In 2012, a group of caring and compassionate community members came together and created a pop-up store for foster youth to shop for free; they called it Project Lemonade. The goal was to send foster youth back-to-school with self-esteem and confidence, knowing they looked just like every other kid on the playground. In one month Project Lemonade served 1,000 kids!
With community support this pop-up became permanent, expanded its programs and reach, and has served more than 17,000 foster youth in 32 counties across Oregon and SW Washington.
Project Lemonade is on a mission to meet the needs of foster youth in Oregon and SW Washington, join them!
Your donation today makes an impact:
- A $20 gift can provide a backpack for school.
- A $150 gift can outfit a youth with 20+ new clothing items.
- A $350 gift can grant a youth WISH.
- A $500 gift provides 30-hours of paid on-the-job training and mentoring for an intern.
- Make it monthly! Recurring donations mean you are providing consistent support for foster youth.
Community drives play an important role in completing the inventory available to foster youth shoppers. New/Packaged Socks (Sizes youth through adult), New/Packaged Underwear (Sizes 4 Youth through adult), Belts (youth through adult), Stuffed animals, gently used, Books (relevant to youth and teens), Winter hats, gloves and beanies. Shop directly for items large and small using our Amazon Wish List.
Winston Churchill said, “we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” With so many odds against our foster children let’s do what we can to turn lemons into lemonade. Thank you for your support for foster youth in our community!
Project Lemonade is a registered 501(c)3. Federal Tax ID: 46-167-5159