through PayPal as well as donations by check.  Please make checks payable to HelpOurKids, sent to:

Feel free to share with friends, neighbors, and family about this very special event and the ways they can help. Use this handy flyer below to download and print at home.