We support confidence and self-esteem in Oregon’s foster youth by removing barriers to resources and opportunities so they reach their full potential. We provide clothing and shoes, coordinate paid internships for job skills growth, and grant wishes to help youth reach their dreams.
Bottom Line for Portland
In 2018, Project Lemonade provided new and on-trend clothing and shoes to more than 2,000 school-aged foster youth. It provided 11 paid summer internships and granted 30 wishes, supported by 750 volunteers and nearly 100 local businesses.
“I am a 19-year-old foster youth and go to a private school on scholarship. My classmates go shopping and buy stuff I could never afford, even when I really need it. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to fit in with my peers."
—Sarah, foster youth