What We Don't Accept

Project Lemonade operates a back to school "free" shopping event for foster youth each summer. We procure new and nearly new clothing from our generous community. We serve kids ages 5-20, we need a range of sizes, the smallest a 4T, all the way through XXXL.  Kids want to fit in with their peers and look fashionable.  The clothes they wear should reflect what others are wearing as well.


  • Clothing items: Coats, denim, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, athletic wear, shorts, sweatshirts.
  • Accessories: Backpacks, hats, scarfs, gloves, jewelry.
  • Items that MUST be new and in packaging or with tags: socks, underwear, bras, hats.

Unfortunately, Items we don't accept

  • Soiled or dirty items.  Clothing with holes.
  • Clothing must be school appropriate, no crop tops, short shorts, low cut or revealing clothing.
  • No rips, stains, tears, sweat marks, pilling, broken zippers. 
  • No race or event t-shirts with dates or years.
  • No local school or sport team clothing items.
  • No pajamas
  • No swimsuits