I’d like to introduce you to a fairly new nonprofit that serves foster families in the city of Portland and surrounding suburbs.

The organization was started by a woman named Allie Roth. Her vision was to equip foster parents with the clothing and supplies they need free of charge and create a beautiful, honoring experience. Thus, With Love was born.

Clothing and baby material donations began in her own home in Lake Oswego. Soon they began taking over every space in her home!

In March of 2014, With Love finally relocated to a real location in Tigard.

This new space allows for new volunteers and better organization. Now we have our offices in Lake Oswego and warehouse in Tigard, which was much needed.

Currently, With Love serves infants to children 5 years of age, giving away quality clothing and items to the foster parents free of charge. Volunteers of all ages clean, sort and bundle the clothing, which is then distributed at “Foster Parent Night Out” at local churches.

Perhaps what sets this not for profit apart is the philosophy behind the name.

The name With Love was adopted in order to convey the special relationship between the volunteer and the cause. The operation runs completely on volunteers, and the vision is that people can honor a loss, a memory or a person by giving of their time and energy.

With love, they chose to serve in order to keep the memory of another alive.

I urge you to take a closer look at this amazing organization and contact Allie Roth in order to get a firsthand account about all they are doing for the community. The website is

The public should know about With Love because it is a very accessible way people can positively impact others.

Foster parents are the unrecognized heroes in the towns and cities. This is a way to shed some light on the good they are doing and the ways the community can come along side them.

With Love is truly an organization that is striving to support those who selflessly give to others on a daily basis. Imagine what society could be with more of this type of love and care for one another.

Theresa Patton is a Tualatin resident who volunteers with the Tigard-based nonprofit organization With Love.

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