Shopping @ project lemonade

Year-Round Shopping Opportunities

Project Lemonade’s premier shopping event, open to all foster youth, is held in the summer months. During the school year, we take appointments through referrals from DHS caseworkers. We ask that youth shop once per year for shoes, coats and backpacks and a maximum of twice per year total in order to maintain enough inventory for all shoppers in need. Please contact your caseworker about year-round shopping. Referrals from DHS can be sent to us at

Back-to-School Shopping Event - Summer 2019


A FREE summer shopping event for foster youth ages 5 and up, enables foster youth to begin their school year with new and nearly new clothing, shoes and accessories. Our 8th annual free shopping event will beheld in Summer 2019.


July & August 2019 - stay tuned in June 2019 to signup!


Project Lemonade, 1008 Lloyd Center Mall, on the 2nd level across from See's Candy.

Am I eligible?

Youth are eligible to shop if they have an open case with DHS Child Welfare. This includes bio-families with home safety plans.

What to expect:

  • Adult shopping guardian may be asked to show ID (driver's license, etc) at check-in. (It's ok to shop with someone other than the person listed on the appointment, for example if the caseworker made the appointment but the bio parent is the one shopping with the youth).

  • Shoppers will receive a checklist of items they can shop for during their visit. The list will include shoes, pants, tops, outerwear, underwear, socks, accessories, a backpack and more. We have changing rooms onsite.

  • We encourage youth to come to the store to shop if possible. Minor shoppers must be accompanied.

  • We are staffed with volunteers who are able to answer questions or be a personal shopping assistant if desired.

  • The closest parking garage is the one on the corner of NE 9th Ave and NE Halsey St.

  • If you have any shopping special requests/needs, please let us know in advance at


Youth must be registered to shop. Please register by emailing us at