Project Lemonade provides foster youth with a back-to-school shopping experience and offers support to inspire self-esteem and promote success.

In August, 2017, Project Lemonade served 1,830 foster youth from over 26 counties in Oregon and Washington. Thank you to the 750 volunteers who logged over 3,200 hours, Oregon DHS, and our various community partners who support us with inventory, clothing drives, grants, and pro bono work. We are deeply grateful for the time and energy you give to Project Lemonade and to foster youth.


Willamette Week Give!Guide -

Give and Get!

The holidays are beginning - that wonderful time of year to both celebrate and be inspired by the season of giving. Project Lemonade has been selected as one of 150 local nonprofits to be part of the 2018 Give!Guide hosted by the Willamette Week. Last year the Give!Guide raised more than $4 million for our community.

We have a great Give!Guide campaign planned that we hope will inspire you to give as we entice you with some great prizes to get (if you are lucky!). This year our goal is to raise $15,000 by December 31st, 2018.

Follow us on social media @projectlemonadepdx to see our WEEKLY giveaways for Give!Guide donors! Look for our drawings for Blazers tickets, gift cards to favorite Portland restaurants and shops, tickets to a Darcelle XV show and more!

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2018 Luncheon Success

On September 28th, 2018, an inspiring community of individuals and corporate groups came together to support foster youth at the Project Lemonade Luncheon. Hosted by emcee Tra'Renee Chambers at the Multnomah Athletic Club, attendees showed up to learn more about Project Lemonade, our diverse programs and how their donations impact foster youth. Project Lemonade’s own interns Hanna, Mercedes, Jamison and Sundet shared compelling stories of their experience working in the store and Judge Xiomara Torres gave an inspiring talk about her journey through the foster care system and what led to her becoming a Judge.

Thank you attendees and sponsors for your time and donations. With your support, Project Lemonade will offer free shopping experiences to more 2,000 foster youth next year!

If you couldn't join us but would like to contribute to Project Lemonade, please click here.

Registration questions? Contact us at or 503-395-3976.


Lindsay McDonnell
Program Director

Betsy Lake
Board President

Rhonda Meadows
Board Vice President & Founder