How To Donate Clothes

Community Drives

We appreciate the many years of drives spearheaded by companies, schools, neighbors, individuals and other communities to support foster youth. Community drives play an important role in completing the inventory available to foster youth shoppers.

Community Drives for socks, underwear and accessories make a huge impact! 

  • 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

Please contact us at volunteer@projectlemonade.pdx with any questions about running a drive or to receive a PDF sign to hang for your drive.


Project Lemonade is grateful to the many companies, organizations, schools and individuals that contribute in-kind clothing items each year to foster youth. Our goal is to offer items that make foster youth feel no different from other kids and provide options that let youth reflect their personal style and that of their peers.

Our clothing "Collection Goals" move us toward creating a high-quality shopping environment, where every youth leaves feeling good.

Collection Goals:

  • New and "Like-New" Items.

    • Clothing should be in like-new condition and washed if possible. We do not distribute clothes with holes, rips, stains, tears, sweat marks, pilling, broken zippers.

  • Sizes: Ages 5 & up, sizes 4T through adult Plus sizes.

  • Style Considerations:

    • For adult-sized clothes, styles that are relevant to teens.

    • Clothing must be school appropriate, no crop tops, short shorts, low cut or revealing clothing.

  • Clothing items: Coats, denim, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, athletic wear, shorts, sweatshirts.

    • We do not distribute pajamas or swimsuits.

    • We do not distribute race or event t-shirts with dates or years, or local school sports team clothing items.

  • Shoes: New or like-new shoes in all sizes (Toddler size 13 and up). Both athletic or casual shoes.

  • Accessories: Backpacks, sports hats, winter hats and beanies, gloves, jewelry.

  • Stuffed animals: Like-new

  • Socks, underwear, bras: We only distribute if these items are NEW in packages.

  • Books: Relevant to youth ages 5 and up through teens

dropping off donations

We are open for receiving donations on Thursdays 1-3pm and other times by appointment. Please contact us at to coordinate. In addition, donations can be placed in the Project Lemonade donation basket at Visionworks 7 days a week! Visionworks Hours. We check their donation basket daily. Thank you Visionworks!

Project Lemonade Store Location: Lloyd Center Mall (1008 Lloyd Center). 2nd Floor next to Visionsworks and across See’s Candy. (West end end of the mall).

Amazon Wish List

Shop directly for items large and small using our Amazon Wish List. 


Project Lemonade is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN/tax ID 46-1675159.