Ways you can help

Donate new items

You can help support The Boxes of Love Project by making a donation of new items.

Items needed include: baby and children’s clothing (all ages, all sizes up to teens), pajamas, shoes (all sizes), socks and underwear, blankets, toiletries (shampoo, body wash, lotion for both babies and older children), diaper wipes, toothbrushes/toothpaste, hairbrushes, towels and washcloths (for both babies and children), duffel bags and backpacks, miscellaneous baby items (pacifiers, sippy cups, rattles, teething items, small baby toys), books, stickers, coloring books and crayons

Gift cards are another incredibly helpful way to support the project.  Gift cards are used to purchase items that we may not have on hand or items that are specific to a particular child.  Gift cards from Target, Carter’s, Kohl’s and Fred Meyer are particularly helpful.

Drop off locations are listed below

Donate Money

Money can be donated online or by mailing a check. The money donated is used to purchase items to fill the bins, as well as to keep our organization running. Monetary donations are so helpful and incredibly appreciated!

Please note, that because The Boxes of Love Project is run under the umbrella of Portland Leadership Foundation (which allows the project to use its tax ID number) and Embrace Oregon, your receipt will be from Portland Leadership Foundation, but please be assured that your donation will go directly to The Boxes of Love Project.

Donate Online

Once you click “Donate Online” below, you will be taken to the Embrace Oregon website where you will make your donation. Please make sure that you check the box that says “This gift is to be designated for The Boxes of Love.” This will ensure that the donation goes to The Boxes of Love Project.

Donate Online

Donate By Mail

Portland Leadership Foundation is the 501(c)3 under which The Boxes of Love operates. When sending a check, please make check out to PLF and write Boxes of Love in the memo.

Portland Leadership Foundation
809 N. Russell #203
Portland, OR 97227

Sponsor a Box

The value of each Box of Love is approximately $500. If you, or your business/organization, would like to sponsor an entire box, you can do so by donating $500. The box will be put together in honor of you. When choosing this option, please note in the memo section that you would like to sponsor an entire box.

By sponsoring a box, you are truly changing the life of a local foster child.

Donate Online

Once you click “Donate Online” below, you will be taken to the Embrace Oregon website where you will make your donation. Please make sure that you check the box that says “This gift is to be designated for The Boxes of Love” This will ensure that the donation goes to The Boxes of Love Project.

Donate Online

Donate By Mail

Portland Leadership Foundation is the 501(c)3 under which The Boxes of Love operates. When sending a check, please make check out to PLF and write Boxes of Love in the memo.

Portland Leadership Foundation
809 N. Russell #203
Portland, OR 97227

Host a drop off site

Hosting a Drop Off Location is another easy way to help The Boxes of Love Project.  If you are part of a business or other organization, and would like to host a drop off location please fill out the Contact Form.  Hosting a drop off location can be either short term (one month) or longer term.  Official Drop Off Location poster and collection bin will be provided. Your business or organization will also be featured on our website and Facebook page during the collection period.

Amazon Wishlist

We have an Amazon Wish List conveniently set up for you to order from. We keep it updated with current needs. Items ordered will be shipped directly to The Boxes of Love Project. Click here for the wish list


Drop off locations

Randall Children’s Hospital 2801 N Gantenbein Portland, OR 97227
Drop off items at the main admitting desk in the lobby 7 days a week


Trinity Lutheran Church

507 W Powell Blvd Gresham, OR
Open for drop off Monday-Thursday 8 am-4 pm

Serendipity Spa & Salon

521 SE 155th Ave. Ste. 101

Vancouver, WA
Open for drop off Tuesday – Saturday, 9am – 7pm

Mad Fish Digital

1305 NW 18th Ave.

Portland, OR
Open for drop off Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 4:30pm


St Luke’s Lutheran Church

6835 SW 46th Ave Portland, OR
Open for drop off Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm.

Creekside Medical

900 NE 139th Street, Ste. 202
Vancouver, WA 98685
Open for drop off Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm.

John L Scott Office

600 SW Meadows Road, Suite 105
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Phone: 503-624-2900
Open for drop off Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:30 pm


John L. Scott Real Estate  17150 University Avenue, Sandy, OR 97055

Open for drop off Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

St. Paul Lutheran Church

3880 SE Brooklyn St.
Portland, OR 97202

Open for drop off on Sundays, 9-11:30 am or by calling 503-816-9491


Items can also be mailed to

The Boxes of Love Project

PO Box 702

Troutdale, OR 97060


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