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

  • 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.

  • Washed or new stuffed animals.

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

dropping off donations

We are open for receiving donations during our business hours and other days including evenings and weekends by appointment. Please contact us as to coordinate.

Small donations can be placed in the Project Lemonade donation basket at Visionworks, located just next to our store. Visionworks is open 7 days a week, please check their schedule for any changes.

Location: Lloyd Center (1008 Lloyd Center). 2nd Floor next to Visionsworks (9th avenue 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.